It is like a lecture. Scott F. collected items and combines them with slides. Revolver is unpacked carefully. Scott F. flies through the components. All of the details will be gone in a flash if one is not listening well.
In this multimedia lecture, composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the studio with The Beatles during the creation of their seminal 1966 album, Revolver. In many music polls, Revolver is rated the top album of all time. The 1966 album launched a period of studio experimentation that coincided with The Beatles' decision to stop performing live. Memorable songs such as "Eleanor Rigby," "Yellow Submarine," and "Tomorrow Never Knows," pushed popular music to a place it had never gone before. Deconstructing The Beatles' Revolver explores the groundbreaking production techniques that went into creating this landmark in music history. In addition to many of the tracks from Revolver, Freiman explores the creation of two other songs recorded during the same period: "Paperback Writer" and "Rain." Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles' performances and recording sessions.
Freiman opens the talk by observing this was the last album on which The Beatles truly were "collaborating as a unit." The next album, Sgt. Pepper, would be largely a Paul and John project, and the band would really splinter on the White Album. This was also the first time the band would record while wearing headphones to hear their sound, but the phones were terrible because they had been designed for military communications. See more »
[after explaining that the close-miked, slashing strings background to "Eleanor Rigby" was partly inspired by the ]
] Try not to think of "Psycho" the next time you hear that song.
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