Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [VINYL]
About this deal
Rather than the grandiose, state-of-the-world address it was immediately taken as, perhaps Sgt Pepper is something less ostentatious and more personal: an album about hopes and fears.
Some clients were very technical and specific and others were musicians, and spoke more on a musical, emotional level. In steps Giles Martin, son of the Beatles’ indispensable producer George Martin and a proven producer himself. This new material proves to be mostly of academic interest; you’ll likely play it once and then stick with the main album.And, using the much vaunted mastering board, they followed what were then considered to be state-of-the-art production methods, including the half-speed cutting process and heavier virgin vinyl. For this reason, the Beatles themselves supervised the album’s final mono mixing and mastering sessions.
Since this was 1983 and mastering technology had improved since the late 1960’s, the sonic result was said to be spectacular.The original release was so successful they needed to keep re cutting parts to supply the factory with stampers. We didn’t have much equipment around to do that, but I ended up adjusting the EQ on the tape machine, as well as using a graphic equalizer - that’s how the album was released, and I won my first client.
A two-CD edition also pairs the stereo remix with 18-tracks of selected ‘sessions’, and for what it’s worth, there’s also a one-CD edition.I worked for the Sydney Water Board in their electronic section as a cadet design engineer, looking after two-way radios and telemetry systems. They had also recently spent millions of dollars to upgrade their facility and create a mirror of Abbey Road Studios, all the way down to the TG mixing board, staff assignments and maintenance schedules. Pepper's was released in 1967 in both mono and stereo version with catalogue numbers PMC 7027 and PCS 7027 respectively.