The Beatles’ Revolver, one of the best rock albums ever is getting an expanded/box edition that is coming up on October 28, 2022.
The original 14-track record has been newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell in stereo and Dolby Atmos, with the album’s original mono mix sourced from its 1966 mono master tapes.
Physical and digital deluxe editions of Revolver also include 28 early takes from the recording sessions, three home demos, a 100-page hardbound book, a four-track EP with new stereo mixes and remastered original mono mixes for “Paperback Writer,” “Rain,” and more.
The new remix of the album’s opening track, “Taxman” (below), was recorded across three Studio Two sessions in April and May. It’s one of three songs on their album by George Harrison. In a 12-hour session on April 20, The Beatles recorded and mixed the first version of “And Your Bird Can Sing” (for this song, the Special Edition features two Version One/Take 2 recordings and Version Two’s Take 5), then began recording “Taxman.” They returned to the song the next day, laying down Harrison’s foundational guitar, McCartney’s bass and his dynamic, raga-style guitar solo, and Ringo Starr’s drums and cowbell.