BBC RADIO 2 - 60s SEASON - DOCUMENTARIES

Stereophonics
SERGEANT PEPPER'S 40th ANNIVERSARY

Parts 1&2 (repeat): Wednesday 26 December
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     See photos of the Part 1 recordings
     See photos of Oasis
     See photos of Jamie Cullum
     See photos of The Zutons
    See the full album tracklist

    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' legendary album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, multi award-winning engineer Geoff Emerick heads back into the studio to demonstrate the innovative techniques employed for the recording at Abbey Road studios back in 1967. 

    Talking to BBC News about the recording, Noel Gallagher said: "Sgt. Pepper is special for me because I was born on the 29 May, and it came out on the 1 June, so when I was being born in St Mary's Hospital, Manchester, it was being played on hospital radio..... and it still contains some of the greatest Beatles songs, like A Day in the Life, and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." 

    Part 1 of the documentary featured the Kaiser ChiefsThe Magic Numbers, Bryan AdamsRazorlightThe Fray and Travis.

    Part 2 featured Oasis, Stereophonics, The Zutons and Jamie Cullum joining Geoff to witness and discuss how he first recorded the album tracks, as they record their own interpretations of one of the famous tracks, using the original analogue 4-track equipment.

    Album Tracklist
    The final tracks covered were as follows:

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – Bryan Adams
    With A Little Help From My Friends – Razorlight

    Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Athlete
    Getting Better – Kaiser Chiefs

    Fixing A Hole – The Fray
    She’s Leaving Home – Magic Numbers

    Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite - Jamie Cullum
    Within You Without You - Oasis

    When I'm Sixty Four - Russell Brand
    Lovely Rita – Travis

    Good Morning Good Morning - The Zutons
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) – Stereophonics


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