Date: April 1, 2019
This presentation will be devoted to a marvelous video released in 2017, which "deconstructs" the Beatles' most famous album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Beatles scholar and musicologist Scott Freiman uses numerous unreleased (or rarely heard) outtakes and studio rehearsals to show us how each song on this album was developed...from demo, to rehearsal, to final product. By breaking down the individual recording tracks for each song, Freiman is able to reveal exactly what the band is doing to make these songs so amazing. He also highlights other aspects of the band's unsurpassed creativity, musical methods, and cultural influences.