Sgt. Pepper at 50

Sgt Pepper Repackaged
Sgt Pepper Repackaged

Sgt. Pepper is an iconic Beatles album that was a turning point for the band.  Now, at age 50 on June 2, 2017, it is again being remixed, repackaged and discussed.

Colin Fleming at The Daily Beast explains why this “sub-standard” album is why it actually works.

Amanda Marcotte of Salon makes the case that Sgt Pepper was a “Teeny Bopper album” that was then appropriated by old guys.  Interesting read for sure.

Here’s the case against the remix by George Martin’s son in the Letsetz Letter.  And here’s the interview with Giles Martin, the man behind the remix of Sgt. Pepper.

And a review of the remix / deluxe set by Michael Bonner – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Super Deluxe Edition.

Of course before the Super Deluxe Edition, in 2006 George Martin did a remastered version.  Here’s the Rolling Stone review of that version.

And a neat piece of Sir Paul trivia about the inspiration for “When I’m Sixty-Four“.

Apparently the album even inspired Prince.