Remixing "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in Dolby Atmos

Circa 2021 / 2022 • For The Beatles

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Dolby Atmos - 2022) Streaming.
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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In 2017, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, The Beatles’ album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was remixed and reissued in various formats, including a Dolby Atmos format.

This 2017 Atmos mix was initially made for theatrical presentation. Circa 2021 / 2022, after gaining more experience in Atmos mixing, producer Giles Martin decided to redo the Atmos mix to make it more compatible with streaming audio devices.

Sgt. Pepper’s was the first Atmos mix you did. What was that process like?

Sgt. Pepper’s, how it’s being presented right now, I’m actually going to change it. It doesn’t sound quite right to me. It’s out in Apple Music right now. But I’m gonna replace it. It’s good. But it’s not right. Sgt. Pepper’s was, I think, the first album ever mixed in Dolby Atmos. And we did that as a theatrical presentation. I liked the idea of the Beatles being the first to do something. It’s cool that they can still be the first to do something. So Sgt. Pepper’s is a theatrical mix that’s then being converted into a smaller medium. Therefore, it’s not quite right. I’m gonna go back to the theatrical mix and and make it into what’s called near-field Dolby Atmos, as opposed to the cinema Dolby Atmos. It’s a bit bright. It’s a bit digital. But again, I’m gonna replace it, so that’s cool.

Giles Martin – From The Beatles in Spatial Audio: Giles Martin on How It All Works (, July 28, 2021

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