Wednesday, 27 June 2012
In Pictures: Revolution 9
Revolution 9, often mistakenly referred to as "Revolution Number 9", is a sound collage by John Lennon and Yoko Ono (but credited as always to Lennon/McCartney) and appears on "The Beatles" (a.k.a. The White Album).
Paul McCartney was not in favor of including this "song" on the album, but lost out. At over eight minutes, this is the longest song on any Beatles album (8'22 in total)
"Revolution 9" was not the first experimental song by The Beatles. "What's the New Mary Jane" and "Carnival of Light" already contained a sound collage, and John said he was inspired by musicians John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Revolution 9 always brings out strong feelings among Beatles fans.