I’ve been listening to the Beatles’ seventh album Revolver a great deal lately. The piano effects in “Good Day Sunshine” were what initially led me to rediscovery, but there are so many other gems on the album.
I was vaguely aware of the Beatles’ transition to an all-studio band, but what I didn’t realize is that Revolver marked a major paradigm shift in the Beatles’ recording style. The entire background story and the reasons they were able to basically camp out in Abbey Road for three months, captured in this review by Scott Plagenhoef for Pitchfork, are fascinating keystones of modern music history. Many great insights into the songs themselves, too.
the Beatles began to craft dense, experimental works
Meanwhile, I’m working on a cover medley of “Your Bird Can Sing” into “Good Day Sunshine”.