U.S. Revolver?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Keith V, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Can anyone make a case for the Beatles'
    U. S. Revolver album being better than it's unabridged U. K. brother?
     
  2. Jim B.

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  3. ssmith3046

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  4. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Other than I like the feel of it more, no. Well, maybe this: I do prefer I've Just Seen A Face as the opener than Drive My Car. And by taking Nowhere Man out, you get a folkier album. I like that...the feel of it.

    It's just what I was brought up with.
     
  5. kozy814

    kozy814 Forum Resident

    It would be difficult viewed thru any type of rose colored glasses. The best case I can make is that the US Rubber Soul/Yesterday & Today/Revolver combination may be the best order in which to play those tracks. Otherwise Revolver UK beats the US version in a faceoff any day of the week and twice on Sunday
     
  6. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    We're doing Revolver LOL

    But I agree with you about Rubber Soul.
    Revolver is tough because it takes songs away but adds nothing.
    I'm thinking some people might like the flow better.
     
  7. crp207

    crp207 Well-Known Member

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    Well.... I like the US better when I'm short of time...
     
  8. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Oh brother...I need another coffee, or something...

    Actually, then, I'm very good with the UK Revolver, and do prefer it!
     
  9. Rfreeman

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    It made their best LP possible: Yesterday & Today
     
  10. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    No, but US Revolver would a great name for a band.
     
  11. No. Not a fan of any Beatles Capitol album, other than MMT
     
  12. kozy814

    kozy814 Forum Resident

    I was once in a band named U.S.Holes
     
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  13. Gaslight

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    The Rainbow label is purdy.
     
  14. Tristero

    Tristero Forum Resident

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    No, removing three primo John songs is indefensible to me. I guess some fans of the Capitol albums will say that they prefer having the US version along with its counterpart, Yesterday and Today, but I don't find that to be a cohesive collection of material.
     
  15. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I agree.
     
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  16. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

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    I love the Yesterday & Today album and still sort of think of those three songs belonging there, but I can't say Revolver is better without them.

    As far as sequencing, I do kind of like Good Day Sunshine right into For No One. But the answer is no, can't really make a case.
     
  17. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

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    No, but I can make a case for "Yesterday & Today", the US "Revolver" and the Paperback Writer / Rain 45. :)

    In my opinion, all three of those, sequenced in an "attractive" way, surpasses the UK Revolver.
     
  18. Mickey2

    Mickey2 Forum Resident

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    If you don't like John Lennon material or backwards guitar that much, and like the dirtier US Capitol Records vinyl sound, this one may be preferable to the UK version.
     
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  19. S. P. Honeybunch

    S. P. Honeybunch Presidente de Kokomo

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    Still way too much Paul on Yesterday and Today.
     
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  20. Rfreeman

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    Not that I see Paul as a problem, but he has less presence on Yesterday and Today than on any other Beatles albums. Only 3 lead vocals. Wrote 2 tunes and cowrote 2 by most reports.
     
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  21. S. P. Honeybunch

    S. P. Honeybunch Presidente de Kokomo

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    Way too much Paul.
     
  22. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

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    See edit, 3 lead vocals.

    But unless your point of view is that P.O.B. is the best Beatles album it is hard to see why your dislike for Paul would lead you to prefer an album he had more presence on.
     
  23. UK Revolver is the best Beatles album by far; if it had Paperback Writer and Rain in place of Dr. Robert and Yellow Submarine, it would be the best album ever by anybody.
     
  24. Chuckee

    Chuckee Forum Resident

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    I was so glad to get the UK version, nothing interesting about the US version.
     
  25. S. P. Honeybunch

    S. P. Honeybunch Presidente de Kokomo

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    The Beatles' Second Album is so exquisite with only one Paul lead vocal.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2016

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