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Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 12" Vinyl 13 Hör Zu, Odeon SHZE 401 [none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (mono) 12" Vinyl 13 Parlophone PMC 7027
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (stereo) 12" Vinyl 13 Parlophone PCS 7027
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Cassette 13 Parlophone TC-PCS 7027
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (mono) 12" Vinyl 13 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) MAS 2653 [none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 12" Vinyl 13 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) SMAS 2653 [none]
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 12" Vinyl 13 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) SMAS-2653 [none]
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 12" Vinyl 13 Parlophone PCS 7027 [none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 12" Vinyl 13 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) SEAX-11840
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 12" Vinyl 13 Apple Records 1C 072-04 177
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 12" Vinyl 13 Odeon EAS-70137
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 12" Vinyl 13 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-100 [none]
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 12" Vinyl 13 Odeon EAS-70137 [none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (made in Holland) CD 13 Parlophone CDP 7 46442 2 077774644228
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (made in UK) CD 13 Parlophone CDP 7 46442 2 077774644228
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band CD 13 Parlophone CDP 7 46442 2 077774644228
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band CD 13 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) C2-46442
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (made in West Germany) CD 13 Parlophone CDP 7 46442 2, DIDX 1709 077774644228
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (slipcover) CD 13 Parlophone CDP 7 46442 2 077774644228
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band CD 13 Parlophone, Apple Records CDP 7 46442 2 077774644228
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band CD 13 Parlophone, Apple Records, EMI (double‐boxed EMI logo representing Japanese domestic repertoire from 東芝EMI and EMIミュジック・ジャパン, until the latter’s acquisition by Universal Music Japan in April 2013) CDP 7 46442 2, TOCP-51118 4988006740020
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Vinyl 13 東芝EMI 株式会社 (record company, do not use as release label - check obi, back or disc for imprint! Ended 2007-06-29) TOJP-60138 4988006817166
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2009 stereo remaster) Enhanced CD 14 Apple Records, Parlophone 0946 3 82419 2 8 094638241928
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2009 stereo remaster) Enhanced CD 14 Apple Records 0946 3 82419 2 8 094638241928
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 12" Vinyl 13 Parlophone 5099969942617 5099969942617
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 12" Vinyl 13 Apple Records, Parlophone 5099963380514, PMC 7027 602537825776
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (anniversary edition) CD 13 Apple Records B0026523-02 602557455304
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2CD Anniversary Edition) 2×CD 13 + 18 Parlophone 0602557455366 602557455366
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (anniversary edition) 2×12" Vinyl 13 + 13 Apple Records, Universal Music Group (has logo with just "Universal Music Group") 602557455342 602557455342
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2 CD Anniversary Edition) 2×CD 13 + 18 Apple Records, Parlophone B0026524-02, PCS 7027 602557455366
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (deluxe edition, mastered for iTunes) 2×Digital Media 13 + 18 Apple Records
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (super deluxe edition) 4×CD + Blu-ray + DVD 13 + 18 + 15 + 19 + 34 + 34 Apple Records, Parlophone 0602557455328, PCS 7027 602557455328
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (50th Anniversary edition) CD 13 Apple Records UICY-1562 4988031225554
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1 CD anniversary edition) CD 13 Apple Records, Parlophone 0602557455304, PCS 7027 602557455304
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (super deluxe edition) Digital Media 65 UMC (label of Universal Music UK) 00602577150067 602577150067
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band CD 13 Selles Records SELL 1028 5908260410285
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band CD 13 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Promotion
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 12" Vinyl 13 Parlophone AUDIO-5 [none]

Relationships

covers: Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band by Easy Star All‐Stars
Pepper Front to Back by Les Fradkin
Rolling Stone: Rare Trax, Volume 105: Sgt. Peppers Fantastic Cover Bands by Various Artists
Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father by Various Artists
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Big Daddy
included in: The Beatles (2009 stereo remasters)
The Beatles Box Set
parodies: Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans by Palette‐Swap Ninja
part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 1)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000649874 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/23934 [info]
Wikidata: Q169226 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [info]
lyrics page: http://genius.com/albums/The-beatles/Sgt-pepper-s-lonely-hearts-club-band [info]
http://lyrics.wikia.com/The_Beatles:Sgt._Pepper's_Lonely_Hearts_Club_Band_(1967) [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/the_beatles/sgt__peppers_lonely_hearts_club_band/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/6995/ [info]
https://www.spirit-of-rock.com/en/album/Sgt._Pepper's_Lonely_Hearts_Club_Band/1233 [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/5dcz [info]

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It took 129 days to record, between autumn 1966 and spring 1967, and it changed the world. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band may have all but disappeared under an avalanche of hyperbole, but if there's one reason why this album stands the test of time it's because its sum is greater than its whole. After five listens most people will know it as a suite, where Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds always follows With a Little Help from My Friends. And it will always be thus.

The reason it took 129 days to piece together isn't due to the band's indulgences - on the contrary, The Beatles were extremely disciplined during their studio sessions. It's simply because guiding an album this complex to fruition in those days took a long time. These guys weren't just recording songs; they were inventing the stuff with which to make this record as they went along.

But with George Martin and his backroom boys on hand, the Faberge psychedelic egg that was finally laid on the eve of the Summer of Love came so fully-realised that it changed the way we listened to recorded sound forever. Sgt Pepper's… is at once warm and familiar, yet wild and strange; cosy and English with a very empirical eye on the exotica of the East (note George Harrison's underrated Within You Without You). Shot through with Peter Blake-assisted Edwardiana, it was also as fashionable as it could possibly be.

It was also a release key in the canon of concept albums, coming with its own alter-ego mythology and very much addressing the pressing concerns of their generation, ie: how to achieve higher states of consciousness in 60s suburbia. It is riddled with The Beatles' trademark love/hate affair with the Establishment as their own lives were suddenly shoved unceremoniously up against those of the chattering classes, encapsulated by She's Leaving Home's blow at straight parenthood, Lovely Rita's suggestion of sexual deviancy, and A Day in the Life's oblique references to minds being blown on buses in rush hour traffic.

Yet it's all a far cry from the militancy of their American peers. Paul McCartney's When I'm 64 is pure nostalgia for his parents' golden age, one which was taken from them. It's less a kicking out of the jams, more a spreading them on scones at teatime.

Yet what was revolutionary was the sonic carpet that enveloped the ears and sent the listener spinning into other realms. There was the nursery rhyme surrealism of Lucy in the Sky…, the crazed calliopes of Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite! and, of course, the lysergic collage of A Day in the Life, promising the meaning of life in its endless final chord. And it still rings on today.