The Beatles celebrate 50 years of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ with new documentary and epic reissue boxset

How do you celebrate 50 years since one of the most important landmarks in the history of popular music was released? With a documentary and epic reissue of course.

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Celebrate 50 years since the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band with a new documentary and epic reissue packages.

A new reissue of the Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is on its way to mark half a century since its release in 1967, which will be put out as a part of several reissue packages arriving in May.

A new stereo mix of the album will be available as a single CD and as part of all other packagea. An expanded deluxe edition will be released digitally too, as a two-CD set or two-LP vinyl package. A super deluxe six-disc box set will also be available.

All three deluxe editions of Sgt. Pepper will feature previously unreleased complete takes of all 13 album tracks. The deluxe CD and digital versions will also include new stereo mixes: a previously unreleased instrumental take of Penny Lane and two unreleased takes of Strawberry Fields Forever.

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See a full rundown of what will be included in the reissue on Rolling Stone.

Following that, a new documentary is coming out focusing on the 12 months surrounding the recording of Sgt. Pepper. Directed by Alan G. Parker, the film will feature rare archival footage along with a range of interviews with subjects including original drummer Pete Best, John Lennon’s sister Julia and Hunter Davies.

Watch the first trailer below.

[via Rolling Stone]