Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Ten Best Albums of 1966

Number 1

Revolver – The Beatles

Released on August 5, 1966

Side One:

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

Side Two:

1. Good Day Sunshine
2. And Your Bird Can Sing
3. For No One
4. Doctor Robert
5. I Want to Tell You
6. Got to Get You into My Life
7. Tomorrow Never Knows

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Revolver tops the albums of 1966. The Beatles were the pre-eminent band of the period and they were at the height of their creative abilities, just on the verge of Sgt. Pepper. George Harrison contributed three songs to the album and his prominence here led Revolver to be one of the greatest guitar albums ever recorded. John and Paul also added some of the shining stars of the group’s catalog. Great moments abound on this album. Eleanor Rigby, Tomorrow Never Knows, and And Your Bird Can Sing have all made appearances on my song list. I also must give respect to the reverse guitar duet in I’m Only Sleeping, the full-on Indian vibe with sitar, tabla, and tambura in Love You To, the beautiful melody and Paul’s lovely vocals on Here, There and Everywhere, the exuberant happiness of Good Day Sunshine, that amazing french horn piece in For No One, and the horn section in Got to Get You into My Life. Revolver was the best album of 1966.

Comments and opinions are encouraged and appreciated.

Thank you for your interest.

1 comment:

nyrdyv said...

I think the music of The Beatles will be living forever.


Steven G. Willis