Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • DE1967-06-01
Hör Zu, OdeonSHZE 401[none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (mono)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • GB1967-06-01
Parlophone (UK)PMC 7027[none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (stereo)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • GB1967-06-01
Parlophone (UK)PCS 7027
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesCassette13
  • GB1967-06-01
Parlophone (UK)TC-PCS 7027
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • US1967-06-02
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS 2653[none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (mono)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • US1967-06-02
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)MAS 2653[none]
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles12" Vinyl13
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SMAS-2653[none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (stereo)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Apple RecordsAP-8163[none]
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PCS 7027[none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (limited edition picture disc)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)C1 0777 7 46442 1 1, SEAX-11840077774644211
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles12" Vinyl13
Apple Records1C 072-04 177
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (mono, red vinyl)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
OdeonEAS-70137[none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Limited Edition)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFQR 1-100[none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles12" Vinyl13
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-100[none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • AU1983-07-03
Parlophone (UK)Audio-5[none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)Nimbus Records[none]
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles12" Vinyl13
OdeonEAS-70137[none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesCassette13
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL C-100
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reissue)The BeatlesCD13
  • JP1987-06-01
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), OdeonCDP 7 46442 2, CP32-53284988006611498
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (made in Holland)The BeatlesCD13
  • GB1987-06-01
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46442 2077774644228
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (made in UK)The BeatlesCD13
  • GB1987-06-01
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46442 2077774644228
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesCD13
  • US1987-06-01
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46442 2077774644228
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesCD13
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK), Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)C2 0777 7 46442 2 8, C2 46442077774644228
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (made in West Germany)The BeatlesCD13
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46442 2, DIDX 1709077774644228
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (slipcover)The BeatlesCD13
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46442 2077774644228
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (slipcase, made in UK)The BeatlesCD13
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46442 2077774644228
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Repress, Apple logo)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PCS 70275099910417713
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesCD13
Parlophone (UK), Apple RecordsCDP 7 46442 2077774644228
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesCD13
  • JP1998-03-11
Parlophone (UK), 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, TOCP-85084988006740020
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesVinyl13
  • JP2004-01-21
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-601384988006817166
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2009 stereo remaster)The BeatlesEnhanced CD15
  • XE2009-09-09
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Parlophone (UK)0946 3 82419 2 8094638241928
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2009 stereo remaster)The BeatlesEnhanced CD14
  • US2009-09-09
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)0946 3 82419 2 8094638241928
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (iTunes 2009 remaster)The BeatlesDigital Media14
  • XW2010-11-16
Apple Records, EMI (EMI Records, since 1972)602567725428
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • XE2012-11-12
Parlophone (UK)50999699426175099969942617
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • XE2014-09-09
  • GB2014-09-09
  • US2014-09-09
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)5099963380514, PMC 7027602537825776
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2009 stereo remaster, Le Monde - Télérama)The BeatlesEnhanced CD14
Apple Records, PolyGram Collections00600753519646[none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2009 remaster)The BeatlesDigital Media13
  • XW2015-12-24
EMI Catalogue00602547673473
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (anniversary edition)The BeatlesCD13
  • US2017-04-26
Apple RecordsB0026523-02602557455304
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (deluxe edition)The Beatles2×Digital Media13 + 18
Calderstone00602557578041
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2CD Anniversary Edition)The Beatles2×CD13 + 18
  • XE2017-05-26
Parlophone (UK)0602557455366602557455366
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (deluxe edition)The Beatles2×Digital Media13 + 18
  • JP2017-05-26
Universal Music Catalogue (aka UMC)602557614497
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (anniversary edition)The Beatles2×12" Vinyl13 + 13
Apple Records, Universal Music Group (has logo with just "Universal Music Group"; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified), Parlophone (UK)602557455342, PCS 7027602557455342
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (2 CD Anniversary Edition)The Beatles2×CD13 + 18
  • US2017-05-26
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)B0026524-02, PCS 7027602557455366
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (deluxe edition)The Beatles2×Digital Media13 + 18
  • US2017-05-26
Apple Records, Universal Music Group (has logo with just "Universal Music Group"; for use as release label only when no sub-label/imprint is specified)none
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (super deluxe edition)The Beatles4×CD + Blu-ray + DVD13 + 18 + 15 + 19 + 34 + 34
  • -2017-05-26
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)0602557455328, PCS 7027602557455328
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (50th Anniversary edition)The BeatlesCD13
Apple RecordsUICY-15624988031225554
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1 CD anniversary edition)The BeatlesCD13
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)0602557455304, PCS 7027602557455304
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (super deluxe edition)The Beatles4×Digital Media13 + 18 + 15 + 19
Universal Music Catalogue (aka UMC)602567971542
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (super deluxe edition)The BeatlesDigital Media65
  • XW2018-09-21
Universal Music Catalogue (aka UMC)0060257715006700602577150067
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesCD13EMI Music Canada, Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)C2 0777 7 46442 2 8077774644228
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesCD13Selles Records (Polish label started in 1991)SELL 10285908260410285
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesCD13
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Promotion
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)AUDIO-5[none]
Bootleg
The Beatles Collection, Volume 5: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesCD23
Andrew Records, SIMAZANDRCD 21
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (US stereo DESS bootleg)The BeatlesCD13
Dr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsPCS 7027[none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (AudioPhil edition)The BeatlesDigital Media13
  • XW2016-10-29
[no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)[none][none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesDualDisc13
[no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)AREA51[none]
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesDualDisc13
[no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)AREA51
(unknown)
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club BandThe BeatlesCD14
Parlophone (UK), Apple RecordsCDP 7 46442 2, DIDX 1709077774644228
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Europe stereo; slipcase; 1992 reissue)The BeatlesCD13
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46442 2077774644228

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
parodies:Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans by Palette‐Swap Ninja
included in:Revolver / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles (2009 stereo remasters)
The Beatles Collection
The Beatles in Mono (2009 mono remasters)
With Love From Me To You
part of:Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2003 edition (number: 1) (order: 1)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 1) (order: 1)
Absolute Radio's The 100 Collection (number: 2) (order: 2)
Grammy Award: Best Pop Vocal Album nominees (number: 1968 winner) (order: 5)
Grammy Award: Album of the Year nominees (number: 1968 winner) (order: 10)
The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever (number: 19) (order: 19)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 24) (order: 24)
Jaguaro: One Hundred Albums You Should Remove from Your Collection Immediately (number: 74) (order: 77)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/23934 [info]
lyrics page:https://genius.com/albums/The-beatles/Sgt-pepper-s-lonely-hearts-club-band [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/5dcz [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]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000649874 [info]
Wikidata:Q169226 [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.