What is the best “Revolver” track left off the U.S. release ?

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all john tunes !

Poll Results

OptionVotes
And Your Bird Can Sing 10
I’m Only Sleeping 7
Doctor Robert 1


budo jeru, Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:47 (two months ago) link

lol whoops.

you have 11 minutes people !!!!

budo jeru, Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:49 (two months ago) link

for me it's "Bird" by a mile - what a joyous, alive, electric recording. but i know that "I'm Only Sleeping" really has a ton of fans.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:50 (two months ago) link

And Your Bird Can Sing definitely.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:50 (two months ago) link

I was about to go to bed, but I'm going to stay up for another 9 minutes just to see the result of this poll.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:51 (two months ago) link

AYBCS is sweet, but IOS is a manifesto for life

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:52 (two months ago) link

"And You Bird Can Sing"--fantastic, plus I'm not big on the other two. Think I saw Husker Du cover it once.

clemenza, Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:54 (two months ago) link

"Your"...

clemenza, Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:54 (two months ago) link

Bird for sure

Οὖτις, Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:55 (two months ago) link

These are the three tracks which sound kind of like half-finished ideas, all John are they? hm.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:55 (two months ago) link

Bird for sure

Οὖτις, Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:55 (two months ago) link

This should have been a Minutemen or Angry Samoans or Minor Threat poll.

clemenza, Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:56 (two months ago) link

I'm going to have my ballot ready by April, I swear

BLU SAPHIR, BUT WHY (Tom Violence), Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:57 (two months ago) link

The solo in "And Your Bird Can Sing" is a poem.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:58 (two months ago) link

there's nothing extraordinary about Dr Robert but I dig it

the chiming guitar lines in the right channel that come in after the bridge, good song

Webcam Du Bois (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:59 (two months ago) link

I'm Only Sleeping if only for the backwards solo

Frederik B, Sunday, 22 March 2020 00:00 (two months ago) link

good turnout !

budo jeru, Sunday, 22 March 2020 00:00 (two months ago) link

Best thing about Dr. Robert is the middle eight

Οὖτις, Sunday, 22 March 2020 00:00 (two months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 22 March 2020 00:01 (two months ago) link

you’ll note that on the UK release, “doctor robert” is preceded by “for no one” which is preceded by “and your bird can sing” — two very ambitious songs with complex harmonic structures that nevertheless don’t quite “groove”

and then it’s followed by “i want to tell you” — all that dissonance and clanging and droning

so i say it works rather nicely as a palate cleanser if you will

budo jeru, Sunday, 22 March 2020 00:06 (two months ago) link

sorry i missed this poll, "and your bird" is my fav beatles song most of the time

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Sunday, 22 March 2020 00:11 (two months ago) link

Missed voting. It would have been "I'm Only Sleeping".

Sund4r, Sunday, 22 March 2020 00:18 (two months ago) link

I got my vote in for I’m Only Sleeping but you should repoll as 17 minutes wasn't enough time

Bee OK, Sunday, 22 March 2020 01:16 (two months ago) link

Haha, I would completely dig seeing more 17-minute polls.

Correct song won. Maybe appropriate that it's also the shortest song.

pplains, Sunday, 22 March 2020 01:19 (two months ago) link

lol, i would've done "i'm only sleeping" myself

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 22 March 2020 01:35 (two months ago) link

Interestingly I’m Only Sleeping came in at number 9, in the Best Fabs Tracks Ever poll we did in 2011. I recall it being a big surprise, i’d never really thought of it as anything special. I do now though!

piscesx, Sunday, 22 March 2020 02:18 (two months ago) link

IOS = one of their greatest verses

Master of Treacle, Sunday, 22 March 2020 02:42 (two months ago) link

I'm Only Sleeping, easy

octobeard, Sunday, 22 March 2020 03:56 (two months ago) link

I'm Omly Sleeping is my favourite Beatles song. And Your Bird Can Sing would edge into the top ten. Dr Robert not so essential but still fine. What were they thinking missing these off the US release? Crazy.

yugi ex, Sunday, 22 March 2020 18:44 (two months ago) link

I'm Only Sleeping is absolutely central to the record imo, maybe my favourite on it! Madness.

chap, Sunday, 22 March 2020 18:55 (two months ago) link

Of course, they were left off the US Revolver because Capitol had already released them on the US Yesterday and Today patchwork LP, which came out a few months earlier. I loved all three songs back when I only knew them in that form. Then in the 80s, when the US version of Revolver was restored to the original UK tracklist, I liked how it brought Lennon's contribution more into balance with McCartney's, while also better showing the '66 Fabs as a badass psych rock outfit.

punning display, Sunday, 22 March 2020 18:58 (two months ago) link

'And Your Bird Can Sing' is an irritant on most days, whereas 'I'm Only Sleeping' is one of their best songs. 'Dr Robert' is listenable enough.

coco vide (pomenitul), Sunday, 22 March 2020 19:16 (two months ago) link

"and your bird can sing" has been overwritten in my memory with the outtake from "anthology" that has stoned giggling in place of a proper vocal track

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 22 March 2020 19:22 (two months ago) link

^ immediately cued this up, the laughter is contagious !

budo jeru, Sunday, 22 March 2020 19:40 (two months ago) link

Missed voting. It would have been "I'm Only Sleeping".

― Sund4r, Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:18 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I'm Only Sleeping is absolutely central to the record imo, maybe my favourite on it! Madness.

― chap, Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:55 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

my favorite Beatles song

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 22 March 2020 20:39 (two months ago) link

this poll's timing was the equivalent of those state assemblies staying back late in the last hours of their Republican majorities to shove legislation through

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Sunday, 22 March 2020 22:46 (two months ago) link

Or a 31st Jan copyright release

Mark G, Monday, 23 March 2020 07:55 (two months ago) link

31 December, dammit.

Mark G, Monday, 23 March 2020 07:55 (two months ago) link

Yeah IOS is one of the greatest Beatles songs imo. These electro-acoustic guitars !

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 23 March 2020 10:51 (two months ago) link


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