Is The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” the greatest album ever recorded, or is it simply an extended preamble to the best song ever recorded: “A Day In The Life”? Whatever your thoughts on the album there’s no denying its effect on popular music. This album defined the term “Beatle-esque” and its influence can be heard from bands as disparate as Pink Floyd, Cheap Trick and My Chemical Romance.
CNET attended a listening party at the House of McIntosh in New York for a 50th anniversary remix of the album. The remix was produced by Giles Martin, the son of the “fifth Beatle” — producer George Martin. The event was well attended, with musician Elvis Costello joining more than 80 Beatles fans in the audience. The event coincided with the release of two Pro-Ject turntables also designed to commemorate the anniversary.
To get the full experience make sure you put on the album… now.