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Immersive Sgt Pepper experience in Liverpool

December 2, 2019

A special Sgt Pepper celebration is set to be staged in Liverpool this Christmas.

The unique immersive experience is a collaboration between Tate Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool and will be staged at the Dr Martin Luther King Jr building on the Royal Albert Dock.

Tickets for the ‘world fist’ event, which runs from December 19 to January 9, are free but must be booked in advance and are limited to two per person.

Tate Liverpool and NML have come together with Apple Corps Ltd to present a remixed version of The Beatles’ pioneering 1967 album, played in Dolby Atmos - an immersive sound environment that feels as if the band is performing live in the space.

Giles Martin, son of the late Beatles producer Sir George Martin and a Grammy Award winning producer in his own right, created this mix of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from the original tapes.   

He said: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most important and ground-breaking albums of all time. In many ways it changed how records could be made. The Beatles stopped just simply making music and started painting pictures with sounds that hadn’t been heard before.

“Experiencing this Dolby Atmos mix allows us to fall into the record and to totally immerse ourselves in the fantastical world that was so beautifully created at Abbey Road Studios over 50 years ago.”

The record was complemented by one of the most iconic album covers of all time created by Sir Peter Blake and Jann Haworth. Blake’s influence can still be felt across Liverpool’s waterfront today, with his Dazzle Ferry operating on the Mersey and Dazzle Flags in Tate Liverpool’s café, alongside his long-term connection to the John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery, as junior prize winner (1961), juror (2006) and in his current status as patron.

The event runs from December 19 to January 9 and visitors will need to book timed slots. Free tickets are available HERE


Photo: Sgt Pepper album gatefold. © Apple Corps Ltd


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