Revolution 9 (8:12)

Cover of The White Album

From The White Album and 12 other releases

“Revolution 9” is a musique concrète track that appeared on The Beatles’ 1968 self-titled LP release (commonly known as the White Album).

The recording began as an extended ending to the album version of “Revolution”, to which were added vocal and music sound clips, tape loops, and sound effects influenced by the musique concrète styles of Karlheinz Stockhausen, Edgard Varèse, Luigi Nono, and John Cage, further manipulated with editing and sound modification techniques (stereo panning and fading). At over eight minutes, it is the longest track on the album, as well as the longest Beatles track ever officially released.


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Number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9
Number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9
Number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9
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    Could you put something from The Tape-Beatles? I am The Big The Tape-Beatles fan too.

    Yesterday 8:59am Reply
  • juansebastianpj

    lo más volado que los beatles hicieron, más que "a day in the life" (la mejor canción beatle ever) o "tomorrow never knows" (que los chemical brothers con noel gallagher no se cansaban de honrar).

    8 May 12:11am Reply
  • BiIIyShears

    What a far out song but I really, really like it.

    7 May 8:29pm Reply
  • maccentris

    I love this song, it is so amazing.

    1 May 4:26am Reply
  • 16N0R4N7

    Best Beatles song ever.

    15 Apr 10:34pm Reply
  • theironictea

    Love the lyrics. "Onion Soup."

    8 Apr 7:12pm Reply
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    7 Apr 8:07am Reply
  • joz0z

    NotFromNewYork, LOL

    26 Mar 1:24am Reply
  • ForestFloor

    jesus christ NotFromNewYork ahahaha

    19 Mar 7:54pm Reply
  • TheOnlyMAD

    Weird and creepy = awesome

    18 Mar 12:58pm Reply
  • NotFromNewYork

    It's pretty sweet how I can listen to this song for free while masturbating.

    9 Mar 5:55pm Reply
  • FakePlasticDick

    They made this to see how much people will adore any shit they put out, to be a filler and to see how many people will pretend to like this to pretend to be cool.

    28 Feb 4:27pm Reply
  • Davin_S

    Creepy. It kind of reminds me of Boards of Canada.

    19 Feb 4:33am Reply
  • Thurible

    tape delay, panning,reverb, tape saturation...all this done manually before consoles popped up. beatles were pioneers in sound processing/mixing

    7 Feb 1:09am Reply
  • datura_deliro

    Наверняка Летов черпал вдохновение и из этой темы для "Человеческого фактора в действии"

    23 Jan 11:12pm Reply
  • enxe3

    Now I love it lol

    6 Jan 9:51am Reply
  • guitar_prayer

    Соло вообще супер!

    3 Jan 8:06pm Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    Creepy song, but love it.

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • jokullmusic

    i totally didn't expect this musique concrète stuff when I listened to the white album for the first time... tbh this is my favorite beatles song

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • John_Spectre

    Take this brother, may it serve you well!

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
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