Parlophone publish ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ The Beatles’eighth album featuring ‘A Day In The Life’ (1967)

The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is their eighth studio album produced by George Martin and released on June 1, 1967 by Parlophone.

Track Listing : 1.Sgt. Pepper’S Lonely Hearts Club Band (Paul McCartney) – 02:02 . 2.With A Little Help From My Friends (Ringo Starr) – 02:44 . 3.Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (John Lennon) – 03:28 . 4.Getting Better (Paul McCartney) – 02:48 . 5.Fixing A Hole (Paul McCartney) – 02:36 . 6.She’S Leaving Home (Paul McCartney, John Lennon) – 03:35 . 7.Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (John Lennon) – 02:37 . 8.Within You Without You (Harrison) – 05:04 . 9.When I’M Sixty-Four (Paul McCartney) – 02:37 . 10.Lovely Rita (Paul McCartney) – 02:42 . 11.Good Morning Good Morning (John Lennon) – 02:41 . 12.Sgt. Pepper’S Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (John Lennon, Paul McCartney And Harrison) – 01:19 . 13.A Day In The Life (John Lennon And Paul McCartney) – 05:39


Peter Blake

Musicians : The Beatles – Band . John Lennon – Vocals, Guitars, Hammond Organ, Piano E Chord, Harmonica, Tape Loops, Sound Effects, Comb And Tissue Paper, Handclaps, Tambourine, Maracas . Paul McCartney – Vocals, Bass, Lead Guitar, Piano, Lowrey And Hammond Organs, Handclaps, Vocalisations, Tape Loops, Sound Effects, Comb, Tissue Paper . George Harrison – Vocals, Lead On (8), Guitars, Sitar, Tamboura, Harmonica, Kazoo, Handclaps, Maracas, . Ringo Starr – Drums, Congas, Tambourine, Maracas, Handclaps, Tubular Bells, Lead Vocals On (2), Harmonica, Final Piano E Chord . Sounds Incorporated – Saxophone Sextet On (11) . Neil Aspinall – Tamboura, Harmonica . Mal Evans – Counting, Harmonica, Alarm Clock, Piano E Chord . George Martin – Harpsichord On (5), Harmonium, Lowrey Organ And Glockenspiel On (7), Hammond Organ On (2), Piano On (4 – 10) . Neill Sanders – French Horn On (1 -12) . James W. Buck – French Horn On (1 -12) . John Burden – French Horn On (1 -12) . Tony Randall – French Horn On (1 -12) . Asian Music Circle – Tabla, Dilrubas, Tamboura And Swarmandal On (8) . Robert Burns – Clarinet On (9) . Henry Mackenzie – Clarinet On (9) . Frank Reidy – Clarinet On (9)

Production : Produced By George Martin Geoff Emerick – Engineer, Tape Loops, Sound Effects . George Martin – Mixing . Malcolm Addey – Engineer . Ken Townsend – Engineer . Peter Vince – Engineer

Package : Michael Cooper – Photography . Mike Heatley – Liner Notes . Kevin Howlett – Liner Notes . Mark Lewisohn – Liner Notes . Peter Blake asterisques RVM – Artwork . Jann Haworth – Artwork

Recorded November 24, 1966 – April 21, 1967 At Emi Studios And Regent Sound Studio, London.

Released On June 1, 1967 By Parlophone.

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neonmoderntimes
Thus the concept of being Sgt Peppers’ Lonely Heart Club Band came about. Originally it would be a show album, representing a fake concert….So all that is left of the concept is the album cover and two first songs, the rest of the album are far more traditional in manner. […]

Robert Christgau
Partly because the ten-month gap between Revolver and Sgt. Pepper was so unprecedented, the album was awaited in much the same spirit as installments of Dickens must have been a century ago. Everyone was a little edgy: Could they do it again? The answer: yes and no. […]

Rolling Stone
These guys knew what they were doing. They’re good. And they’re inventive. I haven’t heard anything this year that’s as inventive. I don’t really expect to. […]

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The artwork for this album is by Sir Peter Blake

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@ Tate : Painter of urban realist subjects and pioneer of ‘Pop Art’.

@ artnet : He is perhaps most well-known for creating the album cover for The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967.

@ CCA Galleries : Many of his works feature found printed materials such as photographs, comic strips or advertising texts, combined with bold geometric patterns and the use of primary colours.

Self-Portrait with Badges 1961 . Tate Gallery

Photo : Self-Portrait with Badges 1961 Tate Gallery

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