“Revolution” is a song by the British rock band The Beatles, composed by John Lennon and published in two different versions in 1968. The first version was recorded in the sessions for the album The Beatles, on May 30, 1968. It was a A slow blues song, harmonized and arranged with brass instruments, this song was not considered commercial enough to be released as a single.

Led by Lennon, another version of the song was recorded in July of the same year, this time it was faster, sounding like hard rock and with distorted guitars. “Revolution” was released as the B-side to “Hey Jude” on August 26, 1968 in the United States and August 30 in the United Kingdom, while the slow version, called “Revolution 1”, appeared three months later. on The Beatles album, popularly known as the White Album.

“Revolution” is the first Beatles song to openly talk about politics. It develops in a political-social context, particularly the movements of 1968, and is Lennon’s response to the various revolutionary groups that demanded financial and moral support. The title is misleading, because the lyrics do not emphasize a mass uprising, but rather a challenge on how to revolutionize things, which according to the author must be done without violence.

– John Lennon – Vocals, lead guitar, handclaps.
– Paul McCartney – Bass guitar, Hammond organ, handclaps.
– George Harrison – Lead guitar, handclaps.
– Ringo Starr – Drums, handclaps.

Additional musician:
– Nicky Hopkins – Electric piano.

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