Sunday, June 17, 2007

Downloads of The Week #8

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.

Hear Oasis, Stereophonics, The Zutons and Travis 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.

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."

Heres a pick of the best recordings.
  • Pete & Carl - A Day In The Life
  • Oasis - Within You, Without You
  • Stereophonics - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
  • The Zutons - Good Morning, Good Morning
  • Travis - Lovely Rita



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