Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (50th anniversary boxset)

By The BeatlesOfficial album • Part of the collection “The Beatles • Post break-up albums

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Release date:
May 26, 2017

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:03 • Studio versionD • Stereo • 2017 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Organ, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Producer
Neil Sanders :
French horn
James W Buck :
French horn
Tony Randall :
French horn
John Burden :
French horn
Sam Okell :
Mix engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering engineer
Sean Magee :
Mastering engineer
Matt Mysko :
Mix assistant
Greg McAllister :
Mix assistant
Matthew Cocker :
Transfer engineer
James Clark :
Audio restoration
Adam Sharp :
Mix coordination

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 02, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 03, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 06, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

With A Little Help From My Friends

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:44 • Studio versionD • Stereo • 2017 mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine, Vocals
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Cowbell
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Hammond organ, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Producer
Sam Okell :
Mix engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering engineer
Sean Magee :
Mastering engineer
Matt Mysko :
Mix assistant
Greg McAllister :
Mix assistant
Matthew Cocker :
Transfer engineer
James Clark :
Audio restoration
Adam Sharp :
Mix coordination

Session Recording:
Mar 29, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 30, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 31, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


3.

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:29 • Studio versionF • Stereo • 2017 mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Lowrey organ
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas
John Lennon :
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Lead guitar, Tambura
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Producer
Sam Okell :
Mix engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering engineer
Sean Magee :
Mastering engineer
Matt Mysko :
Mix assistant
Greg McAllister :
Mix assistant
Matthew Cocker :
Transfer engineer
James Clark :
Audio restoration
Adam Sharp :
Mix coordination

Session Recording:
Mar 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 02, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 03, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


4.

Getting Better

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:48 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 2017 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar, Piano, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Congas, Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar, Tambura
George Martin :
Pianette, Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Producer
Malcolm Addey :
Recording engineer
Sam Okell :
Mix engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering engineer
Sean Magee :
Mastering engineer
Matt Mysko :
Mix assistant
Greg McAllister :
Mix assistant
Matthew Cocker :
Transfer engineer
James Clark :
Audio restoration
Adam Sharp :
Mix coordination

Session Recording:
Mar 09, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 10, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 21, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 23, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


5.

Fixing A Hole

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:37 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 2017 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead and backing vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas
John Lennon :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Harpsichord, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Producer
Adrian Ibbetson :
Recording engineer
Sam Okell :
Mix engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering engineer
Sean Magee :
Mastering engineer
Matt Mysko :
Mix assistant
Greg McAllister :
Mix assistant
Matthew Cocker :
Transfer engineer
James Clark :
Audio restoration
Adam Sharp :
Mix coordination

Session Recording:
Feb 09, 1967
Studio :
Regent Sound Studio, London

Session Recording:
Feb 21, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


6.

She's Leaving Home

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:35 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 2017 mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Lead vocals
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Producer
Stephen Shingles :
Viola
John Underwood :
Viola
Erich Gruenberg :
Violin
Derek Jacobs :
Violin
Trevor Williams :
Violin
José Luis Garcia :
Violin
Dennis Vigay :
Cello
Alan Dalziel :
Cello
Gordon Pearce :
Double bass
Sheila Bromberg :
Harp
Sam Okell :
Mix engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering engineer
Sean Magee :
Mastering engineer
Matt Mysko :
Mix assistant
Greg McAllister :
Mix assistant
Matthew Cocker :
Transfer engineer
James Clark :
Audio restoration
Adam Sharp :
Mix coordination

Session Recording:
Mar 17, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 20, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 20, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


7.

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:38 • Studio versionF • Stereo • 2017 mix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass guitar
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Harmonica, Shaker bells
John Lennon :
Lowrey organ, Vocals
George Harrison :
Harmonica
George Martin :
Hammond organ, Harmonium, Piano, Producer, Tape loops
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer, Tape loops
Giles Martin :
Producer
Mal Evans :
Bass harmonica
Neil Aspinall :
Harmonica
Sam Okell :
Mix engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering engineer
Sean Magee :
Mastering engineer
Matt Mysko :
Mix assistant
Greg McAllister :
Mix assistant
Matthew Cocker :
Transfer engineer
James Clark :
Audio restoration
Adam Sharp :
Mix coordination

Session Recording:
Feb 17, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
28, 29, 31 March 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 31, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


8.

Within You Without You

Written by George Harrison

5:05 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 2017 mix

George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Sitar, Tambura, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Producer
Jack Rothstein :
Violin
Neil Aspinall :
Tambura
Ralph Elman :
Violin
Jack Greene :
Violin
Erich Gruenberg :
Violin
Alan Loveday :
Violin
Julien Gaillard :
Violin
Paul Scherman :
Violin
David Wolfsthal :
Violin
Reginald Kilbey :
Cello
Allen Ford :
Cello
Peter Beavan :
Cello
Sam Okell :
Mix engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering engineer
Sean Magee :
Mastering engineer
Matt Mysko :
Mix assistant
Greg McAllister :
Mix assistant
Matthew Cocker :
Transfer engineer
James Clark :
Audio restoration
Adam Sharp :
Mix coordination

Session Recording:
Mar 15, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 22, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Apr 03, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 04, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


9.

When I'm Sixty-Four

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:38 • Studio versionD • Stereo • 2017 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Chimes, Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Guitar
George Harrison :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Producer
Robert Burns :
Clarinet
Henry MacKenzie :
Clarinet
Frank Reidy :
Clarinet
Sam Okell :
Mix engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering engineer
Sean Magee :
Mastering engineer
Matt Mysko :
Mix assistant
Greg McAllister :
Mix assistant
Matthew Cocker :
Transfer engineer
James Clark :
Audio restoration
Adam Sharp :
Mix coordination

Session Recording:
Dec 06, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
8,20,21 Dec 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Dec 30, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


10.

Lovely Rita

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:42 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 2017 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Comb and paper, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Comb and paper, Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Backing vocals, Comb and paper
George Harrison :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Backing vocals, Comb and paper
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Producer
Sam Okell :
Mix engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering engineer
Sean Magee :
Mastering engineer
Matt Mysko :
Mix assistant
Greg McAllister :
Mix assistant
Matthew Cocker :
Transfer engineer
James Clark :
Audio restoration
Adam Sharp :
Mix coordination

Session Recording:
Feb 23, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 24, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 07, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 21, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


11.

Good Morning Good Morning

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:41 • Studio versionD • Stereo • 2017 mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Lead guitar
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Producer
Barrie Cameron :
Saxophone
David Glyde :
Saxophone
Alan Holmes :
Saxophone
John Lee :
Trombone
Sam Okell :
Mix engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering engineer
Sean Magee :
Mastering engineer
Matt Mysko :
Mix assistant
Greg McAllister :
Mix assistant
Matthew Cocker :
Transfer engineer
James Clark :
Audio restoration
Adam Sharp :
Mix coordination

Session Recording:
Feb 08, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Feb 16, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
13, 28, 29 March 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 19, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


12.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:19 • Studio versionE • Stereo • 2017 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas, Tambourine, Vocals
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Organ, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Producer
Sam Okell :
Mix engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering engineer
Sean Magee :
Mastering engineer
Matt Mysko :
Mix assistant
Greg McAllister :
Mix assistant
Matthew Cocker :
Transfer engineer
James Clark :
Audio restoration
Adam Sharp :
Mix coordination

Session Recording:
Apr 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


13.

A Day In The Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

5:37 • Studio versionE • Stereo • 2017 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Bongos, Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Piano, Vocals
George Harrison :
Maracas
George Martin :
Harmonium, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Producer
Jack Brymer :
Clarinet
Mal Evans :
Alarm clock, Piano, Vocals
Sidney Sax :
Violin
Francisco Gabarro :
Cello
Jurgen Hess :
Violin
John Underwood :
Viola
Alan Civil :
French horn
David Mason :
Trumpet
Neil Sanders :
French horn
Erich Gruenberg :
Violin
Granville Jones :
Violin
Bill Monro :
Violin
Hans Geiger :
Violin
D Bradley :
Violin
Lionel Bentley :
Violin
David McCallum :
Violin
Donald Weekes :
Violin
Henry Datyner :
Violin
Ernest Scott :
Violin
Gwynne Edwards :
Viola
Bernard Davis :
Viola
John Meek :
Viola
Dennis Vigay :
Cello
Alan Dalziel :
Cello
Alex Nifosi :
Cello
Cyril MacArthur :
Double bass
Gordon Pearce :
Double bass
John Marston :
Harp
Basil Tschaikov :
Clarinet
Roger Lord :
Oboe
N Fawcett :
Bassoon
Alfred Waters :
Bassoon
Clifford Seville :
Flute
David Sanderman :
Flute
Monty Montgomery :
Trumpet
Harold Jackson :
Trumpet
Raymond Brown :
Trombone
Raymond Premru :
Trombone
T Moore :
Trombone
Michael Barnes :
Tubas
Tristan Fry :
Percussion, Timpani
Marijke Koger :
Tambourine
Sam Okell :
Mix engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering engineer
Sean Magee :
Mastering engineer
Matt Mysko :
Mix assistant
Greg McAllister :
Mix assistant
Matthew Cocker :
Transfer engineer
James Clark :
Audio restoration
Adam Sharp :
Mix coordination

Session Recording:
Jan 19, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jan 20, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
3,10,22 Feb 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 22, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Disc 2


1.

Sgt. Pepper Sessions


1.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:40 • Studio versionC1 • Take 1. Too much criticism to George Martin because on Anthology CDs Vol. 2 he "erased" Paul and George’s backing vocals, when in reality, he gave us the actual TAKE 1 without any overdubs as Mark Lewisohn documented, a version that wasn’t bootlegged before that. The very same day of this recording, November 24th, 1966, John recorded a second vocal (double tracked vocal) and Paul and George added backing harmonies, all over that first take and that’s the version that was bootlegged before and it’s the same version appearing now. Now, on this Deluxe edition: Giles edited out some mellotron warm up sounds after the "Take One" announcement, missing 22 seconds that are available on bootleg, and also he faded out 8 seconds of post-take studio sounds.

George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 24, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


2.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionF • Take 4. The bootlegs have it complete, while now Giles faded out five seconds of music (the actual end). Everything else is the same, including the slate announcement.

Session Recording:
Nov 28, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


3.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:17 • Studio versionD1 • Take 7. Could this be something new (as Take 7- overdubs on Take 6- has been around on bootlegs for many years)? [...] This Take 7 from the new Pepper Deluxe Box set has the same introduction as on bootlegs (with someone whistling and George Martin saying “Strawberry Fields Forever Take seven…”), Giles again edited out 8 seconds after the “Remix from four track Take Six” announcement and also did a fade out, but despite having those edits, there is something different. [...] An undocumented RS mix or simply Giles edited out the “Donald Duck” sounds, the hiccup, the “Ohh” and added Paul’s count-in? But if he did that, why the original RM3 doesn’t have also neither of that and the count-in has the same volume intensity? Giles took Paul’s count-in from the Mono Mix? (because none of the bootleg sources containing Take 7 have a count-in.) This Take 7 Stereo Mix is new to me.

Session Recording:
Nov 29, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


4.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:19 • Studio versionG • Take 26. The bootleg version is complete with pre-take announcement sounds and no slight fade out at the end, while on this new version we have that. Also Giles try to hide John’s vocal warm ups during the first seconds on the song that can be heard clear and loud on the bootleg and here are almost imperceptible.

Session Recording:
Dec 15, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


5.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:11 • Studio versionH • Stereo • 2015 mix - The mellotron is at the Center throughout the recording, instead of at left. The drums are centered instead of being at the left. The jangly guitars during the slow take of the song are to the right now, instead of centered. The bass is more prominent in the new mix. The transition between the major takes is a little covered up – being less abrupt than the 1971 stereo mix but not panning like the first stereo mix. The swarmandal moves across from R to L (as 1971 stereo). The extra plink after “think” is there, but it’s not as loud as German stereo. The horns are not as loud in verse 3 and are spread around (some at L, some at C). The guitar at C is softer during the fade. There is more echo on the horns during the fade, or so it seems. “Cranberry Sauce” appears only once.

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Bongos, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Timpani
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Percussion
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Bongos, Mellotron, Piano, Vocals
George Harrison :
Electric guitar, Maracas, Svarmandal, Timpani
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer, Sound producer
Mal Evans :
Tambourine
Derek Simpson :
Cello
Norman Jones :
Cello
Neil Aspinall :
Guiro
Terry Doran :
Maracas
Tony Fisher :
Trumpet
Greg Bowen :
Trumpet
Derek Watkins :
Trumpet
Stanley Roderick :
Trumpet
John Hall :
Cello
Sam Okell :
Mixing engineer
Miles Showell :
Mastering

Session Recording:
Nov 29, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Dec 08, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
29 Nov 1966 and 8, 9, 15, 21 Dec 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from Frank Daniels


6.

When I'm Sixty-Four

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionE • Take 2. Starts with a "Take Two" announcement and some warm up but the rest is just the released take (minus overdubs), so this is not actual Take 2 (Takes 1 and 2 were instrumental). This is Take 2 Vocal Overdub (the same as the released version, Giles could have use a different vocal take but he didn’t) recorded two days later.

Session Recording:
Dec 08, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


7.

Penny Lane

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:56 • Studio versionF • Take 6 – Instrumental. One of the highlights of this new Deluxe set not available before. Paul starts the count-in and the familiar piano notes, but from the second 41 the song adds a different rhythm buried on the final take (and also buried on the Anthology CD2 version that uses part of this take). This is like hearing a new Penny Lane version with instruments and elements not present on the final or the other known takes.

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Dec 29, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


8.

Penny Lane

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:47 • Studio versionG • Vocal Overdubs And Speech. New. “Vocal overdubs”?? Just the boys hearing through their headphones a rough cut of the song while they add some “da da daa” and handclaps (and sing some parts at the same time but not for recording, just to keep track of their “hand clap overdubs”). Still, new and nice to hear.

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


9.

Penny Lane

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:58 • Studio versionH • Stereo • 2017 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmonium, Percussion, Piano, Tambourine, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handbell
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Congas, Guitar, Handclaps, Piano
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Guitar
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
David Mason :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Ray Swinfield :
Flutes, Piccolos
P Goody :
Flutes, Piccolos
Manny Winters :
Flutes, Piccolos
Dennis Walton :
Flutes, Piccolos
Leon Calvert :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Freddy Clayton :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Bert Courtley :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Duncan Campbell :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Dick Morgan :
Cor anglais, Oboes
Mike Winfield :
Cor anglais, Oboes
Frank Clarke :
Double bass

Session Recording:
Dec 29, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
30 Dec 1966 and 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 Jan 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road


10.

A Day In The Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:41 • Studio versionG • Take 1. “In the Life Of… Take One” announcement available before but some micro seconds before that are new. This take was partially available mixing the Anthology Vol. 2 CD and the Making of Sgt Pepper, here is complete for the first time. It lacks Paul’s vocal part. During the last 24-bar count in by Mal, John jokes on him counting from 10 to 13 in a funny voice.

Session Recording:
Jan 19, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


11.

A Day In The Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:49 • Studio versionH • Take 2. The other highlight of this new boxed set. Pretty much the same as Take 1 but at the end John improvises with his piano. Starts with a “Take Two” announcement that is new. 2:20 of this song was available before on the Anthology CD 2, now we have it complete running 4:48. It also lacks Paul’s vocal part. The final “Hummm” Take 11 was edited here at the end for some strange reason and on the 2 disc version will be included after Take 1. (For the die-hards, they need to also buy the 2 CD version just for that edit)

Session Recording:
Jan 19, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


12.

A Day In The Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

0:56 • Studio versionI • Orchestra Overdub. Already available on Anthology 2 discs but now here it is complete and clean, still nothing really new or great because it’s also the released take from the final part. Starts with some ambient noises, people talking at distance, “A Day in the Life” playing as background just to keep track. The end is the same as on the Anthology CDs but lacks Paul’s comments that were inserted there. Just 0:55 of duration.

Session Recording:
Feb 10, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


13.

A Day In The Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:55 • Studio versionJ • (Hummed Last Chord) [Takes 8, 9, 10 and 11]. 1:53 is the total length of this track and until we have the liner notes, we don’t know yet who’s doing the “Hummmss” besides John, Paul and George that can be heard on the tape, plus a woman that could be Patti Boyd (picture available) or Leslie Bryce (Beatles Monthly Book) or Cynthia or anyone else and one or two more male vocals that could be also anyone since Mark Lewisohn says this four takes named edit pieces takes 8-11 were recorded after the orchestral session where many friends attended. Even Mark L. don’t document who’s here doing all the “Hummmms”

Session Recording:
Feb 10, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


14.

A Day In The Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:53 • Studio versionK • The Last Chord. New. All nine takes for the first time (all announced and all complete except the final take, according to Mark L, take 7 was 59 seconds long but Giles here just included THREE seconds, the rest seems to be as complete as they were recorded). John, Paul, Ringo and Mal Evans at the same time on three pianos recording all nine edit pieces of the final piano note. Take 9 here is the overdubbed version and almost near the end we can hear George Martin saying “pretty good”. Total length of this track is 2:52, another highlight of this new collection.

Session Recording:
Feb 22, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


15.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:34 • Studio versionE • Take 1 – Instrumental. New. Take announcement coming from both Geoff Emerick and Richard Lush. That is new, the following warm-up pre take is edited here on the official box to just 13 seconds, five of which are new, but the rest was already available from the Rockband video game “chats and warm up before the actual song” mix and lasting longer (49 seconds) before they play the actual Take 1 (also NEW). Another highlight from this box, and after the take ends we can hear Geoff saying “Take Two”..

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


16.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:37 • Studio versionF • Take 9 And Speech. Another “Gilestein” mix. Actual Take 9 was a backing track or instrumental. Take 10 became when Paul added his final vocal part BUT before that he also tried many vocal takes, none of which were included here but the final and official vocal take! (except for the “Free Now” impro) ...

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 02, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


17.

Good Morning Good Morning

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:04 • Studio versionE • Take 1 – Instrumental, Breakdown. New, only 1:03 but great. After the breakdown we can hear a “Take Two” announcement as well.

Session Recording:
Feb 08, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


18.

Good Morning Good Morning

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:47 • Studio versionF • Take 8. The first 8 seconds pre-take warm up are new, the rest of the take was already released on the Anthology 2 CDs in a different mix (inverted channels plus sounds better there than here in my opinion, John’s vocal is brighter), the rest of the song until it’s end is identical, no extra seconds after.

Session Recording:
Feb 08, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles

Disc 3


1.

Sgt. Pepper Sessions


1.

Fixing A Hole

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:00 • Studio versionD • Take 1

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 09, 1967
Studio :
Regent Sound Studio, London


2.

Fixing A Hole

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:28 • Studio versionE • Speech and Take 3

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 09, 1967
Studio :
Regent Sound Studio, London


3.

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:08 • Studio versionG • Speech from before Take 1 ; Take 4 and speech at the end

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 17, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


4.

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:35 • Studio versionH • Take 7. The pre take warm up also already available on the Rockband songs but Paul’s count-in is new, it’s not the same count-in from the Anthology 2 CDs: (George Martin: “OK Man let’s go, Lights on”/Paul’s count-in and John whistling) so the count-in here or on the Anthology CDs comes from a different take but not the 7th. The other main difference is that the Anthology Version has double tracked vocal or echo attached to John’s vocal, while on this new release it’s pure, single tracked. the vocal is also centered, while on Anthology it’s on the left channel. Here, the take is complete while on the Anthology, the tape-loops at the end.

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 17, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


5.

Lovely Rita

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:05 • Studio versionD • Speech and take 9. Partially new although according to Mark Lewisohn, take 9 was a reduction mix from take 8 and also a backing track and vocals were added a day after giving birth to take 10 and 11, so this could not be Take 9. The speech at the intro could be from an earlier take and it’s already available (edited here) at the Rockband intros, then we can hear Paul’s count in very far away (“One, Two, Three, Four” and by the way, this same count-in intro is also available on the Rockband mixes starting from “two, three, four” ) and once the song starts he is reciting with loud and clear voice, not the same as for the count-in, so this is a vocal overdub take, but it’s actually the released vocal take. Sadly, the only difference is the lack of overdubs and the harmonies from the intro, the best is that we can hear the full ending of the song and Paul and John singing at the end when the song already ended “Oh no no, I refuse to Go”.

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 24, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


6.

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:40 • Studio versionG • Take 1 and speech at the end

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


7.

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:08 • Studio versionH • Speech, false start and Take 5

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


8.

Getting Better

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:19 • Studio versionD • Take 1 - Instrumental and speech at the end

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 09, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


9.

Getting Better

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:45 • Studio versionE • Take 12

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 09, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


10.

Within You Without You

Written by George Harrison

5:33 • Studio versionE • Take 1 - Indian instruments only

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 15, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


11.

Within You Without You

Written by George Harrison

3:56 • Studio versionF • George coaching the musicians

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

12.

She's Leaving Home

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:49 • Studio versionE • Take 1 - Instrumental

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 17, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


13.

She's Leaving Home

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:48 • Studio versionF • Take 6 - Instrumental

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 17, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


14.

With A Little Help From My Friends

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:15 • Studio versionE • Take 1 - False start and Take 2 - Instrumental

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 29, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


15.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:00 • Studio versionF • Speech and Take 8

Giles Martin :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Disc 4


1.

Mono album (1967 mix)


1.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:03 • Studio versionA • 1967 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Organ, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Neil Sanders :
French horn
James W Buck :
French horn
Tony Randall :
French horn
John Burden :
French horn

Session Recording:
Feb 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 02, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 03, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 06, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

With A Little Help From My Friends

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:45 • Studio versionA • 1967 mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Piano
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine, Vocals
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Cowbell
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
Hammond organ, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 29, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 30, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 31, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


3.

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:28 • Studio versionA • 1967 mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Lowrey organ
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas
John Lennon :
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Lead guitar, Tambura
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 02, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 03, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


4.

Getting Better

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:47 • Studio versionA • 1967 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar, Piano, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Congas, Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Handclaps
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar, Tambura
George Martin :
Pianette, Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Malcolm Addey :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 09, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 10, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 21, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 23, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


5.

Fixing A Hole

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:38 • Studio versionA • 1967 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead and backing vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas
John Lennon :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Harpsichord, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Adrian Ibbetson :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 09, 1967
Studio :
Regent Sound Studio, London

Session Recording:
Feb 21, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 21, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


6.

She's Leaving Home

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:26 • Studio versionA • 1967 mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Lead vocals
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Stephen Shingles :
Viola
John Underwood :
Viola
Erich Gruenberg :
Violin
Derek Jacobs :
Violin
Trevor Williams :
Violin
José Luis Garcia :
Violin
Dennis Vigay :
Cello
Alan Dalziel :
Cello
Gordon Pearce :
Double bass
Sheila Bromberg :
Harp

Session Recording:
Mar 17, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 20, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 20, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


7.

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:41 • Studio versionA • 1967 mix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass guitar
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Harmonica, Shaker bells
John Lennon :
Lowrey organ, Vocals
George Harrison :
Harmonica
George Martin :
Hammond organ, Harmonium, Piano, Producer, Tape loops
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer, Tape loops
Mal Evans :
Bass harmonica
Neil Aspinall :
Harmonica

Session Recording:
Feb 17, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
28, 29, 31 March 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 31, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


8.

Within You Without You

Written by George Harrison

5:08 • Studio versionA • 1967 mix

George Harrison :
Acoustic guitar, Sitar, Tambura, Vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Jack Rothstein :
Violin
Neil Aspinall :
Tambura
Ralph Elman :
Violin
Jack Greene :
Violin
Erich Gruenberg :
Violin
Alan Loveday :
Violin
Julien Gaillard :
Violin
Paul Scherman :
Violin
David Wolfsthal :
Violin
Reginald Kilbey :
Cello
Allen Ford :
Cello
Peter Beavan :
Cello

Session Recording:
Mar 15, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 22, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Apr 03, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 04, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


9.

When I'm Sixty-Four

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:40 • Studio versionA • 1967 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Chimes, Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Guitar
George Harrison :
Backing vocals
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Robert Burns :
Clarinet
Henry MacKenzie :
Clarinet
Frank Reidy :
Clarinet

Session Recording:
Dec 06, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
8,20,21 Dec 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Dec 30, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


10.

Lovely Rita

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:46 • Studio versionA • 1967 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Comb and paper, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Comb and paper, Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Backing vocals, Comb and paper
George Harrison :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Backing vocals, Comb and paper
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 23, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 24, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 07, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 21, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


11.

Good Morning Good Morning

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:34 • Studio versionA • 1967 mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Lead guitar
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Barrie Cameron :
Saxophone
David Glyde :
Saxophone
Alan Holmes :
Saxophone
John Lee :
Trombone

Session Recording:
Feb 08, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Feb 16, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
13, 28, 29 March 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 19, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


12.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:19 • Studio versionA • 1967 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas, Tambourine, Vocals
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
Organ, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 01, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


13.

A Day In The Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

5:23 • Studio versionA • 1967 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Bongos, Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Piano, Vocals
George Harrison :
Maracas
George Martin :
Harmonium, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Jack Brymer :
Clarinet
Mal Evans :
Alarm clock, Piano, Vocals
Sidney Sax :
Violin
Francisco Gabarro :
Cello
Jurgen Hess :
Violin
John Underwood :
Viola
Alan Civil :
French horn
David Mason :
Trumpet
Neil Sanders :
French horn
Erich Gruenberg :
Violin
Granville Jones :
Violin
Bill Monro :
Violin
Hans Geiger :
Violin
D Bradley :
Violin
Lionel Bentley :
Violin
David McCallum :
Violin
Donald Weekes :
Violin
Henry Datyner :
Violin
Ernest Scott :
Violin
Gwynne Edwards :
Viola
Bernard Davis :
Viola
John Meek :
Viola
Dennis Vigay :
Cello
Alan Dalziel :
Cello
Alex Nifosi :
Cello
Cyril MacArthur :
Double bass
Gordon Pearce :
Double bass
John Marston :
Harp
Basil Tschaikov :
Clarinet
Roger Lord :
Oboe
N Fawcett :
Bassoon
Alfred Waters :
Bassoon
Clifford Seville :
Flute
David Sanderman :
Flute
Monty Montgomery :
Trumpet
Harold Jackson :
Trumpet
Raymond Brown :
Trombone
Raymond Premru :
Trombone
T Moore :
Trombone
Michael Barnes :
Tubas
Tristan Fry :
Percussion, Timpani
Marijke Koger :
Tambourine

Session Recording:
Jan 19, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Jan 20, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
3,10,22 Feb 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Feb 22, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Bonus tracks


1.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:09 • Studio versionA • Original mono mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Bongos, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Timpani
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Percussion
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Bongos, Mellotron, Piano, Vocals
George Harrison :
Electric guitar, Maracas, Svarmandal, Timpani
George Martin :
Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
Mal Evans :
Tambourine
Derek Simpson :
Cello
Norman Jones :
Cello
Neil Aspinall :
Guiro
Terry Doran :
Maracas
Tony Fisher :
Trumpet
Greg Bowen :
Trumpet
Derek Watkins :
Trumpet
Stanley Roderick :
Trumpet
John Hall :
Cello

Session Recording:
Nov 29, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Dec 08, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
29 Nov 1966 and 8, 9, 15, 21 Dec 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Dec 22, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Penny Lane

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:02 • Studio versionB • Original mono mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmonium, Percussion, Piano, Tambourine, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handbell
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Congas, Guitar, Handclaps, Piano
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Guitar
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
David Mason :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Ray Swinfield :
Flutes, Piccolos
P Goody :
Flutes, Piccolos
Manny Winters :
Flutes, Piccolos
Dennis Walton :
Flutes, Piccolos
Leon Calvert :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Freddy Clayton :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Bert Courtley :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Duncan Campbell :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Dick Morgan :
Cor anglais, Oboes
Mike Winfield :
Cor anglais, Oboes
Frank Clarke :
Double bass

Session Recording:
Dec 29, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
30 Dec 1966 and 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 Jan 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jan 25, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


3.

A Day In The Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

4:43 • Studio versionF • First mono mix. "This is RM1 of Four Track Take..ahh.. Six" announcement  from Geoff Emerick is new.  But on bootleg we have a different announcement circulating: "Four track remix, this is Take six" and was placed together with the RM1 acetate version, so maybe that announcement on bootlegs comes from the tape reduction made to create Take 6 but not the Mono mixing?. The rest of the song is the same version on bootleg circulating from many years where Paul makes the "Oh S**t!" mistake, but here is in perfect quality.

Session Mixing:
Jan 30, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


4.

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:50 • Studio versionI • Original mono mix - No.11. From "The Daily Beatles": New- "RM 11" announcement from Emerick, it has also some pre-take sounds. The ‘lost’ version for many years.

Session Mixing:
Mar 02, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


5.

She's Leaving Home

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:43 • Studio versionD • First mono mix. "RM1" announcement from Emerick, Paul and John can be heard at the beginning ready to sing and then Paul’s count in. The harp at the intro has the ADT effect not featured on the final version and also the extra cello part is present here.

Session Recording:
Mar 17, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Mar 20, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 20, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Details & description coming from The Daily Beatles


6.

Penny Lane

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:02 • Studio versionA • Capitol Records mono US Promo mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmonium, Percussion, Piano, Tambourine, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Handbell
John Lennon :
Backing vocals, Congas, Guitar, Handclaps, Piano
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Guitar
George Martin :
Piano, Producer
Geoff Emerick :
Recording engineer
David Mason :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Ray Swinfield :
Flutes, Piccolos
P Goody :
Flutes, Piccolos
Manny Winters :
Flutes, Piccolos
Dennis Walton :
Flutes, Piccolos
Leon Calvert :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Freddy Clayton :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Bert Courtley :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Duncan Campbell :
Flugelhorn, Trumpets
Dick Morgan :
Cor anglais, Oboes
Mike Winfield :
Cor anglais, Oboes
Frank Clarke :
Double bass

Session Recording:
Dec 29, 1966
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
30 Dec 1966 and 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12 Jan 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jan 17, 1967
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

About

From the press release:

THE BEATLES CELEBRATE ‘SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND’
WITH SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION RELEASES

‘Sgt. Pepper’ Presented with New Mixes in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Audio; Expanded with Previously Unreleased Session Recordings, Video Features & Special Packaging

Previously Unreleased 1992 Documentary Film, ‘The Making of Sgt. Pepper,’ Restored for Anniversary Edition’s Super Deluxe Boxed Set

London – April 5, 2017 – It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music’s most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release a suite of lavishly presented ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition packages on May 26 (Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe). The album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio and expanded with early takes from the studio sessions, including no fewer than 34 previously unreleased recordings.

“It’s crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art,” says Paul McCartney in his newly-penned introduction for the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition.

“‘Sgt. Pepper’ seemed to capture the mood of that year, and it also allowed a lot of other people to kick off from there and to really go for it,” Ringo Starr recalls in the Anniversary Edition’s book.

For Record Store Day on April 22, Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe will release an exclusive, limited edition seven-inch vinyl single of The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane,” among the first songs recorded during the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ sessions, which began in November 1966. Rather than being held for inclusion on the album, the two songs were released as a double A-sided single in February 1967. Amidst intense media speculation about the band’s next move, the single bridged what was then considered a long gap between the Revolver album, released in August 1966, and ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ which followed 10 months later.

This is the first time Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings, and it is the first Beatles album to be remixed and expanded since the 2003 release of Let It Be… Naked. To create the new stereo and 5.1 surround audio mixes for ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios in London. All of the Anniversary Edition releases include Martin’s new stereo mix of the album, which was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition releases include:

A CD featuring the new ‘Sgt. Pepper’ stereo mix, complete with the original U.K. album’s “Edit for LP End” run-out groove.

Deluxe: Expanded 2CD and digital package features the new stereo album mix on the first CD and adds a second CD of 18 tracks, including previously unreleased complete takes of the album’s 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album. The second CD also includes a new stereo mix and a previously unreleased instrumental take of “Penny Lane” and the 2015 stereo mix and two previously unreleased complete takes of “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

Deluxe Vinyl: Expanded 180-gram 2LP vinyl package features the new stereo album mix on the first LP and adds a second LP with previously unreleased complete takes of the album’s 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album.

Super Deluxe: The comprehensive six-disc boxed set features:
CD 1: New stereo album mix
CDs 2 & 3:
– 33 additional recordings from the studio sessions, most previously unreleased and mixed for the first time from the four-track session tapes, sequenced in chronological order of their recording dates
– A new stereo mix of “Penny Lane” and the 2015 stereo mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever”
CD 4:
– Direct transfers of the album’s original mono mix and the “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” singles
– Capitol Records’ U.S. promotional mono single mix of “Penny Lane”
– Previously unreleased early mono mixes of “She’s Leaving Home,” “A Day In The Life,” and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” (a mix thought to have been erased from a tape in 1967, but discovered during archive research for the anniversary edition)
Discs 5 & 6 (Blu-ray and DVD):
– New 5.1 surround audio mixes of the album and “Penny Lane” by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, plus their 2015 5.1 surround mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever”
– High resolution audio versions of the new stereo mixes of the album and “Penny Lane” and of the 2015 stereo mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever”
– Video features: 4K restored original promotional films for “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Penny Lane,” and “A Day In The Life;” plus The Making of Sgt. Pepper, a restored, previously unreleased documentary film (broadcast in 1992), featuring insightful interviews with McCartney, Harrison, and Starr, and in-studio footage introduced by George Martin.

– “A splendid time is guaranteed for all” –

The album’s vibrant artwork, including its extravagant Pop Art cover which finds The Beatles surrounded by a crowd of heroes in a 3D collage, was created by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth in collaboration with the band. The original artwork is showcased across the suite of Anniversary Edition releases, including the album’s pull-out sheet of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ cutouts. Housed in a 12-inch by 12-inch box with lenticular artwork and two bonus posters, the six-disc Super Deluxe set is presented with a 144-page hardcover book. The book includes new introductions by Paul McCartney and Giles Martin, and chapters covering comprehensive song-by-song details and recording information, the design of the cover, the album’s musical innovations and its historical context by Beatles historian, author and radio producer Kevin Howlett; composer and musicologist Howard Goodall; music producer and writer Joe Boyd; and journalists Ed Vulliamy and Jeff Slate, illustrated with rare photographs, reproductions of handwritten lyrics, Abbey Road Studios documentation, and original ‘Sgt. Pepper’ print ads. The Deluxe 2CD digipak is slipcased with a 50-page booklet abridged from the box set’s book, and the 2LP Deluxe Vinyl is presented in a faithful reproduction of the album’s original gatefold jacket.

– “We hope you will enjoy the show” –

Just as many ideas are sparked by chance, ‘Sgt. Pepper’ first sprang from a conversation between Paul and Beatles roadie Mal Evans on an airplane, when Mal’s request to pass the salt and pepper was misheard by Paul as “Sgt. Pepper.” The concept of who such a figure could be took root in Paul’s mind, blooming with the imagination of The Beatles as an Edwardian era military band — “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” The Beatles’ creative wellspring for ‘Sgt. Pepper’ also flowed from such myriad sources as The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds album, a Victorian circus poster (“Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!”), a TV commercial for breakfast cereal (“Good Morning Good Morning”), a picture drawn by John’s young son, Julian (“Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”), a teen runaway reported in the news (“She’s Leaving Home’), and Hindu teachings (“Within You Without You”).

– “Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song” –

Using the standard four-track tape recording equipment of the day, The Beatles collaborated with producer George Martin to achieve “the impossible,” as they dubbed it, to go as far out as they could with arrangements and new technology to realize their collective vision for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. As George Martin described it, “We were into another kind of art form where you were putting something down on tape that could only be done on tape.” The Beatles clocked more than 400 hours in Abbey Road’s Studio 2 to record the album, wrapping sessions in April 1967.

– “I read the news today oh boy” –

Upon its release on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band initially spent 148 weeks in the British chart, including a total of 27 weeks at number one. During its first U.S. chart run, the album held the number one spot for 15 of the 88 weeks it appeared in the Top 200. ‘Sgt. Pepper’ won four GRAMMY Awards®, including Album of the Year, and it remains one of the most influential and bestselling albums of all time. In 2003, the U.S. Library of Congress selected ‘Sgt. Pepper’ for the National Recording Registry, recognizing the album as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” ‘Sgt. Pepper’ tops Rolling Stone magazine’s definitive list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”

From billboard, May 18, 2017:

[Giles] Martin says their work was built around the original mono mix of the album, which his father, the late Sir George Martin, produced. “The [monaural mix] is the one the band was present at, so we tried to adhere what they were trying with mono, the tape speeds and with effects, the ADT [artificial double tracking] on drums. ‘She’s Leaving Home’ is a good example of that. And then, things like fades, like ‘Good Morning’ with the animals being more present on the mono and the laughter at the end of ‘Within You Without You.’ There are things that Beatles fans cry out for that they experience in the mono.

“And on top of that, by using the techniques we used, by using the other generations of tapes, we get a chance to mix from tapes that haven’t been mixed from. And the intention was, I suppose, to make the mono into a stereo as far as the band’s ethic and what they want to achieve from their mixes goes. And also to bring Sgt. Pepper to a new generation.”

Martin says there were things he noticed between the stereo and mono mixes. “A good example of the stereo would be my intention to put the bass in the center as much as we could. And then ‘With a Little Help From My Friends,’ which you could have put the bass in the center if you have that, we had enough tracks to do it. I found that there was a loneliness to Ringo [Starr]’s voice when the bassist on the right panned right that I was missing when I put it in the center. And Sam actually put it on the right and I went, ‘Why didn’t you put it in the center?’ And he goes, ‘I’m not sure about it.’ And then I did it and it was like Ringo’s voice didn’t sound as good. So that would be a stereo thing, because the mono has no panning.” […]

Last updated on August 26, 2021

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Cece Blakemore 4 years ago

Mr. McCartney, Mr. Star, Mr. Martin & Mr. Okell please do the same for the White Album! Sergeant Pepper's and The White Album would be a dream come true! Thanks for listening. :)


The PaulMcCartney Project 4 years ago

Thanks for the msg ! Your wish may become true according to Giles Martin !

“The White Album, which is the next release – that is where they started becoming indulgent,” Giles told the BBC in a new interview. “There are 70 takes of ‘Sexy Sadie,’ for instance. The efficiency went slightly out the window. There’s a lot of stuff. So, it’s getting the balance right.”

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