Universal Music GroupIf you’d like to take the 50th anniversary reissue of The BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band album home with you, today’s the day! A new stereo mix of the landmark record is available in multiple formats and configurations, including a super deluxe six-disc set containing two CDs of outtakes, new stereo mixes of the non-LP singles “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane,” mono mixes, and a DVD and Blu-ray with video and audio content.

Giles Martin, late Beatles producer George Martin‘s son, created the new stereo mix of Sgt. Pepper with engineer Sam Okell. Giles says the album’s stature as an iconic and influential record made the project quite challenging.

“How do we protect a legacy, at the same time update the sound so when parents play it to their children or grandparents their grandchildren…it sounds as relevant today as it did 50 years ago?” Martin poses.

“In a way, the record was sort of trapped in a box of its own time due to technology, and what we’ve done is we’ve lifted those layers and let the record breathe and live,” he continues. “[N]ow when you listen to the album it’s like you’re there, and this makes for a much more immediate and vibrant sound.”

As a guide, Martin used Sgt. Pepper‘s original mono mix, which his father created and The Beatles preferred over the old stereo mix.

The DVD and Blu-ray included in the super deluxe set feature a Sgt. Pepper making-of documentary, videos for three songs, and surround-sound and high-resolution stereo mixes of the album. The package also features a 144-page book and two posters.

The Sgt. Pepper reissue also is available as a single CD, a two-CD set and a two-LP vinyl release.

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