No. 22- Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Album: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Artist: The Beatles
Year Released: 1967
I really got into this album...
Favorite songs include...
“Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
“She's Leaving Home”
“A Day In The Life”
Why it’s so good...
Often considered the greatest album of all time. You know, by the people who know.
But there's some serious validity to the hype that surrounds Sgt Pepper's.
I don't know even know what it is- the concept surrounding it. The overproduction, but in a good way. The clear presence of Paul McCartney in almost all the songs on the album.
I think it's because this is the album where The Beatles started making music not for or about themselves, but it was for everyone. This is where they became universal.
And you gotta point out the beautiful instrumentation (is that a word?) on this album. The Beatles were always willing to add in a symphonic/orchestral piece to add to the song, but there's some gorgeous applications on this album. Most notably the harp/orchestra combo on "She's Leaving Home".
And I have to also mention the amazing masterpiece that is "A Day In The Life". The creativity of John Lennon exceeds the greatest expectations with this tune. That last note on the song/album is probably the most famous note in all modern music.
"Lennon, McCartney, Starr, and Evans shared three different pianos, with Martin on the harmonium, and all played an E-major chord simultaneously. The final chord was made to ring out for over forty seconds by increasing the recording sound level as the vibration faded out. Towards the end of the chord the recording level was so high that listeners can hear the sounds of the studio, including rustling papers and a squeaking chair."