Beatles announce special Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary releases

You knew something like this had to be coming at some point this year. The Beatles on Wednesday announced special anniversary editions of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its release on June 1.

Single-disc, two-disc, two-LP, and six-disc versions of the album will be released on May 26. The single-disc release consists of new packaging and a newly-mixed version of the album by Sam Okell and Giles Martin, the son of late Beatles producer George Martin. The two-disc and two-LP packages will contain a second disc of 13 unreleased studio takes of the album’s songs as well as a previously unreleased instrumental version of “Penny Lane” and two previously unreleased takes of “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

The six-disc set features the previously mentioned discs as well as the original 1967 mono mix of the album, 100 minutes of audio detailing how the album was created, a blu-ray/DVD copy of the 1992 documentary The Making of Sgt. Pepper, a 144-page hardback book, and more.

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The releases will be hitting the streets on May 26. The prices are $18.98 for the single-disc release, $24.98 for the two-disc set, $39.98 for the two-LP set, and $149.98 for the six-disc set. The releases are available for preorder now at Amazon or

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