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THE BBC TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND

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The BBC is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with programmes across radio and television that include Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution - a new documentary which will present Sgt. Pepper as you have never heard it before - literally.

The film features Howard Goodall getting to grips with the album's musical nuts and bolts as well as extracts from material never before accessible outside of Abbey Road: studio chat between the band; out-takes; isolated instrumental and vocal tracks as well as passages from alternative takes of these world-famous songs.

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Paul McCartney Sgt. Pepper Exclusive: “It Was A Risk!”

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PAUL McCARTNEY HELPS MOJO celebrate 50 years of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with an exclusive interview in the magazine that hits UK shops on Tuesday, April 25. He recalls the circumstances surrounding the group’s most groundbreaking album and gives his verdict on the new stereo mix designed to add legs to one of popular music’s key benchmarks.

But as McCartney reminds MOJO, before Sgt. Pepper became an icon, there was a period of critical bemusement. How dare Beatles band go all weird?
“We were always being told, ‘You’re gonna lose all your fans with this one.’” McCartney tells MOJO. “And we’d say, ‘Well, we’ll lose some but we’ll gain some.’ We’ve gotta advance.”

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Liverpool Presents Sgt Pepper at 50

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It was a golden summer – and now it’s a golden anniversary.  The Summer of Love of 1967 was a time to break free, to celebrate creativity, to revel in a counter-culture, to – as Timothy Leary famously suggested – ‘turn on, tune in, drop out’.

In America, Scott Mackenzie implored his listeners to ‘be sure to wear flowers in your hair’, while in London Pink Floyd headlined the 14 Hour Technicolor Dream at Alexandra Palace.

And on June 1, 1967 the Beatles added their own voice to the musical mix with the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

To mark this special anniversary, Liverpool has commissioned 13 never-before-seen events, influenced by each track on the album. Internationally-renowned artists are working in partnership with the city’s homegrown creative talent to bring to life this series of incredible reimagined pieces of work. Expect dance, music, art, theatre and sheer magical spectacle on a large – and small – scale, as their very special celebration unfolds.

May 25 to June 16, as the city pays tribute to its own four musical pioneers and the piece of ‘art’ they produced in the only way it knows how – by pushing artistic boundaries and celebrating creativity in all its forms.

We hope you will enjoy the show.

#SgtPepper50.

https://www.sgtpepperat50.com/

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Grammy Award for Best Music Film at Music’s Biggest Night

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Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s acclaimed documentary feature film The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years won the GRAMMY Award for Best Music Film at last night's awards.
Up for the award alongside Beyoncé's Lemonade, Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble's The Music of Strangers, Steve Aoki's I'll Sleep When I'm Dead and American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years earned the Best Music Film honour among stiff competition at Music's Biggest Night. 

Said Nigel Sinclair, Brian Grazer and Scott Pascucci, “We are so thrilled to win this award; this project was quite the adventure and we were so blessed to have Ron's leadership guiding us through it all. We join with Ron in thanking The Recording Academy for this honor which will mean so much to the huge number of people that worked on the film. Thank you to Jeff Jones and the team at Apple Corps for all their support and of course The Beatles for trusting us with their amazing story." 

 

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GEORGE HARRISON - THE VINYL COLLECTION

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The Harrison family is proud to announce the release of George Harrison – The Vinyl Collection box set featuring all of George Harrison’s solo studio albums in one collection for the first time.

The vinyl box set includes all twelve of George’s studio albums with exact replicas of the original release track listing and artwork. Also included in the box set are George’s classic live album Live In Japan (2LP), and two 12” single picture discs of “When We Was Fab” and “Got My Mind Set On You”.  All the discs are 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and are housed in a high-quality two-piece rigid slipcase box with lenticular front cover. The original analogue master tapes were used for the new re-masters and were cut at the legendary Capitol studios to ensure exceptional audio quality throughout.  

An expanded edition of George's much-loved autobiography, I, Me, Mine, originally released through Genesis Publications in 1980, will also be released on February 24.

The George Harrison estate have also teamed up with one of the worlds most recognised and respected turntable manufacturers, Pro-Ject to bring you this limited edition George Harrison turntable!

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AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, BLU-RAY, DVD & 2 DISC SPECIAL EDITION - OUT NOW

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Available now, the acclaimed film is out on Digital Download, Blu-Ray and DVD, plus 2 Disc Special Edition on both formats.

Order The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years
DVD: http://EightDaysAWeek.lnk.to/DVD
Blu-ray: http://EightDaysAWeek.lnk.to/BluRay
Deluxe Collector’s Edition (2-DVD): http://EightDaysAWeek.lnk.to/Deluxe_DVD
Deluxe Collector’s Edition (2-Blu-ray): http://EightDaysAWeek.lnk.to/Deluxe_BluRay

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It’s a hit: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is NUMBER ONE at the Box Office in the UK and France!

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr & Ron Howard photographed at a promotional day at Abbey Road Studios on Wednesday 14th September on the eve of the cinematic release of the new Ron Howard documentary “The Beatles:Eight Days A Week”.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is NUMBER ONE at the Box Office in the UK and France, and continues to play in theatres worldwide. The BluRay + DVD are out in stores from November 18th.

Find out all about the new movie at http://thebeatleseightdaysaweek.com

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The Beatles LOVE

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For more information about the creation of this incredible show, and how to get tickets visit love.thebeatles.com.

New acts, costumes, choreography, technology and music bring a more vibrant and engaging experience to one of the most celebrated shows in the world. 

The three-time Grammy Award winning LOVE is a Rock ‘n’ Roll poem, inspired by the poetry of the lyrics and brought to life by a cast of world-class aerialists, acrobats and dancers. 

Music Director Giles Martin, son of the legendary Beatles producer, Sir George Martin, has heightened LOVE’s listening experience with a completely remixed soundtrack, noting “The show is the closest anyone can get to being in the studio with the band.”

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