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Everything Was Right: The Beatles' Revolver

From: Paul Ingles
Length: 01:58:00

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One, two-hour program in which musicians, writers, and Beatle fans explore what made Revolver one of the top rock albums of all time.

Showlogo1athumb_small NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL OF PUBLIC RADIO. "AWESOME! BEST PIECE OF RADIO I HAVE HEARD in ages. A must listen for any Beatles fan." PRX REVIEW by Jonathan Fahey When rock music critics and fans are asked to rank the top rock albums of all time, The Beatles' 1966 release Revolver either heads the list or falls into the top tier. To mark the 40th anniversary year of the album's release, award-winning producer and host Paul Ingles presents Everything Was Right: The Beatles' "Revolver" Ingles explores the landmark album's story and influence in depth, talking with historians, musicians, music critics, and fans and spotlighting each Revolver track (along with the 1966 single "Paperback Writer and Rain") The Beatles experimented with new sounds and subject matter on Revolver, pioneering psychedelic rock on some tracks and exhibiting extraordinary song-craft on others. Listeners learn about the sources for the tunes, the studio experiments The Beatles used to get their ground-breaking sounds, and the lasting impact of the collection on the pop/rock music scene. Among the guest commentators is Mark Lewisohn, author of The Beatles Recording Sessions. The only journalist to have listened to every second of the Beatles' studio recordings, Lewisohn is a major authority on the band's history. Everything Was Right also features music writers Jim Derogatis, Steve Turner, Jeff Sobul, and Stuart Maddow. Musicians Shawn Colvin, Mark Erelli, John Leventhal, Deborah Holland, Richard Goldman, David Gans, Kristy Kruger, and Jon Spurney join other Beatle fans to talk about their favorite tracks on what is arguably the greatest album by the greatest band of all time. "...it does do a solid job of dissecting the psychology, backstory and musicianship of each song note for delicious note. This is the kind of program that makes musical pedants like myself pant with delight...this documentary does offer solid journalism, excellent production values and a style that leaves most of the talking to the interviewees. Highly recommended." PRX REVIEW by Jonathan Groubert Program is not available for sale on CD but it is available to hear again online at www.coolstreams.com. "...relentless, meticulous work on the part of the producer and host, with a rich overflow of excellent interviews. Finally, once each song has been perfectly framed, they actually let you hear it in its entirety, or nearly. And it's like you're hearing it for the first time." PRX REVIEW by Marjorie Van Halteren

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NOW AVAILABLE TO ALL OF PUBLIC RADIO. "AWESOME! BEST PIECE OF RADIO I HAVE HEARD in ages. A must listen for any Beatles fan." PRX REVIEW by Jonathan Fahey When rock music critics and fans are asked to rank the top rock albums of all time, The Beatles' 1966 release Revolver either heads the list or falls into the top tier. To mark the 40th anniversary year of the album's release, award-winning producer and host Paul Ingles presents Everything Was Right: The Beatles' "Revolver" Ingles explores the landmark album's story and influence in depth, talking with historians, musicians, music critics, and fans and spotlighting each Revolver track (along with the 1966 single "Paperback Writer and Rain") The Beatles experimented with new sounds and subject matter on Revolver, pioneering psychedelic rock on some tracks and exhibiting extraordinary song-craft on others. Listeners learn about the sources for the tunes, the studio experiments The Beatles used to get their ground-breaking sounds, and the lasting impact of the collection on the pop/rock music scene. Among the guest commentators is Mark Lewisohn, author of The Beatles Recording Sessions. The only journalist to have listened to every second of the Beatles' studio recordings, Lewisohn is a major authority on the band's history. Everything Was Right also features music writers Jim Derogatis, Steve Turner, Jeff Sobul, and Stuart Maddow. Musicians Shawn Colvin, Mark Erelli, John Leventhal, Deborah Holland, Richard Goldman, David Gans, Kristy Kruger, and Jon Spurney join other Beatle fans to talk about their favorite tracks on what is arguably the greatest album by the greatest band of all time. "...it does do a solid job of dissecting the psychology, backstory and musicianship of each song note for delicious note. This is the kind of program that makes musical pedants like myself pant with delight...this documentary does offer solid journalism, excellent production values and a style that leaves most of the talking to the interviewees. Highly recommended." PRX REVIEW by Jonathan Groubert Program is not available for sale on CD but it is available to hear again online at www.coolstreams.com. "...relentless, meticulous work on the part of the producer and host, with a rich overflow of excellent interviews. Finally, once each song has been perfectly framed, they actually let you hear it in its entirety, or nearly. And it's like you're hearing it for the first time." PRX REVIEW by Marjorie Van Halteren

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Izzy Singer

In an age where any musician has access to multi-track recording on a home computer and autotune reigns, this aural slice into 1966 with the making of Revolver is quite relevatory. I can just smell the tape rolling on the Abbey Road Studer recorder. Bravo!

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Review of Everything Was Right: The Beatles' Revolver (Now Available to All Stations)

This show is a beautifully crafted and researched piece of musicology. I've listened to this three times in the past week, and I think I'll be listening to it again soon.

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Review of Everything Was Right: The Beatles' Revolver (Now Available to All Stations)

A worthwhile and well-done look at a classic Beatles album. The bulk of the program is dedicated to unpacking the music itself - how it was made, why it was important, and why it remains relevant. A delight for the ears.

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Broadcast History

PRI Distributed this in the summer/fall of 2006. About 120 stations carried it. Now available to all stations, PRI-affiliated or not.

Timing and Cues

EVERYTHING WAS RIGHT: THE BEATLES' "REVOLVER"
TIMINGS & CUES

FEED: Tuesday, May 23, 2006; 1100-1259 ET; B72.8
REFEED: Tuesday, June 6, 2006; 1100-1259 ET; B72.8

HOUR ONE-

00:00:00 - 00:00:59 - Part One. Opening Billboard (Outcue: "...Everything Was Right - The Beatles' Revolver")

00:01:00 - 00:05:59 - Part Two. Optional Content. Cutaway for news.

00:06:00 - 00:30:58 - Part Three. (Outcue: "...PRI, Public Radio International")

00:30:59 - 00:31:59 - Part Four. 60 Second Music Bed for local announcements.

00:32:00 - 00:59:00 - Part Five. (Outcue: "...PRI, Public Radio International.")

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HOUR TWO-

00:00:00 - 00:00:59 - Part One. Opening Billboard (Outcue: "...Everything Was Right - The Beatles' Revolver")

00:01:00 - 00:05:59 - Part Two. Optional Content. Cutaway for news.

00:06:00 - 00:27:00 - Part Three. (Outcue: "...PRI, Public Radio International")

00:27:00 - 00:28:00 - Part Four. 60 Second Music Bed for local announcements.

00:28:01 - 00:59:00 - Part Five. (Outcue: "...PRI, Public Radio International (LOGO).")

Related Website

http://www.paulingles.com/Revolver.html