Beatles – TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS – Tempo analysis of the final song from 'Revolver' From R& B to R & R – charts, calibrations with MOVING BPM line.

English: John Lennon Deutsch: John Lennon
English: John Lennon Deutsch: John Lennon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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The_Beatles_Tomorrow_Never_Knows – Meanspeed_Post._12.25.85
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The_Beatles_Tomorrow_Never_Knows – Meanspeed_Post
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The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows - Meanspeed chart 1a
The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows – Meanspeed chart 1a
The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knoes - Meanspeed chart A
The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knoes – Meanspeed chart A
Meanspeed-Carlton Summary, supervised by James C.C. Manning
song title=”Tomorrow Never Knows”
composer=John Lennon & Paul McCartney
album=Revolver
beats calibrated, total=3,150
total time, 9 trials=1,395.23 seconds
average beat=475 milliseconds
meanspeed/average tempo=126.3 beats per minute
Paul_McCartney and Linda McCartney - Wings
Paul_McCartney and Linda McCartney – Wings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This was the end of the beginning of contemporary rock music. I am sure this has been written somewhere, but ‘Revolution‘ could have been called ‘Evolution.’ Track by track you can literally hear the forefront switch from rhythm & blues to rock & roll.

Ian Andrew Schneider
meanspeed® music
April 10, 2008