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|Single by The Beatles|
|Released||28 August 1968|
|Recorded|| Trident Studios:|
12 July 1968
|The Beatles singles chronology|
Listen to the 10-minute version...
|“||On 'Revolution' I'm playing the guitar and I haven't improved since I was last playing, but I dug it. It sounds the way I wanted it to sound.||„|
—John Lennon, 1968
|“||I should never have put that in about Chairman Mao. I was just finishing off in the studio when I did that.||„|
—John Lennon, 1972
|“||The statement in 'Revolution' was mine. The lyrics stand today. It's still my feeling about politics. I want to see the plan. That is what I used to say to Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. Count me out if it is for violence. Don't expect me to be on the barricades unless it is with flowers. For years, on the Beatles' tours, Brian Epstein had stopped us from saying anything about Vietnam or the war. And he wouldn't allow questions about it. But on one of the last tours, I said, 'I'm going to answer about the war. We can't ignore it.' I absolutely wanted the Beatles to say something about the war.||„|
—John Lennon, 1980
The Beatles performing this song live in the studio in 1968.
Listen to this acoustic demo of "Revolution" Excellent!