Watch The New Video Of “Taxman” By The Beatles
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A new music video for The Beatles‘ “Taxman” has been released.
The Beatles have released a new video for the classic Revolver song “Taxman,” directed by Danny Sangra. The video was presented in colorful displays, and the song’s lyrics come in constant changing text and movement throughout the piece.
The song was originally recorded across three studio sessions in April and May of 1966. Due to the frustration felt towards the higher rate of taxation in England at the time, George Harrison penned the lyrics for the song. He said that the song was written “when I first realized that even though we had started earning money, we were actually giving most of it away in taxes; it was and still is typical,” a statement written in his 1980 memoir.
Revolver was released in 1966 and remains highly regarded as a groundbreaking LP of the band. In this album, it was evident that they stretched their musical muscles, experimenting with recording techniques which include the use of reversed tape.
Giles Martin, son of original Beatles producer George Martin, confirmed that a super deluxe edition of Revolver will be released. It will include a new mix of the album, 28 early takes from Revolver’s recording sessions, three home demos, a mono mix of the album sourced from the 1966 mono master tape, a separate four-track EP with new stereo mixes and remastered original mono mixes for the songs “Paperback Writer” and “Rain.”
The upcoming set will also be accompanied by a 100-page hardbound book, with a foreword written by Paul McCartney. Watch the newly-released video below.