Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles)

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The Beatles reached for the sky, and they got it. This one album revolutionized, altered and reinvented the boundaries of 20th century popular music, style and graphic art. More than 30 years on, this four-track recording is still a masterpiece. Equal credit is now justifiably placed with the elegant George Martin. He was the chemist who made their crazy ideas work. He shaped their glorious songs and fantasmagorical lyrics with melody and harmony, pushing recording technique into unknown waters. Most of late 60s pop was fashioned out of this one record; a wave of fifth rate pink-coated-marshmallow-airship-jasmine-mushroomhead-patchouli followed. Nothing came near it, its influence is inestimable.

The iconic cover art was designed by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, directed by Robert Fraser, and is regarded by many as one of the best album covers ever made.

Tracks: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; With A Little Help From My Friends; Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds; Getting Better; Fixing A Hole; She’s Leaving Home; Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite; Within You Without You; When I’m Sixty-Four; Lovely Rita; Good Morning Good Morning; Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise); A Day In The Life....

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