Instrumental versatility is something that set the Beatles apart from many of their contemporaries and other guitar-centric bands. Their native musicianship and piano prowess, the classical piano influences of their producer George Martin (who performed the solos on Lovely Rita … Continue reading The piano, introducing The Beatles!
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 … Continue reading “Revolver” reviewed