Sgt. Pepper and the Beatles: It was Forty Years Ago Today

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Olivier Julien
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Music - 190 pages
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Olivier Julien commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' by addressing issues that will help put the album in perspective; issues such as the cover, lyrics, formal unity, connections with psychedelia and, more generally, the sociocultural context of the 1960s.
 

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Contents

Sgt Pepper and the diverging aesthetics of Lennon and McCartney
23
Sgt Peppers quest for extended form
33
The sound design of Sgt Pepper S Lonely Hearts Club Band
45
The Beatles and Indian music
63
psychedelic classicism
75
magic myth and music
91
Sgt Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band
103
Sgt Pepper and fables
121
a reencounter with
139
References
171
Index of songs albums films and musical works
187
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