This site covers the original British Beatles Albums plus analyses of the lyrics of non-album tracks.
Information on how the Beatles wrote the lyrics to their songs on the Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album can be found below.
Beatles Album: Sgt. Peppers lonely hearts club band : Track 1
Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney
It was Paul McCartney who came up with the idea of using the Sgt. Peppers lonely hearts club band as an identity in the hope of deflecting some of the pressure off the Beatles. “As the Beatles they had become self-conscious but as Sgt pepper they did not have to live up to the same great expectations. They didn’t really use the concept that much on the album, other than introducing Ringo as Billy shears for a little help from my friends. The Sgt Pepper album does not really have any continuality but the use of sgt pepper’s lonely heart clubs band gave the album the appearance of a concept album and helped to add shape. The use of the reprise was George Martin’s idea as a way to wrap the album up.
The lyrics are by Paul McCartney who wanted to emulate both a traditional sound and a psychedelic nature into the sgt pepper song. Sgt peppers lonely hearts club band were considered by Paul McCartney to be a brass band with a California thing going.
The track is the first time that heavy guitars had been used as a full blooded sound as opposed to being just backing instruments. The Beatles experimented with stereo on this track and the chorus drifts from the left hand channel into the centre. When Paul starts the verse again he can be heard on the right hand channel of the stereo.
John Lennon: Lead Vocals, Lead guitar.
Paul McCartney: Lead Vocals, Bass guitar.
George Harrison: Backing Vocals, Lead guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums
George Martin: Organ
Other: Four Horn
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