Ep. 50: “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” (Acoustic Beatles Cover from Sgt. Peppers)

This week marks the 50th Episode of doing this podcast. I started it about a year and a half ago and It’s been a lot of fun so I’m excited for the many more episodes to come.

This week also happens to be the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles classic album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” which is regarded by many as one of the greatest albums of all time. I bought the box set so I’ve been listening to all the new mixes (which sound fantastic) as well as listening to the dozens of outtakes and reading from the book the comes with the box set about how the album was made. It’s all real interesting stuff and it’s been fun to soak it all in.

To commemorate this anniversary, I recorded a stripped down acoustic version of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” which is one of my favorites from the album. I hope you like it.

Also, one of the nerdy things I’ve been thinking about is what if hypothetically, the Beatles took all their psychedelic material recorded around 1967 (which would be Sgt. Peppers, Magical Mystery Tour, and the Yellow Submarine Soundtrack) and made a double album? What would that look like? Here’s what my picks are:

Side A
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
With A Little Help From My Friends
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
You’re Mother Should Know
Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Penny Lane

Side B
Magical Mystery Tour
Good Morning, Good Morning
Blue Jay Way
Getting Better
Lovely Rita
All You Need Is Love

Side C
Strawberry Fields Forever
Hello, Goodbye
Fixing A Hole
Hey Bulldog
It’s All Too Much
All Together Now

Side D
I Am The Walrus
Only A Northern Song
Baby, You’re a Rich Man
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Reprise
A Day In The Life

I made a playlist of Spotify called “Sgt. Peppers as a Double Album” where you an listen to this and see what you think. I think it’s a pretty cool listen and elevates the whole thing to a much grander scale than just Sgt. Pepper’s by itself.

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