Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition gray/pink marbled vinyl pressing of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles, issued in Canada in 1978.
About this copy: This copy of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is a 1978 Canadian pressing on the purple Capitol label.
As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed. This LP should include a cutout insert.
The wrap is fully intact except for small tears in the upper left and lower right hand corners on the back cover. They’re quite small.
Attached to the wrap is a hype sticker that says “Limited Edition Marble Vinyl The Official Sgt. Pepper.”
A beautiful copy of a fairly scarce colored vinyl Beatles LP, and the first sealed copy we’ve had in many years.
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.
Released in 1967, the album reached #1 on the charts in at least six different countries.
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.
In 1978, collectors were showing a lot of interest in colored vinyl LPs, and record companies around the world released a number of then-new and older titles on colored vinyl as limited edition pressings.
While The Beatles 1962-1966, The Beatles 1967-1970, and The Beatles were released on colored vinyl in the United States at that time, there were two titles released by Capitol on colored vinyl only in Canada – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, on gray marbled vinyl, and Love Songs, which was pressed on yellow vinyl.
Neither album was widely imported at the time, and they’re both somewhat hard to find today.
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