“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by The Beatles - album review

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TJR says

Another solid Beatles album with a couple of real killers on-board – George Martin’s orchestrated approach to “She’s Leaving Home” is utterly magnificent, whilst George Harrison’s atmospheric “Within You” sends a shiver down my spine every time. The production tricks all over the record keep things interesting, whilst the genres lunge strangely between music hall, classical, pop and world music. The songs themselves could generally be stronger for my tastes; “With A Little Help From My Friends”, “Fixing A Hole” and “Lovely Rita” are all a bit sub-par. Notably, some of the best songs from the Sgt Pepper sessions weren’t included, with “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” having been lost to early label pressure for a single, and “Only a Northern Song” being overlooked, finally appearing on the later “Yellow Submarine” LP. All in all however, the album’s eclectic approach merits the plaudits, and the group continues to drive forward artistically, seemingly with more purpose than ever before…

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A1 [02:02] 7.0.png The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A2 [02:44] 5.1.png The Beatles - With A Little Help From My Friends (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
A3 [03:28] 7.5.png The Beatles - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Psychedelia
A4 [02:47] 7.3.png The Beatles - Getting Better (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
A5 [02:36] 5.0.png The Beatles - Fixing A Hole (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Pop
A6 [03:35] 10.0.png The Beatles - She’s Leaving Home (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Songwriter
A7 [02:37] 8.2.png The Beatles - Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Psychedelia
B1 [05:05] 9.4.png The Beatles - Within You Without You (George Harrison) Psychedelia
B2 [02:37] 7.0.png The Beatles - When I’m Sixty Four (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Crooner / Cabaret
B3 [02:42] 5.3.png The Beatles - Lovely Rita (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Cerebral Pop
B4 [02:41] 7.6.png The Beatles - Good Morning Good Morning (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B5 [01:18] 5.6.png The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B6 [05:33] 7.7.png The Beatles - A Day In The Life (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Psychedelia

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