Beatles producer Giles Martin has confirmed that a deluxe box set of the band’s 1966 album Revolver is in the works.
Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “White Album”, “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be” have been treated and the records have been remastered and remastered by Martin (son of Beatles producer George Martin) and released with outtakes, unreleased tracks, and demos.
Now Martin has confirmed that “Revolver” will get the same treatment, with a box set to be released this fall, via Apple Corps and Universal Music.
Some fans were concerned that pre-“Sgt. Pepper” albums might not receive the same treatment because they were recorded on more basic four-track masters, which often featured multiple instruments or vocals on one track. .
Speaking about the challenge of remastering those early albums, Martin told Variety last year that he was “looking for the technology to do something really innovative with ‘Rubber Soul’ and ‘Revolver,’ rather than remastered work.” do, because it has already been remastered. .
Originally released in 1966, “Revolver” was The Beatles’ eleventh studio album and their last studio project before retiring as a live band. Using cutting-edge studio technology, the album was one of the most innovative pop records ever released and is considered by many to be The Beatles’ best album.
The release date of the box and details of its contents have not yet been confirmed.
Speaking to NME about the inclusion of outtakes in these projects, Martin said: “I’m always thinking about George Harrison. [sobre la interminable sed de retales de los Beatles]: ‘Now we are scraping the bottom of the barrel’. This is the conversation I had with Paul (McCartney) while I was locked up. He said to me, ‘How many versions of ‘Get Back’ do people need to hear?’ I said to him, ‘You’re asking the wrong person, my answer would probably be no less than everyone else’s.’
“But I also think that there is beauty in sketches,” he continued, “people can be inspired by realizing that there are raw ingredients in something they like. Sometimes you think, ‘How the hell they did this?’ And then you say: ‘Oh, that’s how they did it!'” Sometimes it’s a bit disappointing that it wasn’t magical, but it’s also really exciting.”