In 1966, The Beatles departed from their earlier records and pushed the boundaries of rock and pop music by releasing their innovative and seminal album Revolver.Capturing The Beatles' new direction, and visually representing their sound, Klaus Voormann's Revolver cover artwork became instantly iconic. It went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Cover – Graphic Arts on 2nd March 1967 – the first time for a rock and pop album.
Klaus Voormann is an artist, musician and producer who, in addition to designing the Award-winning Revolver artwork has also designed over 100 magazine and record covers, for musicians including the Bee Gees, as well as the artwork for The Beatles AntholoHe was a member of Manfred Mann, and has also played on many solo projects by George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon. He also took part in the Concert for Bangladesh, and was a founding member of John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band. As well as contributing to recordings by, amongst others, Randy Newman, Lou Reed, Ravi Shankar and Carly Simon.
The Grammy Anniversary limited edition of REVOLVER 50 will come with an original, unique piece of artwork from Klaus Voormann. The drawings for the Deluxe and Collector copies are exclusively made available for Genesis readers.'I opened my graphical 'treasure box' and made 500 original drawings available for the Grammy Anniversary edition of my book. Each Collector and Deluxe copy is unique and makes you the owner of an original Klaus Voormann artwork.' Klaus Voormann
In REVOLVER 50, the story of the album cover is recounted in the style of a graphic novel drawn by Voormann.Telling the story of his first encounter with The Beatles in Hamburg, his visits to Abbey Road to listen to Revolver during the album's production, and the ultimate reaction of the band to his artwork, as well as the enduring impact it had on album cover design.
Limited to 433 boxed sets, the Collector copies of the Grammy Anniversary edition of REVOLVER 50 contain trace paper pages inserted, new photographs and a series of illustrations, and contributions by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.The signed book will be hand-bound in buckram, with gold foil blocking and gilt page edges.
Each Deluxe copy of REVOLVER 50 includes trace paper inserts, a series of new original illustrations, and contributions from McCartney and Starr.Only numbers 1-67 will be Deluxe copies; the books will be fully hand-bound in Klaus Voormann's choice of soft grain imitation leather, with gold foil blocking and gilt page edging. Each copy will also be encased in a beautiful solander box, and will come with an exclusive Grammy Anniversary booklet.
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Since 1974 Genesis has created signed limited edition books on behalf of authors and artists ranging from the Beatles to Buckingham Palace.
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