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The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Label:Parlophone – PCS 7027, Capitol Records – B0027772-01, Apple Records – B0027772-01
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, ½ Speed Master, 180 Gram, Anniversary Edition, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Rock

Tracklist

A1Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1:57
A2With A Little Help From My Friends2:34
A3Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Engineer [Second]Graham Kirkby, Ken Scott
3:21
A4Getting Better2:42
A5Fixing A Hole
Engineer [Principal]Adrian Ibbetson
2:29
A6She's Leaving Home
Engineer [Second]Ken Scott
Orchestrated ByMike Leander
3:19
A7Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite !2:35
B1Within You Without You4:57
B2When I'm Sixty-Four
Engineer [Second]Phil McDonald
2:34
B3Lovely Rita2:39
B4Good Morning Good Morning2:30
B5Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)1:17
B6A Day In The Life
Engineer [Second]Phil McDonald
4:55
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Notes

Pressing variation: This release is 'not' mastered at Optimal Media GmbH.
Similar Giles Martin mixed Anniversary Edition (mastered at Optimal) here - The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

New stereo mix sourced directly from the 4-track session tapes, guided by the original mono mix.

Manufactured at Quality Record Pressings.

Made in the U.S.A.

℗ © 2017 Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of Universal Music Group) / Apple Corps Limited. Artwork © 2017 Apple Corps Limited.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02567 09834 8
  • Barcode (String & scanned): 602567098348
  • Label Code: LC01846
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): B0027772-01 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): B0027772-01 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A etched): B0027772-01 Az Miles * Abbey Road 1/2 Speed. Room 30
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B etched): B0027772-01 Bz Miles * Abbey Road 1/2 Speed. Room 30

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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
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

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  • syedafridiqbal's avatar
    I used to have a green Capitol label vintage press. I didn’t enjoy it. Sounded muddy and the fidelity seemed low. I have heard that original stereo mix always sounded like that.

    This stereo remix is a breath of fresh air compared to that. Everything is cleaner and clearer. High clarity and very well balanced.

    However, the bass is bloated and doesn’t sound natural. The low frequencies are boosted to a level it affects the overall dynamic range of this album. Overall, while this remix is much more crisper, there is a sterile wash over it.

    Vocals are upfront and Ringo’s drum lines finally got the proper treatment (brought up in the mix to make it much more audible).
    • cyberbee35's avatar
      cyberbee35
      Edited 7 months ago
      How to find out this release is Not Mastered At – Optimal Media GmbH – BH71657 besides Matrix etched to make sure this is the release stated on this page ? Is there any other way or different info stated somewhere ? Thank you.
      • McHomie's avatar
        McHomie
        In another 50 years, this 50th Anniversary Edition remix will be the standard version, the one most people are listening to. It's just about perfect, faithful to the mono mix, yet sounding fresh and new. Bass and drums in particular are more crisp and clear, but everything shines through. Great pressing, very quiet, no surface noise, and just top notch packaging all around.
        • Psychobabble-Mike's avatar
          The bass needs to be tamed a bit, but overall, I prefer this remix, and for me, preferring a remix of a Beatles album is rarer than an acetate of "Penny Lane" with that extra bit of trumpet at the end. It combines the best touches from the stereo and mono mixes: the psychedelic separation and greater emphasis on weird sounds of the stereo with the heavy rhythm section and hotter guitars of the mono, as well as "She's Leaving Home" at the intended peppier speed. That song really cannot afford to drag.
          • loaffy's avatar
            loaffy
            This pressing is perfect. I love the remix as well. No distortion whatsoever and the dynamic range is vast. May be one of the best pressings in my collection.
            • jtgill's avatar
              jtgill
              This is an audiophile quality pressing done at QRP. Plus, you can pick it up at Walmart or Target with your groceries for $25. It’s a no brainer if you are looking for a copy of this one
              • Scrade's avatar
                Scrade
                Far and away one of the best pressings in my collection. For once, the sound on this release sounds genuinely better than the digital, lossless version. Along with this, it comes with a recreation of the original sleeve and cutouts, and a 4 page booklet filled with tons of great information about the making of this legendary album. A must-buy, especially for the $25 it costs at Target, which is where I bought this.
                • EarlGreyt's avatar
                  EarlGreyt
                  Edited 2 years ago
                  I'm in the minority here regarding the mix. Great pressing quality, great packaging and overall increase in detail -- I can hear more deeply into the 'components' of the mix. But the mix is lacking the atmosphere and spatial impact of the original. It's as if things are magnified, centered, and spread out where they have no right to be. As much as this album is a marvel of studio tech in its time, it's still full of splices, primitive overdubbing, and minimally tracked. In short, the 2017 mix sounds more like an old recording trying too hard, where the original mix sounds like it belongs.

                  For example, in "A Little Help From My Friends", all of the vocals, especially Ringo's lead, are lacking their iconic reverb in the new mix. They sound too "zoomed in" and are lacking the placement and atmosphere of the original mix. The Beatles music just isn't the same without its iconic atmosphere. Yes, even the hard panning.

                  This new mix also lacks dynamics. It's overall too loud but short of being shouty. It's balancing is also too leveled but without being completely flat; overall dynamics as well as individual track dynamics. For example, much of the character in the woodwinds and percussion of "When I'm Sixty-Four" is missing in the new mix due to what sounds like heavy-handed compression or balancing of instruments. Again, this has the effect of an old recording trying to sound like a new one, unnecessarily.

                  I appreciate the others here who feel like a veil has been lifted, but in my opinion the tradeoff is a shrunken space.
                  • izakteaz's avatar
                    izakteaz
                    Edited 2 years ago
                    Just spun this one for the 2nd time last night (its been a while) on a new soundsystem. WOW. I was really surprised how loud the music is and how quiet the vinyl pressing was created. Nice heavy wax and flat non warped surface. The remixing is great. Well worth my purchase. Felt like hearing it again for the first time in a concert setting. One thing I def noticed was the end of Benefit of Mr. Kite the chimes didn't suddenly end like on the original US CD from the 80s. Boy times have changed for the better in sound.
                    • fmfxray373's avatar
                      fmfxray373
                      Edited 2 years ago
                      My favorite pressings of this album tend to be the Orange Capitols done in 1976, which in my opinion are very underrated. This pressing from QRP is fantastic, and apart from a little less bass (particularly on Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds) sounds really nice on a good system. Fixing A Hole in particular just sounds much more alive. I think the 2017 CD remix would have been better accepted if they had just recorded the LP in flat mastering to digital. Kite is nearly not as loud on the vinyl as it is on the CD.

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