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The Beatles / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band super deluxe edition

New stereo mix • two discs of sessions • 5.1 mix on blu-ray • mono mix

Apple Corps and Universal Music will next month reissue The Beatles 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band  as a six-disc super deluxe edition box set, 50 years after the original album was first released.

This will be the very first time Apple have authorised a super deluxe edition box set of a Beatles studio long-player.

Let me introduce to you… A dream box for Pepper fans

This multi-disc collection will deliver the landmark album in a number of forms. The first disc features a new stereo remix (not remaster) by Giles Martin and Sam Okell (from the original tapes) and two further CDs of Sgt Pepper sessions with 33 additional recordings from the studio sessions, mixed for the first time from the four-track session tapes, sequenced in chronological order of their recording dates. These ‘session’ discs also feature a new stereo mix of Penny Lane.

The mono version of Sgt. Pepper – generally the Beatle aficionado’s preferred version – is on the fourth CD with six bonus tracks including what Apple are describing as “the lost version of Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” and the Capitol Records Mono Mix of Penny Lane.

A splendid time is guaranteed… in Surround Sound

The DVD and Blu-ray include ‘fully restored’ version of the 1992, 50-minute documentary The Making Of Sgt. Pepper and 5.1 surround and hi-res stereo mixes of the album, plus Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever. The content is the same on the DVD and blu-ray, but the latter will offer lossless 5.1 and improved visuals.

As well as the six discs, this box set will include a 144-page book full of rare images, handwritten lyrics and recording notes, two posters and a replica of the original cardboard cut-out insert. These are contained within an outer box designed to look like a period EMI tape box, over which slides the classic Peter Blake cover art of Sgt. Pepper.

We’d love to take you home… SDE on the best deals

At the time of writing (2pm BST, 5/4/17)  Amazon Italy are offering the best price for the super deluxe edition box set, which is £85 or €98 (shipping to UK is just £3). For fans in America, with tax deducted, that’s just $86, a saving of over $60 on the US price. The current UK price of £140 is high, although it is reasonably likely to drop before the date of release. Incidentally, if you’re nervous about shopping in a foreign language use Google Chrome for automatic translation.

Update: 6/4/17: The box set on Amazon Italy is currently unavailable (existing pre-orders will be fine) although 2LP and 2CD still cheap on the Italian site. Amazon UK – as predicted – has dropped in price and is now £110. The French price of £97 / €113 is decent. Check out the price comparison widgets below for the full picture.

May I enquire discreetly…. about other formats?

As well as the six-disc super deluxe, a two-LP vinyl edition will be released which features  the new stereo mix on the first LP and an alternative version of all 13 tracks on the second vinyl record, all previously unreleased.


2LP edition offers an ‘alternate’ version of Pepper on LP 2 via unreleased takes.

A two-CD edition also pairs the stereo remix with 18-tracks of selected ‘sessions’, and for what it’s worth, there’s also a one-CD edition. I think we can safely assume that all the alternates on the 2CD and 2LP are included in the box set.

All 50th anniversary editions of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band will be reissued on 26 May 2017.

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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band super deluxe edition box set

CD 1 / New Stereo Remix
1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With A Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing A Hole
6. She’s Leaving Home
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
8. Within You Without You
9. When I’m Sixty-Four
10. Lovely Rita
11. Good Morning Good Morning
12. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
13. A Day In The Life

CD 2 / Sgt. Pepper Sessions
1 Strawberry Fields Forever – Take 1
2 Strawberry Fields Forever – Take 4
3 Strawberry Fields Forever – Take 7
4 Strawberry Fields Forever – Take 26
5 Strawberry Fields Forever – Stereo/Giles Martin Mix 2015
6 When I’m Sixty-Four
7 Penny Lane – Take 6
8 Penny Lane – Vocal Overdubs and Speech
9 Penny Lane – Stereo / Giles Martin Mix 2017
10 A Day In The Lif e- Take 1
11 A Day In The Life – Take 2
12 A Day In The Life – Orchestra Overdub
13 A Day In The Life – Hummed Last Chord
14 A Day In The Life – The Last Chord
15 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Take 1
16 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Take 9
17 Good Morning Good Morning – Take 1
18 Good Morning Good Morning – Take 8

CD 3 / Sgt. Pepper Sessions
1 Fixing A Hole – Take 1
2 Fixing A Hole – Speech And Take 3
3 Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
4 Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! – Take 7
5 Lively Rita – Speech and Take 9
6 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – Take 1 And Speech
7 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – Speech
8 Getting Better – Take 1
9 Getting Better – Take 12
10 Within You Without You – Take 1
11 Within You Without You – George Coaching The Musicians
12 She’s Leaving Home – Take 1
13 She’s Leaving Home – Take 6
14 With A Little Help From My Friends – Take 1
15 Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) Speech and Take 8

CD 4 – Sgt. Pepper in Mono
1. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With A Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing A Hole
6. She’s Leaving Home
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!
8. Within You Without You
9. When I’m Sixty Four
10. Lovely Rita
11. Good Morning Good Morning
12. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
13. A Day In The Life

Bonus tracks

14 Strawberry Fields Forever
15 Penny Lane
16 A Day In The Live – First Mono Mix
17 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – Original Mono Mix
18 She’s Leaving Home – First Mono Mix
19 Penny Lane – Capitol Records Mono Mix

Disc: 5 / Blu-ray: Sgt. Pepper in 5.1 surround sound and hi-res stereo
1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With A Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing A Hole
6. She’s Leaving Home
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
8. Within You Without You
9. When I’m Sixty-Four
10. Lovely Rita
11. Good Morning Good Morning
12. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
13. A Day In The Life
14. Strawberry Fields Forever
15. Penny Lane
16. The Making Of Sgt. Pepper
17. A Day In The Life
18. Strawberry Fields Forever
19. Penny Lane
20. Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
21. Audio Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
22. Sgt. Pepper’s Audio Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
23. Strawberry Field Forever/ Penny Lane Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
24. Video Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
25. Making of Chapter 1 Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
26. Making of Chapter 2 Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
27. Video Setup Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Disc: 6 / DVD: Sgt. Pepper in 5.1 surround sound and hi-res stereo
1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With A Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing A Hole
6. She’s Leaving Home
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
8. Within You Without You
9. When I’m Sixty-Four
10. Lovely Rita
11. Good Morning Good Morning
12. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
13. A Day In The Life
14. Strawberry Fields Forever
15. Penny Lane
16. The Making Of Sgt. Pepper
17. A Day In The Life
18. Strawberry Fields Forever
19. Penny Lane
20. Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
21. Audio Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
22. Sgt. Pepper’s Audio Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
23. Strawberry Field Forever/ Penny Lane Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
24. Video Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
25. Making of Chapter 1 Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
26. Making of Chapter 2 Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
27. Video Setup Menu / The Beatles / Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 2LP vinyl

LP 1 – Sgt. Pepper – new stereo mix

Side 1

1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With A Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing A Hole
6. She’s Leaving Home
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

Side 2

1. Within You Without You
2. When I’m Sixty-Four
3. Lovely Rita
4. Good Morning Good Morning
5. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
6. A Day In The Life

LP 2 – ‘Alternative’ Sgt. Pepper (all previously unreleased)

Side 3

1 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9 And Speech]
2 With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 – False Start And Take 2 – Instrumental]
3 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1]
4 Getting Better [Take 1 – Instrumental And Speech At The End]
5 Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]
6 She’s Leaving Home [Take 1 – Instrumental]
7 Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 4]

Side 4

1 Within You Without You [Take 1 – Indian Instruments]
2 When I’m Sixty-Four [Take 2]
3 Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]
4 Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]
5 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Take 8]
6 A Day In The Life [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 2CD edition

CD 1 – Sgt Pepper – new stereo mix
1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With A Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing A Hole
6. She’s Leaving Home
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
8. Within You Without You
9. When I’m Sixty-Four
10. Lovely Rita
11. Good Morning Good Morning
12. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
13. A Day In The Life

CD 2 – Previously unreleased session takes
1 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band [Take 9]
2 With A Little Help From My Friends [Take 1 – False Start And Take 2
3 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds [Take 1]
4 Getting Better [Take 1 – Instrumental And Speech At The End]
5 Fixing A Hole [Speech And Take 3]
6 She’s Leaving Home [Take 1 – Instrumental]
7 Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Take 4]
8 Within You Without You [Take 1 – Indian Instruments]
9 When I’m Sixty-Four [Take 2]
10 Lovely Rita [Speech And Take 9]
11 Good Morning Good Morning [Take 8]
12 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Take 8]
13 A Day In The Life [Take 1 With Hummed Last Chord]
14 Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 7]
15 Strawberry Fields Forever [Take 26]
16 Strawberry Fields Forever [Stereo Mix – 2015]
17 Penny Lane [Take 6 – Instrumental]

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Kaos

Yes, I got a copy of sgt. pepper 50th SDE at my local Sunrise Records. It was unsealed and I traded it in for the White Album. Not much damage done- just some scrapes on the spine, some blemishes in gloss. but on the bright side, the CD house and the Book were sealed (I opened them for a look.) However, the bonus poster of Mr. Kite was missing and ultimately I sent it back… but not before seeing the documentary and music videos, as well as reading the book!

Kaos

I got a second copy off of Amazon in October. it was sealed, it was compete, but unlike other people, I don’t know if it was the rush shipping or my bad luck, but the box it came in was in terrible condition, in which the album was laid in it backwards, and was bashed and scratched in shipment. I decided to keep it nevertheless, because I didn’t want to wait any longer, on the bright side, it was hardly noticeable unless you looked directly at it.\

All in all, sgt. pepper for the ocntent i give it a 10/10. but for shipping and quality of my copy, I give it a 4/10.

Steve

Does anybody remember what the original retail price of the two-LP vinyl set was in the United States?

David

I feel really stupid about this, but I can’t figure out how to access the video menu on either the bluray or dvd discs. Are my discs defective, or am I missing something?

John

Just got my copy from Amazon.it, and it wasn’t shrink wrapped. Did others’ copies come in shrink?

John

Thanks, Paul

Serge Coriandoli

Is this deluxe edition numbered? I just received my copy today and could’nt find the number of my copy!

Steve Scott

What Records have this online for £84.99 + shipping

korova

Hi Paul, as an enhancement on the site any chance of a sort by date for the messages? My thumbs hurting from all the scrolling on my phone!! I suppose its one of the perils of a popular topic.

mark browne

I am a Liverpudlian born and bred, i remember hearing my mums copy of the Beatles box set in 1980, ironically the same year we lost one of our most famous sons….not knowing who the Beatles were or the legacy or anything about them…but i remember they sounded special, different from anything, id ever heard, and I’ve been hooked ever since at there shear brilliance, in songwriting and crafting absolute gems, that have lasted the test of time…i’m so looking forward to this set, and I’ve even wished they would have given the same treatment to revolver which also had its anniversary not long ago, (last year lol)..in fact i would have been up for super deluxe editions of all their work especially if time was taken to really give us something special…

There’s lots of events happening in Liverpool to celebrate this special album..but I’m proud to have picked something really special…i’m going to see my beloved Bootleg Beatles (the best tribute band), who i have been watching since 1987, who will perform the whole album, with the Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra, it is the pinnacle of the celebrations for me…the only thing im debating is can i get the time off to get down to the pop up shop and see if they really do have anything special…my love for this group has cost me a fortune…but as always Paul Sinclair is always looking out for bargains for us and the cheapest comparisons going…I have much to thank Paul for, easily the best website for info, price and shear Brilliance so thank you Paul, i get everyone onto superdeluxeedition…you just cant go wrong!!!

Michael

I can’t wait to receive my copy of the Sgt. Pepper SDE box set this week! Dare I say it — if this box set is a smashing success, which I believe it will be, then maybe Apple Corp. will consider doing a similar 50th Anniversary box set of the Beatles’ White Album next year. To have a deluxe box set of the White Album with session outtakes and inclusion of the single, “Hey Jude” / “Revolution” plus “What’s the New Mary Jane?” would be thrilling. For now, I’m totally excited about Sgt. Pepper, and ready to re-experience the summer of love!

Ken Croteau

Cancelled my $99 U.S. dollar order from Amazon.it and will wait until there is a more significant price drop to purchase.

WILLIAM ENGLAND

From my turret way up high overlooking London’s riviera, there are Sgt. Pepper’s posters plastered all over the main roads – which makes a really nice change from underwear ads and graffiti, almost makes it feel like ’67 is happening now.
I shall spend the week to a soundtrack of ’67 albums – the Doors, Between the Buttons, Are You Experienced, Headquarters, Forever Changes, Younger Than Yesterday, Surrealistic Pillow, Evolution, Absolutely Free (I’m saving We’re Only In It For The Money for the forthcoming winter of discontent!)…

andrew r

What a roll call of LP’s what a year and what a decade.
Never to be repeated.

andrew r

Can someone please explain why Giles Martin is the auto go to for Beatles remixing/remastering. Has his fathers genius passed directly to his DNA ?
Or is it easier having the other G.Martin as producer on the box.
There are tons of other options as producer for this project but i wonder
if they were even asked. Next up Danni harrison and Stella Mccartney re boot the white album!

Tim

I dint have time to skim all these comments but I have listened to some of it on Apple Music and it’s astounding in terms of the mix.

Ben in Colorado

Very excited for this set. But I won’t be watching the unboxing. This one is too special to me and I want the thrill of seeing it for the first time in person!

Kenneth

Paul, you had my attention with the SDE weekend email. Very excited that you have a preview copy in hand. Please let us know how the 5.1 sounds as soon as you can!

Peas and Love

Apparently Sergeant Pepper is getting his own dedicated Pop Up shop in Liverpool with ‘exclusive items’ although no mention of what those are. I think SDE buyers get the box in an exclusive Tote bag. Open at midnight for the release day, I suspect it’ll attract a Record Store Day style queue.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/shopping/sgt-pepper-pop-up-shop-13053435

Steve

Hi Paul:

The Japan edition has a few exclusive bonuses. Japan bonus, regardless of how small, sometimes are a nice addition. These are also SHM discs. Anyway, my question: Is there any way to verify if these discs are region free, without region formatting? Usually, things like the Beatles are region free and format free.. any chance you could find out?

Dean T

Made up my mind to just stick with the 2cd set of now…both the vinyl and deluxe set are a bit over priced for me at the moment and to be honest I want too hear how the new mix and remaster sound ( I’m sure they will sound great ..) and the 2 cd set looks to be a nice set in its own right with booklet and insert, don’t forget the BBC have some great documentarys on tv and radio coming up so it’s a good time to immerse your self in a piece of pop art history.

Darrell

Agreed. Too much money even at around £77 +P&P from Amazon France.
Guess they know these will sell like hot cakes.

John Schofs

People keep banging on about the money…its about the new clarity. Get on and listen as there’s never been such times! Its very exciting to hear these new mixes refreshed, clean and crisp together with prototype tracks to provide the development picture. If you don’t like to spend then don’t get the lower priced version. Remember you are buying art as well as music and it’ll last forever. Peace & Love, Schofi

Kenny

If you’re really talking about sound, the only version of “Sgt Pepper” anyone needs is the mono one. Knocks every other version into a cocked-hat.Everything else (remixes, outtakes re-masters etc) is superfluous. Its the kings new clothes syndrome.

Kevin

” the only version of “Sgt Pepper” anyone needs is the mono one.”

In terms of being what the band intended, yes. But the transitions (listen especially to the transition between Good Morning Good Morning and the Sgt. Pepper reprise) are much smoother on the original stereo mix. On the mono mix, that initial guitar sounds like the tape machine hiccuped…

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John Moore

On a side note has anyone seen the three John Lennon /Yoko Ono LPs- Japan only releases- great packaging and colored vinyl too! Don’t miss out!

Rodolfo Martin

Dear Paul (or anyone),
I have not read, so far, about those track from Sgt. Pepper that were included in the Anthology editions, during the late 90’s. There where many then, almost the full Disc #2 of the Anthology 2. Are those Anthology tracks included in the new Sgt. Pepper package? They should. If the answer is “yes”, then, the bonus CDs in this new release would not be 100% of unheard music. Also, if the answer to my question is still ” yes”, were they remixed? Thank you, Paul. It is very hard not being checking your site every single day, for the sake of our wallets.
Rodolfo Martin
Jacksonville, FL

Dean T

Just ordered the rsd 7″ off strawberry fields on your deal alert,this will sit very nicely with the 2 vinyl set or in the super deluxe box when the time is right to buy it. Only one of the two things I wanted from rsd this year ,the other being the pink Floyd 12″ . Again thank you Paul ,I would have missed this if not for you site( I won’t pay greedy ebay prices ).

Steve

The order page for the SDE is back up at Amazon.it. The price is a little higher (€109.54 w/VAT, €89.79 w/o VAT), but it’s still quite a deal if you don’t have to pay VAT. Hope it sticks around for everyone!

https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B06WGVMLJY

Geoff

Same here – vanished from order history, no email.

Philip Cohen

Some bad news: the very low price which Amazon’s Canadian affiliate briefly offered (for the 6-disc box) will not be honoured. They cancelled my order without the courtesy of even e-mailing me to announce their decision.
I had assumed that they wouldn’t honour the low price, so I had already ordered it elsewhere (from a dealer that only sells to customers in the U.S.A.) at 20% off the U.S.A. suggested price.

Mikko Suhonen

The Super Deluxe Edition disappeared from Amazon.it’s catalogue a week or so ago and haven’t reappeared since…

Pablo

I NEED A DEAL ALERTTTTTTT!!!!!

:( I lost it when it was :(:(:(:(:(

Philip Cohen

Having a lenticular(3-D) image on the front of this boxed set is a very good idea, because it will then be difficult or impossible for the Chinese to manufacture counterfeit boxed sets, as they have for The Beatles’ “U.S. Albums” boxed set and The Beatles & The Rolling Stones’ “In Mono” boxed sets.

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Adey

Preview

Adey

Paul, when you visit abbey road for the preciew, if you get a chance, could you please ask Giles if there are plans to release similar boxsets for other Beatles albums? (revolver … nudge, nudge, wink, wink!!!)

Albert Tatlock

I wonder if anyone has thought to include ‘clean’ versions of the remixed, mono, and 5:1 versions of ‘A Day In The Life’ as bonus tracks? Not unlike the one on the ‘Blue’ CD?
Or will all ‘new’ versions include the ‘Reprise’ applause?

Paul M

1992, 50-minute documentary The Making Of Sgt. Pepper

This must the one shown on The South Bank Show that I watched many times in the early nineties. George’s jumper alone makes it worthwhile. Would have bought a stereo+mono 2 disc set, not this.

Ian street

Guys, I am considering purchasing the box set Japenese version from CD Japan. Same content but love the way the Japenese package things and normally, better quality overall. Cost considerations aside, any thoughts?

Ian Street

Thanks Paul. I always admire the Japan versions and SHM-CDs are supposed to be better quality…..the cut out is no big deal however!

Steve Scott

I cant imagine you with glue, scissors etc!..

Paul McNamara

The Beatles cash cow strikes again…………. the best of what was recorded made it onto the album in 1966!

Sean L

Wow going to a playback at Abbey Road…..you lucky sod ! Not in the slightest bit jealous!!!!

Mick

Paul…if You get to speak with Giles at any length, I’d be curious to know why the decision was made to offer a BluRay and DVD in the set with identical contents. …Rather than a BluRay which could have expanded on the DVD with seemingly obvious additional content like 24/96 versions of the original stereo and mono mixes. PS – enjoy the Abbey Road preview!

Doug

Not everyone has a blu-ray player whereas most households have a dvd player.

michael1984

After being underwhelmed by the Big Star Third box set I got for Christmas, I am looking forward to this release by the greatest rock n roll band that ever did, and ever will walk the earth. The MMT box that came out a few years ago was a knock out in terms of packaging and presentation of the film, I’m thinking (and hoping) that high quality standard will maintained by this release. And finally a real, true stereo remix! and a 5.1 remix and unreleased songs. Next year will be 50 years since the White Album….come on Apple – do it again!

Adam

I’d buy a standalone blu Ray audio of the album itself, but won’t be bothering with any of the formats currently offered.

Rhinojack

I agree Adam, Should we bother waiting for a stand alone Pure Audio Blu-ray 5.1 ? I don’t really even want the extras. Just the album in glorious HiFi multichannel.

Pablo

Once again… I’m not sure that this is totally necessary, I mean… the content of discs 2 & 3 are everywhere (in bootleg format ‘course), but, I can´t believe two discs are used to be DVD & blue ray without more “extra stuff”.

As one said here…. this was the opportunity to put unreleased and strange songs from the sessions as “Carnival of Light”…

SPLHCB and Revolver are my fabs LP’s from the Fab’s Four, but… when this was announced, I believed that will have more extras than I expected… I just see this as a commercial and marketing business, and “kill” some booties with these “takes” that will be release them.

I really hate when it says “remastered and remixed”… in several examples are just only commercial and money biz…

Philip Cohen

You are incorrect. There Is some new material in discs 3 & 4; material that is not available on bootlegs.
“Carnival of Light” is not a song. It is a sound effects piece; similar to “Revolution #9”

Domingo

Japan edition ordered from Amazon.jp.

Dani77

Separately Blu Ray???

Dima

i wish, unfortunately i think they know huge fans will pay the full price for the box. these boxes take so much space, all i want is the 5.1 blu-ray :(

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Willy

Paul I think you should do the unboxing for this one on a stage, sell tickets, film it, folks would come. You could fill the Albert Hall!

DaveM

I have succumbed to the SDE following the Amazon.co.uk price drop. At least there is some movement already unlike FITD. This year is proving to be another wallet buster but great that the physical product is truly alive and well.

Robert Morgenstern

Ordered the Japan deluxe edition from JPC for 184,99 € incl. shipping. So no duty trouble. And of course this is the longest treat in this short time i have ever seen on SDE.
https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/the-beatles-sgt-pepper-s-lonely-hearts-club-band/hnum/6763638

Jim

I find The price discussion interesting but from this part of the world I would be mad tomourners locally. The best price I have found in Australia IS a little overm200 pounds and some asking over 220 pounds…..and these are the chain stores which usually have better prices than the independents. As usual I will get it from the UK. While your prices are likely to come down a shade around release time, down under they won’t move.

J

In the US not many choices to purchase from. Amazon $150, Sound Stage $127 & Ebay $150
No Target, Best Buy or Barnes & Noble @ this point.

If they do all 22 (mas a menos) Beatles Lp’s over time it will cost $3,300 for the lot

I understand from a reliable source there will be no marbles in the box
J

Tom M

@J Try ImportCD’s – $109. Just a fair warning though, they stiffed me and others on the King Crimson box set not long ago. Caveat Emptor.

J

Tom M
Thanx but they jerked me around for Genesis 3 Sides Live blu ray which took 3 (!!) months to arrive with bent corners

Neil

The Blu-ray or DVD should be released separately but no doubt they won’t.

reed

Bollocks. The price in the CA and US stores have shot way up for the 6CD edition.