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The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper Anniversary Reissues Coming Soon

Posted by Amoebite, May 3, 2017 02:25pm | Post a Comment

Beatles Sgt Pepper Anniversary Reissues

The Beatles' legendary Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP turns 50 this June! To celebrate, Capitol is reissuing this legendary LP on May 26th in four different anniversary edition releases that are really something special. After all, this is the first Beatles album to be remixed and expanded since 2003's Let It Be... Naked. This new version of Sgt. Pepper features new mixes by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio, conducted at Abbey Road Studios. Even more exciting is the fact that the reissues include 34 previously unreleased recordings, including early takes from the sessions. Each reissue features Martin's new stereo mix, which was sourced from the original four-track session tapes and guided by his father, George Martin's mono mix. They are all now available to pre-order on Amoeba.com and they'll ship FREE to the U.S.!

Here's what to expect from the four different versions.

Beatles Sgt Pepper CD

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Anniversary Edition] CD

The Anniversary Edition features the new Martin/Okell stereo remixes, plus the original UK edition's run-out LP groove. 

Beatles Sgt Pepper Deluxe Edition

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Deluxe Edition] CD
2-CD

The Deluxe Edition features an expanded two-CD set. The first CD features the new stereo album mix and the second CD includes never before released alternate takes of the album tracks in the same order as the original album. Fans will enjoy two special goodies on the second CD: a previously unreleased instrumental of "Penny Lane" plus a 2015 stereo mix and two unreleased takes of "Strawberry Fields Forever."

Beatles Sgt Pepper Deluxe Edition

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band [Super Deluxe Edition] CD
4CD + DVD + Blu-ray + Book

This six-disc collection features the original LP, newly mixed in stereo, plus thirty-three unreleased recordings mixed from the original four-track tapes. This includes a new stereo mix of "Penny Lane" and the 2015 mix of "Strawberry Fields Forever." CD #4 includes direct transfers of the album's original mono mixes, plus previously unavailable mono mixes of “She’s Leaving Home,” “A Day In The Life,” and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," which was previously deemed lost but recently rediscovered. The disc also contains the original mono mixes of the “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” singles, plus the Capitol Records’ U.S. promotional mono single mix of the latter track. Discs five and six include new 5.1 surround audio mixes by Okell and the younger Martin, plus video of the original promotional films for “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Penny Lane,” and “A Day In The Life” and The Making of Sgt. Pepper, a restored, never-before-released documentary film from 1992 featuring interviews with McCartney, Harrison, and Starr and in-studio footage featuring an intro from George Martin.

Beatles Sgt Pepper Anniversary Edition Vinyl LP

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Anniversary Edition] Vinyl LP
2-LP 

The sole vinyl reissue features two LPs on 180-gram vinyl; the first LP features the stereo mix and the second LP features previously unreleased alt. takes in the order of the original studio album, mixed in stereo for the first time.  

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