Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is a 1976 issue on the Apple label of an album that was originally issued in 1967 on the Odeon label.
The cover is VG+ with no wear but with moderate foxing both inside and outside the gatefold cover. The obi is M-.
The lyric insert and cutout sheet are missing.
The black vinyl disc is M- with many spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. It’s a clean disc that’s been played often but well cared for.
A nice copy of a classic LP.
Background: There’s not much point in writing about Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; entire books have been written about the album. It’s not only the best-known album of the Beatles’ catalog, but it’s regarded as one of the most influential albums ever released.
This LP, like nearly all Beatles albums issued in Japan in the 1960s, was pressed on both red and black vinyl, with the red vinyl pressings being more highly sought out by collectors.
With Revolver, the Beatles made the Great Leap Forward, reaching a previously unheard-of level of sophistication and fearless experimentation. Sgt. Pepper, in many ways, refines that breakthrough, as the Beatles consciously synthesized such disparate influences as psychedelia, art-song, classical music, rock & roll, and music hall, often in the course of one song. Not once does the diversity seem forced — the genius of the record is how the vaudevillian “When I’m 64” seems like a logical extension of “Within You Without You” and how it provides a gateway to the chiming guitars of “Lovely Rita.”… It’s possible to argue that there are better Beatles albums, yet no album is as historically important as this. After Sgt. Pepper, there were no rules to follow — rock and pop bands could try anything, for better or worse. Ironically, few tried to achieve the sweeping, all-encompassing embrace of music as the Beatles did here.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1976|