home > paid book/ebook

Revolver How the Beatles Reimagined Rock'n'Roll

Customer Reviews:

Revolver

By S Riaz "S Riaz" - June 10, 2012

Without doubt "Revolver" is my favourite Beatles album, so I was intrigued to read this book looking at the making of an album the author puts above "Sgt Pepper" - usually cited as the bands high point. Rodriguez asserts that although Pepper is usually considered the apex of the Beatles creativity, it is actually "Revolver" that is the artistic high water mark - a true group collaboration which pushed the studio's technological limits as far as they could go.

1966 saw the band coming to the end of their touring life (it would later end with the "bigger than Jesus" comment and the chaos that was the Phillipines). However, what allowed the band to actually settle into the studio and create music without pressing time commitments was the lack of agreement of a third feature film, for which Brian Epstein had blocked out three whole months for shooting. Finding themselves without a script, they were left with the space they needed to create a masterpiece. John and Paul were at... read more

A classic dissected

By William B. Bowman - May 13, 2012

Robert Rodriguez's Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock `N' Roll casts a wide net over a singular moment in the history of the Beatles and he does it well. Much as Mark Kurlansky did in 1968 Mr. Rodriguez weaves social, cultural and musical context in a wonderful tapestry that enlightens beyond the surface of the ostensible event.

The book is basically divided into three parts: Pre-Revolver, the making of Revolver and post-Revolver. In the pre-Revolver chapters Mr. Rodriguez gives a clear picture of the musical, cultural, and social landscape of the day and he does this without patronizing a less than avid fan nor dumbing it down for the crazed fan (such as myself). He takes pains to establish the relationships the Beatles had with their peers, the public and their team behind the scenes (George Martin, Geoff Emerick, et al). In the making of Revolver section he gives us a careful analysis of each song both in the creation of the individual songs (whether writing... read more

A SUPER READ AGAIN

By NIEMSONG - May 17, 2012

Robert Rodriguez has hit another home run here with his book REVOLVER! I have always been amazed at the talent of THE BEATLES but I am also amazed how in depth of a read all of Robert's books are pertaining to them and their music. He takes you right back to that precious time when 4 young musicians had more insight and ability than any band had a right to have and focuses on the magic of their music and their thought process. No kidding, when you read REVOLVER you are right there with THE BEATLES in the studio for the music ride of your life and it is their peak time for them indeed with REVOLVER! One master piece written after another was their per usual output! One can never get enough BEATLE MUSIC and this book adds to the experience greatly! Thanks Robert!

Use coupon below to get discount at eCampus.com!

SHADES
$3 off textbook orders over $75

SUNBLOCK
$4 off textbook orders over $90

SUNSHINE
$5 off textbook orders over $100

Copy the coupon code before clicking the button!

AVAILABILITY
MerchantFormatPrice
Amazon USPaperback$9.95 - $19.99
eCampusPaperback$14.92 discount!
PREVIEW
Related Documents
Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix & The Post-War Rock 'N' Roll Revolution

Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix & The Post-War Rock 'N' Roll Revolution

$0.77 - $18.99

Called by "Entertainment Weekly" "The best book on Hendrix", "Crosstown Traffic" rode their A-list for over two months and won the prestigious Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award. Roots-savvy British ...

The Best Early Rock'N'Roll Songs Ever: 70 Unforgettable Hits

The Best Early Rock'N'Roll Songs Ever: 70 Unforgettable Hits

$14.00

The Best Early Rock'N'Roll Songs Ever: 70 Unforgettable Hits

The Story of Rock 'N' Roll

The Story of Rock 'N' Roll

$16.16

The Story of Rock 'N' Roll

The Story of Rock `N' Roll

The Story of Rock `N' Roll

$29.84

The Story of Rock `N' Roll

Break It Up: Patti Smith's Horses and the Remaking of Rock 'n' Roll

Break It Up: Patti Smith's Horses and the Remaking of Rock 'n' Roll

$15.87

Break It Up: Patti Smith's Horses and the Remaking of Rock 'n' Roll

Anti-Rock: The Opposition to Rock'N'Roll

Anti-Rock: The Opposition to Rock'N'Roll

$9.00

Anti-Rock: The Opposition to Rock'N'Roll

The Story of Rock 'N' Roll

The Story of Rock 'N' Roll

$38.25

The Story of Rock 'N' Roll

Elvis Presley: The King of Rock 'n Roll

Elvis Presley: The King of Rock 'n Roll

$9.74

Elvis Presley: The King of Rock 'n Roll

The Best of Rock 'N' Roll Piano

The Best of Rock 'N' Roll Piano

$14.96

The Best of Rock 'N' Roll Piano

loading