Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the
English group "The Beatles", released in June 1967. Recorded over a
129-day period beginning in December 1966, Sgt. Pepper sees the band
exploring further the experimentation of their previous album, Revolver
(1966). Making use of orchestras, hired musicians and innovative
production techniques, the album incorporates elements of genres such as
music hall, jazz, rock and roll, western classical and traditional
Indian music; its lyrics deal particularly with themes of childhood and
everyday life. Sgt. Pepper is a loose concept album that sees The
Beatles performing as the fictitious band of the album's title. The
cover art, depicting the band posing in front of a collage of famous
individuals, has itself been widely acclaimed and imitated.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was a commercial success, spending a
total of 27 weeks at the top of the UK Album Chart and 15 weeks at
number one on the American Billboard 200. A defining album in the
emerging psychedelic rock style, Sgt. Pepper was critically acclaimed
upon release and won four Grammy awards in 1968. Often recognised by
prominent critics and publications as one of the most influential albums
in the history of popular music, Sgt. Pepper frequently ranks at or
near the top of published lists of the greatest albums of all time!
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2:02), 2. With A Little Help From My Friends (2:46), 3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (3:30), 4. Getting Better (2:49), 5. Fixing A Hole (2:38), 6. She's Leaving Home (3:37), 7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (2:39), 8. Within You Without You (5:07), 9. When I'm Sixty Four (2:37), 10. Lovely Rita (2:44), 11. Good Morning Good Morning (2:43), 12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band-Reprise (1:20), 13. A Day In The Life (5:33)...