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SGT. PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND/WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

The Beatles

 

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars Three of the best The Beatles songs on one EP. What a dish.

My friend who lent me this EP think it was released as a promo for a re-issue of this album. It did not do well in the charts. But it did not have to do so. The three songs here is superb and I guess most people would had gone straight out and buy the album instead. An album which many regard as the best ever record released on this planet. Well, that's a debate which will never stop. It is good to debate music. But I do not think many people would disagree with me that this album set a new standard in recording, artwork and music in general. It shook the music business to it's foundations and nothing has ever been the same again. This album started what we today call progressive music on all levels.

The music itself is excellent. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band flows effortless into With A Little Help From My Friends. Unfortunate for Ringo Starr, Joe Cocker proved under the Woodstock festival that this song can be don a lot better than he did it. Joe Cocker has done the ultimate version of this song. But this medley is still excellent.

The B side serves up perhaps the most progressive and most exciting song The Beatles has ever done. It is no less than A Day In The Life. This masterpiece perhaps contains the DNA profile of the progressive rock genre where it changes moods and themes throughout. I believe this is the best ever song The Beatles did.

My conclusion is that this EP is as close to a five star an EP can get. But not quite.

4.75 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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