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12 December 2019
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Revolution 9 , in reality, sounds like it could be the direct “stepchild” of a 1961 Avant-Garde electronic/orchestral work by Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti called Atmospheres” (coincidentally: made most famous also in 1968 for its usage in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey).

I’d heard that piece before I’d ever listened to the White Album and, after hearing Rev. 9: Atmospheres was the thing I immediately thought it to be an imitation of…they’re both slightly over 8 minutes each and the way they gradually escalate into a sonic frenzy then crestfall are nearly identical in style.

Carnival Of Light , I think, just might be buried under all that stuff in Rev. 9!  How(?). Every 30-or-so seconds in the first four minutes: there’s this droning Rock beat which has (what sounds like) the Day In the Life strings superimposed over it backwards.  This snippet lasts about 15 seconds whenever it comes around to repeat itself.  It doesn’t sound like anything else they ever released (and: it would counter logic to suggest that John “stole” *another* band’s demo stuff to just use for something as esoteric as this).

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Masterpiece

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Vera Chuck and Dave said
Masterpiece

  

Agreed. *chef’s kiss*

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I said, over a month ago

Vera Chuck and Dave said

Masterpiece

  

Agreed. *chef’s kiss*

  

In all seriousness, I listened to the whole of Rev. 9 the other day while doing some ~physics problems~ and I quite enjoyed it. Generally, I will never go out of my way to listen to it, but I won’t skip it when listening to the White Album . It’s quite an interesting piece of art and I love going on a little scavenger hunt and trying to pick out new things I haven’t noticed before. And I don’t find it “nightmarish” or “psychotic” (like many of my casual Beatles-fan friends describe it, no judgment to them, except I just wish they’d give it some sort of chance) at all. In fact, in some places, I find it quite entertaining and it makes for good background noise. I love how John and Yoko really let their chaotic creativity go to new heights– beautiful job done on their part paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

As I said in the above quote: *chef’s kiss*

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5 April 2020
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Never skip it when playing The White Album , and just got used to it. The fact that I’m a big fan of electric period Miles Davis helps, I can take discordance for what it is. I think the Giles Martin remix has done it a lot of favours, but really wish that they’d included “Take 20” as the album version because it makes an awful lot more sense like this:

 

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Haha, so exciting to hear this pop up unexpectedly somewhere, like on a free streaming apps “psychedelic” channel just now! 

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Revolution 1 (Take 18) and What’s The New Mary Jane show the potential of sound collage/extended madness in something more resembling a song. Revolution 9 is the madness in pure form and we have the other songs too. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Timothy said
Revolution 1 (Take 18) and What’s The New Mary Jane show the potential of sound collage/extended madness in something more resembling a song. Revolution 9 is the madness in pure form and we have the other songs too. a-hard-days-night-george-10

  

Maybe someone with the tools and the music editing skills could turn it into some sort of medley plus Cry Baby Cry and Good Night .

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Let It Bleed said

Timothy said

Revolution 1 (Take 18) and What’s The New Mary Jane show the potential of sound collage/extended madness in something more resembling a song. Revolution 9 is the madness in pure form and we have the other songs too. a-hard-days-night-george-10

  

Maybe someone with the tools and the music editing skills could turn it into some sort of medley plus Cry Baby Cry and Good Night .

  

Speaking of Cry Baby Cry , the CD makes Can You Take Me Back? a coda to that song, but on the original LP where there are no track divisions, I always heard it as the intro to Revolution 9 . I still think it works better that way.

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Mr. Moonlight said 

Speaking of Cry Baby Cry , the CD makes Can You Take Me Back? a coda to that song, but on the original LP where there are no track divisions, I always heard it as the intro to Revolution 9 . I still think it works better that way.  

I agree!

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I know I’ve linked to this post before, but I just love it. https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..2/#p151211

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Ahhh Girl said
I know I’ve linked to this post before, but I just love it. https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..2/#p151211

What do you think, @alittlebitolder and @Mr. Moonlight?

  

An interesting interpretation. It’s just that Cry Baby Cry does seem to come to a conclusion before “the spirit” fades in with the first sounds of Revolution 9 on its heels.

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I feel like I quote this song a lot, and nobody ever catches on.  I mean they probably have never heard this song, but still.

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