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Klaus Voormann Revolver album art
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Joe said
From Robert Rodriguez's book Revolver (which I recommend):

Klaus brought the finished art over to George Martin's office at EMI in Manchester Square. Without ceremony, he set it up atop a file cabinet for the unveiling before Martin, Epstein, the four Beatles, and a secretary. There was momentary silence as they took it all in, a heavy void that only served to stir Klaus's nervousness with every passing second. It was finally broken by Paul. "Hey! That's me sitting on a toilet!" Everyone gathered closer to peer at what he'd spotted. He was right; there he was, in a photo taken in Hamburg. George Martin tsk-tsked and said, "Well, we can't have that." "No, it's great," Paul protested. (Suffice to say, the offending image was removed.)

Possibly it was this one (though he's fully clothed, so it's minimally offensive):

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I don't see why this should be offensive or inappropriate!!! On the White Album there is a picture with Paul naked behind a pillar, they still left that on the back cover!

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Well, that wasn't the back cover, it was on the poster included. And there were still sensitivities about that sort of thing in '66, I guess.

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One difference between the two is that Brian was alive in '66 and wasn't in '68. Hearing George M raising his concerns at such at image appearing on a Beatles LP might have concerned him enough to act, especially with the Butcher Cover having provided a fuss in the US. 

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I may be the only Beatles fan on earth who doesn't know, and I'm loathe to reveal my ignorance.  But this has irked me for decades!  

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@stuartgardner said

I may be the only Beatles fan on earth who doesn't know, and I'm loathe to reveal my ignorance.  But this has irked me for decades!  

Thanks.

I have trouble with that one, too... I'm pretty sure it's John, though. 

 

This was posted in the other Revolver thread about cover art: 

http://www.iheartklaus.com/rev.....lver2.html

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So I'm not the only one who has a hard time drawing George! I feel so much better now. a-hard-days-night-paul-8

Did I mention this is my favourite album cover EVER? I could write an essay on it. heart heart heart heart heart I've stared at it till I was blue in the face and I still discover new things every day... kind of like the Beatles' music. 

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I'd say the cover's a bit claustrophobic 

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@Shamrock Womlbs said here

Dunno if this is the right place to post this but Klaus Voormann is about to release a graphic book about the making of the revolver  cover. Details here

I thought the info would be a good addition to this thread too, Shamrock W. Good stuff. Thanks.

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meanmistermustard said
The Butcher cover was used for promoting the Uk Paperback Writer single - the pics i could find arent the best quality but i presume its the right one. It went pretty much unnoticed when issued, same as Johns interview with Maureen Cleeve that led to the 'Bigger Than Jesus' mayhem in the US when taken out of context.
 
 
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Wow.  I would never in a hundred years guess that Parlophone/EMI would use such a picture back then!  Nice find @meanmistermustard  & @Ron Nasty

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Interesting interview with Klaus about the album cover here.

Might be worth a look, @Joe, to see whether any of his quotes are worth working into the article.

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The book 'Birth of An Icon - Revolver 50' should be good, i just hope the price doesn't get silly due to shipping.
 

 

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The book 'Birth of An Icon - Revolver 50' should be good, i just hope the price doesn't get silly due to shipping.
  

I stumbled into that the other day; I want it badly. 

I can eyeball Klaus's art all day, let alone a whole book of it. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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meanmistermustard said
The book 'Birth of An Icon - Revolver 50' should be good, i just hope the price doesn't get silly due to shipping.
 

 

  

I've ordered the book!!!!! I'm sooooooo excited!!!beatlemaniacs_02_gif 

However, on the down side, now I haven't a penny to my name!!! Well, time to get a job!!! a-hard-days-night-george-9

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That is a great article! paul-mccartney-thumb_gif I didn't even know some of those pictures were on Revolver

Thanks for bringing it to my attention. 

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Revolver is my favourite album cover art. Two Beatles albums are in my top five - Revolver and Abbey Road (had to be 🙂 )

Voormann's Aubrey Beardsley influenced monchrome work is absolutely perfect, Sgt Pepper's is way too gaudy and the White Album  too minimalst.  

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@WeepingAtlasCedars, hope you have started working 🙂

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...Genesis Publications will publish Revolver 50: Grammy Anniversary Edition, a signed, limited-edition, “enhanced version” of its book Revolver 50. The book celebrates Klaus Voormann’s award-winning artwork for the Beatles’ album cover. The publication is limited to just 500 copies. The book and original drawing boxed set will be available on March 2.

The 156-page book tells the story of the making of the collage, and each copy will come with a signed original drawing by the artist, a one-of-a-kind artwork, from a selection Voormann has curated exclusively for this anniversary edition.

In 1966, when the Beatles released Revolver, Voormann’s black-and-white cover artwork became instantly iconic. It went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Cover—Graphic Arts on March 2, 1967, the first time for a rock and pop album.

In Revolver 50, the story of the album cover is recounted in the style of a graphic novel, starting with Voormann meeting the Beatles in the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, visiting them at Abbey Road to listen to Revolver during the album’s production, and the ultimate reaction of the band to his finished design. The book offers insight into the making of the cover with new artwork and photos, a foreword by Paul McCartney, an introductory letter from Ringo Starr and contributions from Mike D’Abo of Manfred Mann and Professor Lawrence Zeegen, Dean of the School of Design at Ravensbourne.

Revolver 50: Grammy Anniversary Edition will be released as 67 deluxe copies and 433 collector copies. Deluxe copies will come with an original artwork in an 18.5 x 18.5” frame, while the Collector copies will contain drawings of varying sizes, placed within a 12 x 12” record-sized mount, suitable for framing. All 500 copies will include a signed, limited edition version of the Revolver 50 book, with gold foil blocking, gilt page edges and encased in presentation boxes, along with a special Grammy Anniversary 12-page commemorative booklet.

In addition to Revolver, Voormann has designed album sleeves for many artists, including the Bee Gees, Ringo Starr and Sonny Rollins, and has played on many of the Beatles’ solo projects. He took part in the Concert for Bangladesh, was a member of the Manfred Mann band and was a founding member of Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band, as well as contributing to numerous recordings, including Randy Newman, Lou Reed, Ravi Shankar and Carly Simon. In 2009, Voormann celebrated his 70th birthday by releasing his own album, A Sideman’s Journey, featuring various musicians he has collaborated with over the years, such as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Dr. John and Joe Walsh.

About the Revolver book, Voormann says, “I opened my graphical ‘treasure box’ and made 500 original drawings available for the Grammy Anniversary edition of my book. Each collector and deluxe copy is unique and makes you the owner of an original Klaus Voormann artwork.”

The book is sold exclusively via revolver-book.com.

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^^^ Wowowowow! beatlemaniacs_02_gif

But, I haven't started working yet, though, and I already have the regular edition of Revolver 50... ahdn_paul_01

...I'm afraid I'll have to pass on this one. paul-mccartney

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Heyya, 

I know this is an old topic, but I couldn't find it mentioned anywhere else but here, feel free to move if I missed it. I'm hoping someone here, given how smart y'all are, can help me out. I put a copy of Revolver Birth of an Icon in my shopping cart only to discover it's only in German, which is useless to me given I can't speak or understand the language. Is this only available in German?  Everywhere I've checked only has it that way. 

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Post it to @AppleScruffJunior.

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