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Revolution 1 or Revolution "2"?
12 April 2010
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Von Bontee
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Definitely prefer the single version. I don't mind the sardonic "shoo bee doo wops" in "1" that much, but the horns are too lugubrious and strike me as unneccessary. Also, those two extra beats - "We-hel" - that John always throws in between "-ution" and "...you know" really irritate me by disrupting the flow of the song - a quirk that's not so apparent in the single with its faster tempo. (But that's just me and my personal petty prejudices against particular songwriting quirks.)

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26 April 2010
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Gotta go with Joe. a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 If you're talking about the original version, or the softer version, it's gotta be that newly discovered 11 min. mix for sure. But, being a heavy metal kid from way back, it was actually songs like "Revolution", "I Want You" (She's So Heavy), "Helter Skelter", "Yer Blues" and "Tax Man" that got me into the heavier sounds that the music world has to offer. So, I gotta go with the rocker version!

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27 April 2010
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sevenlevels
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Marcelo said:

Both versions are excellent, but the single version played from vinyl is AWE-SOME.


 

I agree good sir. It sounds like the guitar is going to tear the speakers right in half.

Having said that, I think they both have great qualities, although I'm sure that John found the single version more appropriate.a-hard-days-night-john-1

I now declare this bridge open!
27 June 2010
10.52pm
MeanMrsMustard
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sevenlevels said:

Marcelo said:

Both versions are excellent, but the single version played from vinyl is AWE-SOME.


 

I agree good sir. It sounds like the guitar is going to tear the speakers right in half.

Having said that, I think they both have great qualities, although I'm sure that John found the single version more appropriate.a-hard-days-night-john-1


 

Actually, I thought John wrote "Revolution 1" first. He wanted to put it out as a single, but Paul (and the others, but mostly Paul, I think) thought it was too slow. So, John kept the lyrics and melody, but turned it into (one of the) most raucous single(s) the Beatles released. (The parentheses are for adjusting what I say to match your point of view.)

But I like "Revolution 1" better. My brother Polythene Dan(not his real name) says that the single version is more upbeat, but I think "Revolution 1" sounds happier. I also like the harmonies(as an alto who rarely gets the melody in choir), which, for me, are a main attraction of the Beatles.

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23 May 2011
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Well, I'll just revive this here thread. I prefer Revolution 2. The single was the superior version. Paul made the right decision by vetoing Revolution 1 as single.
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25 May 2011
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I thought that the single version was called Revolver and that the album version was called Revolution 1?!?!?!?!

Anyhowrdiees, I like the single version better becuase I think that it's more esiting!!!!!!!!a-hard-days-night-paul-3

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25 May 2011
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Sunii said:

I am sure it does! I have a yellow submarine ringtone. Everytime my phone goes off while I am shopping with my friends, people stop and ask me to send my ringtone to them! I am quite amused when a crowd of 50-60-year olds crowd around me asking for it!a-hard-days-night-john-6 

Now THATS funnya-hard-days-night-john-1

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25 May 2011
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Daniel said:

I thought that the single version was called Revolver and that the album version was called Revolution 1?!?!?!?!

Anyhowrdiees, I like the single version better becuase I think that it's more esiting!!!!!!!!a-hard-days-night-paul-3

 

!!!!, etc.
*12*34567 all good children go to heaven!a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Intrestinga-hard-days-night-john-1.

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25 May 2011
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Actually, never do that again. Especially not quoting the whole thing. Never do that. NEVER. But really, the best version is the video, featuring the shoo-be-do-ba's which I love, and the speed of Revolution.

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26 May 2011
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Ok, I've cleaned and summed up McLennonson's and Daniel's posts. Please you two, a little more consideration for the poor souls who have to scroll through all of that.

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26 May 2011
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skye said:

Ok, I've cleaned and summed up McLennonson's and Daniel's posts. 

Cleanup on post 26! 

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26 May 2011
4.58am
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Done.

 

Sorry guys but try to understand. Some of us have limited bandwith (is that the spelling? I'm very tired) and it's hard to scroll down all the topics. mal-evans

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26 May 2011
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Check this out. 

Awesome version, ain't it???

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