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The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Now Out with New Mixes in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Audio

Expanded Version with Previously Unreleased Session Recordings, & Special Packaging;

Previously Unreleased 1992 Documentary Film, The Making of Sgt. Pepper,

Photo Courtesy ©Apple Corps Ltd

Restored for Anniversary Edition’s Super Deluxe Boxed Set

By Harvey Kubernik c 2017

“Sgt Pepper’s was the perfect album to absorb while being Lost in Space.”  —Bill Mumy

To salute the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band  which ushered in The Summer of Love, the Beatles just released a slew of lavishly presented Sgt. Pepper Anniversary Edition packages via Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe.

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.

“It’s crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art,” says Paul McCartney in his newly-penned introduction for the Sgt. Pepper Anniversary Edition. Continue reading

Harvey Kubernik On Sir George Martin

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Photo courtesy of Universal Music Group

George Martin 
a grand soul.
He will be missed.
He knew how 
to make the music come alive 
and touch the soul 
he gave breath 
and depth 
to notes and words.
He helped create 
musical masterworks.

He made a huge impact
on so many lives.
I met him a few times 
and he was humble 
and kind 
and we talked touch 
about putting music to words 
or words to music.
He was an inspiration 
and will continue 
to inspire.

The Sufi Poets say 
All is music 
and found music 
is found 
in all things 
and George brought that to this planet 
in our time 
perhaps as much 
as anyone ever did.

Stephen John Kalinich
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