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Classic Album Sundays is proud to celebrate the 45th anniversary of one of the most iconic records in the history of modern music. Released on 1 June, 1967, The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was groundbreaking in its musical vision, sound and concept. The album was recorded soon after the band decided to stop touring due to the pressures of the road. After enjoying a much-needed break, John, Paul, George and Ringo were recharged and creatively inspired to then spend 129 days in the studio to record an album that would change pop music forever.
Join us at 5 pm for the musical lead-up which will include selections from earlier Beatles albums as well as The Beach Boys’ masterpiece “Pet Sounds” which was one of their inspirations. We will then relay some of the many stories behind the album including the innovative and lavish production with producer George Martin at Abbey Road studios, the costumed orchestra recording event, the “Paul is Dead” clues found on the cover, the in-jokes such as the dog whistle, Peter Blake’s album design and most importantly, how The Beatles got from “Please Please Me” in 1963 to “Sgt Pepper” only four short years later.
At 7 pm the lights go down, the volume goes up and we play the album (mono version) from beginning to end on vinyl on our audiophile hi-fi. The audio menu will include a Rega Apheta MC Cartridge, a Rega P9 Turntable, a Moon 310 LP Phono Preamp, a Moon P7 Line Preamp, Cardas balanced cabling, a Mark Levinson No. 334 Power Amp and 4 Klipschorns. Bellwether also have a great raw bar - we suggest the oysters!
We suggest you purchase tickets in advance as we do sell out. Doors close at 6:45 or when we reach full capacity but we suggest you get there as early as possible to enjoy the entire experience. Listening guidelines apply.
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Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays allows the listener to truly immerse themselves in one of their favourite albums or an album they have never heard before. Music fans hear the story behind the album as well as musical influences and contemporaries before hearing the entire album unintertupted on vinyl on our audiophile hi-fi.