April’s Awesome Album Artwork Part 3: Revolver by The Beatles

Posted: April 4, 2012 in Music
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Revolver

Today, I decided to look once again at one of my favorite albums of all time. Revolver by The Beatles has some amazing album artwork that I just had to check out. Unlike the fantasy world that the cover of Yessongs by Yes had, this album cover was a collage filled with assorted photographs and drawings that never ceased to amaze me. Not only was I drawn to this record because of its music, but also because of its astonishing album artwork as well.

Released in August of 1966, Revolver‘s name is a pun, meaning both the handgun and the ability to revolve, like a record on a turntable. Revolver‘s album artwork was created by Klaus Voormann, with pictures taken by Robert Whitaker.

Fun Fact: A few of the suggestions of the name of this album include: Magic CirclesBeatles on SafariPendulum, and even After Geography as a play on The Rolling Stones’ Aftermath!

Revisit one of your favorite records and pay attention to the album art! Does your idea of the message behind the music change when you looked at your album’s cover? Comment below and let me know!

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