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Deconstructing The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper

DVD: $19.95

In August, 1966, the Beatles played their final concert (at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park). They had decided to stop touring – but didn’t know how to be a “band” without playing gigs. After that last show, George Harrison famously said, “Well, I guess I’m not a Beatle anymore.”

Of course, we now know they more than met the challenge, going on to produce one of rock’s greatest albums, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

In the fascinating multimedia lecture, Deconstructing The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper, acclaimed “Beatleologist” Scott Freiman delves deeply into the creative process that produced this masterpiece. Deconstructing The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper brings you into EMI Studios to see how this landmark album evolved.

The film traces the development of these now-familiar tracks, starting with rough demos, moving through successive (and surprising) takes and sprinkling fascinating factoids throughout.

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