The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

6 April 2007

It was forty years ago today

Well, actually, it was forty years ago come June, but these things require some lead time:

To mark the 40th anniversary of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album a clutch of modern day British groups are to record their own versions of some of the tracks recorded on the original 4 track studio equipment. The Kaiser Chiefs, James Morrison, Oasis (maybe they'll finally get round to sounding like their idols at last), The Fratellis and Travis are amongst those lined up for the venture which will be aired [on BBC Radio 2] on the actual anniversary of the release of the original album on June 1st.

(Note: The album wasn't released in the States until the second of June 1967. Incidentally, the CD version came out on 1 June 1987 worldwide.)

Me, I'm hoping for an appearance by the one and only Billy Shears.

Posted at 3:49 PM to Tongue and Groove

Now that would be good. I hope they do the tracks some justice. I shall no doubt be listening critically. Many thanks for the link/trackback and a Happy Easter to you and yours.

Posted by: Emalyse at 3:58 PM on 6 April 2007