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LISTEN: Unreleased Sgt Pepper Outtakes Surfaced

By: Maura O'Malley

April 27, 2017

In honor of the impending Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th anniversary, the classic Beatles album will be reissued with tons of previously unreleased gems.

And earlier today, one of these previously unreleased outtakes were released by Capitol Records and premiered exclusively via The Guardian.

The outtake is a stripped-down version (think: no horns or cheering) of the title track with the added bonus of John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney talking toward the end.

You can hear plenty more when the album’s anniversary edition is released May 26.

In other Sgt. Pepper’s news, the original sketch for the album artwork, done by John Lennon, is going to be auctioned as a part of the “Music Icons 2017” auction on May 20th in NYC, Rolling Stone reports.