Record Sleeve

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

1967 (made)

Blake, Peter

Height: 31.4 cm, Width: 31.4 cm

E.1803-1990 PDP

Gatefold cover sleeve for the long-playing record 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' recorded by The Beatles. Cover design by M C Productions and The Apple, staged by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth. Published by EMI Records, The Gramophone Co. Ltd. / Parlophone, Great Britain. 1988 reprint of the original 1967 design.

Gatefold cover sleeve for the long-playing record 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' recorded by The Beatles for EMI Records, The Gramophone Co. Ltd. / Parlophone. The image on the album sleeve is composed of a collage of celebrities and the band members of the Beatles: Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon.

The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, released by EMI Records in 1967, is arguably the most famous album sleeve of all time. The image on the album cover is composed of a collage of celebrities. There are 88 figures, including the band members themselves. Pop artist Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth conceived and constructed the set, including all the life-sized cut-outs of historical figures. The set was photographed, with the Beatles standing in the centre, by Michael Cooper. Copyright was a problem as Brian Epstein, the Beatles' manager, had to locate each person in order to get permission to use their image in this context.

This version of the sleeve can be distinguished from the 1967 version by the presence of a barcode, and the absence of two glued-down flaps along the inside of the gatefold and of the original printers' name 'Garrod and Lofthouse Ltd.'.

Given by Kevin Edge

Location: In Storage

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