Beatles reissue to put 'Sgt. Pepper's' back into perspective
One of the most influential albums of all time is turning 50 this summer.
The Beatles logged more than 400 hours in Abbey Road's Studio Two sculpting soundscapes and layering melodies on their journey into psychedelic pop for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Released June 1, 1967, the masterpiece of studio wizardry and experimental songwriting won them critical acclaim and honors for Album Of The Year and Best Contemporary Album at the 10th GRAMMY Awards.
In celebration of the upcoming anniversary, the GRAMMY Museum will host an intimate conversation on May 2 with Giles Martin, producer/songwriter and son of the Beatles' legendary producer George Martin. This exclusive sold-out event, Celebrating 50 Years Of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, will focus on the efforts behind Giles Martin's masterful new stereo and 5.1 surround mixes for the forthcoming 50th-anniversary reissue of Sgt. Pepper's …, which will be released in multiple formats on May 26.
A special collector's edition of the set will also offer touchstones for young listeners and lifelong fans alike to relive "A Day In The Life" of recording with the Beatles. The set includes a compendium of detailed track notes for each song, a newly written introduction from Paul McCartney, early outtakes and alternate mixes, and 34 previously unreleased recordings from the marathon sessions at Abbey Road.