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Sgt Pepper's 40thAnniversary

on BBC Radio 2

2/2. The most famous album of all time - the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - was released 40 years ago this month. Now critically eclipsed by some of the band's other works, the immaculately produced concept LP nevertheless transformed the pop landscape. Its Grammy-winning engineer, Geoff Emerick , heads back to Abbey Road Studios to reveal the innovative techniques that resulted in the unique sound of era-defining tracks such as A Day in the Life and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. With the analogue four-track equipment originally used in 1967. modern acts such as Oasis, Kaiser Chiefs, Travis, the Fratellis, the Fray and Richard Ashcroft record their versions of the work's various songs.


Geoff Emerick
Richard Ashcroft

BBC Radio 2

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