10 minute-plus version of Revolution 1 being hailed as “holy grail’ by fans
An unreleased recording of The Beatles performing ‘Revolution 1’ from The White Albumhas surfaced on the internet.
Fans are already calling the 10 minute-plus track, announced as take 20, the ‘holy grail’ of unreleased material.
Initially closer to the album version of ‘Revolution 1’, the track begins with John Lennon saying “take your knickers off and let’s go”.
However, roughly five minutes into the outtake an increasing level of tape loops and backwards guitar filter into the mix and the track ends closer to the separately recorded ‘Revolution 9’ with snippets of recorded dialogue, howling tape loops and the sound of Lennon and Yoko Ono talking.
The leaked version retains the line “count me out/in” from the album version, later changed to “in” when re-recorded as a B-side.
The track has yet to be verified as authentic.
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