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Favorite song on Revolver?
19 September 2012
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'She Said She Said.'  When I first it, I was blown away.  At the time, I was already a Beatles fan, but hadn't yet checked out Revolver.  When I finally got around to listening to the album, I couldn't believe I hadn't yet heard the best of the Beatles.  Each new song by them I listened to was like discovering new treasures of gold.  

 

As a side note, Revolver IMO was the album where the Beatles made the greatest musical leap from their previous album (in this case, Rubber Soul).  If there's one album where you can see the sharp division between their early and late periods, Revolver is it.  

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Over the past 5 years or so, Tomorrow Never Knows has become my favorite Revolver song and quite possibly my favorite Beatles song...and Revolver has generally nudged into my favorite Beatles album slot.

Honorable mention to I'm Only Sleeping, She Said She Said, Eleanor Rigby, And Your Bird Can Sing.  And everything else minus Yellow Submarine

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19 September 2012
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If I was forced to pick a favorite, it would be "Tomorrow Never Knows". Both the album and Anthology versions rock my world.

Revolver is my favorite album. To me, there are only gems from top to bottom.

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19 September 2012
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Hm. For No One is one of my top three songs of theirs overall, but Tomorrow Never Knows is just one of those songs that really grabs me. Revolver is definitely one of my favorites, although Got To Get You Into My Life and I Want to Tell You blend together in my mind sometimes.

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annab93 said
Hm. For No One is one of my top three songs of theirs overall, but Tomorrow Never Knows is just one of those songs that really grabs me. Revolver is definitely one of my favorites, although Got To Get You Into My Life and I Want to Tell You blend together in my mind sometimes.

Same here.

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20 September 2012
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For No One

It just gives me a spacial feeling.

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Johnny said
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It just gives me a spacial feeling.

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John Lennon liked it too. In the article Joe wrote about this song, John is quoted as saying it is one of his favorite McCartney compositions. 

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29 September 2012
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14 - Yellow Submarine - it just does not fit with the rest, annoying halfway, and is too simplistic (for this album); if it were replaced by Rain or Paperback Writer, Revolver would be a just about perfect album with not one glaring error like this

13 - Doctor Robert - not bad, just a lazy throwaway for this album

12 - Love You To - great and very soothing Indian rhythms, but it feels slightly out of place compared with the others

11 - For No One - unquestionably melodically/lyrically involving and moving, but ultimately I could take it or leave it

10 - She Said, She Said - for an acid song, it is wonderful, but after a few listens it loses its novelty, because it drones a little much

9 - Got To Get You Into My Life - the last of these I can nitpick a bit--the horns are a bit overwhelming points, but still a fine song

8 - Good Day Sunshine - cheerful and in good spirits...nothing much more

7 - I Want to Tell You - much like #8 in tone, except the lyrics are slightly more thoughtful, because it's Harrison

6 - Tomorrow Never Knows - this can only go at the end; in its experimentation it is a triumph, and surprisingly modern-sounding, but as a pure song it has to pull itself together. I know this was not the intention, but still...

5 - And Your Bird Can Sing - what a great rocker, and with such clever metaphors in the lyrics; awesome guitar riffs and collaborative vocals near the end

4 - Taxman - just great in the same way as #4, except McCartney's grinding bass surf puts it over the edge

3 - Eleanor Rigby - as a beautiful romantic COMPOSITION (not just a song), it definitely stands out. Lyrics are spellbinding and the violins evoke a clear mood.

2 - I'm Only Sleeping - flawlessly strung together, and again puts us in a direct state of mind, conveys it properly with its composition. I also appreciate the anticlimactic angle it approaches.

1 - Here, There and Everywhere -McCartney's glorious and faint singing and the finessed strings make it a masterpiece

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My favorite song on this album is Taxman. Not only does it show George blossoming as a songwriter, but maturing as a person. It's too bad he couldn't come up with a guitar solo, but 1966 was, in my opinion, the peak of Paul's songwriting.ahdn_george_01

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28 November 2012
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thewordislove94 said
My favorite song on this album is Taxman. Not only does it show George blossoming as a songwriter, but maturing as a person. It's too bad he couldn't come up with a guitar solo, but 1966 was, in my opinion, the peak of Paul's songwriting.ahdn_george_01

I still don't believe that George could not come up with a solo for his own song. I don't care what Emerick said in his book. He never liked George anyway. I think he asked Paul to do the solo because he was not egotistical and wanted him to play the solo in his song. George has said that he asked Paul to play the solo and that he did an Indian bit for him which he thought was very nice. 

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28 November 2012
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Inner Light said

thewordislove94 said
My favorite song on this album is Taxman. Not only does it show George blossoming as a songwriter, but maturing as a person. It's too bad he couldn't come up with a guitar solo, but 1966 was, in my opinion, the peak of Paul's songwriting.ahdn_george_01

I still don't believe that George could not come up with a solo for his own song. I don't care what Emerick said in his book. He never liked George anyway. I think he asked Paul to do the solo because he was not egotistical and wanted him to play the solo in his song. George has said that he asked Paul to play the solo and that he did an Indian bit for him which he thought was very nice. 

I agree with that , I think he was more than capable - he just didn´t want to. I don´t believe it was like George to be flashy or anything similar (not that doing a solo is, but still).

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fabfouremily said

Inner Light said

thewordislove94 said
My favorite song on this album is Taxman. Not only does it show George blossoming as a songwriter, but maturing as a person. It's too bad he couldn't come up with a guitar solo, but 1966 was, in my opinion, the peak of Paul's songwriting.ahdn_george_01

I still don't believe that George could not come up with a solo for his own song. I don't care what Emerick said in his book. He never liked George anyway. I think he asked Paul to do the solo because he was not egotistical and wanted him to play the solo in his song. George has said that he asked Paul to play the solo and that he did an Indian bit for him which he thought was very nice. 

I agree with that , I think he was more than capable - he just didn´t want to. I don´t believe it was like George to be flashy or anything similar (not that doing a solo is, but still).

 

I agree completely!

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28 November 2012
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This is kind of hard since Revolver might be my favourite album.

 

Hmm I guess my favourites are Here, There and Everywhere, Eleanor Rigby, And Your Bird Can Sing and Tomorrow Never Knows.

I really like She Said She Said and Got To Get You Into My Life too, but they can get a bit annoying at times.

 

For the rest I like them all pretty much equally. There's no song on this album I dislike.

28 November 2012
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She Said She Said has very interesting riff for that period, and of course the feeling of song is very psychedelic.

 

As for favorites, not sure if I answered on this topic but it has to be Tomorrow Never Knows. Then Eleanor Rigby/I'm Only Sleeping etc...

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11 December 2012
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Grrr... I just wrote my whole list and then the internet crashed... So I'll just name my favorite song.

Here it is:

Drumroll please:

Taxman!

It's George's first really good song (not that his others weren't good), plus it's sort of funny yet it conveys a message.

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18 December 2012
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An album where every track is a masterpiece (including Yellow Submarine which is getting much derided here). Tomorrow Never Knows has to be the one though. Experimentation and the use of the studio as just another instrument at its highest, and the first song they recorded for the album! They didn't build-up to it, but instead had to create an album that lived up to it.

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18 December 2012
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Eleanor Rigby. It's made even more awesome in the Yellow Submarine movie. It's kind of weird, but it's cool.

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19 December 2012
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Too many great ones on the entire album...For No One, She Said She Said, Taxman, I'm Only Sleeping. Tough choice but those are probably my favorites

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