The Beatles Recording Revolver, Abbey Road Studios, 1966
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The Beatles Recording Revolver, Abbey Road Studios, 1966

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By Robert Freeman
About the image

The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios recording their seventh album, 1966's classic Revolver. The title refers to both a kind of handgun as well as the "revolving" motion of the record as it is played on a turntable.

The album showcased a number of new stylistic developments which would become more pronounced on later albums, things like. Many of the tracks are marked by an electric guitar sound, in contrast with their previous, folk-rock inspired Rubber Soul.

Freeman is responsible for five consecutive UK album covers during the peak years of "Beatlemania," from 1963 to 1965. His work was featured on With The Beatles, A Hard Days NightBeatles For Sale, Help! and Rubber Soul. He also designed and photographed the covers for John Lennon's two books In His Own Write (Simon & Schuster, 1964) and A Spaniard in the Works (Simon & Schuster, 1965) and the end credit sequences of their two films: A Hard Days Night and Help!.

Release Notes:
Robert Freeman began printing and exhibiting his hand-signed, museum-quality photographs as limited editions in the late-1980s and early-1990s. He numbered his work in small editions, typically limited to 25 pieces (plus 3-5 Artist Proofs), and select pieces were available in 2-3 sizes. Each edition varies. All were sold by the mid-2000s.

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