Friday, April 06, 2007

Sgt Pepper Update

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Rock stars to recreate Sgt Pepper: "Oasis, The Killers and Razorlight are to cover songs from The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to mark the album's 40th anniversary.

James Morrison, The Fratellis, Travis and the Kaiser Chiefs are among the other acts taking part in the special recording sessions for BBC Radio 2.

The engineer in charge of the original 1967 sessions will use the same equipment to record the new versions.

The results will be aired on Radio 2 on 2 June, a day after the anniversary.

The original album was released on 1 June 1967 and went on to be regarded as one of the best and most influential releases in rock history.

Last year, it came top of a Radio 2 poll to find the best number one album of all time.

'Unique event'

The modern rock bands will be recorded by audio engineer Geoff Emerick, using the one-inch four-track equipment he captured the original on 40 years ago."

5 comments:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I'll listen to this right after I see the new Have Gun, Will Travel with Eminem.

Anonymous said...

I'm with the Cap'n. But who is this James Morrison? I thought he died in Paris years ago.

sas

Bill Crider said...

See, that's what he wants you to think.

Scott Cupp said...

The wonderful band BIG DADDY has already done this. Their schtick was doing songs of the 80's and 90's in the styles they were used to - 50's and 60's. Somewhere in the early 90's (it's too early to go look up when) they recorded Sgt. Peppers as if Johnny Mathis (a Little Help From My Friends), Jerry Lee Lewis (Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds), Buddy Holly (A Day in the Life) amd others would have done it. Truly brilliant.

Bill Crider said...

Right. Big Daddy is not to be missed.