The Making of Sgt Pepper

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Arts Documentary with no narration published by ITV broadcasted as part of ITV The South Bank Show series in 1992 - English language

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On the 25th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper, The South Bank Show produced this episode about the making of the album. The three remaining Beatles and George Martin go through each song, explaining how it was created, the origins of the work, the era, influences and so on…. The result is 50 minutes with the greatest album ever made. In 1967, the Beatles were at a crossroads — they quit touring, experimented with drugs and set out to change rock & roll forever. In late 1966 and early 1967, the group would make the most important album in rock history: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. When the Beatles finished Sgt. Pepper in late April 1967, they had spent four months and S75,000 on the project and they knew that what they had created was something different from anything they had done before. But nobody was prepared for what would happen with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The record sold 250,000 copies in Britain in its first week (500,000 by the end of June) and 2.5 million in the U.S. by late August. It topped the U.K.'s charts for 27 weeks and held the Number One spot in America for 15 weeks. These figures were unmatched up to that time. With the Beatles the 1960s witnessed the social and cultural power that a pop group and its audience could create and share, and because Sgt. Pepper was all about new heights, possibilities of all sorts felt boundless. Fueled by the momentum of the Beatles and others, rock & roll became collusive with the social and political disruptions of the 1960s. In "The Making of Sgt Pepper" Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are all present to discuss the creation of the music, from the first song of the sessions, "Strawberry Fields Forever", through to "A Day In The Life". We also see George Martin sitting at a mixing desk in the Abbey Road studio pulling faders up and down to show how the songs were pieced together, playing back some of the Sgt. Pepper's recordings directly off the original studio 4-track master tapes. He also explains how some of the album's more unusual effects were produced Broadcast as part of the series, "The South Bank Show", the documentary featured separate interviews with Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Directed by Alan Benson ; An Isis and Really Useful Group Production for Buena Vista International and LWT London Weekend Television -- Part 2 is Three Promotional Films: "A Day In The Life; " "Strawberry Fields Forever;" "Penny Lane" [4K restored with new 5.1 Surround Audio mixes] --

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC [email protected]
Video Bitrate: 2 278 Kbps
Video Resolution: 640x480
Display Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Frames Per Second: 29.970 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 384 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 12 min 37 s - 49 min 53 s
Number Of Parts: 2
Part Size: 240 MB - 956 MB
Source: DVD (Thanks to [email protected])
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