Night Music: The Beatles, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

I hate all this bogus old-style band shit, the band you’ve known for all these years, which is the weakest part of that Beatles album that everyone thinks is so great. But this Youtube video appears to separate out each of the ultimate four tracks of the original masters on the title track, and that isn’t nothing.

These are mixed down versions of what were other multiple tracks, so there are guitars and horns on one of them. But you do seem to get things isolated somewhat, and I like hearing how hard some of it sounds. That’s important, because the Beatles wanted to rock.

We’re also given Paul’s reverbed vocals in isolation, and he rocks it, too.

Funny how my reaction (and maybe yours) to the track today isn’t rock. The artifice rules. But the sounds are from the rock playbook. Billy Shears indeed.

2 thoughts on “Night Music: The Beatles, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

  1. Not quite sure what we’re supposed to get out of listening to Sgt. Pepper in chunks. I don’t have the patience for the whole thing. Listening to the first Ramones left speaker and right speaker is much more fun. (One is vox, bass and drums, the other is vox, guitar and drums – I forget which.)

    What is artifice?

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