THE BEATLES Sgt. Pepper Multi-Track Masters (1967)


Sgt. Pepper’s Multi-Track Masters (1967)
The Beatles In The Studio, Track By Track

Hearing what The Beatles were able to accomplish with only 4 tracks (and a bit of bouncing) on Sgt. Pepper’s is pretty amazing. Here are four incredibly clean master tapes, where you can listen to the isolated tracks of Paul’s bass & Ringo’s drums (“A Day In The Life”), Ringo alone with his background vocalists (“With A Little Help From My Friends“) or just George’s electric lead & George Martin’s horns (“Sgt. Pepper’s”). If you’ve got audio software, you can make your own mixes. Admittedly, this is more for historians and fanatics, but it’s still a fascinating view of rock music’s greatest practitioners. Hear just John & Paul singing on “She’s Leaving Home,” below (there’s a silent 10 second intro).


1-Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band (Audience Sounds)
2-Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band (Bass, Guitars, Drums)
3-Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band (Lead & Background Vocals)
4-Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band (Lead Guitar, Horns)

1-With A Little Help From My Friends (Lead Bass, Guitar Fill, Percussion)
2-With A Little Help From My Friends (Piano, Guitar Fill, Bass, Drums)
3-With A Little Help From My Friends (Lead & Background Vocals)
4-With A Little Help From My Friends (Lead Guitar, Background Vocals)

1-She’s Leaving Home (Harp, Strings)
2-She’s Leaving Home (Harp, Strings)
3-She’s Leaving Home (Lead Vocals, Background Vocals)
4-She’s Leaving Home (Background Vocals)

1-A Day In The Life (Guitar, Piano, Lead & BG Vocals, Mal’s Middle Count)
2-A Day In The Life (Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Lead & BG Vocals, Mal’s End Count)
3-A Day In The Life (Piano, Orchestra)
4-A Day In The Life (Bass, Drums)

 

19 Comments

  • 1
    Anonymous
    May 1, 2009 - 03:26 | Permalink

    FAB4ulous… thank you so much. Dr. Dream

  • 2
    Art Ducko
    May 1, 2009 - 08:03 | Permalink

    Hard to believe Sgt. Pepper's is 42 years old. It is amazing to realize the sounds they were able to produce with just 4 tracks & their imaginations. Still a great record, & no, I don't think it's dated at all, as a lot of people claim. I still play it regularly, & will be waiting in line September 9th for the new re-mastered edition. Can't wait to hear it in mono. Thanks for the isolated tracks. Cool stuff.

  • 3
    Capt. Willard
    May 1, 2009 - 08:32 | Permalink

    Ditto.

  • 4
    Mona
    May 2, 2009 - 00:55 | Permalink

    You may already know what I think about this album…
    Have you heard 'Revolved' 2XCD lots of outakes and then mono version of 'Revolver'. Truly outstanding…
    Regards/

  • 5
    Michael Arthur
    May 2, 2009 - 00:59 | Permalink

    Been wandering around listening to these today. Thanks much for a great site.

  • 6
    Capt. Willard
    May 2, 2009 - 03:01 | Permalink

    Not just yet, Mona.
    Nice artwork, Michael.
    Thanks for all the comments.

  • 7
    Anonymous
    May 2, 2009 - 04:10 | Permalink

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    I've been looking for these for ages. Great blog!

  • 8
    Totenfest
    May 7, 2009 - 16:15 | Permalink

    This really is a damn gooood blog..!
    Just discovered it…
    Thanks a lot..!

  • 9
    annmargretfan
    May 9, 2009 - 04:02 | Permalink

    Excellent post

  • 10
    Anonymous
    May 16, 2009 - 05:42 | Permalink

    Yes is there anyplace to get the rest of the album? I"m having a blast plugging these files into Garageband and "remixing" them all different ways. Amazing the things you aren't supposed to hear when you listen to the isolated tracks. Thanks so very much, this is a music nerd's dream.

  • 11
    kindsaluv
    May 16, 2009 - 15:23 | Permalink

    can't stop listening. and a new way to listen to the whole album too.
    thank you so much fot this
    cheers K

  • 12
    life of the beatles
    May 19, 2009 - 20:27 | Permalink

    Fantastic. Amazing to hear the vocals-only track … didn't notice the harmony at the end of "She's Leaving Home" before. The studio trickery was so minimal; a lot of bands these days would have trouble without it.

  • 13
    Nazz Nomad
    June 8, 2009 - 16:41 | Permalink

    i got chills listening to the vox on she's leaving home.

  • 14
    Anonymous
    September 10, 2009 - 16:14 | Permalink

    Thank you!!!

  • 15
    Anonymous
    October 21, 2009 - 21:16 | Permalink

    Brilliant! Thank you so much!

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    Willard
    July 9, 2011 - 11:59 | Permalink

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  • 17
    Steve
    August 18, 2011 - 11:40 | Permalink

    I once purchased a 4 discrete channel reel-to-reel version of this back in the sixties and was later able to play it properly through my Teac A-2340 tape deck. Still have the deck – but where’d that tape go?

  • 18
    Noah
    December 15, 2012 - 12:26 | Permalink

    Hey, would you mind re-upping these master tracks? It would be greatly appreciated.

    • 19
      Willard
      December 15, 2012 - 12:32 | Permalink

      The DF link is working fine.

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