The Beatles Revolution Video

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The Beatles filming "Revolution," September 4, 1968

The Beatles filming “Revolution,” September 4, 1968 © Apple Corps Ltd.

In the fall of 2015, we had been planning this new feature for a while, parking URLs of clips that we think you’d enjoy, and trying to decide which one to lead with.

Then we saw this amazing new/old video for The Beatles‘ song “Revolution” that was released in October 2015 and our collective jaws dropped. This is how we debut our Classic Videos section!

How was this never seen before? Well, let’s be grateful that it is now; part of the incredible 1 collection released November 6, 2015, from Apple Corps/Capitol/Universal in a variety of formats and configurations.

“Revolution” was directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg – who directed episodes of the influential British pop music TV show Ready Steady Go! and promo films for such other Beatles songs as “Paperback Writer,” “Rain” and “Hey Jude,” and is recognized today as a video music pioneer – and filmed on September 4, 1968 at Twickenham Film Studios in London.

Producer George Martin wrote of the sound on the song’s recording: “Plugging directly into the Abbey Road desk and pushing the needles into the red achieve the fuzz guitar sound. We got into distortion on that, which we had a lot of complaints from the technical people about. But that was the idea: it was John’s song and the idea was to push it right to the limit. Well, we went to the limit and beyond.”

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As for Classic Videos… these clips come from a variety of categories: music (of course) new and old, pop culture, movie trailers and more that at times will make you laugh and other times make you sit up and take notice, and always entertain.

For now, enjoy this Beatles classic! #thebeatles1

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