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Monday, July 24, 2017
Geoff Emerick speaks out about misinformation regarding Sgt. Pepper remix

In a new interview in Variety, EMI Abbey Road recording Engineer Geoff Emerick has spoken out the publicity surrounding the new Sgt. Pepper remix, which he says he found "defamatory and disrespectful." Emrick said, "I've read that we put no time into the stereo mix, which is just inaccurate."

Source: Variety
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Giles Martin talks Sgt. Pepper on the Tonight Show

Giles Martin was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, and shared insights about his work on the Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary reissue. Martin said, "No one's ever said, 'Sgt. Pepper doesn't sound very good. I work for Paul and Ringo and Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison. They're my bosses."

Source: Best Classic Bands
Sgt. Pepper hits No. 1 in Billboard 50 years later

The 50th anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band jumped to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart a week after the release of the new stereo remix. Factoring in streams, Sgt. Pepper was topped only by rapper Bryson Tiller's "True to Self," on Billboard's sales-only ranking, however, Sgt. Pepper is No. 1.

Source: Los Angeles Times
Sgt. Pepper is the bestselling studio album in the U.K. ever

This week in the U.K., The Beatles are back at No. 1 after half a century away with the newly-released anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. This past week, the title shifted another 37,000 equivalent units, which adds to the already impressive total the record has been able to move over the decades.

Source: Forbes
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band returns to No. 1 in the UK

The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is marching back to No. 1 in the U.K., a half century after it first conquered the sales chart. The remastered 50th anniversary edition of the album has shifted 24,000 combined sales at the halfway stage of the new chart week and grabs pole position on the Official Albums Chart Update.

Source: Billboard
Friday, May 26, 2017
Review: Hear Sgt. Pepper as you never have before

If you're like most Beatles fans, you've likely heard Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band a thousand times. But an immersion into the newly released Super Deluxe Edition 50th anniversary boxed set may have you reassessing this watershed work regardless. One spin and you will hear this music as you've never heard it before.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Hear the new Sgt. Pepper remix in theaters June 1

50th Anniversary Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band special listening parties will be held in select movie theaters on June 1, 50 years to the day after the original album's release. Cities include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Skokie, IL, Dallas, Clinton Township, MI, Washington, DC, Clinton Township, TX and Las Vegas.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Review: New Sgt. Pepper remix brings classic album into the 21st century

On May 26, The Beatles will release a new remixed version of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on CD and vinyl, and this 50th anniversary edition is a vibrant achievement. Giles Martin and Sam Okell took the original master tapes and enhanced the sound to bring it up to date to the stereo standards of the 21st century.

Source: Daytrippin' Magazine
Monday, May 22, 2017
Sgt. Pepper 50th Anniversary Box Set number 5 a week before release

One week before its release, the 50th anniversary edition box set of the Beatles "Sgt. Pepper" ranks at number 5 on amazon. It's been there more or less every day for the last month. Capitol Records doesn't release pre-order figures, but at this rate the box could be the number 1 album the week it goes on sale.

Source: Showbiz 411
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Audio: Take 1 of Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

The Beatles worked on Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds over four days; rehearsing it, laying down instrumental backing, adding a piano at one point from producer George Martin. Take 1 lacks backing vocals, John is singing lead and Paul McCartney is at a Lowrey organ, a true collaboration, a bit of magic unfolding. It's thrilling to hear.

Source: NPR

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