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The Beatles

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

EMI Catalogue



CD

Released: 9th Sep 2009

£12.99


lp

Released: 12th Nov 2012

out of stock


(1967) with ‘revolver’, the beatles made the “great leap forward”, reaching a previously unheard-of level of sophistication & fearless experimentation.

‘Sgt. Pepper’, in many ways, refines that breakthrough, consciously synthesising such disparate influences as psychedelia, art-song, classical music, rock & roll & music hall, often in the course of one song. not once does the diversity seem forced. mccartney dominates the album in terms of compositions, setting the tone with his unabashed melodicism & deviously clever arrangements but lennon’s contributions, although fewer, are stunning : ‘lucy in the sky with diamonds’ remains one of the touchstones of british psychedelia & he’s the mastermind behind the bulk of ‘a day in the life’, a haunting number that skillfully blends lennon’s verse & chorus with mccartney's bridge. it's possible to argue that there are better beatles albums, yet no album is as historically important as this. after sgt. pepper, there were no rules to follow - rock & pop bands could try anything, for better or worse but few have achieved the sweeping, all-encompassing embrace of music as the beatles did here.

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Tracklist

  1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2009 - Remaster)
  2. With A Little Help From My Friends (2009 - Remaster)
  3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (2009 - Remaster)
  4. Getting Better (2009 - Remaster)
  5. Fixing A Hole (2009 - Remaster)
  6. She's Leaving Home (2009 - Remaster)
  7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! (2009 - Remaster)
  8. Within You Without You (2009 - Remaster)
  9. When I'm Sixty Four (2009 - Remaster)
  10. Lovely Rita (2009 - Remaster)
  11. Good Morning Good Morning (2009 - Remaster)
  12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (2009 - Remaster)
  13. A Day In The Life (2009 - Remaster)
  14. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Documentary