If you want to be a great songwriter, youHAVE to study the Beatles. Basically every piece of music written after has their melodic fingerprints all over it. This album has everything. From the simplest, enjoyable pop to Indian bhangra beats to being the concept album of concept albums.
yea the audio is a bit out of sync with the speaking, but who cares, it’s The Beatles !
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band deserves to be analyzed over and over again.
One thing that I learned from this documentary is how much The Beach Boy’s Pet Sounds influenced
Sgt. Pepper’s overall sound.Influenced by the effective instrumentation that Brian Wilson used, I can definitely hear that through the harmonies and arrangements.
My favorite stories include Paul’s cabaret beginnings with “When Im 64” and the simplicity of the original “Strawberry Fields”.
Also, Paul gives evidence to the fact that “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” was in fact about a picture Julian Lennon drew about his friend. The same story is repeated in The Girl in the Song: The Stories Behind 50 Rock Classics.
Another really interesting tidbit is how John Lennon’s experimentation really started to take off. Especially with the lyrics. His philosophy of everything can be put into lyrics really started to shape in this album.
The really spacey, reverb sound along with the powerful harmonies and diverse instrumentation make this my favorite Beatles album.