SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. (1967)
Released on the 1st of June 1967, Sgt. Peppers album fell like a bomb in the music scene of the 60's. From that point and on, Rock music would never be the same.
I have the feeling that my knowledge in music is too little to really speak for this album or write any kind of critic. After all, what is left to be said? So I will just write here some info about it instead. Here we go:
Upon its release it stayed for 27 weeks at No.1 in the U.K album chart, and 15 weeks again at No.1 in the U.S.A Billboard top 200. In 1968 it was rewarded with 4 Grammy awards, and since then it is usually at No.1 in almost every list concerning the greatest Rock albums. As for its sales, there is an estimation of almost 32.000.000 albums being sold up to 2011.
When it was released, it received some very positive reviews from the press, such as the one written in The Times by Kenneth Tynan, describing the album as "a decisive moment in the history of Western civilisation".
‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ include some of the most famous songs in the Beatles catalogue, and in Rock music in general, such as the self titled song, or Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (which was accused that the first letter of each main word spelled LSD), and A Day in the Life among others. It is a very important album, musically speaking, which should have a place in every discography.
For its importance in Rock music (if nothing else), I’ll rate it with 5.0 stars.
Other Beatles albums I recommend: The White Album, Let it be, Revolver.
By clicking on the following YT link you will be able to listen to the song A Day in the Life.