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,
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