Saturday, 19 May 2012

"Revolver" book

When "Revolver" was released in 1966, it was a slight dip for the Beatles, careerwise. The teenyboppers didn't like it, and went on to buy records from the bands that continued the early Beatlesque style, like Herman's Hermits and The Monkees. But in retrospect, music critics are generally very fond of this album, and it has been voted as their best album a number of times. The new book by Robert Rodriguez reveals why already in the subtitle. The book is called "Revolver - How The Beatles Reimagined Rock'n'Roll". With Revolver, the Beatles found a new audience and eventually most of their original fans also came around to the new sounds. Rodriguez feels that in order for new generations to really understand the reason why Revolver was such a leap forward, they have to know a bit about what was going on elsewhere in the music business.The book is illustrated throughout in black and white.
 

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