No story behind the first albums, just covers and music●More sensationalized music appealing to younger audiences●Themes were usually simple romance, songwriting was simple.●General listening experience: Admiring them as a boy band, music was made to sing and danceto.Revolver●More 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 Pepper●First “concept album”●More complex songwriting and extremely experimental recording techniques●Supposed 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 Road●Recording 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 Art○Rubber Soul■Distorted Cover and Psychedelic Looking “Rubber Soul” lettering●Pointed 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.○Revolver■Collage, Caricatures●Album 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 Band■Pop Art, Collage●Album cover was literally a gathering of random items with some significance to the band.