Details: The Beatles to Reissue Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, The Beatles will reissue Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in several different expanded formats / packages. The sets will be available on May 26, 2017.

The single cd will feature a stereo mix of the album. The expanded deluxe edition comes as a two cd set or two LP set, with digital downloads available. It will include the new stereo mix on one disc/LP and a batch of alternate takes on the other.

Then there will be a super deluxe six-disc box set that includes a 144-page hardcover book detailing the history of the album and featuring an introduction from Paul McCartney and producer Giles Martin. The first disc will be a stereo remaster, three discs will feature alternate takes from those Sgt Pepper recording sessions, the fourth disc will contain previously unreleased mono mixes of several tracks as well as the original album’s mono mix. The fifth and sixth discs will include surround sound mixes and promo videos for several tracks.

The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Reissue CD (Sgt. Pepper 2017 Stereo Mix)
1. ” Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
2. ” With A Little Help From My Friends”
3. ” Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”
4. ” Getting Better”
5. ” Fixing A Hole”
6. ” She’s Leaving Home”
7. ” Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!”
8. ” Within You Without You”
9. ” When I’m Sixty-Four”
10. “Lovely Rita”
11. “Good Morning Good Morning”
12. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)”
13. “A Day In The Life”

Deluxe [2CD, digital]
CD 1
Sgt. Pepper 2017 Stereo Mix
CD 2
1. ” Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” [Take 9]
2. ” With A Little Help From My Friends” [Take 1 — False Start And Take 2 — Instrumental]
3. ” Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” [Take 1]
4. ” Getting Better” [Take 1 — Instrumental And Speech At The End]
5. ” Fixing A Hole” [Speech And Take 3]
6. ” She’s Leaving Home” [Take 1 — Instrumental]
7. ” Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!” [Take 4]
8. ” Within You Without You” [Take 1 — Indian Instruments]
9. ” When I’m Sixty-Four” [Take 2]
10. “Lovely Rita” [Speech And Take 9]
11. “Good Morning Good Morning” [Take 8]
12. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” [Take 8]
13. “A Day In The Life” [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]
14. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Take 7]
15. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Take 26]
16. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Stereo Mix — 2015]
17. “Penny Lane” [Take 6 — Instrumental]
18. “Penny Lane” [Stereo Mix — 2017]

Deluxe Vinyl
LP 1
Sgt. Pepper 2017 Stereo Mix
LP 2 (Complete early takes from the sessions in the same sequence as the album)
Side A
1. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” [Take 9 And Speech]
2. “With A Little Help From My Friends” [Take 1 — False Start And Take 2 — Instrumental]
3. “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” [Take 1]
4. “Getting Better” [Take 1 — Instrumental And Speech At The End]
5. “Fixing A Hole” [Speech And Take 3]
6. “She’s Leaving Home” [Take 1 — Instrumental]
7. “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!” [Take 4]
Side B
1. “Within You Without You” [Take 1 — Indian Instruments]
2. “When I’m Sixty-Four” [Take 2]
3. “Lovely Rita” [Speech And Take 9]
4. “Good Morning Good Morning” [Take 8]
5. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (Reprise) [Take 8]
6. “A Day In The Life” [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]

Super Deluxe [4CD/DVD/Blu-ray box set]
CD 1
Sgt. Pepper 2017 Stereo Mix
CD 2 (Complete early takes from the sessions, sequenced in chronological order of their first recording dates)
1. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Take 1]
2. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Take 4]
3. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Take 7]
4. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Take 26]
5. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Stereo Mix — 2015]
6. “When I’m Sixty-Four” [Take 2]
7. “Penny Lane” [Take 6 — Instrumental]
8. “Penny Lane” [Vocal Overdubs And Speech]
9. “Penny Lane” [Stereo Mix — 2017]
10. “A Day In The Life” [Take 1]
11. “A Day In The Life” [Take 2]
12. “A Day In The Life” [Orchestra Overdub]
13. “A Day In The Life” (Hummed Last Chord) [Takes 8, 9, 10 and 11]
14. “A Day In The Life” (The Last Chord)
15. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” [Take 1 — Instrumental]
16. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” [Take 9 And Speech]
17. “Good Morning Good Morning” [Take 1 — Instrumental, Breakdown]
18. “Good Morning Good Morning” [Take 8]
CD 3 (Complete early takes from the sessions, sequenced in chronological order of their first recording dates)
1. “Fixing A Hole” [Take 1]
2. “Fixing A Hole” [Speech And Take 3]
3. “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!” [Speech From Before Take 1; Take 4 And Speech At End]
4. “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!” [Take 7]
5. “Lovely Rita” [Speech And Take 9]
6. “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” [Take 1 And Speech At The End]
7. “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” [Speech, False Start And Take 5]
8. “Getting Better” [Take 1 — Instrumental And Speech At The End]
9. “Getting Better” [Take 12]
10. “Within You Without You” [Take 1 — Indian Instruments Only]
11. “Within You Without You” [George Coaching The Musicians]
12. “She’s Leaving Home” [Take 1 — Instrumental]
13. “She’s Leaving Home” [Take 6 — Instrumental]
14. “With A Little Help From My Friends” [Take 1 — False Start And Take 2 — Instrumental]
15. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” [Speech And Take 8]
CD 4 (Sgt. Pepper and bonus tracks in Mono)
1-13: 2017 Direct Transfer of Sgt. Pepper Original Mono Mix
14. “Strawberry Fields Forever” [Original Mono Mix]
15. “Penny Lane” [Original Mono Mix]
16. “A Day In The Life” [Unreleased First Mono Mix]
17. “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” [Unreleased Mono Mix — No. 11]
18. “She’s Leaving Home” [Unreleased First Mono Mix]
19. “Penny Lane” [Capitol Records U.S. Promo Single — Mono Mix]
DISCS 5 & 6 (Blu-ray & DVD)
Audio Features (both discs):
– New 5.1 Surround Audio mixes of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album and “Penny Lane,” plus 2015 5.1 Surround mix of “Strawberry Fields Forever” (Blu-ray: DTS HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby True HD 5.1 / DVD: DTS Dolby Digital 5.1)
– High Resolution Audio versions of 2017 ‘Sgt. Pepper’ stereo mix and 2017 “Penny Lane” stereo mix, plus 2015 “Strawberry Fields Forever” hi res stereo mix (Blu-ray: LPCM Stereo 96KHz/24bit / DVD: LPCM Stereo)
Video Features (both discs):
– The Making of Sgt. Pepper [restored 1992 documentary film, previously unreleased]
– Promotional Films: “A Day In The Life;” “Strawberry Fields Forever;” “Penny Lane” [4K restored]

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