As a celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles hit album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, they’re reissuing the record.
The Beatles donning their Sgt. Pepper apparel (photo via MY ROCK MIXTAPES) May 26 is the magic day — the day the reissue packages arrive. What will this re-release of Sgt. Pepper include?
First, it’ll have a new stereo mix of the album available on CD. An expanded edition will include a digital version, a two-CD set or a two-LP vinyl deal.
The deluxe editions of the record will have never before released complete takes of all 13 tracks. Some versions will include stereo mixes of only an unreleased instrumental take of “Penny Lane” and two unreleased takes of “Strawberry Fields Forever.”
Some of the exclusive items you’ll get with a 50th anniversary special edition reissue package (photo via Rolling Stone)
If you want to go crazy, you can get the super deluxe box set. This is for the Beatles’ super fans only.
It includes everything already mentioned as well as 33 additional recordings from the Sgt. Pepper sessions, most of them unreleased. It’ll also have restored version of the coveted 1992 documentary,
It’ll also have restored version of the coveted 1992 documentary, The Making of Sgt. Pepper.
Help! Someone stop me because there’s more…
The Beatles were one of the most successful bands of all time — the Sgt. Pepper album helped them continue their upward trajectory.
This super deluxe package includes a 144-page hardcover book with introductions from Paul McCartney and producer Giles Martin. The book goes through every aspect of the album — like behind-the-scenes looks at the songs, the cover art, and musical experiments.
In this book, you’ll find out which band members were high during the album cover photo shoot, why the packaging was the most expensive ever, and more info on the 1967 album’s famous visuals…