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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Album by The Beatles
1967, 13 tracks, 40 mins 2 sec

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Jun 14, 2019

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, setting the pace

It is necessary to say that the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is brilliant and ahead of its time? No, all music lovers know and confirm it. But, it's fair to say that it's The Beatles' best album, maybe not. It has been cataloged as his masterpiece, as the most what any pop artist wants to aspire to, and maybe they are right. Much of the album represents the maximum point that has been reached by composers of the genre pop and rock in the past century and what is going on this millennium, taking into account the time and technological resources with which it was made. It is not only about the intricacies of the compositions in the musical part, it also has to do with the lyrics and everything they mean for many and all their hidden signs, it also has to do with the ability that the songs have to reach a huge number of people in the world, which is not easy when it comes to works of art. However, listening one by one to the songs on the album, trying to find a connection between them and picking up all of them to keep them in one's heart, could be difficult. When you have a disk in your hands, several things can happen: that you hate it, that you love it all or that you like only part of it. You may also like the whole album, but you may not find that all the themes fit into the concept. In my case, this last is what happens to me. I think that when listening to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band I inevitably skip some songs included and at other times I do not find a connection between them. I'm not saying they're bad, I'm just saying that it would not be a musical work that I could hear fully even when I'm in the right frame of mind to do it. Maybe the purpose of The Beatles was that the work was appreciated as a whole, I can not assimilate it that way. It's not from my time, I was barely a year old when it was launched, however, I consider myself a big enough fan of the "Fab Four" to be able to say that there are things I understand and things I do not understand in their discography. I can say freely and feel really calm to say that there are things that I like and others that I do not. I'm not like many who only see things in black and white, I like to see all the grayscale and so I have formed the musical criteria that I have, good or bad, but it is my way of thinking. That's why I think that closing our eyes and listening to this complete album, we will come to the conclusion that, although it has brilliant and sublime moments, it lacks connection, which, in my opinion, do have Revolver and also Abbey Road.

Written by @JorgeDiaz from Electro Arpegio

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Album Info

"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

Released

  • May 26, 1967

Genres

  • Pop