Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing of 2017 remix of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Produced by Giles Martin, the album’s new stereo mix was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes. Praised by fans and music critics around the world, The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition is 2017’s most celebrated historical music release and an ideal gift for Beatle People here, there, and everywhere. Released on May 26, 1967 in the United Kingdom and June 2, 1967 in the United States, it was an immediate commercial and critical success, spending 27 weeks at the top of the UK albums chart and 15 weeks at #1 in the US. On release, the album was lauded by the vast majority of critics for it’s innovations in music production, songwriting and graphic design, for bridging a cultural divide between popular music and legitimate art, and for providing a musical representation of it’s generation and the contemporary counterculture. It won four Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year, the first rock LP to receive this honor.
|A1||Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band||2:02|
|A2||With A Little Help From My Friends||2:44|
|A3||Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds||3:28|
|A5||Fixing A Hole||2:37|
|A6||She’s Leaving Home||3:23|
|A7||Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite||2:35|
|B1||Within You Without You||5:06|
|B2||When I’m Sixty-Four||2:38|
|B4||Good Morning Good Morning||2:36|
|B5||Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)||1:19|
|B6||A Day In The Life||5:02|
Includes a 28-page booklet with rare photos, notes on the recording sessions and lyrics. The Beatles: George Harrison (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, sitar, tamboura, harmonica, tambourine, comb & paper); John Lennon (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, piano, Hammond organ, maracas, comb & paper); Paul McCartney (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, piano, harpsichord, Hammond organ, bass, comb & paper); Ringo Starr (vocals, harmonica, piano, drums, bongos). Additional personnel includes: Neil Aspinall (tamboura, harmonica); Mal Evans (harmonica, alarm clock); George Martin (piano, harmonium, Wurlitzer organ, organ); Sounds Incorporated (saxophone, French horn, trombone). Engineers include: Geoff Emerick, Malcolm Addey, Ken Townsend. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios and Regent Sound Studio, London, England between December 6, 1966 and April 21, 1967. Includes liner notes by George Martin, Mark Lewisohn and Peter Blake. One of the most famous and influential albums ever recorded, SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND had a huge impact on the music world, signaling the beginning of a new era of sophistication and maturity in rock. The musical experimentation was dynamic and fresh, several tracks were edited to create seamless transitions, and even the visual design was more elaborate than anything previously attempted. Producer George Martin and The Beatles searched for new sounds and studio effects. They added crowd sounds and animal cries from sound-effects recordings, sped up Paul McCartney’s vocals in “When I’m Sixty-Four” (to make him sound younger), and sustained a single piano chord for 40 seconds to end “A Day In The Life.” The orchestrations, scored by Martin, were hailed by critics as bridging the gap between pop and classical music, and many people who had never bought a rock record bought SGT. PEPPER’S.