ALBUM OF THE WEEK: The Beatles - SGT. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band

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posted by James Willmott

THE BEATLES: SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEART CLUB BAND

It was 50 years ago yesterday that celebrated one of the biggest and best bands to ever arrive on the shores of Australia. To celebrate, this week’s Album Of The Week is ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, by The Beatles. It was the bands 8th studio album, and with their already profound success, ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band’ was an instant hit, reaching their already worldwide fan base, and introducing so many more. ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ spent 22 weeks at number one in the UK, and 15 weeks in the United States.

On a flight home to London in 1966, member Paul McCartney had an idea to create songs and music under a fictional Edwardian era military band, later influencing and creating the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ concept, and the alter egos the members are dressed as on the front cover of the album.

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The album was released June 1st, 1967 and still is noted as one of the most influential albums to ever impact music. 2003 saw Rolling Stone Magazine name ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ as number one on its ‘500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.’ Currently, the album is said to have sold over 30 million copies worldwide, laying claim to fame as one of the most successful albums ever. The Beatles are continuing to reach new audiences and ears, building their fan base even further.

‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ features many popular singles and well known songs. From ‘Getting Better’ to ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,’ there is certainly something for all.

No matter your age, the smooth sounds of The Beatles reach all demographics. Many critics would say the band, and in fact this album was much before its time. The mix of genres including rock’n’roll, circus and classical are perhaps why these statements were made, and it’s clear why.

Get back to the classic sounds of the 60’s and treat your ears to some of The Beatles best work, including self titled E.P. ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and ‘With A LIttle Help From My Friends,’ both featured below. All The Beatles albums are available on iTunes, CD or on the official website at www.thebeatles.com.