Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Beatles stream unreleased outtake of Sgt. Pepper’s title track

The Beatles are streaming an unreleased outtake of the title track to “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” as a preview to the May 26 release of a series of reissues to celebrate the landmark album’s 50th anniversary.

Billed as “take 9”, The Guardian describes this version as “pretty stripped back, and it features some trippy voices echoing around towards the end (“I feel it, I feel it, oh baby now I feel it … Gotta be free now”). Then there’s a brief conversation between John and Paul about singing technique, and some bits where Paul has run out of breath.”

The Beatles’ eighth album, “Sgt. Pepper’s” remains one of the best-selling albums in history, with more than 32 million copies sold worldwide.

The revamped and expanded project will be available as CD, 2CD, 2LP, 6-disc Super Deluxe Edition and digital packages, all featuring a new stereo mix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell following the original work by the legendary George Martin.

Full track lists for each version can be viewed here.

“It’s crazy to think that 50 years later,” says Paul McCartney, “we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art.”

See also:

The Beatles detail Sgt. Pepper’s 50th anniversary reissues
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