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Old Apr 06, 2007, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default Bands to cover Beatles' Sgt. Pepper songs

Bands to cover Beatles' Sgt. Pepper songs

Friday, April 6, 2006

LONDON (Reuters) - Rock bands are to cover tracks from the Beatles' ground-breaking 1967 "Sgt. Pepper" album to mark its 40th anniversary in a special BBC radio show, the broadcaster said on Friday.

Oasis, The Killers and Razorlight are among those who will take part in recording sessions for the BBC Radio 2 programme to be aired on June 2, a day after the anniversary.

Other bands covering songs from the acclaimed album include James Morrison, The Fratellis, Travis and the Kaiser Chiefs.

The album, whose full name is "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", was released in Britain on June 1, 1967.

It is often hailed by critics as the greatest album ever recorded.

It was named as Britain's second-best selling album ever in a survey published in 2005 by the Official UK Charts Company.

The bands will be playing under the supervision of audio engineer Geoff Emerick, who won a Grammy for his work on the original album, recorded at London's Abbey Road studios.

"We are going to use the original one-inch four-track equipment," Emerick told the Times.

"We had a mixing desk with eight inputs and the drums were recorded in mono.

"We have borrowed the original mixing desk from Mark Knopfler's studio and we will complete the recordings at Abbey Road," he added.

Radio 2 controller Lesley Douglas said: "The range and quality of artists involved ensure that this will be a fitting tribute to one of the great albums of all time."
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Old Apr 06, 2007, 01:57 PM   #2
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that sounds like it'll be a good album. i actually just bought the fratelli's new CD (it was good, if anyone's interested), and i think they'll do the beatles justice!
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Old Apr 06, 2007, 05:39 PM   #3
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Radio 2 controller Lesley Douglas said: "The range and quality of artists involved ensure that this will be a fitting tribute to one of the great albums of all time."

She said that with a straight face?

That is a list of bands I totally detest.
Dr Livingstone I presume?

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Old Apr 06, 2007, 08:03 PM   #4
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There's also going to be a "Sgt. Pepper's" show at The Hollywood Bowl, headed by Cheap Trick, in August... for my fellow So. Cal Beatlelinkers.

I tried to get tix, but one is required to buy tix for FOUR other shows in order to get them(!?).
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Oasis - well, love them or hate them, they are the most obvious choice in the world for the job.

The Killers - that depends on which song they'll do. Either it'll be great or a total disaster.

Razorlight - ditto...

James Morrison - haven't heard much of him to form an opinion.

The Fratellis - never heard of them - are they good?

Travis - well... so I like them, but I can't really imagine them doing any Sgt. Pepper number. Now, if it was the White Album, then it'd totally fit.

Kaiser Chiefs - are you kidding me?!
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Old Apr 07, 2007, 04:09 PM   #6
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Hmm, this could be interesting. I do love The Fratellis!
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Old Apr 08, 2007, 03:03 AM   #8
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They're trusting the Kaiser Chiefs with BEATLES songs? Ohhhhh.....I suppose it will be good.
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