April 5, 2017
Including a second LP of previously unreleased complete takes.
The Beatles will celebrate 50 years of their landmark 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with a major reissue project, spanning digital, 2xCD, 2xLP and 6xDisc packages.
The newly mixed reissues feature previously unreleased complete takes of the album’s thirteen songs, newly mixed in stereo. The CD and digital versions will also include an unreleased instrumental take of ‘Penny Lane’ and two unreleased takes of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’
The deluxe box set adds another 15 recordings from the sessions, plus a 144-page book with an introduction by Paul McCartney and producer Giles Martin. The set also includes a DVD and Blu-Ray of the restored version of The Making of Sgt. Pepperr, a previously unreleased documentary featuring insightful interviews with McCartney, Harrison, and Starr, and in-studio footage introduced by George Martin.
“It’s crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art,” said Paul McCartney in a press release.