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The Beatles

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (50th anniversary reissue)

UMC/Beatles



cd

Released: 26th May 2017

£11.99


2cd

Released: 26th May 2017

£18.99


2lp

Released: 26th May 2017

£31.99


4cd + dvd + blu-ray boxset

Released: 26th May 2017

£105.99


This release represents a beautiful restoration of an essential album – reissued across several formats to celebrate its 50th birthday.

June 1st was the day in 1967 when The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love. To salute the occasion, the album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio, and expanded with early takes from the studio sessions, including no fewer than 34 previously unreleased recordings.

 

***’Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition’ releases include***

 

A CD featuring the new ‘Sgt. Pepper’ stereo mix, complete with the original U.K. album’s “Edit for LP End” run-out groove.

 

Deluxe:  Expanded 2CD and digital package features the new stereo album mix on the first CD and adds a second CD of 18 tracks, including previously unreleased complete takes of the album’s 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album. The second CD also includes a new stereo mix and a previously unreleased instrumental take of “Penny Lane” and the 2015 stereo mix and two previously unreleased complete takes of “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

 

Deluxe Vinyl:  Expanded 180-gram 2LP vinyl package features the new stereo album mix on the first LP and adds a second LP with previously unreleased complete takes of the album’s 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album.

 

Super Deluxe:  The comprehensive six-disc boxed set features:

 

CD 1:  New stereo album mix

CDs 2 & 3:

- 33 additional recordings from the studio sessions, most previously unreleased and mixed for the first time from the four-track session tapes, sequenced in chronological order of their recording dates

- A new stereo mix of “Penny Lane” and the 2015 stereo mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever”

 

CD 4:

- Direct transfers of the album’s original mono mix and the “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” singles

- Capitol Records’ U.S. promotional mono single mix of “Penny Lane”

- Previously unreleased early mono mixes of “She’s Leaving Home,” “A Day In The Life,” and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” (a mix thought to have been erased from a tape in 1967, but discovered during archive research for the anniversary edition)

 

Discs 5 & 6 (Blu-ray and DVD):

- New 5.1 surround audio mixes of the album and “Penny Lane” by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, plus their 2015 5.1 surround mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever”

- High resolution audio versions of the new stereo mixes of the album and “Penny Lane” and of the 2015 stereo mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever”

- Video features:  4K restored original promotional films for “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Penny Lane,” and “A Day In The Life;” plus The Making of Sgt. Pepper, a restored, previously unreleased documentary film (broadcast in 1992), featuring insightful interviews with McCartney, Harrison, and Starr, and in-studio footage introduced by George Martin.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (50th anniversary reissue)

Tracklist

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition

CD

  1. (‘Sgt. Pepper’ 2017 Stereo Mix)
  2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  3. With A Little Help From My Friends
  4. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  5. Getting Better
  6. Fixing A Hole
  7. She's Leaving Home
  8. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
  9. Within You Without You
  10. When I'm Sixty-Four
  11. Lovely Rita
  12. Good Morning Good Morning
  13. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
  14. A Day In The Life

Deluxe [2CD]

CD 1:  ‘Sgt. Pepper’ 2017 Stereo Mix

CD 2:  Complete early takes from the sessions, plus various versions of “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane”

  1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9]
  2. With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 – Instrumental]
  3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1]
  4. Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
  5. Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]
  6. She's Leaving Home [Take 1 – Instrumental]
  7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 4]
  8. Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments]
  9. When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
  10. Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]
  11. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]
  12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Take 8]
  13. A Day In The Life [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]
  14. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 7]
  15. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 26]
  16. Strawberry Fields Forever [Stereo Mix - 2015]
  17. Penny Lane [Take 6 - Instrumental]
  18. Penny Lane [Stereo Mix - 2017]       

Deluxe Vinyl [180g 2LP]

LP 1:  ‘Sgt. Pepper’ 2017 Stereo Mix'

LP 2:  'Complete early takes from the sessions'

Super Deluxe [4CD/DVD/Blu-ray boxed set]

CD 1:  ‘Sgt. Pepper’ 2017 Stereo Mix'

CD 2:  Complete early takes from the sessions

  1. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 1]
  2. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 4]
  3. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 7]
  4. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 26]
  5. Strawberry Fields Forever [Stereo Mix - 2015]
  6. When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
  7. Penny Lane [Take 6 – Instrumental]
  8. Penny Lane [Vocal Overdubs And Speech]
  9. Penny Lane [Stereo Mix - 2017]
  10. A Day In The Life [Take 1]
  11. A Day In The Life [Take 2]
  12. A Day In The Life [Orchestra Overdub]
  13. A Day In The Life (Hummed Last Chord) [Takes 8, 9, 10 and 11]
  14. A Day In The Life (The Last Chord)
  15. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 1 – Instrumental]
  16. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9 And Speech]
  17. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 1 - Instrumental, Breakdown]
  18. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]

CD 3:  Complete early takes from the sessions, sequenced in chronological order of their first recording dates

  1. Fixing A Hole [Take 1]
  2. Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]
  3. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Speech From Before Take 1; Take 4 And Speech At End]
  4. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 7]
  5. Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]
  6. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1 And Speech At The End]
  7. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Speech, False Start And Take 5]
  8. Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
  9. Getting Better [Take 12]
  10. Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments Only]
  11. Within You Without You [George Coaching The Musicians]
  12. She's Leaving Home [Take 1 – Instrumental]
  13. She's Leaving Home [Take 6 – Instrumental]
  14. With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 – Instrumental]
  15. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Speech And Take 8]

CD 4:  ‘Sgt. Pepper’ and bonus tracks in Mono

(Tracks 1-13:  2017 Direct Transfer of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Original Mono Mix)

  1. Strawberry Fields Forever [Original Mono Mix]
  2. Penny Lane [Original Mono Mix]
  3. A Day In The Life [Unreleased First Mono Mix]
  4. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Unreleased Mono Mix - No. 11]
  5. She's Leaving Home [Unreleased First Mono Mix]
  6. Penny Lane [Capitol Records U.S. Promo Single - Mono Mix]

DISCS 5 & 6 (Blu-ray & DVD)

Audio Features (both discs):

  1. New 5.1 Surround Audio mixes of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album and “Penny Lane,” plus 2015 5.1 Surround mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever” (Blu-ray: DTS HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby True HD 5.1 / DVD: DTS Dolby Digital 5.1)
  2. High Resolution Audio versions of 2017 ‘Sgt. Pepper’ stereo mix and 2017 “Penny Lane” stereo mix, plus 2015 “Strawberry Fields Forever” hi res stereo mix (Blu-ray: LPCM Stereo 96KHz/24bit / DVD: LPCM Stereo)

Video Features (both discs):

  1. The Making of Sgt. Pepper [restored 1992 documentary film, previously unreleased]
  2. Promotional Films:  “A Day In The Life;” “Strawberry Fields Forever;” “Penny Lane” [4K restored]