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Happy 51st-Anniversary Revolver!

“The group encouraged us to break the rules. […] It was implanted when we started ‘Revolver’ that every instrument should sound unlike itself: a piano shouldn’t sound like a piano, a guitar shouldn’t sound like a guitar. There were lots of things I wanted to try, we were listening to American records and they sounded so different, the engineers [at Abbey Road] had been using the same [methods] for years and years.„

—Geoff Emerick, The Beatles: 10 Years That Shook The World, Mojo, 2004