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Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Response

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The Beatles mean the world to me. Their lyrics are literally tattooed on my arm. For this review, I’m going to explore one of the greatest albums of all time. In 1967, The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and it immediately shot up the charts. This album spent 27 weeks at number 1 in the UK and 16 weeks at number one in the United States. This album I will always hold near and dear to my heart. Below, check out my track-by-track album review of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band:” Just a quick track to introduce the album. It’s got a lot of interesting sound effects and beats going on in the background. Just a funky way to kick off the album and I’m a fan.

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Kite!:” This song makes you feel like you’re at the circus. It has a very circus melody playing in the background with different sounds that you’d here if you were in fact at the circus. It’s not surprising that Lennon said the inspiration came from that of a, you guessed it, circus poster. It’s definitely not one of my favorites but still an interesting track. Best line: “The Hendersons will dance and sing / As Mr. Kite flies through the ring, don’t be late.”

“Within You Without You:” If I had to pick a favorite Beatle it would be the highly underrated member, George Harrison. Harrison wrote this song, which has strong Arabic vibes musically, about metaphysical space that exists if people could just open their minds to see it. The song is one that I love to lay on my back and just let my mind expand and think about those out there ideologies I often am closed off too. Best line: “We were talking about the space between us all / And the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion.”

“When I’m Sixty-Four:” McCartney was said to write this song when he was just 16 years old. The lyrics are a love note from a man to his lover about growing older together. It has an upbeat tempo with fantastic instruments like clarinets that are just not heard nowadays. It’s just a great additional song to this album. Best line: “Give me your answer, fill in a form / Mine for …show more content…

Lennon and McCartney come together to write this song together. While many of The Beatles songs are attributed to Lennon-McCartney for writers, usually it was one or the other who actually wrote it. Lennon said this one him and McCartney definitely wrote together. It starts off with the lyrics speaking about something that had happened in the news that was rather sad. In the middle it changes to a narration from a commuter who is having an uneventful ride into work so he starts to drift. Then it goes back to Lennon speaking about something else that happened in the news. This is all while there is a beautiful orchestra in the background. This song is a journey in its own. Best line: "A crowd of people stood and stared / They'd seen his face

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