Tuesday, April 4, 2017

VIDEO: The Beatles preview expanded Sgt. Pepper’s 50th anniversary reissue

The Beatles are sharing video previews of the forthcoming expanded 50th anniversary reissue of their 1967 masterpiece, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

The band have issued three clips promoting the May 26 release; two are teasers, while a third details the contents of a 6-disc Super Deluxe Edition.

Alongside 2CD, 2LP, single disc and digital packages, the Super Deluxe Edition delivers a brand new mix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell from the original master tapes, a mono mix with six extra tracks that include a “lost” version of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”, two discs featuring 100 minutes of outtakes – many previously unheard and unreleased, 5.1 surround sound and hi-res stereo mixes and DVD and Blu-ray versions of a documentary on the making of the album.

The reissues also include new stereo mixes of “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane,” two singles recorded during the Sgt. Pepper’s sessions that were scheduled to be on the final album but issued a few months in advance due to record company pressure.

The Beatles are expected to announce more details about the 50th anniversary reissues this week.

Produced by George Martin, the band’s eighth album, “Sgt. Pepper’s” was a landmark recording that has been credited with influencing everything that came after it – from studio experimentation beyond standard three-minute singles to the use of alter ego personas to developing the album as an art form that helped it outsell singles for the first time in music history.

One of the best-selling albums in history, the project has sold more than 32 million albums worldwide.

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