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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band cover
Studio album by The Beatles
Released June 1, 1967 (UK)
June 3, 1967
(U.S.)
Recorded 6 December 1966 21 April 1967 at Abbey Road Studios
Genre Psychedelic rock, art rock, experimental rock
Length 39:42
Label Parlophone
Capitol
Producer(s) George Martin
Professional reviews
The Beatles U.S. chronology
Revolver
(1966)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
(1967)
Magical Mystery Tour
(1967)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth album by The Beatles. It is often cited as their magnum opus and the most influential album of all time by prominent critics and publications, ranking number 1 on Rolling Stone's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003.[1] It was recorded by The Beatles over a 129-day period beginning on December 6, 1966.[2] The album was released on June 1, 1967 in the United Kingdom and on June 3, 1967 in the United States.

Upon release the album was an immediate critical and popular sensation. Innovative in every sense, from structure to recording techniques to the cover artwork, the artistic effect was felt immediately.