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In first place, with a nail-biting 24% of the public vote is The Beatles’ seventh studio effort: Revolver. Following Rubber Soul’s folk-inspired haze, our chart-topper was considered a much more rocking effort, thanks in part to John Lennon’s guitar-heavy contributions: And Your Bird Can Sing, She Said She Said and Dr Robert, to name but a few.
Paul McCartney is also firing on all glorious cylinders with Eleanor Rigby, Here, There And Everywhere and For No One, while Revolver also marks George Harrison’s first real venture to ‘the fore’ with Taxman and Love You To.
And Ringo Starr takes lead vocals on Yellow Submarine. Come on!
FACT: During recording The Beatles adopted the automatic double tracking (ADT) technique - the process of using two tape recorders to automatically create a double vocal track. It was invented by EMI engineer Ken Townsend and, in large part thanks to Revolver, quickly became a standard pop production technique, leading to other developments including the chorus effect.