Ranked 1/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time!
Sourced From the Original Master Tapes
Cut at Abbey Road Studios
Pressed on 180 gram vinyl
The contemporary view was that this was not just the peak of The Beatles’ career but the high point of recorded music to that date.
It is where the Beatles really exploit the studio as the instrument, forgoing live playing for sonic adventure. It is impossible to overstate its impact: from a contemporary Sixties perspective it was utterly mind-blowing and original. Looking back from a point when its sonic innovations have been integrated into the mainstream, it remains a wonky, colorful and wildly improbable pop classic, although a little slighter and less cohesive than it may have seemed at the time.
From Lennon's evocative "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" and carnival-like "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite," toMcCartney's music hall-styled "When I'm 64," to Harrison's Eastern-leaning "Within You Without You," and the avant-garde mini-suite, "A Day In The Life," Sgt. Pepper is a milestone in every sense of the word.
A team consisting of some of the best producers and engineers in the recording industry were brought together and would spend 4 long years mixing and mastering with some of the most state of the art recording equipment. treating these records much like a science experiment, engineers ran extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes over into a digital format using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and carefully removing clicks, vocal pops and poor edits. Never altering the original songs them selves, just polishing them up a bit.
LP Track Listing:
1 SGT. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2 With a Little Help from My Friends
3 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
4 Getting Better
5 Fixing a Hole
6 She's Leaving Home
7 Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite
8 Within You Without You
9 When I'm Sixty Four
10 Lovely Rita
11 Good Morning Good Morning
12 SGT. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
13 A Day in the Life