The Beatles' groundbreaking seventh album, Revolver, turns 50 years old this week. To celebrate, we'll be taking a look back at the album's sweeping impact as a musical document and on the band's career trajectory.

This is the moment when the Beatles shifted from their earlier life as a touring group toward a sustained period of studio innovation, and they pushed hard against the edges of that new frontier -- incorporating tape loops, exotic instrumentation and sound effects, coupled with a broadening of their chosen subject matter that was just as thrilling. Even the cover art was a wonder of innovative depth, an image that mirrored the album's sense of fizzy complexity.

Revolver, in short, changed everything – and not just for the Beatles. It set a new standard in pop music that pushed everyone – including John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – to new creative heights.

Click through the links below for a series of in-depth looks into this iconic studio project, as well as older related items that help frame its amazing legacy.

New Beatles 'Revolver' Anniversary Stories:

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Revolutionize Popular Music, Again, With 'Revolver'

The Story of 'Revolver''s Cover Art

Our Writers Answer 5 Big Questions About 'Revolver' 

Ray Davies Called the Beatles' 'Revolver' a 'Load of Rubbish' in a 1966 Review

The Best Cover Versions of Every 'Revolver' Song

Previously Published Beatles 'Revolver'-Related Stories:

Inside the Recording of "Tomorrow Never Knows"

The LSD Party That Inspired "She Said She Said"

How 'Revolver' Was Almost Recorded at Stax Studios

"Taxman" - Lyrics Uncovered

Phil Collins, "Tomorrow Never Knows" - Terrible Classic Rock Covers

Shuttle Astronauts Wake Up to "Good Day Sunshine"

Beatles Albums Ranked Worst to Best

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