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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

 

TRACKS

 
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
With A Little Help From My Friends
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Getting Better

Fixing A Hole

She's Leaving Home

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
Within You Without You

When I'm Sixty Four

Lovely Rita

Good Morning Good Morning

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)

A Day In The Life

 

 



Released in 1967 and produced by George Martin, This is the first Beatle's release to be in it's uniform and unabridged form worldwide.  This album revolutionized the Rock and Roll industry with it's production.  It took over 700 hours to record and cost over $75,000 to make (an unheard of amount up until that time).

Originally titled Dr. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band until The Beatles realized that Dr Pepper was a soft drink in the US.  The thought behind this album was the The Beatles could break form their traditional material and cross over to a new and exciting way of songwriting and musical composition. 

The album was "ground-breaking in many ways.  It was the first album ever to include the lyrics.  The music publishing company immediately  protested this as they felt it would decrease the sales of sheet music.  But since The Beatles wrote all of the songs there wasn't much EMI could do, and the lyrics went on the back cover.  A gatefold sleeve was designed since, originally the album was to come with a bag of goodies for the fans to cut out and color.  EMI protested again saying that it would cost to much, so instead a card of cutouts was provided with the album.   Paul fought EMI for a thicker cardboard for the cover to help protect the album. 

The album won 4 Grammy awards and is used today in music schools through out the world.  It is still one of the albums that all others are compared to.  

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