Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Sgt. Pepper - Review
Who hasn't heard of this album before? Some say it's overrated, others have an extremely idealised view of it. To be fair, few albums had reached this level of sophistication by 1967. Me? I just enjoy it.
First track, the title track, has a great hard rock feel, with a cool horn tune to give that marching band idea. "With a Little Help From my Friends", sung by Ringo, is the perfect singalong.
My favorite song here, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", has space-ish vocals in the verse to match the weirdness. Of course the chorus is just a regular, title only chorus, but it's to give that childlish atmosphere present in the psychedelic genre. Also, some cool imagery in the lyrics.
"Fixing a Hole" is awesome, with its distorted guitar and trippy lyrics. "She's Leaving Home" is a piece of classical music, with the orchestra and everything; it's very good. "Good Morning Good Morning" has a great brass section and a hardcore guitar solo to remind us who we are dealing with. "Mr. Kite" and its circus atmosphere is extremely enjoyable.
Finally, there's "A Day in the Life", which most choose as their best song ever. This one I cannot describe to you, you must hear it (if you haven't already) and make your own thoughts. Its effect may vary from one person to the next. The final note after the last orchestra build up is just epic. Period.
A definite must for everyone into Classic Rock, this album is very good if you just ignore the ridiculously huge amount of praise it receives. After all, they'd love to turn us on...