lauantai 21. kesäkuuta 2014

History of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by English rock band The Beatles. Posted 1 June 1967 was an immediate critical and commercial success, spending 22 weeks at the top of the British album charts and number one for 15 weeks in the United States. Time magazine said that "output music historian", and praised the New Statesman in raising the level of pop art. Won four Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year, the first rock LP to receive this honor.

In the month August 1966 farewell tour of The Beatles and started a three month break from recording. During a round trip to London in November, Paul McCartney got the idea Edwardian military band, eventually forming the pulse of sergeant. Concept Pepper. Sessions of the Beatles' eighth studio album began on 24 November at Abbey Road studios for two, the original intention of the sheet material, that involves young people in the book. "Too thematically One of the first songs recorded in the project" Strawberry Fields Forever "and" Penny Lane ", but after pressure from EMI, songs were released as a double one: they are not included in the album.

In February 1967 after recording "Lonely Hearts Club Band Sgt. Pepper", McCartney has hinted that the entire Beatles album, Sgt represents a fictional work to be provided. The band Pepper. This is the alter ego of the group would be free to experiment with them musically. The recordings of the band's efforts to improve the quality of production and the previous versions. Knowing that it is not necessary to perform the track live, took an experimental approach to composition, songs such as "With a Little Help From My Friends," "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Day in the Life." Manufacturer liberal use of innovative recording the album chief engineer Geoff Emerick, George Martin, in the exercise of sound shaping and signal processing as an extraordinary 40-piece orchestra crescendo. The recording was completed April 21, 1967. Penthouse, the band posing in front of a panel of celebrities and historical figures, the basis of which the English pop artist Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, profile McCartney.

Sergeant Pepper is considered to be one of the first concept album of music scholars, argued that the extended popular music and also takes into account the artistic maturation of earlier versions of The Beatles. It is described as one of the first dishes Rock Art, to promote progressive rock, and that the opening credits of the album was. The important work of psychedelic, multi-genre album, a variety of stylistic influences of the British people, as vaudeville, circus, music hall, avant-garde, and the Western and Indian classical music. In 2003, the Library of Congress in the sergeant. Pepper on the National Register registration in honor of the book "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." In the same year, Rolling Stone magazine ranked number one on the list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. 2014 more than 30 million copies, making it one of the best-selling album of all time worldwide. Musicologist David Scott Kastan has been described as a "rock and roll's most important and influential albums of all time."

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