THE BEATLES/REVOLVER/15 DECEMBER 7.30pm
THE BEATLES – REVOLVER. THE AMAZING GILES MARTIN/SAM OKELL 2022 REMIX.
That a new mix exists at all is a testament to contemporary technology; Giles Martin describes the task of “de-mixing” the original tapes to isolate the individual elements. Despite that herculean effort, Martin admits “there’s nothing too extreme” in his and Okell’s stereo remix. Instead, it brings newfound clarity and punch to what was already on the tapes and familiar to longtime listeners, whether McCartney’s prominent bass on “Taxman,” the shimmering harmonies on “Here, There, and Everywhere,” the whimsical sound effects on “Yellow Submarine,” the handclaps on “Good Day Sunshine,” or Alan Civil’s mournful French horn on “For No One.” (In the case of “Yellow Submarine,” Martin and Okell modeled their remix on the mono master, with its added opening guitar strum and John’s “a life of ease” included.) Some of the fades have been slightly extended, as well. Everything sparkles on this iteration of Revolver, particularly the vocals and Ringo’s drums, while remaining largely faithful to the elder Martin’s 1966 blueprint.
WITH SPECIAL GUEST HEATH COMMON
Heath Common is – amongst many other things – a journalist, a songwriter and a broadcaster. In the past he has written many articles on The Beatles for Melody Maker, The Guardian and a variety of other publications. In addition, he has recorded on several occasions at (Beatles producer) George Martin’s Air studios on Oxford Circus in London where his songs were produced respectively by CAT Club stalwart John Williams and also by the legendary music business figure the late, great Charlie Gillett. Heath Common has broadcast several radio programmes devoted to the recordings and the cultural impact of The Beatles and he considers ‘Revolver’ to be their finest hour.
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