Read the original 1967 review of Sgt. Pepper.

 

We can keep heaping accolades on Sgt. Pepper, but we wouldn’t be telling you anything you already know.  These anniversaries only come around every so often, but this one is a big one.  Almost every day could be a Beatle anniversary of some kind, but the anniversary of Sgt. Pepper gets a special place in the hearts of many.  Kick back, put Pepper on for the weekend, and take it all in.

Yes, throughout this weekend, we will post some articles talking up Pepper, and heaping gobs of praise, but we thought it would be interesting to post the original review of the album from 1967 from the Times.  We find it truly fascinating, and a nice glimpse into the past.  Pepper truly ushered in an era that has never been duplicated.  Great reading, and interesting with some history behind it.

Here’s what we’ve read.

The original Times review of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, from Monday, May 29, 1967 by William Man, music critic.

Times SPLHCB review, 1967
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Source: Times Online

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6 Responses

  1. obviously an interesting article,well-dated!(i become blind for reading this kind of writing but everything for the Beatles!!)well,i think there’s nothing else left to say,but this:”A VERY VERY GOOD FOURTH ANNIVERSARY SGT.PEPPER”!!!!!

  2. yep i liked it too
    morphy from http://www.incbuy.com

  3. […] if it were 1967 again when The Times of London gave a full page, serious, and respectful review to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and in an editorial in that same newspaper William Rees-Mogg, less than a month later, excoriated […]

  4. […] if it were 1967 again when The Times of London gave a full page, serious, and respectful review to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and in an editorial in that same newspaper William Rees-Mogg, less than a month later, excoriated […]

  5. Sgt Pepper is a rubbish period piece. Compare Heroin or Purple Haze to this nursery rhyme nonsense. Not saying its bad, just saying it is vastly overrated.. why isnt it played much? it is soooooo dated. And none of this album was revolutionary at the time.

  6. Well you must have been brought up on bongo bongo music millions of fans and musicians of different genres would disagree

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