CLASSIC ALBUM SERIES #17: The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-55e7643f11588What is there to say about the Sgt. Pepper album that hasn’t already been said? Widely seen as the best album ever recorded, the songs found within contain the kind of musical magic that only comes around once in a lifetime. It’s difficult to think of another studio album that has last such a lasting impression on millions and millions of listeners the world over. What The Beatles did on this album was revolutionise music and it would never be the same again.

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The Beatles Isolated Piano Track: Lovely Rita

Recorded between the 23rd February and 21st March 1967, Lovely Rita is a song penned by Paul McCartney and one of the (many) highlights on the Sgt. Pepper album. Like many Beatles songs during this period there are many layers to Lovely Rita, but what we have below is the isolated piano track from the song.

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The Beatles Isolated Bass & Drum Track: Dear Prudence

Recorded between the 28th-30th August 1968, Dear Prudence is a song written in India by John whilst the band were visiting the¬†Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The song is about Mia Farrow’s sister, Prudence, who holed herself up in her room the entire visit in deep meditation. It’s one of the more beautiful songs on the White Album, helped by a new guitar technique that John was taught by Donovan during the visit. What we have below isn’t the guitar though, but the isolated bass and drum tracks from the song.

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