Revolver YouTube ad
The above unlisted video has been posted, alongside this PR text:
Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream…
On 28th October, ‘Revolver’ will be released worldwide in a range of beautifully presented, newly-mixed and expanded Special Edition packages.
The new stereo mix, sourced directly from the original four-track master tapes, is brought forth in stunning clarity with the help of cutting edge de-mixing technology developed by Peter Jackson’s WingNut Films Productions Ltd.
Showcasing GRAMMY-winning original album artwork created by Klaus Voormann, the Super Deluxe CD and vinyl house a beautiful book featuring Paul McCartney’s foreword, an introduction by Giles Martin, an enlightening essay by Questlove, and insightful chapters by Kevin Howlett.
Available across 5CD/4LP Super Deluxe, 2CD Deluxe, Picture Disk, 1LP, 1CD, Download and Streaming. Dolby Atmos Mixes + original mono mix accompany never-before-released session recordings and demos, plus the “Paperback Writer” and “Rain” EP.
Won’t be buying it without a Blu-ray hard copy!
Does anyone have an idea what the cost would be for the 5cd Super Deluxe version?
A later withdrawn Amazon listing had it for $139. Same listing that had Oct 28 release date.
Final sentence of the ad: got to get you into my life. Clever.
Just tell me Giles Martin’s hands aren’t on this …please !
He’s literally remixed every new Beatle product of the last 15 years or so. How would he not be involved?
One can dream … I agree that Steven Wilson would be a much better choice for remixing …. So here comes another Beatles deluxe edition mastered and mixed for the “Beats Headphone” generation … jeez ..I’ll pass.
Thanks to Apple and Universal Music for the bonehead decision to not include a Blu-ray with a surround sound mix in this package. No way I’m spending over $100 for 4 discs of music that I can find for free on-line. No Blu-ray, no sale.
All I care about is the “Love You To” outtakes, lol. At last! (my interest is piqued to hear John singing “Submarine” though, must admit)
No Blu-Ray? Scandalous.
And who the hell is Questlove?
Why can’t Apple get Steven Wilson to do a deluxe remix set?
That’s a good question about Questlove. I was wondering the same thing.
Questlove is the drummer in the Roots.
Thanks for telling us, wardo. But what has Questlove to do with The Beatles?
What has Kevin Howlett got to do with The Beatles?
an American musician, record producer, disc jockey, filmmaker, music journalist, and actor. He is the drummer and joint frontman (with Black Thought) for the hip hop band the Roots. The Roots have been serving as the in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon since 2014, having the same role in Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Questlove is also one of the producers of the cast album of the Broadway musical Hamilton. He is the co-founder of the websites Okayplayer and OkayAfrica. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University.
Questlove has produced recordings for artists including Elvis Costello, Common, D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Bilal, Jay-Z, Nikka Costa, and more recently, Booker T. Jones, Al Green, Amy Winehouse, and John Legend. He is a member of the production teams the Soulquarians, the Randy Watson Experience, the Soultronics, the Grand Negaz and the Grand Wizzards. As an author, he has written four books.
That advert is priceless, hilarious A ‘bonus’ 4 track EP….
Like they’re giving it away….
They should have included the BD with the Paperback Writer / Rain video versions and the 5.1 mix.Without that most of us will go for the vinyl box and download the tracks elsewhere. There is no market for a 5CD box when you get the book with vinyl too. Not clever.
Why not notes by an actual Beatles historian,like Mark Lewisohn or Keith Badman? Or even Mark Ellen? Are Apple trying to be ‘relevant’ and trendy, when they don’t need to be?
Lewisohn has been cast adrift some time ago…
I have seen this, and it comes with a free B2-sized poster. It’s a 5CD version, $136.20
This is the text:
The Beatles “Revolver” special edition. Contains 14 songs with new stereo mix. Comes with lyrics and a description. The 14 songs on “Revolver” feature mixed anew, this time by producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell. And the album’s original mono mixes are taken from the 1966 mono master tapes. The gorgeous booklet that accompanies the Super Deluxe includes a foreword by Paul McCartney, an introduction by Giles Martin, a heartfelt and enlightening essay by Questlove, insightful chapters by Beatles scholar/author/radio producer Kevin Howlett. The booklet also includes rare and previously unpublished photos, handwritten lyrics, never-before-seen images of tape boxes and recording notes, and excerpts from a 1966 print advertisement, and more.
[Set includes] Contains 63 tracks. CD1 contains 14 songs featuring new stereo mix. CD2 & 3 includes 31 session tracks (stereo & mono). CD4 contains 14 songs using original mono master. CD5 “Revolver” EP: 4 tracks. Comes with a 100-page booklet.
I need another primer on Dolby Atmos. Is there any form of stand alone decoder? Or do I need all new equipment to get surround sound?
Revolver was my first lp when i was 13. That was in the year 1983. 39 years later it’s still my favourite album and since the advent of surround sound albums mixes I have dreamed about all that sounds in Revolver coming from different speakers. I see no point in a deluxe edition without a blu ray with the Surround mix. What will happen with the people that has the others albums in blu ray? After all this years waiting for this releases, the collection will be incomplete. It’s disrespectful with the fans, imho.
According to this:
the hi-res and Dolby Atmos will be available as digital downloads. I can deal with that.