For those who can’t wait for the release of the new “1” and “1+” CD/DVD packages in early November, The Beatles gave a little preview of what’s to come Oct. 20 with a look at one of the new videos. “Revolution” was posted today on VEVO and can be seen on this page. News of the new video leaked out a few days ago and more are to come.
For those only familiar with the single version on the other side of “Hey Jude,” the new video is taken from a mono TV broadcast that has some differences in the vocals from the record. Paul McCartney and George Harrison add some “shooby doo wop” harmonies. And after John Lennon sings the line “When you talk about destruction, don’t you know that you can count me out,” he quickly adds the word “in” just after it. McCartney also trades some emphatic “You know it’s gonna be” lines to Lennon’s vocals.
The Beatles recorded videos for both “Revolution” and “Hey Jude” on Sept. 4, 1968 at Twickenham Studios to promote their new single that had been released in late August. The films were directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg. The vocal mix on “Revolution” was made Sept. 3 to allow click here to read the rest of the story