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22nd May 1967: The Beatles (clockwise from top left: Ringo Starr, George Harrison (1943 - 2001), John Lennon (1940 - 1980) and Paul McCartney) pose for a photocall to promote their new album 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. (Photo by John Pratt/Keystone/Getty Images)

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The Beatles: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

The Hook: Listen for the impact of Ringo’s drums, the chorus vocals and the overall energy of the song.

Year: 1967

Album: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Writers: John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Stats: Not released as a single, but the album it kicked off and shared its name with topped the Billboard 200 for 15 weeks and became the best-selling album of the 1960s.

The Background: Stereo remix producer Giles Martin, the son of original producer George Martin, tells what you should listen for in the new stereo version of the title track of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Giles Martin on some things you should listen for in his new mix of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” OC:…for all. :21

“Listen out for the impact of Ringo’s drums, ‘cause we’re in a first generation take now as opposed to a second generation – there’s much more dynamic in the drums. Also, we actually split the chorus vocals. We could do that ‘cause we went back to the earlier generation tape. And so now the song is more open and it actually has more visceral energy to it ‘cause it’s more raw. And a splendid time is guaranteed for all.”

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