Archive for ‘Revolver’

May 29, 2012

Love You To

“Love You To” is a song written by George Harrison in 1966 and included on The Beatles’ albumĀ Revolver. It was the first song by The Beatles to incorporate classical Indian music, and it featured outside musicians. Ringo Starr was the only other band member to play on the track, contributing tambourine to the final mix.

Listen to “Love You To” after the jump!

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April 24, 2012

Eleanor Rigby

The Beatles began recording Paul McCartney’s “Eleanor Rigby” on April 20th, 1966. None of the Beatles played any instruments on the track, although McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison contributed vocals. The song was eventually released on the albumĀ Revolver and as the b-side to the single “Yellow Submarine.”

Watch the video for “Eleanor Rigby” after the jump!

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December 16, 2011

Doctor Robert

The Beatles released the song “Doctor Robert” on their 1966 album Revolver. The title character of the song was based on the real-life Dr. Robert Freymann, who supplied speed and other drugs to celebrities, including The Beatles. John Lennon later claimed that “Doctor Robert” was actually himself.

November 22, 2011

Tomorrow Never Knows

The final track on The Beatles’ Revolver is “Tomorrow Never Knows,” a song primarily written by John Lennon. The wildly experimental track included a series of tape loops assembled by the band. The tape loops were played in various rooms in Abbey Road studios, some of which were held together by pencils. These provided the background effects and included such sounds as seagulls crying, distorted violins and several Mellotrons.