Website home Beatles home Contact us

Songs of The Beatles Volume 8

Songs of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper Period

1966 June 22 - 1967 April 04

About This Volume About The Album visitor counter
Period overview
Book overview
Table of contents
Front cover
Ordering information
This page is mostly about the book Songs of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper Period and the Period it covers.
For information about the album, visit the Wikipedia Sgt. Pepper web page.
book cover photo
Visit my Sgt. Pepper Period Beatle Lessons page.

Quick links to Period pages
Volume 123456789101112-
Period PPM WTB HDN BFS HLP RS REV SGT MMT WA LIB AR OVW
rev: 2011Jan23

Period Overview

1966 Jun 22: Record last songs of the Revolver Period.

1966 Jul 08: Release UK EP, Nowhere Man
1966 Jul 08: Release UK 45, 'Eleanor Rigby'/'Yellow Submarine'
1966 Aug 05: Release UK LP, Revolver
1966 Dec 09: Release UK LP, A Collection of Beatles Oldies
1967 Feb 17: Release UK 45, 'Strawberry Fields Forever'/'Penny Lane'

1967 Apr 04: Record last songs for the Sgt. Pepper LP

1967 Jun 01: Release UK LP, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Details on all the sessions and releases are in the book Songs of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper Period.
top of page

Book Overview

(for a detailed look at the overall book format, see the Series Overview)

The book starts with an overview of the Beatle Periods, showing where Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band fits in their career. It then shows chronological lists of songs recorded and released during this Period.

The "Releases" section shows records that were released containing songs recorded this Period. Details are provided about the UK records. (Details about the US records are in The Songs section.)

A "Hearing The Music" section gives some orientation and history about the vinyl records and how they were intended to be heard.

The bulk of the book details the 16 songs of the Sgt. Pepper Period:

The 16 Songs of the Sgt. Pepper Period
 13th single (two A-sides) Side A Side A
 Strawberry Fields Forever  Penny Lane
 8th LP: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Side 1 Side 2
 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  Within You Without You
 With A Little Help From My Friends  When I'm Sixty-Four
 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds  Lovely Rita
 Getting Better  Good Morning Good Morning
 Fixing A Hole  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
 She's Leaving Home  A Day In The Life
 Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!  15,000 cycle tone
concentric groove

Songs of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper Period is a reference work designed much like a technical manual. It has tables, graphs, and figures, but no pictures. This book was written for serious students of the Beatles.
top of page

Table of Contents (approximate)

Songs of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper Period table of contents
Contents Page
Preface
     Book Format
Introduction
     Beatle Records
     Beatle Periods
Period Overview

Releases
    EP: Nowhere Man
    45: Eleanor Rigby / Yellow Submarine
    LP: Revolver
    LP: A Collection of Beatles Oldies
    45: Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane
    LP: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    Hearing the Music: Album Analysis and Song Details
    Listening to the Album
    Speaker Placement - The Magic Triangle
    Tempos & Times Primer
    Playing The CD

The Songs
    Using This Section

    Single
          Strawberry Fields Forever
          Penny Lane

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (LP)
          Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
          With A Little Help From My Friends
          Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
          Getting Better
          Fixing A Hole
          She's Leaving Home
          Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
          Within You Without You
          When I'm Sixty-Four
          Lovely Rita
          Good Morning Good Morning
          Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
          A Day In The Life
          15,000 cycle tone
          concentric groove

    unreleased song
          Only A Northern Song

Appendix
Glossary
References
Index

7
8
11
11
12
13

21
24
24
25
26
27
28

37
38
39
40
42

43
44


49
67


79
85
91
97
103
107
111
117
123
131
137
143
147
161
163


167

173
195
197
201


Front Cover

Photo of cover of Songs of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper Period

Book Specifications
Pages Size Binding Price
 about 202  8.5" x 11"  Paperback (perfect/glue) see price list
top of page

Copyright 2007-09,11 by Ken Westover at Cliff Canyon Publishing Co. All rights reserved.
This material may not be distributed without the written permission of the author.
E-mail questions or comments to cliffcan@indra.com.

Go to: Ordering information Top of this page
1101231303