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Sgt Pepper's Musical Revolution with Howard Goodall (2017)

With visually striking elements and never-heard-before recording session outtakes, award-winning composer and music historian Howard Goodall looks back at the creation and ongoing influence of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".

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Howard Goodall
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Howard Goodall ... Self - Presenter
The Beatles ... Themselves (archive footage)
Paul McCartney ... Self (archive footage)
Ringo Starr ... Self (archive footage)
George Martin ... Self (archive footage)
Little Richard ... Self (archive footage)
Ravi Shankar ... Self (archive footage)
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With visually striking elements and never-heard-before recording session outtakes, award-winning composer and music historian Howard Goodall looks back at the creation and ongoing influence of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".

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Featured in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 1 June 2017 (2017) See more »

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Within You Without You
Music and lyrics by George Harrison
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The toppermost of the poppermost.
23 May 2018 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

I can hear you grumble :one more documentary about the greatest(some will say it is not so) album of all time ...the Summer of love...Lucy was Julian Lennon's schoolmate.....tired of the tours and the screams,the Beatles had been experimenting in the studio for interminable agonizing months....A story we've been told ,and told and TOLD.

Yet ,any Beatle fan should watch this movie which thoroughly deserves its 8;Howard Goodall, a musician himself, dissects the most interesting songs, He integrates the strawberry fields forever/Penny Lane single in his absorbing study ,quite rightly so.

Of course there are plenty things the fans already know;but there's an approach which enlightens us;sometimes it's as though Ian McDonald 's"revolution in the head" was put on film ;Goodall insists on the nearly prehistoric means Martin and his team had at their disposal in 1966-67;the makings of "strawberry fields forever" "for the benefit of Mr Kite " or "Lucy in the sky with diamonds" were really wonders of technology ,considering they were 4 -track recordings.

He also points out the intuitive genius of the Beatles :Paul using with startling effects the piccolo trumpet added on the final day of recording;George ,inventing the world music and feeling that ,in this cross-cultural fusion ,an Indian-sounding vocal should not be attempted (to prove this,Goodall has an Indian singer perform the first verse : it's much more sophisticated than George's ).Ringo's drumming on " a day in the life" ,much more important to the overall sound he has generally been given credit for.)The treatment of John's vocal on "Lucy in the sky with diamonds " give the track its dreamy "psychedelic" landscape seen through the eyes of a girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

No other group -not even the Kinks ,their closest relative in this field - has elevated daily life to popular entertainment and high art at the same time : ," a day in the life" and "she's leaving home " are ,based ,as everybody knows, on three news items;the latter ,says Goodall recalls the structure of old English folk songs :and using the third person (narrator) for the verses and the voices of the desperate parents for the chorus , the singer makes us feel for the runaway AND her folks.

We can also see rare footage of the era (several interviews are included,including one of Paul ,sick and tired of the tours)



Recently ,an English music paper (NME) did not include the Beatles in "their 100 most influent rock artists "!!! But anyway ,they are in a class of their own,aren't they?


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