US album release: Revolver

Revolver, The Beatles’ 11th Capitol Records long player, was issued on this day, three days after its UK release on Parlophone.

This was the last time that Capitol changed the tracklisting of a Beatles release to suit the US market. Three of Revolver’s songs – I’m Only Sleeping, And Your Bird Can Sing and Doctor Robert – had already been issued on the controversial Yesterday… And Today LP, so Capitol simply omitted them from the new album. This brought the total running time down from 35 minutes to a little over 28.

Revolver was released as Capitol T-2576 (mono) and Capitol ST-2576 (stereo).

The album topped the US charts for six weeks. Although they were essentially on the road to promote it, The Beatles failed to play any of the Revolver’s songs during their final US tour in August 1966.

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