Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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


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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]


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