The book The Beatles Rubber Soul to Revolver is published

by Best Classic Bands Staff

A new book examining the middle years of The Beatles’ recordings will be published this autumn. The Beatles Rubber Soul to the Revolverthe latest in Bruce Spizer’s Beatles album series, is due out on October 10, 2022. As the announcement notes, the title covers two of the group’s most popular albums, December 1965 rubber soul and August 1966 revolver albums as well as the US release by Capitol Records in June 1966, Yesterday and todayas well as the singles associated with these albums.

[The timing of the book follows speculation that the Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. is planning a fall 2022 expanded release of one (or both) of the albums. Beginning in 2017, and continuing annually through 2021, the label has delivered Super Deluxe Editions for the 50th anniversaries of Sgt. Pepper, The Beatles aka The White Album, Abbey Road and Let It Be.]

More from the book’s announcement: rubber soul and revolver set new standards for pop and rock records and present a maturation and further development beatles to the world. The 16 tracks recorded during the Rubber Soul sessions, including “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)”, “Nowhere Man” and “In My Life”, are among the group’s best.

With revolverthe Beatles were looking for more color in their recordings, trying out new instruments and techniques. But they didn’t use studio magic to cover up weaknesses; They were looking for new sounds to enhance their already brilliant songs. The album includes classics like “Eleanor Rigby”, “Here, There and Everywhere” and “For No One”.

Related: The Beatles different revolver albums

As producer George Martin noted, “For the first time, we began to think of albums as art in their own right, as complete entities.”

The book contains chapters on the British, American and Canadian perspectives, an extensive treatment of the infamous Yesterday and today “Butcher cover” and replacement trunk cover (with all the important images from the photo sessions and the true story behind the controversial cover). There are also chapters on the recording sessions and album covers, as well as the news, music and movies of the era to put these albums in context.

Related: Yesterday and today… should have ever existed?

New Orleans-based Spizer has written 13 critically acclaimed Beatles books, including The Beatles are coming and his series on the Beatles albums. He has presented at the Grammy Museum, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and at Beatles conventions in the US and Liverpool. He is a consultant on Beatles projects for Universal Music Group, Capitol Records and Apple Corps, Ltd.

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