“I feel it, I feel it, oh baby now I feel it … Gotta be free now”
Sing it, John! This is a revelation for fans of The Beatles – a raw, stripped down take of “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” – just a couple of minutes of crunching guitar, great singing, and some really fun banter between Paul and John – the “I feel it” line, followed by Paul suggesting they still have more work to do!
Bravo To TheGuardian.com!
The Guardian has an amazing scoop – a raw version of the title track “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” – with some great banter between John and Paul at the end!
It’s part of the album’s 50th Anniversary Edition that comes out on May 26 – with the album newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, new notes from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and – ready for this – 34 previously unreleased recordings!
Here’s how The Guardian describes this stripped-down version of the title track:
“Without the horn fanfare in the middle or the audience’s cheers and laughter, this version sounds pretty stripped back – and it features some trippy voices echoing around towards the end (“I feel it, I feel it, oh baby now I feel it … Gotta be free now”). Then there’s a brief conversation between John and Paul about singing technique, and some bits where Paul has run out of breath!”
Check it out here:
If this isn’t opening properly, go to the original story at TheGuardian.com, which has the clip as well – you can access here – and get the entire snippet:
This amazing new release follows another recent 50th anniversary for the band:
Some consider “Revolver” the seminal work for the group – but I love all of their work. Here is a look at the 50th anniversary of “Revolver”:
Let me know what you think!