By Olivier Julien
The first inspiration album within the historical past of well known track, the soundtrack of the summer time of affection or 'Hippy Symphony No. 1': Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts membership Band is before everything the album that gave upward push to 'hopes of development in pop track' (The instances, 29 may well 1967). Sgt. Pepper and the Beatles commemorates the 40th anniversary of this masterpiece of British psychedelia by means of addressing matters that might aid placed the list in point of view. those concerns comprise: reception via rock critics and musicians, the canopy, lyrics, songwriting, formal cohesion, the impression of non-European tune and artwork tune, connections with psychedelia and, extra quite often, the sociocultural context of the Nineteen Sixties, creation, sound engineering and musicological value. The participants are global well known for his or her paintings at the Beatles: they study Sgt. Pepper from the attitude of disciplines similar to musicology, ethnomusicology, heritage, sociology, literature, social psychology and cultural theory.
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