Revolver deluxe reissue gets release date: Listen to the brand new version of 'Taxman' now

8 September 2022, 10:22

By Mayer Nissim

The full trackilsting of the Revolver reissue is confirmed just hours after Ringo spilled the beans.

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Producer Giles Martin recently confirmed that the next major Beatles project would be the reissue of their classic 1966 album Revolver.

That immediately sparked speculation about what special mixes and bonus tracks would be included on the release.

Just hours before the full details were announced, Ringo Starr let slip the full tracklisting of the album.

As spotted by noise11 and others, if you paused Ringo's video at just the right point where he flashes the back cover of the yet-to-be-released box-set, you could just about read what will be included.

Not long after, The Beatles' website officially confirmed the running order, along with announcing a release date of October 28.

"I love the cover. Of course, I love the music too," said Ringo on his teaser video.

"And for those who are guessing what the hell's happening, it's Revolver. Coming out soon too. The new mixes, the mastering, so, it's gonna be great."

Fans may be disappointed to see that there are no completely "new" songs, but there are plenty of unheard alternate takes and mixes that hardcore fans of The Beatles will be itching to hear.

Disc One features be a brand new Giles Martin stereo mix of the album, Discs Two and Three are packed with alternate versions of the Revolver songs, and Disc Four is the original mono master of the album.

Disc Five is a four-track Revolver EP, featuring mono and stereo versions of the 'Paperback Writer'/'Rain' double-A-side single, recorded during the Revolver sessions and released three months before the album.

The remastering and remixing made use of "de-mixing" technology developed by the sound team led by Emile de la Rey at Peter Jackson’s WingNut Films Productions Ltd to separate out the instruments.

As with the recent reissues of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, The Beatles (aka The White Album), Abbey Road and Let It Be, the album has been remixed for Dolby Atmos.

However, unlike the previous reissues, there is no DVD or Blu-ray containing this mix in the package, and it's available exclusively on digital platforms.

As a taster, the newly-remixed version of the album's opening song 'Taxman' is available to stream now.

As well as the 5CD version (tracklisting below) with a 100-page hardback book, you can buy the limited edition 4LP+7-inch EP version, the 2CD version with a 40-page booklet that includes the new stereo remix and a single disc of alternate takes, or the single CD/single vinyl/picture disc vinyl that contains only the new stereo mix.

CD1 – Revolver New Stereo Mix

  1. Taxman
  2. Eleanor Rigby
  3. I’m Only Sleeping
  4. Love You To
  5. Here There and Everywhere
  6. Yellow Submarine
  7. She Said She Said
  8. Good Day Sunshine
  9. And Your Bird Can Sing
  10. For No One
  11. Doctor Robert
  12. I Want To Tell You
  13. Got To Get You Into My Life
  14. Tomorrow Never Knows

CD2 – Sessions One

  1. Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1)
  2. Tomorrow Never Knows (Mono mix RM 11)
  3. Got To Get You Into My Life (First version) – Take 5
  4. Got To Get You Into My Life (Second version) – Unnumbered mix - mono
  5. Got To Get You Into My Life (Second version) – Take 8
  6. Love You To (Take 1) - mono
  7. Love You To (Unnumbered rehearsal) - mono
  8. Love You To (Take 7)
  9. Paperback Writer (Takes 1 and 2) – Backing track – mono
  10. Rain (Take 5 – Actual speed)
  11. Rain (Take 5 – Slowed down for master tape)
  12. Doctor Robert (Take 7)
  13. And Your Bird Can Sing (First version) – Take 2
  14. And Your Bird Can Sing (First version) – Take 2 (giggling)

CD3 – Sessions Two

  1. And Your Bird Can Sing (Second version) – Take 5
  2. Taxman (Take 11)
  3. I’m Only Sleeping (Rehearsal fragment) - mono
  4. I’m Only Sleeping (Take 2) - mono
  5. I’m Only Sleeping (Take 5) - mono
  6. I’m Only Sleeping (Mono mix RM1)
  7. Eleanor Rigby (Speech before Take 2)
  8. Eleanor Rigby (Take 2)
  9. For No One (Take 10) – Backing track
  10. Yellow Submarine (Songwriting work tape – Part 1) - mono
  11. Yellow Submarine (Songwriting work tape – Part 2) – mono
  12. Yellow Submarine (Take 4 before sound effects)
  13. Yellow Submarine (Highlighted sound effects)
  14. I Want To Tell You (Speech and Take 4)
  15. Here, There And Everywhere (Take 6)
  16. She Said She Said (John’s demo) - mono
  17. She Said She Said (Take 15) – Backing track rehearsal

CD4 – Mono mix

  1. Taxman
  2. Eleanor Rigby
  3. I’m Only Sleeping
  4. Love You To
  5. Here There and Everywhere
  6. Yellow Submarine
  7. She Said She Said
  8. Good Day Sunshine
  9. And Your Bird Can Sing
  10. For No One
  11. Doctor Robert
  12. I Want To Tell You
  13. Got To Get You Into My Life
  14. Tomorrow Never Knows

CD5 – Revolver EP

  1. Paperback Writer (Stereo)
  2. Rain (Stereo)
  3. Paperback Writer (Mono)
  4. Rain (Mono)

2CD version CD2

  1. Paperback Writer (New stereo mix)
  2. Rain (New stereo mix)
  3. Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1)
  4. Got To Get You Into My Life (Early mix)
  5. Love You To (Take 7)
  6. Doctor Robert (Take 7)
  7. And Your Bird Can Sing (First version) Take 2
  8. Taxman (Take 11)
  9. I’m Only Sleeping (Take 2) - mono
  10. Eleanor Rigby (Take 2)
  11. For No One (Take 10) – Backing track
  12. Yellow Submarine (Take 4 before sound effects)
  13. I Want To Tell You (Speech and Take 4)
  14. Here, There And Everywhere (Take 6)
  15. She Said She Said (Take 15) – Backing track rehearsal