The Beatles’ seminal 1967 album gets the deluxe treatment in a variety of formats:
1CD: Even if you know the album forwards and backwards-whether from its original release, its 1987 CD debut or its place in The Fab Four’s 2009 remastering campaign-this new disc presents Pepper in a whole new way. Giles Martin, son of The Beatles’ late producer George, and Sam Okell have gone back to the original master tapes to present a new stereo remix of the album. Packaging includes a new set of liner notes and a replica of the cut-outs insert that came with the original album.
- 2CD: This handsome set for the average consumer will include the stereo remix alongside a bonus disc of previously unreleased session takes plus new stereo mixes of double A-side single “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane,” intended for the album but released four months before at the behest of EMI. Booklet and cut-outs also included!
- Super deluxe edition: For the real Beatlemaniacs, this deluxe box will include two discs of outtakes and bonus material, “many previously unheard and unreleased” (a total of 100 minutes of extra material in all). It will also feature an expanded mono album with six bonus tracks, including a “lost” version of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” Finally, DVD/Blu-ray content offers a restored version of The Making of Sgt. Pepper, a 1992 television documentary, promo video clips and high resolution stereo and 5.1 surround mixes. A 144-page book includes rare photos, handwritten lyrics, track-by-track detail and more. Finally, two replica posters and a full-size cut-outs insert will round out the set.
- 2LP: This expanded vinyl set features the same material as the 2CD set on 180-gram double vinyl.