Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

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The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Hand signed in ballpoint pen by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George
Harrison, Ringo Starr

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the
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The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Hand signed in ballpoint pen by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George
Harrison, Ringo Starr

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the
English rock band the Beatles. Released on 26 May 1967 in the United
Kingdom[nb 1] and 2 June 1967 in the United States, it spent 27 weeks at
number one on the UK Albums Chart and 15 weeks at number one in the US. It
was lauded by critics for its innovations in production, songwriting and
graphic design, for bridging a cultural divide between popular music and
high art, and for providing a musical representation of its generation and
the contemporary counterculture. It won four Grammy Awards in 1968,
including Album of the Year, the first rock LP to receive this honor.

In August 1966, the Beatles permanently retired from touring and began a
three-month holiday. During a return flight to London in November, Paul
McCartney had an idea for a song involving an Edwardian military band that
formed the impetus of the Sgt. Pepper concept. Sessions began on 24 November
at EMI's Abbey Road Studios with two compositions inspired by the Beatles'
youth, "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane", but after pressure from
EMI, the songs were released as a double A-side single and not included on
the album.

In February 1967, after recording the title track "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely
Hearts Club Band", McCartney suggested that the Beatles should release an
entire album representing a performance by the fictional Sgt. Pepper band.
This alter ego group would give them the freedom to experiment musically.
During the recording sessions, the band furthered the technological
progression they had made with their 1966 album Revolver. Knowing they would
not have to perform the tracks live, they adopted an experimental approach
to composition and recording on songs such as "Lucy in the Sky with
Diamonds", "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" and "A Day in the Life".
Producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick helped realize the group's
ideas by approaching the studio as an instrument, applying orchestral
overdubs, sound effects and other methods of tape manipulation. Recording
was completed on 21 April 1967. The cover, depicting the Beatles posing in
front of a tableau of celebrities and historical figures, was designed by
the British pop artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth.

Sgt. Pepper is regarded by musicologists as an early concept album that
advanced the use of extended form in popular music while continuing the
artistic maturation seen on the Beatles' preceding releases. It is described
as one of the first art rock LPs, aiding the development of progressive
rock, and is credited with marking the beginning of the album era. An
important work of British psychedelia, the album incorporates a range of
stylistic influences, including vaudeville, circus, music hall, avant-garde,
and Western and Indian classical music. In 2003, the Library of Congress
placed Sgt. Pepper in the National Recording Registry as "culturally,
historically, or aesthetically significant".[2] That year, Rolling Stone
ranked it number one in its list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".
As of 2011, it has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide, making it one
of the best-selling albums. Professor Kevin Dettmar, writing in The Oxford
Encyclopedia of British Literature described it as "the most important and
influential rock-and-roll album ever recorded".

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