I think everyone knows by now that this year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the release of The Beatles seminal Sgt Pepper album, and as such there’s no doubt going to be lots of activity to mark the occasion.
Split into two distinct sections, the A side and the B side, this book tries to take a slightly different approach to telling the story of the album, which must rank as one of the most influential releases of all time, not just in terms of its music but its impact on the world in general.
The A side looks at The Beatles themselves, the recording process and the music on the album, together with how it was received, both at the time and subsequently. Meanwhile, the B side looks at what was happening in the world around the time of the recording and release of the album. As such, it touches, for example, on the Summer Of Love, the Six Day War and the death of Che Guevara among many other events of global significance, which all give an interesting context to the background against which the album was recorded.
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