BeforeSgt. Pepper, no one seriously thought of rock music as actual art. That all changed in 1967, though, when John, Paul, George and Ringo (with "A Little Help" from their friend, producer George Martin) created an undeniable work of art … see full wiki
Where do you go once you've reached the top? There stood the Beatles at the end of 1966, having just released their greatest album yet ("Revolver"), "bigger than Jesus" in the words of John Lennon, and exhausted from years of virtually non-stop touring. Their first decision was to stop touring. Permanently. A monumental decision considering that the Beatles were, of course, the most significant band in rock and roll history. This turned out to be a wise decision, allowing … more
It seems after decades, 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' would be the all-time chart topper for best rock album of all time. While The Beatles innovated music with every effort they created, 'Sgt. Pepper' should be viewed as their most creative and ground-breaking album. However, as great as it is, it isn't, subjectively, their best. The false start and the blaring guitars that herald the album with a show tune accompanied by able brass is certainly an ear opener even … more
This Beatles recording was no doubt groundbreaking. The record itself brought albums to the forefront in the rock music world. The creativity of the music was very high for its time. The different textures that each song brings is fairly stupendous. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite and A Day In A Life are perfect examples with the surreal organ effects. Even George Harrison's song Within Without You is a pretty good composition with all the sitars and special effects.However, some of the songs are … more
Pros: Best rock album of all time? Cons: Not long enough Sgt. Pepper heralds the direction that rock and roll will become. Previously, rock albums were a motley collection of songs that had no real theme or direction. Sgt. Pepper is the first such "theme" rock album. Most people think of Sgt. Pepper as psychedelic but in reality it's Victorian more than anything. The songs range from Victorian melodrama's, Indian … more
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