I Finally Listened to The Beatles Sgt. Peppers Album

Mark Gordon BrownStarred Page By Mark Gordon Brown, 22nd Nov 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/ij66nqzy/
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I have heard the Beatles Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album in bits and pieces, it was only recently I listened to it as it was made, all the songs in order, at one listening. This is my review, more or less.

Enter a Different State of Mind

Although it has been around for most of my life and The Beatles music has been a part of my life I had not listened to their Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album all the way through until recently. My reason for doing so was not actually because of a fandom for The Beatles as it had more to do with my admiration of Dr. Timothy Leary. Timothy Leary had at one point mentioned the album in question summed up a lot of his philosophy which is similar to my personal views on life.

Of course there is a matter of the execution of getting into the states of consciousness for transcendence, which a bit different for me than the one's Leary was advocating at that time.

Beyond its Time Musically

Sgt. Pepper's definitely reflects a lot of the transcendence that Leary advocated and that I advocate as well. However, I am writing this short blurb more to talk about this album which really was quite an accomplishment at the time. Listening to it now it stands up to some of the most innovative contemporary music in both beauty of composition and use of technology.

Many of the things that were done in that album were insane for the time. Today achieving many of the things that were achieved in Sgt. Pepper's is easy. Actually most can be done on an Iphone or Ipad now. But back then some of the things were rather more work.

Despite the advances in recording technology Sgt. Pepper's still stands above the rest even by today's standards. If you haven't listened to this all the way through do so. I realize this is the time of the single Itune or mp3, however some things should be listened to in their entirety. When you listen to it realize that it was the recording technology equivalent of putting a man on the moon at the time it was recorded.

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Final Notes

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album was released back in 1967. It featured 13 songs of which the most popular are "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", and "A Day in the Life", of which "A Day in the Life" is my favorite Beatles song ever and I would say one of my favorite songs.

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Raised in Michigan, I have a son who recently joined the Military. I am living in Canada with my wife where we have a hobby farm.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
22nd Nov 2013 (#)

I have not listened to this collection of songs. Thanks for the share, Mark - siva

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
22nd Nov 2013 (#)

love that you wrote this Mark...just the name Sgt Pepper fills me with nostalgia and joy...

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author avatar Michelle Stanley
22nd Nov 2013 (#)

I don't think I
ve listened to this albun, but like the Beatles and this post. Michelle

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author avatar Retired
23rd Nov 2013 (#)

I do remember this album. Thanks for the flashback this morning. I love the Beatles.

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author avatar Carol
23rd Nov 2013 (#)

I haven't heard this album. A great share!

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author avatar Mariah
24th Nov 2013 (#)

Nor have I..I'm not the biggest Beatles fan, but this album has been spoken of fondly over the years.
Thanks for the info Mark

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author avatar Kingwell
25th Nov 2013 (#)

The Beetles' music was ahead of it's time. I was 28 in 1967 and now I'm 74 but I still enjoy their music. Blessings.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
25th Nov 2013 (#)

great album from the fab four, excellent indeed!

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author avatar Johnny Knox
25th Nov 2013 (#)

Great album of a great band!! And your review is so good and clever,thanks!!

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author avatar shannonfarlouis
31st Jan 2014 (#)

They have made some wonderful music in their time!

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author avatar Sherri Granato
27th Jan 2015 (#)

Technology where music is concerned is just crazy cool. I am not a fan of the Beatles, but I like a few of the songs from this album.

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