The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band CD
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is recognized as one of the most
influential albums of all time by prominent critics and publications. It was
ranked the greatest album of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2003.
Features "With a Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds",
and "When I'm Sixty Four".
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time." - www.rollingstone.com
The original Beatles catalogue has been digitally re-mastered for the first time
for worldwide CD release. Each CD is packaged with replicated original UK album
art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner
notes and rare photos. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with
a brief documentary film about the album.
The albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at EMI’s Abbey
Road Studios in London over a four year period utilizing state of the art
recording technology alongside vintage studio equipment, carefully maintaining
the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result
of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since
its original release.
The stereo CD includes track listings and artwork as originally released in the
UK. Within the CD’s new packaging, booklet includes detailed historical notes
along with informative recording notes. These stereo CDs will be housed in a
three-panel eco digi-pack with 14 page booklet.
A newly produced mini-documentary on the making of the album, directed by Bob
Smeaton, is included as a QuickTime file on the album. The documentary contains
archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The
Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere.
"For the new remasters, the engineer went back to the original 1960's analog master tapes. Remastering is about working with, sharpening, amplifying, clarifying, and enhancing what are already the settled (or established) facts of the original mix. A listening session in early June at Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan confirmed that this is exactly what has been done. In A/B comparisons with the 1987 CD versions, the Beatles' records sounded more alive, more spirited, with greater dynamic range, and a new spaciousness that was very apparent... These new releases are an audiophile's dream - on good gear, they do sound much improved." - Robert Baird, Stereophile Magazine, October 2009, Vol. 32, No.
"As fictional crooner Billy Shears, Ringo Starr delivers his most charming vocals on this tune [With A Little Help From My Friends]. 'Ringo’s got a great sentimental thing,' McCartney said. 'I suppose that’s why we write these sorts of songs for him.'" - Rolling Stone
- Rolling Stone
• Re-mastered at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London
• Each CD is packaged with replicated original UK album art
• Housed in three-panel soft digi-pak
• Includes expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes
• Rare photos
• For limited period, each CD will be embedded with a brief documentary film
about the album.
• Made in the U.S.A.
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