A new event will give Beatles fans a chance to hear the legendary album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in a new immersive fashion. It will take place at National Museums Liverpool’s Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building at the Royal Albert Dock from 19 December 2019 to 9 January 2020 – not including 24-26 December and 31 December to 1 January.
Grammy-award-winning producer Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin, spoke to the Liverpool Echo about the location’s significance, saying that “without Liverpool there would be no Sgt Pepper. Liverpool is where it should be.” He also discussed the unique audio experience on offer, saying “people will become fully immersed in a soundscape, which is unlike any other. For me, it’s like imagining falling through the vinyl of a record and into this world where you’re surrounded by The Beatles. It’s like sitting in Abbey Road’s Studio 2 and having The Beatles play for you.”
The audio for the event has been remixed and remastered by Giles Martin, using the original master tapes recorded at Abbey Road. The event will make use of Dolby Atmos speakers to create the immersive soundscape.
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