Newman, Ray

Abracadabra! (2006)


The Complete Story of the Beatles' Revolver - Abracadabra! is a book telling the story of the Beatles 1966 album Revolver. Revolver was The Beatles’ seventh album in three years, released on August 5, 1966. The album showcased a number of new stylistic developments which would become more pronounced on later albums. It reached #1 on both the UK and US charts.

Revolver is often cited as one of the greatest albums in pop music history. In 1997 it was named the 3rd greatest album of all time in a ‘Music of the Millennium’ poll conducted by HMV, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM. In 1998 Q magazine readers placed it at number 2, while in 2001 the TV network VH1 placed it at number 1. Revolver was also voted the best album of all time in the Virgin All Time Top 1,000 Albums. A PopMatters review described the album as “the individual members of the greatest band in the history of pop music peaking at the exact same time”, while Ink Blot magazine claims it “stands at the summit of western pop music”. Hard rock legend Ozzy Osbourne has declared Revolver to be his favourite British album of all time in interviews.


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