Killers, Oasis Lead All-Star Tribute to "Sgt. Pepper"
Fri, 06 Apr 2007 15:30:32
BBC Radio 2 will mark the 40th anniversary of the release of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with a special recording session in which several big-name artists will record cover versions of the landmark album's songs. Bands confirmed to participate include Oasis, the Killers, Razorlight, the Kaiser Chiefs, and Travis. Newcomers James Morrison and the Fratellis will also take part in the sessions.
Perhaps the most interesting participant, however, is engineer Geoff Emerick, who recorded the original Sgt. Pepper sessions with the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios. According to BBC News, Emerick will use the same four-track equipment he used with the Beatles 40 years ago to capture the new recordings. The results of the recording sessions will air June 2nd on BBC Radio 2.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff