The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on Friday announced a special Beatles event on May 2 at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include a chance for fans to hear some of the new 2017 audio mixes from the four just announced 50th anniversary “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” sets before they hit the stores on May 26. The evening will include an interview with Giles Martin, who produced the new releases, and with mix engineer Sam Okell who led the engineers in creating the new mixes. These new releases were sourced from the original four-track tapes and used the original mono mixes done by Giles Martin's father, Sir George Martin, as guides.
The sets being released on May 26 are a single Anniversary Edition CD with the new mix, a two-disc Deluxe Edition CD set with the new mix on one disc and a second disc of outtakes that will mirror the track order of the original album, a two-disc vinyl set with the new mix and outtakes and a huge six-disc Super Deluxe Edition set with a total of six discs – four CDs, a DVD and Blu-ray with the new mix, a new mono mix, outtakes, 5.1 mixes and hi-res audio and the restored “The Making of Sgt. Pepper” documentary. A look inside the announcement of the new sets is the subject of the latest "Things We Said Today" podcast.
The big bucks Super Deluxe Edition has been the top seller on Amazon in the U.S. in its Music, Pop and Rock categories in the days since the links first came online. The sets are also available through Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de (Germany) and Amazon.co.jp (Japan).