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SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

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Mr. Mustard
5 stars The more artsy and psychedelic sound first displayed in Revolver is further toyed with in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which probably represents the pinnacle of their experimenting. The songwriting is taken to new heights, as the band has discarded any remnants of their earlier works.

There is still a strong variety of music here, many of which employ a myriad of different sounds and techniques. You have your more psychedelic bits in 'Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds,' 'Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite' and Within Without You,' which also has an Eastern style. The title track and its reprise is a tad more on the rocking side, while the rest of the songs display a combination pop and the mentioned styles above.

But the perfect example of how the band has progressed can be found on the final song 'A Day In the Life' which features some mood, tempo and dynamic sound changes that are so common in prog.

This album single handily showed there is no limit to the music that can be on an album, and for this reason it is one of the most influential, and certainly one of the best of all time.

9/10

Mr. Mustard | 5/5 |

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