Revolucion 9 (Revolution 9) - The Beatles - The Beatles


1974
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Lennon said he was trying to paint a picture of a revolution using sound. The recording began as an extended ending to the album version of Lennon's song " Revolution ". He, Harrison and Ono then combined the unused coda with numerous overdubbed vocals, speech, sound effectsand short tape loops of speech and musical performances, some of which were reversed.

These were further manipulated with echo, distortion, stereo panningand fading. At over eight minutes, it is the longest track that the Beatles officially released during their existence as a band. Following Paul McCartney 's Brazen Bull Of Phalaris - Usnea - Usnea, the group had introduced avant-garde styling in their song " Tomorrow Never Knows " and, in Januarythey recorded an unreleased piece called " Carnival of Light ".

McCartney said the work was inspired by composers Stockhausen and John Cage. Pepper album cover. Another influence on Lennon was his relationship with Ono. Lennon and Ono had recently recorded their own avant-garde album, Unfinished Music No.

Lennon said: "Once I heard her stuff — not just the screeching and howling but her sort of word pieces and talking and breathing and all this strange stuff I got intrigued, so I wanted to do one. Take 20 of that song lasted more than ten minutes and was given additional overdubs over the next two sessions. Mark Lewisohn describes the last six minutes as "pure chaos Lennon soon decided to make the first part of the recording into a conventional Beatles song, "Revolution 1", and to use the last six minutes as the basis for a Revolucion 9 (Revolution 9) - The Beatles - The Beatles track, "Revolution 9".

He began preparing additional sound effects and tape loops: some newly recorded in the studio, at home and from the studio archives. The work culminated on Excerpts From Fireworks Music - The Guy Touvron Brass Quintet* - Baroque Brass June, with Lennon performing a live mix from tape loops running on machines in all three studios at EMI Studiosbut during the live mix, the STEED system ran out and the sound of the tape machine rewinding can be heard at the mark [9] and additional prose was overdubbed by Lennon and Harrison.

More overdubs were added Revolucion 9 (Revolution 9) - The Beatles - The Beatles 21 June followed by final mixing in stereo. The stereo master was completed on 25 June when it was shortened by 53 seconds.

Both the piano theme and the "number nine" loop recur many times during the piece, serving as a motif. Lennon later said of the track and its production:. Revolution 9 was an unconscious picture of what I actually think will happen when it happens; just like a drawing of a revolution.

All the thing was made with loops. I had about 30 loops going, fed them onto one basic track. I was getting classical tapes, going upstairs and chopping them up, making it backwards and things like that, to get the sound effects. One thing was an engineer's testing voice saying, "This is EMI test series number nine.

Nine turned out to be my birthday and my lucky number and everything. I didn't realise it: it was just so funny the voice saying, "number nine"; it was like a joke, bringing number nine into it all the time, that's all it was. Much of the track consists of tape loops that are faded in and out, several of which are sampled from performances of classical music. Portions of the unused coda of "Revolution 1" can be heard briefly several times during the track, particularly Lennon's screams of "right" and "all right", with a longer portion near the end featuring Ono's discourse about becoming naked.

Segments of random prose read by Lennon and Harrison are heard prominently throughout, along with numerous sound effects such as laughter, crowd noise, breaking glass, car horns and gunfire.

Some of the sounds were taken from an Elektra Records album of stock sound effects. Block that kick! In all, the final mix includes at least 45 different sound sources. During compilation and sequencing of the master tape for the album The Beatlestwo unrelated segments were included between the previous song " Cry Baby Cry " and "Revolution 9".

The second was a bit of conversation from the studio control room where Alistair Taylor asked Martin for forgiveness for not bringing him a bottle of claretand then calling him a "cheeky bitch". With no gaps in the sequence from "Cry Baby Cry" to "Revolution 9", the point of track division Love Me Tender - Richard Clayderman - Les Musiques De LAmour varied among different reissues of the album.

Some versions place the conversation at the end of "Cry Baby Cry", resulting in a length of for "Revolution 9", while others start "Revolution 9" with the conversation, for a track length of The unusual nature of "Revolution 9" engendered a wide range of opinions. Lewisohn summarised the public reaction upon its release as "most listeners loathing it outright, the Pray Out Loud - Jessica Simpson - Do You Know fans trying to understand it".

While reviewing the most overrated albums of all time, where the White Album ranked at number 18, Edward Sharp-Paul of FasterLouder wrote that "'Revolution 9' is the sound of an illusion shattering: Yes, the Beatles are human, and sometimes they drop almighty Revolucion 9 (Revolution 9) - The Beatles - The Beatles . Lennon described "Revolution 9" as "an unconscious picture of what I actually think will happen when it Nyiragongo - Georges Makinto - An African In Paris, just like a drawing of revolution".

In an interview held at his home on 2 DecemberLennon was asked if "Revolution 9" was about death, because it seemed like that to the interviewer. Lennon answered: "Well then it is, then, when you heard it In the sun. And see if it's about death then. It's a set of sounds, like walking down the street is a set of sounds. And I just captured a moment of time, and put it on disc, and it's about that It was maybe to do with the sounds of a revolution But apart from that, it's just a set of sounds.

Based on interviews and testimony, prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi asserted that Charles Manson believed that many songs on the album The Beatles contained references confirming his prediction of an impending apocalyptic race wara scenario dubbed " Helter Skelter ". According to Gregg JakobsonManson mentioned "Revolution 9" more often than any of the other album tracks, and he interpreted it as a parallel of Chapter 9 of the Book of Revelation. In addition, McCartney and Starr performed on the extended "Revolution" coda, elements of which were used intermittently in "Revolution 9".

Australian dance rock band Def FX recorded a version for their album Majick. Little Fyodor recorded a cover Revolucion 9 (Revolution 9) - The Beatles - The Beatles and released it as a CD single in In the sample used Krenwinkel is heard saying: "Yeah, I remember her saying, I'm already dead.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nono's Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin Better: A Decade Of Hits entirely lacks the pop-bred sense of texture and proportion manifested in "Revolution 9". It is a track that neither invites nor rewards close attention The same section, reversed, which was claimed to sound like "turn me on, dead man".

Retrieved 30 July National Endowment of the Humanities. Retrieved 24 April The Beatles, by contrast, was scruffy and centerless, its thirty songs encompassing mock-Beach Boys vocal harmonies 'Back in the U. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 14 December The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Frank B. As one of the more infamous achievements of the mid twentieth century avant garde, this form of musical composition challenges the listener on both psychological and philosophical grounds.

San Francisco: Backbeat Books. Westport, Connecticut; London: Praeger Publishers. US: Verso. Retrieved 10 January London: Emap. Burger, Jeff ed.

Lennon on Lennon: Conversation. Gadfly Online. Archived from the original on 11 October Retrieved 14 March Retrieved 7 September Badman, Keith London: Omnibus Press.

The Beatles The Beatles Anthology. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. Belanger, Jeff; Dalley, Kirsten Bugliosi, Vincent; Gentry, Curt New York: W. Christgau, Robert ; with Piccarella, John Davis, Erik Barker, David ed. New York: Continuum International. Druckenbrod, Andrew 19 March Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Nizil says:
"Revolution 9" is a track that stands out from the Beatle's careers as the most experimental they became before falling apart. This was not a welcome gesture of direction towards the long-time fans of the Beatles' poppy, accessible love songs.

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