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    The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    Label:Parlophone – AUDIO-5
    Series:EMI Audiophile
    Format:
    Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Half Speed Mastered
    Country:Australia
    Released:
    Genre:Rock
    Style:Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock

    Tracklist

    A1Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    A2With A Little Help From My Friends
    A3Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
    A4Getting Better
    A5Fixing A Hole
    A6She's Leaving Home
    A7Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
    B1Within You, Without You
    B2When I'm Sixty-Four
    B3Lovely Rita
    B4Good Morning, Good Morning
    B5Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
    B6A Day In The Life
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    This Audiophile record came into existence following a decision by EMI Australia to try their hand at half-speed mastering for a reissue series.

    This LP never went on sale in regular record stores, but was made exclusively available to the public at the Sydney Hi-Fi And Audio Show on July 3rd 1983. Just 497 numbered copies were released with unique label artwork, mirroring the black and silver one EMI box Parlophone labels of 1969, and housed inside a single pocket picture cover with AUDIOPHILE designated on the back. Each LP had an individually numbered sticker fixed to the top right corner of the back cover.

    Barcode and Other Identifiers

    • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): AUDIO 5-A -3 D
    • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): AUDIO-5-B DB STUDIO 301
    • Matrix / Runout (Label A): AUDIO 5 A
    • Matrix / Runout (Label B): AUDIO 5 B

    Other Versions (5 of 1051)View All

    Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (LP, Album, Stereo)ParlophonePCSO 7027Australia1967
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    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (LP, Album, Mono)OdeonPMC 7027France1967
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    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (LP, Album, Stereo, Non Gatefold)Parlophone, ParlophonePCSM 7027, PCSM.7027New Zealand1967
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (LP, Album, Mono)ParlophonePMC 7027UK1967
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    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (LP, Album, Gatefold)ParlophonePCS 7027Norway1967

    Reviews

    beatles45rpm's avatar
    beatles45rpm
    I was the first person through the doors at the Sydney Hi-Fi Show in July 1983 and I bought two copies of this release at $25.00 each, my copies were # 70 and # 79. I opened # 70 and have played it no more than half a dozen times since but I kept copy # 79 sealed and so in mint condition. I sold it two weeks ago for $4,000.00, not a bad investment.
    steamybrown2003's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    The legendary “Audio 5”, the Aussie’s attempt at “...Pepper”. For me, this cut is a disappointment, mastered unevenly and way too loud! There is a totally unnatural sounding low end throughout, with spotty shrill mids and highs—it’s an overwhelming listen that fatigues the ear almost immediately, like when kids play music too loud with the bass turned way up. However, I have to say that the mastering sounds quite modern really in some respects, way ahead of it’s time for 83’, and on par with current mastering trends....a precursor more or less to what Mr. Giles Martin has recently accomplished with the newly remixed “Pepper...”.
    billw415's avatar
    billw415
    Edited one year ago
    An interview with Don Bartley on the history and creation of the Audio 5 release. Considered the rarest Sgt. Pepper LP due to its scarcity on the market and low number of pressings (less than half of the Nimbus run). A unique 30ips 1:1 copy of the original Pepper master tape at Abbey Road was used for this album.

    https://www.analogplanet.com/content/origin-rarest-and-most-sought-after-pressing-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band