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THE BEATLES - REVOLVER
For many, 'Revolver' was The Beatles finest album. It was really from 'Help' onwards that the band's maturity began to flourish.
The album begins with 'Taxman', an unusually acerbic George Harrison song, and the next track, 'Eleanor Rigby', remains one of Paul McCartney's most poignant songs, and the lyrical content is stunning for a man barely in his mid-20s.
Psychedelia flows through this album, and George Harrison unfurls his sitar on 'Love You To'. 'I'm Only Sleeping' and 'She Said She Said' are basically jaunty pop songs with backwards guitar ('Sleeping') and strange, waspish guitar ('She Said'). 'Tomorrow Never Knows' is hardcore psychedelia! A brain-splitting rhythm with sounds going off in all directions.
'Here, There And Everywhere' is a wonderful love song - McCartney's wistful voice, backed by melancholy backing vocals, which neat, understated guitar complements.
'Yellow Submarine' is as famous as a pop song gets, and has even been used to help Russian children speak English. Ringo's chirpy voice was often undervalued (as was his drumming) by musical 'experts'.
'And Your Bird Can Sing' is a thumping, vital rock number, with George's spikey guitar taking the musical honours.
'Good Day Sunshine' is another bright pop song from the Lennon-McCartney songbook, though this seems a Paul song, and, by this time, songs written predominantly by John or Paul were becoming easier to distinguish. 'For No One' is Paul in sad form again. Beautifully plaintive.
The upbeat, uplifting 'Got To Get You Into My Life' is another classic track, covered particularly well by Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers. The brass, and McCartney's vocal, gives it a good soul sound.
1966 was a good year to be English.
- Paul Rance/booksmusicfilmstv.com.
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Knows' was originally titled 'The Void', and was inspired
by the Tibetan 'Book Of The Dead'.
- Paul Rance.
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Concert for George DVD
and joyous celebration of George and his music, performed at
Britain's Albert Hall, almost exactly a year after George's
passing, and it's not mawkish at all (it hardly could be with the
Monty Python team involved - including auxiliary member Tom
The covers of George's songs are superb, and the most memorable moments include Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton performing 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' - all three featured on the original Beatles recording, of course. A composition by George's mentor Ravi Shankar, entitled 'Arpan', is performed by an Indian classical orchestra - expertly conducted by Ravi's daughter, Anoushka. Spellbinding. Most moving of all is Joe Brown's lilting rendition of the old classic, 'I'll See You In My Dreams'. A fitting way to end the tribute. Impeccably conceived by Eric Clapton and Jeff Lynne, George would have given this show the thumbs up, I'm sure.
- Paul Rance.
This 2 DVD set includes the full 2 hour & 40 minute concert and the 1 hour 40 minute documentary filmed in high definition by David Leland ("Band Of Brothers") featuring concert footage and interviews with the artists about George's life and music. Documentary produced by Ray Cooper, Olivia Harrison and Jon Kamen.
Best of the Beatles for Acoustic Guitar (Paperback) with CD (Audio) (Guitar Signature Licks)
Hard Day's Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song (Paperback) Shout!: The True Story of the "Beatles" (Paperback) The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook (Paperback) The Beatles in London Walk (Paperback)
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