The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Allan F. Moore

By Allan F. Moore

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts membership Band (1967) represents the highpoint of the recording occupation of the Beatles. it is a particular examine of this album, and it demonstrates how critical dialogue of renowned track could be undertaken with out failing both the technique or the song. Dr. Moore considers each one tune separately, tying his research to the recorded functionality on disk, instead of the published tune. He makes a speciality of the musical caliber of the songs and the interpretations provided through more than a few commentators. He additionally describes the context within which the album used to be written--both in the profession of the gang itself and in the improvement of well known track globally, either prior to and because.

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February also saw the first takes of four more songs. Harrison's 'It's only a northern song' was jettisoned from the project within days, while 'Being for the benefit of Mr Kite', 'Lovely Rita' and 'Lucy in the sky with diamonds' were further distanced from any Sgt. Pepper persona. The lyrics for Lennon's 'Mr Kite' were taken almost wholesale from a Victorian circus poster bought by him a matter of days previously. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Lennon's own views on the song's quality swung at different times from it being a 'throwaway' to its 'purity'.

The first dualism concerns the lyrics: MacDonald notes that the scene described is both summer and winter, raining and shining. Other dualisms depend on melodic and harmonic details. The first half of the verse (I-VI-IV-(II-)V-I on I) and the refrain (I-Ib-IV on mixolydian VII) are based on standard harmonic sequences, while the second half of the verse is both more static and chromatic. (See Ex. 9. Note that, although both MacDonald and Riley give the key as B, I agree with Mellers in hearing it as a slightly sharp Bk) The first half of the verse is also accompanied by repeated flute and oboe chords registrally above the piano: these winds are absent from the chromatic harmonies, which therefore appear smoother.

5- A A 1 7 6 7 A ' (becomes 8 on final repeats) tural E implied in thefirstpart of subsequent verses - it is the very model of illusory movement (see Ex. 3). g. opening Q-B-A) are complemented, although four times as slowly, by those of the bass. They were a very late discovery, for the guide vocal for the track (released on Anthology 2) remains for far longer on Q. g. 24"-27"); the Indian tambura (18"-, I'IO"-); the phasing on the bass (c. 1'40"); what sounds like a Leslie speaker through which the guitar is played (c.

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