Happy 50th, Sgt. Pepper

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Re: Happy 50th, Sgt. Pepper

Post by Smith » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:03 pm

I like the Geoff Emerick video. I was going to post a link here but someone has already done so.

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Re: Happy 50th, Sgt. Pepper

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:25 pm

Sgt. Pepper was a typical studio album and the Beatles never performed it live. Dutch cover band The Analogues are the first to perform it live. Check them out on youtube.
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Re: Happy 50th, Sgt. Pepper

Post by gitgeezer » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:52 pm

Erik Zurcher wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:25 pm
Sgt. Pepper was a typical studio album and the Beatles never performed it live. Dutch cover band The Analogues are the first to perform it live. Check them out on youtube.
typical?

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Re: Happy 50th, Sgt. Pepper

Post by Erik Zurcher » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:02 pm

Yes typical. It was a creative and experimental studio process. Don't forget that The Beatles never played it live.
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Re: Happy 50th, Sgt. Pepper

Post by Wesjr1 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:46 am

I just saw a very interesting PBS documentary here in the US, "Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution", with Howard Goodall, about the production of the album and some in-depth analysis of the inspiration for the songs, creation of the music, and the innovations used to record. I found this link which, I think, allows viewing of the program. I couldn't watch it there as the iBBC player only works in the UK, so I don't know if it's the full program. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08tb97f
Interestingly, "Strawberry Fields" and "Penny Lane" were originally planned to be included in the album, but were deliberately left out.
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Re: Happy 50th, Sgt. Pepper

Post by Andrew Pohlman » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:36 pm

All this 50th anniversary talk triggered me to buy ... Abbey Road 2009 remaster. :D I like the songs on Abbey Road better to be honest. That remaster is awesome! I can't truly compare then versus now because there are just too may issues. The biggest being my memory of what I actually heard via vinyl, a questionable 5gm turntable, garbage speakers, and untrained ears. I can say legitimately that it does sound awesome played through my audiophile system, and listening with classically trained ears.

Can any of you give us a first hand account of the 2017 remaster of Sgt Pepper ? If you guys can say with some objectivity that it's awesome, I may actually buy it. I would be less convinced by rose colored nostalgic bias.
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Re: Happy 50th, Sgt. Pepper

Post by tgwilt » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:41 pm

Adrian Allan wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 6:50 pm
A good album, but I don't think it is musically their best; I prefer Revolver.
I agree, although Abbey Road is my personal choice. The real significance is, IMHO, how recording techniques changed post Sgt. Pepper's. This was, if I heard correctly on NPR, the first time a rock 'n roll group used a four track studio which allowed more lifelike drum sounds et. al.
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Re: Happy 50th, Sgt. Pepper

Post by tgwilt » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:45 pm

It's also worth noting that this album was full of music that was conceived as only playable on a recording. No live performances were imagined.
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Re: Happy 50th, Sgt. Pepper

Post by tgwilt » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:52 pm

Andrew Pohlman wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:36 pm
Can any of you give us a first hand account of the 2017 remaster of Sgt Pepper ? If you guys can say with some objectivity that it's awesome, I may actually buy it. I would be less convinced by rose colored nostalgic bias.
Hi Andrew,

I've ordered it and it is supposed to arrive on Tuesday, the sixth of June. I intend to listen to both the original album and the 50th anniversary album on my audiophile system. I will give an honest report.
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Re: Happy 50th, Sgt. Pepper

Post by tgwilt » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:59 pm

Surprisingly enough, the album showed up on my doorstep today. I'll give it a listen soon and an ubiased report after that.
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Re: Happy 50th, Sgt. Pepper

Post by ddray » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:12 pm

tgwilt wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:59 pm
Surprisingly enough, the album showed up on my doorstep today. I'll give it a listen soon and an ubiased report after that.
Well one thing about it is I believe that it was 4-track recording, so props to George Martin.

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Re: Happy 50th, Sgt. Pepper

Post by Andrew Pohlman » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:59 pm

tgwilt wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:59 pm
Surprisingly enough, the album showed up on my doorstep today. I'll give it a listen soon and an ubiased report after that.
Say dude - where is your critique of Sgt Pepper's ? And if you could comment on Captain Picante's Band, I'd appreciate that too. :D
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