The Beatles ‎– Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Tracklist

A1 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 2:02
A2 With A Little Help From My Friends 2:44
A3 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds 3:28
A4 Getting Better 2:47
A5 Fixing A Hole 2:37
A6 She's Leaving Home 3:23
A7 Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite ! 2:35
B1 Within You Without You 5:06
B2 When I'm Sixty-Four 2:38
B3 Lovely Rita 2:44
B4 Good Morning Good Morning 2:36
B5 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) 1:19
B6 A Day In The Life 5:02

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1st UK pressings, with:
A Garrod & Lofthouse laminated gatefold cover (flipback glue-tabs on inner spread);
A red half-tone print on white 'psychedelic' inner sleeve;
A 'cut-outs' card insert (full-color, single-sided. Printed signatures of Blake/Haworth at foot);
A black and yellow logo label with silver text:
"The Gramophone Co." in the radial text and "Sold in the U.K. Subject To Resale Price Conditions, See Price Lists" across label at center, with "Made in Gt. Britain" at foot.

℗ 1967
Northern Songs, NCB

Narrow spine. Wide spine 1st press here: The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Variant 3, Side 2, runout figures at 9 o'clock are very difficult to identify, having been stamped then overstamped.

Durations were found and entered by timing every track of a copy of this exact release.

1st June 1967 as date of release of this album is stated on the official Beatles website (thebeatles.com).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label matrix): XEX.637
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label matrix): XEX.638
  • Rights Society: NCB
  • Other (A or B-side Tax Code label embossing): KT
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 1): XEX 637-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 1): XEX 638-1
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 2): XEX 637-1 1 MRT
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 2): XEX 638-1 0 MAO
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 3): XEX 637-1 AOM 6
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 3): XEX 638-1 ART 8GCOBB 8
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 4): XEX 637-1 ATA 3
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 4): XEX 638-1 APR 0
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 5): XEX 637-1 ARO 1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 5): XEX 638-1 AAM 3
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 6): XEX 637-1 AAH 3 7
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 6): XEX 638-1 RHR 1 9
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 7): XEX 637-1 AOL 2
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 7): XEX 638-1 AAL 9
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 8): XEX 637-1 MAT 6
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 8): XEX 638–1 ALP 0
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 9): XEX 637-1 RDM EF
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 9): XEX 638-1 HGA 8
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 10): XEX 637-1 GPR 3
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 10): XEX 638-1 GPL 3
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 11): XEX 637-1 MGL 1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 11): XEX 638-1 MDL 9
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 12): XEX 637-1 MMP D
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 12): XEX 638-1 MMH 9
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 13): XEX 637-1 MAL 6
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 13): XEX 638-1 MRM 7
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 14): XEX 638-1 AO T 2
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 14): XEX 638-1 A RR 2
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 15): XEX 637-1 AOP 1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 15): XEX 638-1 ADA 3
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 16): XEX 637-1 ALH 4
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 16): XEX 638-1 MMO 10
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 17): XEX 637-1 APH 2
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 17): XEX 638-1 AOA 7
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 18): XEX 637-1 TD 1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 18): XEX 638-1 GO 1
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 19): XEX 637-1 GGA 2
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 19): XEX 638-1 RTT 3
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 20): XEX 637-1 GOR 6
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 20): XEX 638-1 GAD 2
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 21): XEX 637-1 GGT 4
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 21): XEX 638-1 OT 35
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 22): XEX 637-1 MA 3
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 22): XEX 638-1 LG 2
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped, variant 23): XEX 637-1 GHA 6
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped, variant 23): XEX 638-1 GHG 3

Other Versions (5 of 899) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZR25-1009 The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band(Cass, Album) Odeon ZR25-1009 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
DC 1, C 066 04.177 A The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi) Parlophone, Parlophone DC 1, C 066 04.177 A France 1978 Sell This Version
PCS7027 (PMC7027) The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band(LP, Album, RE) Parlophone PCS7027 (PMC7027) UK Unknown Sell This Version
SMAS 2653, SMAS-2653, 2653 The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band(LP, Album, RE, Win) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records SMAS 2653, SMAS-2653, 2653 US 1978 Sell This Version
SMAS 2653, SMAS-2653, 2653 The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band(LP, Album, RE, Wi) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records SMAS 2653, SMAS-2653, 2653 US 1976 Sell This Version

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allanrclarcke

allanrclarcke

February 21, 2020
This album was released before I was born but I have listened to it through my family since I was a kid. It's a work of genius.
MagicBeliever66

MagicBeliever66

November 24, 2019
edited 3 months ago

For better and worse, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band helped set the precedent that rock bands could (and should) do more or less whatever they wanted. Songs got longer, albums grew concepts, and the idea of the LP as a concise product meant to showcase a performer’s talents gave way to the suspicion that commercial concerns ultimately only served The Man. A few months before The Beatles were set to record Sgt. Pepper’s, Bob Dylan had released Blonde on Blonde, an album so expansive it had to literally be pressed onto two records, while The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds stretched the dimensions and possibilities of the three-minute pop song. McCartney in particular had been fascinated by things like Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention’s 1966 debut, Freak Out!, a double album whose hodgepodge of songs, noise, skits, and sound gags mirrored conceptual art’s breaking of the painterly frame. Where The Beatles had once sought to distill and consolidate, now they were looking to expand. McCartney had even come up with an alter ego and pseudo-unifying backstory—a move Lennon later said only worked because the band said it worked. In other words, they didn’t want to just exorcise the group that made “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” they wanted to smother them with a pillow. Vacationing in France just before recording had started, McCartney slicked his hair back with Vaseline and wandered the streets in a fake mustache and clear-lens glasses, an experience he called “quite liberating.” For all its experiments (“A Day in the Life”) and invocations of the counterculture (“Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”), it’s probably the band’s most conservative album: the beer hall sing-alongs of the title track and “With a Little Help From My Friends,” the old-timey entertainments of “Being for the Benefit of Mister Kite!,” the domestic contentment of “When I’m Sixty-Four.” Like The Kinks circa “Waterloo Sunset” and The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society and The Beach Boys of Smiley Smile, Sgt. Pepper’s is an album that looked toward the past instead of the future, the work of guys in their late twenties starting to wonder if they’d been too eager to break from the old world—or at least might have lost something along the way. (Lennon’s “Strawberry Fields Forever,” recorded around the same time, covered similar themes; that the band was all taking acid—a drug that has a way of flattening geologic time—probably didn’t hurt either.) Even Lennon’s lyric on “A Day in the Life”—“I read the news today, oh boy”—rang with a cosmic quaintness, an image not of young radicals on the loose but of the aging souls of “Eleanor Rigby,” finding infinite richness in a narrow life. A couple of months after the album was released, the band—along with partners, children, and business infrastructure—traveled to Greece with the vague intention of buying an island for everyone to live on, but eventually managed to think better of it.
tonysue

tonysue

December 21, 2018
No red half tone inner sleeve
Matrix / Runout ( A-side runout stamped): XEX 637-1 Initials MMA upper right side of label and on B side
rogergoodstyle

rogergoodstyle

November 3, 2018
engineer Geoff Emerick says in this interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5caf6mAACA that he only listens to the mono CD.
Timotree

Timotree

October 1, 2018
Why is there no mention on Discogs of the infinite loop at the end of the record on the UK versions? Had to google that info to find out it was only on UK editions... or is it????
LP_therapy

LP_therapy

June 7, 2018
edited over 2 years ago

Isn't this version same as this: https://www.discogs.com/The-Beatles-Sgt-Peppers-Lonely-Hearts-Club-Band/release/499497
I don't see any difference except for the different stampers
LuciferSam10029

LuciferSam10029

November 2, 2017
For me, it isn't the best Beatles album. It does have some cool tracks but overall, it fails in comparison to masterpieces such as Revolver, Rubber Soul and the White Album. Sgt. Peppers' isn't really as musically innovative as everyone makes it out to be, the really innovation by the Beatles is the final track on Revolver named 'Tomorrow Never Knows'. If you've never heard it, it's their true masterpiece in innovation in my opinion. Another reason that Sgt. Peppers falls kind of flat for me is that the beginning two tracks (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, With A Little Help From My Friends) set the album up like a concept album but that just totally disappears and pops up at the end of the album. But, even disregarding that fact, there are only a few enjoyable songs for me on this album which are 'Within You Without You', 'Lovely Rita' and 'A Day In The Life'. Sometimes I like 'Good Morning, Good Morning' but for the most part, as a whole it's meh for me. I respect it's success as The Beatles were creative geniuses that started out making love songs and grew to making mature and more creative pieces but enjoy all of their work with only small exceptions. This album just happens to be one of them.
TheBeatlesFan1963

TheBeatlesFan1963

July 9, 2017
nice album love it look forward to the 50th Anniversary Box Set
usamantra

usamantra

July 5, 2017
Some interesting bit for the time - still has a newness.
adohooligan

adohooligan

June 2, 2017
Very first editions of this has a wide spine. This is much rarer than later copies.