To kick off our last blog looking at Revolver by The Beatles, we dipped into some quick facts and figures. And we’re going to do the same right now about their follow-up:
- 700 hours were spent recording the album
- It spent 15 weeks at number 1 in the USA
- It was recorded entirely at Abbey Road Studios, except Fixing a Hole which was recorded at Regent Sound Studio in London
- The record topped the 2003 Rolling Stone ‘Top 500 Albums of All Time’ list
- The cover art features 57 photographs and 9 waxworks; depicting a diverse group of famous people
Since the release of their last album, Revolver, The Beatles had grown weary of their relentless touring schedule. Live performances had dominated the last four years of their career, and their final commercial concert took place in August 1966 in San Francisco.
By November of the same year, after a well-deserved break to rest up, the Fab Four were back in the studio to start work on album number eight.