No story behind the first albums just covers and

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No story behind the first albums, just covers and musicMore sensationalized music appealing to younger audiencesThemes were usually simple romance, songwriting was simple.General listening experience: Admiring them as a boy band, music was made to sing and danceto.RevolverMore complicated recording techiques and songwriting.Overall, a psychedelic trip for the listener, a huge departure from their previous albums.One of the first albums the released that listener would sit and listen to.Sgt PepperFirst “concept album”More complex songwriting and extremely experimental recording techniquesSupposed to revolve around a unifying theme of Beatle performing as another band.Launched the “Summer of Love,” all over the radio.Listening experience was one where you had to have undivided attention to it.Abbey RoadRecording techniques not as intricate as preceding albums.Songwriting, instrumentation and singing, however, some of the best in their catalog.Medely at end is a nonstop listen, behaves as the climax of the album.Listening experience was a mixture of their early and late works, somewhat musically and lyrically complicated, but still friendly enough one could sing and dance along to.D4. Throughout their recording career, The Beatles were influenced by twentieth-century trends in the visual arts as well as trends in music. First, discuss the ways inwhich the Beatles’ album covers used modern art in creating paratexts for the listeners’experience. Then, discuss the ways in which the Beatles adapted surrealist techniques ofcollage, montage, juxtaposition and non-sequitur, and distortion in their music.Album Covers and Modern ArtRubber SoulDistorted Cover and Psychedelic Looking “Rubber Soul” letteringPointed signs to the Beatles first experimenting with music, as this was their first experiment with an album cover.The cover still featured them as a group of four such as their previous albums, as they haven’t fully shaken off the boy band aspect.RevolverCollage, CaricaturesAlbum was an artistic departure, much like the cover was for them.Features the four of them, but as a caricature sketch.Implied that the album showed the four of them as new sketches of themselves.Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandPop Art, CollageAlbum cover was literally a gathering of random items with some significance to the band.
Colorful and maximalist cover for a colorful and maximalist album.Magical Mystery TourSurrealismMany songs off of this album displayed surreal/ psychedelic tracks and lyrics.Surrealist TechniquesCollage-a piece of art made by sticking various different materials onto a backing.Revolution 9Collage or around 40 different sound sources spliced together, musique concrete.

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