Offered for sale is a still sealed U.S. pressing of the limited edition picture disc of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles.
About this copy: This picture disc of Sgt. Pepper is a sealed original 1978 pressing on the Capitol label.
As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is fully intact, with no rips, tears or holes. This copy is not a cutout, and does not have a cut corner, saw mark, or punch hole, as many copies do.
There is a small hype sticker on the wrap that says, “Limited Edition.”
A beautiful copy of a scarce picture disc and the nicest copy we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: Due to collector interest in picture discs, which were then mostly promotional items, many record companies started issuing limited edition picture discs of popular albums in 1978.
The large-scale production of picture disc LPs was short-lived, as most buyers weren’t interested in paying nearly twice as much money for records that usually didn’t sound as good as the regular black vinyl pressings.
During this time, the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road, and Band on the Run by Paul McCartney & Wings were released as picture discs in both the U.S. and Japan.
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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|Year of Release:||1978|