Monday, April 24, 2017

Special report: Paul McCartney arrives in Japan



Jash Taniguchi sent this report on Paul McCartney's rehearsal at Nippon Budokan: 

Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy went cycling in Hibiya Park in Tokyo noon on April 24, the day after the arrival in Japan. The band members and tour staff were seen around The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo.

Merchandise items began to be sold at Nippon Budokan at 2:30 p.m. On the tour official website etc, it was said they would be selling between 14:00 to 20:00, but merchandise items actually started to be sold around 14:30. There were dozens of people lined up after the start of sales, and he indicated there were long lines of people trying to get items. 

Paul McCartney, who is opening the tour at Nippon Budokan before 18:00 pm. He waved to fans from the car as he arrived. 

Then the rehearsal began. Fans who were outside the venue could hear the rehearsal. He finished before 20:00 (8 p.m.). 

Rehearsal track list: 
(spoiler alert)

2017.4.24 Rehearsal at Nippon Budokan Setlist

Matchbox
Honey Hush
I've Got A Feeling
Junior's Farm
I Wanna Be Your Man
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Reprise]
Back In The U.S.S.R.
My Valentine
Miss Ann
Here, There And Everywhere
Every Night
I've Just Seen A Face
Being For The Benefit Of Mr.Kite
Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End

Saturday, April 22, 2017

It's a hard day's night ... (Beatles movie alert)


Movie alert: "A Hard Day's Night" airs on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) on Sunday at 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. Pacific Time.

And be sure to visit the That's What I Want Beatles Store, a totally Fab place to explore. And where you'll find the Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary sets at a great price (and free shipping for Amazon Prime members), the Paul McCartney "Flowers in the Dirt" reissue and much much more.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

More South America and ? for Paul McCartney

More rumors about Paul McCartney playing in South America. (Photo courtesy Nasty Little Man)
As we've reported, indications are Paul McCartney, who is about to begin dates in Japan next week, is making preparations for shows in South America. A new date reported by Rolling Stone in Brazil, - Oct. 17 in Belo Horizonte, is the same city where he opened the Out There tour in 2013. No South America dates have been officially announced yet, but we hear there will be news soon -- and not just about South America. (Thanks to A.X. for the tip.)

And don't forget to pay a visit to the That's What I Want Beatles Store, the totally Fab place to explore. And where you'll find the Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary sets at a great price (and free shipping for Amazon Prime members), the Paul McCartney "Flowers in the Dirt" reissue and much much more.


MOJO with Pepper out Thursday





More info at this link.


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Looks like Paul McCartney is planning South American shows


It looks like Paul McCartney is planning to return to South America this year. Writer Mario Adolfo reported today (and relayed to us by Elio Sant'Anna) that plans are in the works for Paul McCartney to perform in Brazil in October in Manaus. Adolfo also reported that El Globo reporter Ancelmo Gois has written that Paul will perform in Brazil for the 50th anniversary of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The city of Salvador has been mentioned as a possible site. Sant'Anna also tells us a third city, Curitiba, has been mentioned. Paul's reps have been seen in Brazil. McCartney has only announced shows in Japan so far. Stay tuned. 

Speaking of "Sgt. Pepper," advance orders for the Super Deluxe 50th anniversary "Sgt. Pepper" sets are still strong. As of today, over a week after they were announced, they are the #4 overall seller on Amazon.com. (By comparison, it's #37 on Amazon.co.uk in Great Britain.)

Be sure to check out our That's What I Want Beatles Store for everything Beatles. It's a great place to explore. Order your set from one of the links below:


Monday, April 10, 2017

Big box Beatles 'Sgt. Pepper' still selling strong on Amazon




 Pre-orders for the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" sets on Amazon.com have settled down a little from the barn-busting first couple of days, but they are still doing very well and fans are still going for the one with the most content.. The 6-disc Super Deluxe 50th Anniversary set (4 CDs/DVD and Blu-ray) set, while not #1 across the board on Amazon.com, is still, as of April 10, #1 in its Rock CDs and Vinyl category, and #3 in its Music and its Pop CDs and Vinyl categories. Oh, and the price is now down to $128.24, the lowest it's been so far. 

The other sets aren't doing so bad for an almost 50-year-old album. The 2-CD set is #24 in Music, #11 in Rock CDs and Vinyl and #23 in Pop CDs and Vinyl. The two-disc Vinyl set is #31 in Music, #17 in Rock CDs and Vinyl and #30 in Pop CDs and Vinyl. Only the single Anniversary Edition CD is way down there at #773 in Music,  #450 in Rock CDs and Vinyl and #727 in Pop CDs and Vinyl. By contrast, the Paul McCartney 2-disc version of the new "Flowers in the Dirt" reissue is selling better on Amazon than the 4-disc version.

Be sure to check out our That's What I Want Beatles Store for everything Beatles. It's a great place to explore. Order your set from one of the links below:

Friday, April 7, 2017

Beatles 'Sgt. Pepper' Super Deluxe set top music seller on Amazon for second day








We reported in this blog on Thursday that the pre-orders for the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" sets were big sellers on Amazon.com with the Super Deluxe 6-disc set at #1 in Music, Rock and Pop.  

Well, that hasn't ended. For the second day in a row, at the time of writing, the Beatles 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' 6-disc Super Deluxe 50th Anniversary set (4 CDs/DVD and Blu-ray) is still the top CD in the Music, Pop and Rock categories on Amazon's site. 

The other sets have slid a little, though. The 2-CD set is #24 in Music, down from #17 in Music Thursday, #12 in Rock CDs and Vinyl (down from #7) and #24 in Pop CDs and Vinyl, down from #17. The two-disc Vinyl set is also still making a strong showing at #15 in Music (though down from #8 yesterday), #6 in Rock CDs and Vinyl (down from #3) and #15 in Pop CDs and Vinyl (down from #8). The single Anniversary Edition CD is #389 in Music (down from #253), #225 in Rock CDs and Vinyl (down from #136) and #369 in Pop CDs and Vinyl (down from #239). 

Be sure to check out our That's What I Want Beatles Store for everything Beatles. It's a great place to explore. 

That's What I Want Beatles Store "Sgt. Pepper" Anniversary sets

Thursday, April 6, 2017

RIP David Peel


Update: My article on David Peel (much longer) for Billboard: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/obituary/7752422/david-peel-dead

Word from his friend, former bandmate (and Applelog author) Jeff S. Levy that David Peel passed away today. 

Levy wrote, "My own artistic growth, musically and otherwise, could not have tkane on the shape it has had I not met David Peel. He had been a direct and wonderful assault on my senses. I can't thank him enough. I wouldn't know where to begin." 

Our condolences to his family and friends. 

(Note: A false report circulated Wednesday on Facebook. This is not that and comes directly from a close friend.)

Pre-orders push the Super Deluxe 'Sgt. Pepper' set to top spot on Amazon


Pre-orders for the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" sets are charting big on Amazon.com and fans are overwhelming going for the most expensive set. The Beatles Super Deluxe 50th Anniversary 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' 6-disc (4 CDs/DVD and Blu-ray) set at the time of writing is now the top CD in Music, Pop and Rock on the online seller site.  The 2-CD set is #17 in Music, #7 in Rock CDs and Vinyl, and #17 in Pop CDs and Vinyl. The Vinyl set is #8 in Music, #3 in Rock CDs and Vinyl and #8 in Pop CDs and Vinyl. The single Anniversary Edition CD is #253 in Music, #136 in Rock CDs and Vinyl, and #239 in Pop CDs and Vinyl. 

Be sure to check out our That's What I Want Beatles Store for everything Beatles. It's a great place to explore. 

That's What I Want Beatles Store "Sgt. Pepper" Anniversary sets

Fab 4 Music Festival tickets now on sale




Tickets are now on sale for the “Fab 4 Music Festival,” which this year will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts ClubBand." It will be held from 1 to 10 p.m. June 10th at the Oakdale Theater I Wallinford, Connecticut. The full-day event will feature 20 bands performing on two stages outside under the patio and inside under the dome. Advance discounted general admission tickets are $19.67. VIP tickets are also available.There will be music memorabilia dealers and vendors, exhibitors, attractions, kid-friendly activities and a large variety of food options available. For more info and tickets, visit www.Fab4MusicFestival.com or call (203) 795-4737.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Why you may want to buy the 2-CD or vinyl set and the Super Deluxe 'Sgt. Pepper' sets


Copyright Apple Corps Ltd. 

If you thought after seeing the track listings of the four "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" 50th anniversary sets announced April 5 that all the tracks on the smaller sets were the same on the 6-disc Super Deluxe, well they're not. There is a slight variation with one track.

It's an alternate take that's on the two-CD version's second disc and the Super Deluxe second disc. The track specifically is "A Day In The Life” [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]" on Deluxe CD 2, which is track 13 and track 4 of side 4 of the vinyl set. It's track 10 on the Super Deluxe set’s second CD. The Super Deluxe version has a slight change because "The Hummed Last Chord" is not paired with Take 1 there, but is included on track 13 on the Super Deluxe set’s 2nd CD -- A Day In The Life (Hummed Last Chord) [Takes 8, 9, 10 and 11]."

So now you know. 

The track listings for both the two-CD, two-disc vinyl and six-disc Super Deluxe from today's release are below, showing what we're talking about. The relevant tracks are highlighted. You can see the full press release issued today with the complete track listing here.

And you can order them here: 

Deluxe [2CD, digital]

CD 1:  ‘Sgt. Pepper’ 2017 Stereo Mix (same as single-disc CD track list, above)

CD 2:  Complete early takes from the sessions in the same sequence as the album, plus various versions of “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane”
1.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9]
2.  With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 – Instrumental]                
3.  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1]      
4.  Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
5.  Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]  
6.  She's Leaving Home [Take 1 – Instrumental]  
7.  Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 4]
8.  Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments] 
9.  When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
10. Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]     
11. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]                     
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Take 8]                
13. A Day In The Life [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]
14. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 7]               
15. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 26] 
16. Strawberry Fields Forever [Stereo Mix - 2015]                       
17. Penny Lane [Take 6 - Instrumental]   
18. Penny Lane [Stereo Mix - 2017]       

Deluxe Vinyl [180g 2LP]

LP 1:  ‘Sgt. Pepper’ 2017 Stereo Mix (same as single-disc CD track list, above)
SIDE 1                                                              SIDE 2
1.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band         1.  Within You Without You
2.  With A Little Help From My Friends                2.  When I'm Sixty-Four
3.  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds                    3.  Lovely Rita
4.  Getting Better                                               4.  Good Morning Good Morning
5.  Fixing A Hole                                               5.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
6.  She's Leaving Home                                     6.  A Day In The Life
7.  Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

LP 2:  Complete early takes from the sessions in the same sequence as the album
SIDE 3
1.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9 And Speech]
2.  With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 – Instrumental]                
3.  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1]                  
4.  Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
5.  Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]  
6.  She's Leaving Home [Take 1 – Instrumental]              
7.  Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 4]   

SIDE 4
1.  Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments]
2.  When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
3.  Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]                  
4.  Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]          
5.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Take 8]     
6.  A Day In The Life [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]
           
Super Deluxe [4CD/DVD/Blu-ray boxed set]

CD 1:  ‘Sgt. Pepper’ 2017 Stereo Mix (same as single-disc CD track list, above)

CD 2:  Complete early takes from the sessions, sequenced in chronological order of their first recording dates
1.  Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 1]
2.  Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 4]
3.  Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 7]
4.  Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 26]  
5.  Strawberry Fields Forever [Stereo Mix - 2015]
6.  When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
7.  Penny Lane [Take 6 – Instrumental]
8.  Penny Lane [Vocal Overdubs And Speech]
9.  Penny Lane [Stereo Mix - 2017]        
10. A Day In The Life [Take 1]   
11. A Day In The Life [Take 2]   
12. A Day In The Life [Orchestra Overdub]         
13. A Day In The Life (Hummed Last Chord) [Takes 8, 9, 10 and 11]        
14. A Day In The Life (The Last Chord)
15. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 1 – Instrumental]         
16. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9 And Speech]           
17. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 1 - Instrumental, Breakdown]      
18. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]

CD 3:  Complete early takes from the sessions, sequenced in chronological order of their first recording dates
1.  Fixing A Hole [Take 1]
2.  Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]
3.  Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Speech From Before Take 1; Take 4 And Speech At End] 
4.  Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 7]   
5.  Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]
6.  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1 And Speech At The End]      
7.  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Speech, False Start And Take 5]     
8.  Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
9.  Getting Better [Take 12]
10. Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments Only]
11. Within You Without You [George Coaching The Musicians]   
12. She's Leaving Home [Take 1 – Instrumental]
13. She's Leaving Home [Take 6 – Instrumental]
14. With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 – Instrumental]   
15. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Speech And Take 8]

CD 4:  ‘Sgt. Pepper’ and bonus tracks in Mono
(Tracks 1-13:  2017 Direct Transfer of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Original Mono Mix)
14. Strawberry Fields Forever [Original Mono Mix]
15. Penny Lane [Original Mono Mix]
16. A Day In The Life [Unreleased First Mono Mix]
17. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Unreleased Mono Mix - No. 11]
18. She's Leaving Home [Unreleased First Mono Mix]
19. Penny Lane [Capitol Records U.S. Promo Single - Mono Mix]

DISCS 5 & 6 (Blu-ray & DVD)
Audio Features (both discs):
- New 5.1 Surround Audio mixes of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album and “Penny Lane,” plus 2015 5.1 Surround mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever” (Blu-ray: DTS HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby True HD 5.1 / DVD: DTS Dolby Digital 5.1)
- High Resolution Audio versions of 2017 ‘Sgt. Pepper’ stereo mix and 2017 “Penny Lane” stereo mix, plus 2015 “Strawberry Fields Forever” hi res stereo mix (Blu-ray: LPCM Stereo 96KHz/24bit / DVD: LPCM Stereo)
Video Features (both discs):
The Making of Sgt. Pepper [restored 1992 documentary film, previously unreleased]

- Promotional Films:  “A Day In The Life;” “Strawberry Fields Forever;” “Penny Lane” [4K restored]


video

'Sgt. Pepper' 50th anniversary issues press release

The links all together (now) on Amazon.com:
London – April 5, 2017 – It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music’s most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release a suite of lavishly presented ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition packages on May 26 (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.

“‘Sgt. Pepper’ seemed to capture the mood of that year, and it also allowed a lot of other people to kick off from there and to really go for it,” Ringo Starr recalls in the Anniversary Edition’s book.

For Record Store Day on April 22, Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe will release an exclusive, limited edition seven-inch vinyl single of The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane,” among the first songs recorded during the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ sessions, which began in November 1966. Rather than being held for inclusion on the album, the two songs were released as a double A-sided single in February 1967. Amidst intense media speculation about the band’s next move, the single bridged what was then considered a long gap between the Revolver album, released in August 1966, and ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ which followed 10 months later.

This is the first time Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings, and it is the first Beatles album to be remixed and expanded since the 2003 release of Let It Be… Naked. To create the new stereo and 5.1 surround audio mixes for ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios in London. All of the Anniversary Edition releases include Martin’s new stereo mix of the album, which was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition releases include:

A CD featuring the new ‘Sgt. Pepper’ stereo mix, complete with the original U.K. album’s “Edit for LP End” run-out groove.

Deluxe:  Expanded 2CD and digital package features the new stereo album mix on the first CD and adds a second CD of 18 tracks, including previously unreleased complete takes of the album’s 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album. The second CD also includes a new stereo mix and a previously unreleased instrumental take of “Penny Lane” and the 2015 stereo mix and two previously unreleased complete takes of “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

Deluxe Vinyl:  Expanded 180-gram 2LP vinyl package features the new stereo album mix on the first LP and adds a second LP with previously unreleased complete takes of the album’s 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album.

Super Deluxe:  The comprehensive six-disc boxed set features:
CD 1:  New stereo album mix
CDs 2 & 3
- 33 additional recordings from the studio sessions, most previously unreleased and mixed for the first time from the four-track session tapes, sequenced in chronological order of their recording dates
- A new stereo mix of “Penny Lane” and the 2015 stereo mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever”
CD 4
- Direct transfers of the album’s original mono mix and the “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” singles
- Capitol Records’ U.S. promotional mono single mix of “Penny Lane”
- Previously unreleased early mono mixes of “She’s Leaving Home,” “A Day In The Life,” and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” (a mix thought to have been erased from a tape in 1967, but discovered during archive research for the anniversary edition)
Discs 5 & 6 (Blu-ray and DVD):
- New 5.1 surround audio mixes of the album and “Penny Lane” by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, plus their 2015 5.1 surround mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever”
- High resolution audio versions of the new stereo mixes of the album and “Penny Lane” and of the 2015 stereo mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever”
- Video features:  4K restored original promotional films for “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Penny Lane,” and “A Day In The Life;” plus The Making of Sgt. Pepper, a restored, previously unreleased documentary film (broadcast in 1992), featuring insightful interviews with McCartney, Harrison, and Starr, and in-studio footage introduced by George Martin.

– “A splendid time is guaranteed for all” –

The album’s vibrant artwork, including its extravagant Pop Art cover which finds The Beatles surrounded by a crowd of heroes in a 3D collage, was created by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth in collaboration with the band. The original artwork is showcased across the suite of Anniversary Edition releases, including the album’s pull-out sheet of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ cutouts. Housed in a 12-inch by 12-inch box with lenticular artwork and two bonus posters, the six-disc Super Deluxe set is presented with a 144-page hardcover book. The book includes new introductions by Paul McCartney and Giles Martin, and chapters covering comprehensive song-by-song details and recording information, the design of the cover, the album’s musical innovations and its historical context by Beatles historian, author and radio producer Kevin Howlett; composer and musicologist Howard Goodall; music producer and writer Joe Boyd; and journalists Ed Vulliamy and Jeff Slate,  illustrated with rare photographs, reproductions of handwritten lyrics, Abbey Road Studios documentation, and original ‘Sgt. Pepper’ print ads. The Deluxe 2CD digipak is slipcased with a 50-page booklet abridged from the box set’s book, and the 2LP Deluxe Vinyl is presented in a faithful reproduction of the album’s original gatefold jacket.

– “We hope you will enjoy the show” –

Just as many ideas are sparked by chance, ‘Sgt. Pepper’ first sprang from a conversation between Paul and Beatles roadie Mal Evans on an airplane, when Mal’s request to pass the salt and pepper was misheard by Paul as “Sgt. Pepper.” The concept of who such a figure could be took root in Paul’s mind, blooming with the imagination of The Beatles as an Edwardian era military band -- “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” The Beatles’ creative wellspring for ‘Sgt. Pepper’ also flowed from such myriad sources as The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds album, a Victorian circus poster (“Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!”), a TV commercial for breakfast cereal (“Good Morning Good Morning”), a picture drawn by John’s young son, Julian (“Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”), a teen runaway reported in the news (“She’s Leaving Home’), and Hindu teachings (“Within You Without You”).

– “Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song” –

Using the standard four-track tape recording equipment of the day, The Beatles collaborated with producer George Martin to achieve “the impossible,” as they dubbed it, to go as far out as they could with arrangements and new technology to realize their collective vision for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. As George Martin described it, “We were into another kind of art form where you were putting something down on tape that could only be done on tape.” The Beatles clocked more than 400 hours in Abbey Road’s Studio 2 to record the album, wrapping sessions in April 1967.

– “I read the news today oh boy” –

Upon its release on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band initially spent 148 weeks in the British chart, including a total of 27 weeks at number one. During its first U.S. chart run, the album held the number one spot for 15 of the 88 weeks it appeared in the Top 200. Sgt. Pepper’ won four GRAMMY Awards®, including Album of the Year, and it remains one of the most influential and bestselling albums of all time. In 2003, the U.S. Library of Congress selected ‘Sgt. Pepper’ for the National Recording Registry, recognizing the album as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” ‘Sgt. Pepper’ tops Rolling Stone magazine’s definitive list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”


Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition
Tracklists

CD
(‘Sgt. Pepper’ 2017 Stereo Mix)
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

Deluxe [2CD, digital]

CD 1:  ‘Sgt. Pepper’ 2017 Stereo Mix (same as single-disc CD tracklist, above)

CD 2:  Complete early takes from the sessions in the same sequence as the album, plus various versions of “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane”
1.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9]
2.  With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 – Instrumental]                
3.  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1]      
4.  Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
5.  Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]  
6.  She's Leaving Home [Take 1 – Instrumental]  
7.  Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 4]
8.  Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments] 
9.  When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
10. Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]     
11. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]                     
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Take 8]                
13. A Day In The Life [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]
14. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 7]               
15. Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 26] 
16. Strawberry Fields Forever [Stereo Mix - 2015]                       
17. Penny Lane [Take 6 - Instrumental]   
18. Penny Lane [Stereo Mix - 2017]       

Deluxe Vinyl [180g 2LP]

LP 1:  ‘Sgt. Pepper’ 2017 Stereo Mix (same as single-disc CD tracklist, above)
SIDE 1                                                              SIDE 2
1.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band         1.  Within You Without You
2.  With A Little Help From My Friends                2.  When I'm Sixty-Four
3.  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds                    3.  Lovely Rita
4.  Getting Better                                               4.  Good Morning Good Morning
5.  Fixing A Hole                                               5.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
6.  She's Leaving Home                                     6.  A Day In The Life
7.  Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

LP 2:  Complete early takes from the sessions in the same sequence as the album
SIDE 3
1.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9 And Speech]
2.  With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 – Instrumental]                
3.  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1]                  
4.  Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
5.  Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]  
6.  She's Leaving Home [Take 1 – Instrumental]              
7.  Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 4]   

SIDE 4
1.  Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments]
2.  When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
3.  Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]                  
4.  Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]          
5.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Take 8]     
6.  A Day In The Life [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]
           
Super Deluxe [4CD/DVD/Blu-ray boxed set]

CD 1:  ‘Sgt. Pepper’ 2017 Stereo Mix (same as single-disc CD tracklist, above)

CD 2:  Complete early takes from the sessions, sequenced in chronological order of their first recording dates
1.  Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 1]
2.  Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 4]
3.  Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 7]
4.  Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 26]  
5.  Strawberry Fields Forever [Stereo Mix - 2015]
6.  When I'm Sixty-Four [Take 2]
7.  Penny Lane [Take 6 – Instrumental]
8.  Penny Lane [Vocal Overdubs And Speech]
9.  Penny Lane [Stereo Mix - 2017]        
10. A Day In The Life [Take 1]   
11. A Day In The Life [Take 2]   
12. A Day In The Life [Orchestra Overdub]         
13. A Day In The Life (Hummed Last Chord) [Takes 8, 9, 10 and 11]        
14. A Day In The Life (The Last Chord)
15. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 1 – Instrumental]         
16. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9 And Speech]           
17. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 1 - Instrumental, Breakdown]      
18. Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]

CD 3:  Complete early takes from the sessions, sequenced in chronological order of their first recording dates
1.  Fixing A Hole [Take 1]
2.  Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]
3.  Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Speech From Before Take 1; Take 4 And Speech At End] 
4.  Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 7]   
5.  Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]
6.  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1 And Speech At The End]      
7.  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Speech, False Start And Take 5]     
8.  Getting Better [Take 1 - Instrumental And Speech At The End]
9.  Getting Better [Take 12]
10. Within You Without You [Take 1 - Indian Instruments Only]
11. Within You Without You [George Coaching The Musicians]   
12. She's Leaving Home [Take 1 – Instrumental]
13. She's Leaving Home [Take 6 – Instrumental]
14. With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 - False Start And Take 2 – Instrumental]   
15. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Speech And Take 8]

CD 4:  ‘Sgt. Pepper’ and bonus tracks in Mono
(Tracks 1-13:  2017 Direct Transfer of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Original Mono Mix)
14. Strawberry Fields Forever [Original Mono Mix]
15. Penny Lane [Original Mono Mix]
16. A Day In The Life [Unreleased First Mono Mix]
17. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Unreleased Mono Mix - No. 11]
18. She's Leaving Home [Unreleased First Mono Mix]
19. Penny Lane [Capitol Records U.S. Promo Single - Mono Mix]

DISCS 5 & 6 (Blu-ray & DVD)
Audio Features (both discs):
- New 5.1 Surround Audio mixes of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album and “Penny Lane,” plus 2015 5.1 Surround mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever” (Blu-ray: DTS HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby True HD 5.1 / DVD: DTS Dolby Digital 5.1)
- High Resolution Audio versions of 2017 ‘Sgt. Pepper’ stereo mix and 2017 “Penny Lane” stereo mix, plus 2015 “Strawberry Fields Forever” hi res stereo mix (Blu-ray: LPCM Stereo 96KHz/24bit / DVD: LPCM Stereo)
Video Features (both discs):
The Making of Sgt. Pepper [restored 1992 documentary film, previously unreleased]

- Promotional Films:  “A Day In The Life;” “Strawberry Fields Forever;” “Penny Lane” [4K restored]



Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition (6 Disc)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Deluxe Edition (2CD)


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition (1CD)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition (2LP)


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