Sgt. Pepper Inner Groove – 2014 remaster (improved version)

Written by on April 21, 2021

April 21, 1967: Working at Abbey Road studios in London, the Beatles completed the sessions for “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”.

The final recordings were a short section of gibberish and noise which would follow “A Day in the Life” in the run-out groove of the album; the idea was that the arm of the record player would stay in the groove and play the track repeatedly into infinity — or whenever the listener picked the needle up off the turntable, whichever came first.

They recorded assorted noises and voices; engineer Geoff Emerick then cut-up the tape and randomly re-assembled it backwards. At John Lennon’s suggestion, they also added a high-pitch 15 kilocycle whistle that would be audible only to dogs.

These sound affects were omitted from the American version of the album.

Sgt. Pepper Inner Groove – 2014 remaster (improved version)

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