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The Beatles – ‘Revolver’ Special Edition [Review + Top 10 Moments]

Elliot Roberts | April 2, 2024
The Beatles - ‘Revolver' Special Edition [Review + Top 10 Moments]


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  1. @alvarosundfeld8048

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    The Beatles should be available in Stereo and Mono in every single streaming service. I really love the remixes, especially the Pepper one, which is my go-to version. But I like to listen to the albums as they originally intended them to sound in the 60’s, and for the earlier albums, I miss the mono mixes so much!

  2. @timwood8974

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    Taxman was not about Government Corruption. It was about the high rate of tax that top earners had to pay in those days. There was a socialist government at the time who fueled the creativity that was present in the UK during the late 1960's.

  3. @andrewfurst5711

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    A lot of people seem to love the initial rush of clarity of the Giles Martin remasters. Eventually they are going to realize how harsh and unmusical they are, and they'll want to go back to their 2009 masters of George Martin's mixes. Sorry Giles, you are no George Martin.

  4. @IsaacBTTF

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    Greta video, Elliot.

    Just one thing: you said that those that don't like the new remixes have the 2009 mono
    CDs remasters and vinyl records that they can listen to.

    Unfortunately, while that is technically true, the Mono CDs are difficult to find at a decent price and not used.

    And regarding the mono records, those are out of stock as well I think and you rarely find them as individual albums.

    And that is unfair for those that like to have the 60s mono mixes (and even those who want the 60s stereo mixes of the Whitw Album, Abbey Road and Let it Be).

    Why can't music fans buy NEW and not used Beatles albums in their original mixes?
    That is just unfair and is an insult to Beatles history.
    (It's kind of similar to the whole George Lucas Star Wars tinkering story but music).

  5. @jamiemitchell1499

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    Finally got around to watching this video and as a my mummy’s dead fan, John’s demo is one of my favs on the album (the giggles and the other take of yellow submarine take the cake for me :3)

  6. @moondodger5952

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    My favorite track on the entire thing is the highlighted sound effects version of Yellow Submarine. I love the little chant that Ringo does at the start and how much more of a visual feel you get from the song with how much more audible the more minor aspects of the song are. It makes the song that much more adorable.

  7. @andrewkuder4159

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    I agree that the new remixes are huge improvements over the originals, with just one exception. I’m not sure why, but the 2017 mix of She’s Leaving Home sounds off to me. It’s almost like it’s in a different key than the original. Anyone else feel that way, or am I just crazy?

    But the Revolver remix is great, and I hope Giles Martin uses the same technology on Magical Mystery Tour and all the pre-Revolver albums. Like you, I really don’t like the current stereo mixes of the early albums and wish the mono versions were more easily available

  8. @MrCimryadeal

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    I bought the box set last week (it's about time!) and it was an emotional experience. I cried over the rediscovery of the album. So many details went unnoticed before. I mean Révolver is my favourite album of all time and I thought I really knew it inside out. Well I was wrong!
    One of my favourite moment, is Ringo's drum break between Paperback Writer's 3rd & 4th verses. It's incredibly groovy! I listened to it 5 or 6 times in a row!
    Great video as usual! Just a mistake: it's not a new mono mix, it's the 1966 mono mix but with a new mastering!

  9. @JBDazen

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    I never properly got into the mono mixes because mono sounds horrible on headphones. And I'm a headphones music listener. Mono mixes were made to sound great on a speaker in a room, but they fall flat in headphones. A proper stereo mix creates a virtual room in your headphones that lets the music breathe. That's why I'm so happy with all these modern stereo mixes. They are the best of both worlds: based on the mono mixes but with the clarity and room of a stereo one.

  10. @trekkiejunk

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    Personally, i find Revolver's remix frustrating. I wasn't even alive when the Beatles were together, and i have no loyalty to any mix for "historical reasons." I also hate mono, and avoid it whenever possible. So, i grudgingly listened to the old stereo mix for years. It's nice that the new mix corrected the hard pan and opened up the soundstage a bit, but its also pretty dynamically compressed and the soundstage isn't very open. It sounds almost mono at points, loud, and in your face. Kinda reminds of how modern music is mixed, with lots of dynamic compression, and barely any stereo separation.

  11. @trekkiejunk

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    It's important to note that stereo was NOT in its infancy in 1966. Major performers like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, and basically every jazz, pop and classical artist began recording in 3-track stereo between 1954 and 1960. Except for Elvis and a few others, only the rock, soul and country genres were really late to the stereo game. And those late 50's-early 60's stereo recordings by Sinatra, Elvis, et al sound amazing. So lifelike, spacious, and real. Not gimmicky, no hard panning, no vocal left/band right. None of that nonsense.

  12. @wesleurs

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    My highlight of the bonus tracks was definitely And Your Bird Can Sing first version/take 2. The harmonies of John and Paul are just sublime, the different feel of the song due to the lead guitar plus that early Harrison solo all just sound so good.

  13. @GlennDavey

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    Finished listening to it and… I get it..? Like I get why it exists. Some tracks fare worse than others. But then listening to my 2009 vinyl again today and it just puts a smile on my face. Almost like there's a million tiny things George Martin did to make the album sound right and listenable, that his son, god bless him, just didn't know to do on the new remixes and it actually feels a little embarrassing turning it up loud and exhausting on the ears.

  14. @pizzatimeking4379

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    The main reason mono isn't available on streaming is because only please Please me-the White album were available on mono. Meaning Abbey road yellow submarine and let it be were only available on stereo. Vinyl rewind has an amazing video on it.

  15. @RickardoMute

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    I don't like the newer remixes. It separates the tracks too much, the blend is ruined. It's supposed to kinda messh all in together like an audio gel. Revolver should be more or less a Visage into that time frame, not an up do date sound alike. The remasters I don't hate as much. But the remixes, just makes the music too different and, honestly kind of chopper and at times clunkier

  16. @williamrobinson49

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    In 63 we heard the Beatles coming…Feb '64 ,a Sunday, Ed Sullivan. The next day at high school something changed….they started a trip we re still on…can't explain it , if you were nt there..sorry

  17. @JohnnyBRad

    April 2, 2024 at 11:42 am

    My wife surprised me with the anniversary edition on vinyl and I'm playing the mono version as I write this and it is absolutely wonderful! I didn't realize just how different the stereo version I've had for years really is. Mono only from here on out. The choral ending to Yellow Submarine particularly stands out as a highlight for me

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