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Revolution
Composer: John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Revolution was performed nearly a dozen times by the Grateful Dead. The majority of the performances were during the 1983 to 1985 period. The song returned to the repertoire twice in March 1990, on both occasions as the closing encore. The song has also been performed by Ratdog.

Revolution was written by John Lennon but credited as usual to Lennon and McCartney.

The Beatles recorded two versions of the song. The first to be released, as the B side of Hey Jude in August 1968, was the second version they recorded. This was a loud, uptempo version recorded in July 1968 with distorted guitar and featuring Nicky Hopkins on piano. The second version which has a much slower tempo was recorded in May and June 1968. This version was released on the White Album as Revolution 1.



Grateful Dead

info Terrapin Station (Limited Edition), Grateful Dead, 1997
info Spring 1990 (The Other One), 2014

The Dead

info Dead '09: Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 22, 2009
info Dead '09: Philadelphia, PA, May 2, 2009

Further

info Feb 13, 2010, Fairfax, VA
info Feb 22, 2010, Newark, DE
info Mar 5, 2010, Denver, CO
info June 29, 2010, Jim Thorpe, PA
info November 17, 2010, Baltimore, MD
info February 13, 2011, Broomfield, CO
info March 22, 2011, Upper Darby, PA
info April 2, 2011, Charleston, SC
info July 29, 2011, Simpsonville, SC
info Nov 11, 2011, Syracuse, NY
info April 13, 2012, New York, NY
info October 5, 2012, Los Angeles, CA

Ratdog

info Asheville, NC, November 14, 2005
info San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2005
info Cleveland OH, October 24, 2006
info Norfolk VA, March 20, 2007
info Canandaigua, NY, August 22, 2008
info New York, NY, October 19, 2009
info Detroit, MI, March 5, 2014

 
Beatles and related

no info Single (Hey Jude / Revolution), Beatles, 1968
info The Beatles (White Album), Beatles, 1968
info Hey Jude, The Beatles, 1970
info 1967-1970, The Beatles, 1973
info Rock 'N' Roll Music, The Beatles, 1977
info Past Masters Vol 2, The Beatles, 1988
no info The Beatles Box Set, Beatles, 1988
no info Imagine: John Lennon Soundtrack, John Lennon/Beatles, 1990
no info CD Singles Collection, Beatles, 1999
info Love, The Beatles, 2006

Other recordings

info The Beatles Songbook, The Rubber Band, 1969
no info The Head Shop The Head Shop, 1969
no info Beatlemania, Original Cast Soundtrack, 1978
no info Here's to Future Days, Thompson Twins, 1985
no info The Lennon & McCartney Songbook, Various Artists (Thompson Twins), 1986
no info Boston Does the Beatles, Various Artists (Powerglide), 1988
no info Rude Awakening Soundtrack, Various Artists (Mike & The Mechanics), 1989
no info Tuli Kupferberg, 1990
no info Accident Waiting to Happen, Billy Bragg, 1991
no info Single, Billy Bragg, 1992
no info The Best of Thompson Twins, Thompson Twins, 1994
no info Undercover, Trixter, 1994
no info Soft, Safe & Sanitized, Vol. 3, Various Artists (The Brothers Four), 1994
no info Criminal Justice: Axe the Act, Various Artists (Dodgy), 1995
no info Singles Collection, Thompson Twins, 1997
info Revolution No. 9: A Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Billy Bragg), 1997
no info Golden Throats, Vol. 4: Celebrities Butcher Songs of the Beatles, Various Artists (The Brothers Four), 1997
no info Live, Enuff Z'nuff, 1998
no info Revolution, Paul Schwartz, 1998
no info Fab Unplugged 4, Various Artists, 1998
no info Victory, Running Wild, 2000
no info Single, Stone Temple Pilots, 2001
no info Small World Big Band, Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, 2001
no info I Am Sam Soundtrack, Various Artists (Grandaddy), 2002
no info Jools Holland's Big Band Rhythm & Blues, Jools Holland Big Band / Various Artists (Stereophonics), 2002
info Live Phish, Vol. 13, Phish, 2002
no info The Blues White Album, Various Artists (Kenny Neal / Lucky Peterson / Tab Benoit), 2002
no info Ticket to Ride: Beatles Tribute, The Swingle Singers, 2002
no info Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music, Various Artists (Stone Temple Pilots), 2002
no info The Punkles: 1998-2003, The Punkles, 2003
no info The Collection, Dodgy, 2004
no info The 12 Inch Collection, Thompson Twins, 2004
info Beatlemania, Volume 2, Various Artists (Nina Simone), 2004
info Why Don't We Do It In The Road, Various Artists (Billy Bragg), 2005
info Revolution: A Rock Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Thompson Twins), 2005
no info One More for the Road, Enuff Z'nuff, 2005
no info Single, Anima Sound System, 2006
no info We Strike, Anima Sound System, 2006
no info Volume II, Billy Bragg, 2006
no info Don't Try This at Home, Billy Bragg, 2006 (Bonus track)
no info Legendary Tales, Running Wild, 2006
no info The Beatles in Blues, Rudi Rotta Band, 2006
no info Live at the BBC, Dodgy, 2007
no info Guitar Revolution, Les Fradkin, 2007
no info Love on Your Side: The Best of the Thompson Twins, Thompson Twins, 2007
no info Ten Years of Mole Listening Pearls, Various Artists (Anima Sound System), 2007
no info Evan Almighty Soundtrack, Various Artists (Blue Country / Stone Temple Pilots), 2007
info Trick or Treat Box Set, String Cheese Incident, 2009

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