The long awaited remix of Revolver arrived October 28th!
The 5 CD Super Deluxe Box Set is $139. Disc 1 is the new stereo remix of the original album, discs 2 & 3 are alternate versions, disc 4 is the original mono mix, and disc 5 has the stereo remixes of “Paperback Writer” & “Rain”, along with the mono mixes. The track listings are below. There’s also a 100-page hardback book. Unlike previous box sets, there is no Blue-ray disc included.
The Super Deluxe vinyl box set has all the same songs on four albums and a 7-inch EP for the “Paperback Writer” & “Rain” singles. The price is $199.98. The box shows Klaus Voormann’s cover art without the album title.
The track list for the original album.
The track listings for the alternate versions.
(The same tracks are on the vinyl versions.)
Here are the remix versions available as shown on The Beatles’ North American website.
Not pictured is a single CD version for $18.90, but the best deal is the 2-CD version for $25. It includes a CD of selected alternate versions, plus the remixes of “Paperback Writer” & “Rain”. There’s also a 40-page booklet. Here are the tracks for disc two of that set.
Over the years, Revolver has become the Beatles album most often selected as their best. Unfortunately, the original mix was unable to do justice to the complex recordings, because only four recording tracks were available for multiple voices and instruments. The remixed separation of instruments and voices was accomplished using new technology developed by Peter Jackson’s team that worked on the Get Back film. The remix has breathed new life into all the great songs from this groundbreaking 1966 album. It’s amazing to hear Revolver in a wide-spectrum stereo for the first time. There’s a full review of the box set on this site. Here’s the link:
Extra news: Remix producer Giles Martin mentioned he’s also taken a look at Rubber Soul, and he says there are enough extra song takes for a box set. Unfortunately, it won’t happen quickly, because Giles Martin said in September 2022 that he’s tied up with other projects for at least six months. The Let It Be and Revolver remixes were one year apart. The original photo for the cover would look good on the front of the box:
Bonus Remix: Giles Martin said he recently finished a Dolby Atmos remix of The Beach Boys album Pet Sounds.
2 Replies to “The Beatles Revolver Remix!”
Looking forward to this, but I fear it’ll be ruined with brickwall-compression like the Sgt Pepper remix was (unlistenable to me). At least the White Album and Abbey Road remixes had Blu-ray issues that were far, far less dynamically compressed—and even the other issues weren’t as bad as Sgt Pepper, to be fair—but Revolver, we are told, will have no Blu-ray release, and I just get the impression it’s being marketed to be ultra modern (LOUD, compressed) and not aimed at audiophiles. Oh well, we’ll see.
Editor: The only early review I’ve seen says the remix is less compressed than the original mix, clearer and with a better balance. (Update: They we’re right!)
I loved the Pepper remix! To each his own.
Editor: Most music critics agree with you regarding Sgt. Pepper.