Revolution (Tomorrow song)

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"Revolution"
Single by Tomorrow
from the album Tomorrow
A-side"Revolution"
B-side"Three Jolly Little Dwarves" (Hopkins/Burgess)
ReleasedAugust 1967[1]
Format7"
Recorded1967
GenrePsychedelic rock
Length3:48
LabelParlophone
Songwriter(s)Keith Hopkins, Steve Howe
Producer(s)Mark Wirtz
Tomorrow singles chronology
"My White Bicycle"
(1967)
"Revolution"
(1967)

"Revolution" is a song by the English psychedelic rock band Tomorrow. It was first released as a single in the UK by Parlophone in September 1967, and on the group's self-titled album Tomorrow in February 1968. The song is credited to Keith Alan Hopkins (better known as Keith West) and Steve Howe. Though Tomorrow's song was not a hit, the group was well known to insiders of the London music scene.[who?][citation needed]

Tomorrow's September 1967 single was likely the prime inspiration for the John Lennon song "Revolution" which was released a year later.[citation needed] Tomorrow's tongue in cheek lyric "Have your own little revolution, NOW!" sounds like it prompted Lennon's response "You say you want a revolution."[citation needed]

Several different recordings of the song have been released by Tomorrow. The 1999 CD re-issue of their album also includes a previously unreleased studio demo recording of the song. This version does not have the orchestral overdubs but instead has some phasing effects not heard in the later recording. Both were recorded at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London in mid 1967. Tomorrow performed this song for John Peel's radio show on the BBC, and there is also a live recording on the album 50 Minute Technicolor Dream.

AllMusic writer Richie Unterberger called "Revolution" an "infectious hippie anthem".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-12-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/tomorrow-mw0000247533