Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Enhanced, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
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Within each CD's new packaging, booklets include detailed historical notes along with informative recording notes. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. The newly produced mini-documentaries on the making of each album, directed by Bob Smeaton, are included as QuickTime files on each album. The documentaries contain archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere.
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I got this remastered version from the THE BEATLES STEREO BOX SET and it was with lots of care and attention that I listened to it from start to end. And I must say EMI made an amazing job. The music sounds brighter, sharper, clearer and much more exciting. Now, it is also clear to me that it all will depend on your stereo. Most people who claim there is no difference perhaps are listening to it in small underpowered stereo equipment that really does not do justice to these remasters. Personally, I doubt anyone won't see any positive difference here... but that's me. With my stereo, these new remasters are shining every second of it.
I'm playing it as I write this... and I cannot get tired of it.
SGT. PEPPER is an album full of subtleties and many hidden treasures. BEING FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. KITE is one of those songs so rich and multi-layered that it is amazing to be able to listen to everything that is there. And now it is all there brighter and clearer. A DAY IN THE LIFE is absolutely astonishing because the voices of Paul and John were treated so differently that now we can appreciate even more the job done. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMOND has a spatial depth I couldn't find on the previous CD. SHE'S LEAVING HOME, for me, is the star of this remaster: call me crazy, but I think the whole song got a dimension I never felt before. WHEN I'M SIXTY FOUR has Ringo's drums with an delicate extra oomp.
I loved it. This is one of my favorite Beatles albums.
Thanks EMI for such a great job.
During a recent TV special, it wa said that, during the time the Beatles were in the studio making "Sgt. Pepper...", there was a lot of doubt about what they would come out with and many fans were giving up on them. As someone who was around at the time, I certainly don't remember much of that. Of course, the Beatles always had a few doubters and detractors, but most of us were looking forward to their next record. Stories of how much time and effort were going into it only fueled our anticipation. It was like the release of the fourth Harry Potter book when "Sgt. Pepper..." finally came out. Some stores opened early and huge numbers were sold the first day of it's release. I bought a copy that day like many others. Nor was I disappointed. Since then, I have spent many hours listening to "Sgt. Pepper...Read more ›
This psychedelic trip into '60s consciousness begins with an orchestra warming up, and they launch into the title song with Paul's full throated vocals. He then introduces "Billy Shears" and Ringo sings.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds follows this, and John says it was Julian's drawing that gave him the title...you decide. Getting Better is a great anti-school song and a throwback to the skiffle days, using a bunch of random objects for the rhythm. (Paul performed this song for the 1st time on his recent US tour) Fixing a Hole is a trippy foray into Paul's dreamworld of higher consciousness. She's Leaving Home is a great classical stab at the '60s generation gap (Paul performed this on the recent fall tour) Mr. Kite is the circus song, featuring a pipe organ and lyrics taken directly from an antique circus poster...typical Lennon humor.
Side 2 starts with George's Eastern mysticism with "Within You Without You" using Ravi Shankar's sitar-based Indian Raga which caused a musical and spiritual revolution. When I'm 64 Paul said he wrote as a teen, but added the "64" in honor of his father then 64 (Now Paul is 60). Lovely Rita was written from the perspective of a shy guy who wants to ask out a meter maid.
Good Morning is a rock masterpiece, but John didn't agree. Then Reprise, and finally A Day in the Life, a great psychedelic song by John with Paul's interlude and a 40 piece orchestra recreating a drug rush. On the original British LP there was single groove of gibberish at the end, now a collectors item.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Doesn't need any more words written about it. Even after thousands of listenings, I still get a thrill listening to (most of) the songs. Read morePublished 7 days ago by notabot
My favorite Beatles album of all time, so awesome I can stream it on Prime. This belongs in every music lover's collection.Published 14 days ago by Jeanne Ramirez
Came 4 days early without a scratch. I thought I was gonna receive it much later, but it went beyond my expectations. Record plays perfectly, everything I would ask for is here. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Rob Hatch
Great to hear these wonderful selections again, after so many years!Published 26 days ago by D. P. de la Cal
Good stuff. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds the way it's meant to be heard.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is one of the great recordings of the (1960's) It brought back great memories .Published 1 month ago by Dennis Lebby
I bought this for a present back in March. I just gave it to her now and it is so quiet you cannot hear it. Definitely not worth the money. "Remastered" is crap. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lani welch