Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father

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Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father
Compilation album by various artists
Released 1988 (1988)
Label New Musical Express
Singles from Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father

Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father is a 1988 multi-artist compilation of 1980s artists recording new versions of the songs on The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album was produced by the New Musical Express to raise money for Childline, the charity founded by the now-defunct BBC1 consumer programme That's Life!. It was also intended to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the original release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on 1 June 1967.

The title is a pun on the song "Lloyd George Knew My Father".

A single released to help promote the album, a double-A side of "With a Little Help from My Friends" by Wet Wet Wet and "She's Leaving Home", by Billy Bragg with Cara Tivey, reached number one in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

Track listing[edit]

The track listing of the album was identical to that of the Beatles' original release, though the gibberish known as the "Sgt. Pepper Inner Groove" appears as part of Frank Sidebottom's appearance at the end of side one, as well at the end of side two (recorded by The Fall).

All tracks written by Lennon–McCartney except "Within You Without You", by George Harrison.

Side one
No. Title Artist Length
1. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" The Three Wize Men 3:22
2. "With a Little Help from My Friends" Wet Wet Wet 2:38
3. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" The Christians 5:26
4. "Getting Better" The Wedding Present with Amelia Fletcher 1:58
5. "Fixing a Hole" Hue & Cry 4:06
6. "She's Leaving Home" Billy Bragg with Cara Tivey 2:51
7. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" Frank Sidebottom 3:07
Side two
No. Title Artist Length
1. "Within You Without You" Sonic Youth 5:03
2. "When I'm Sixty-Four" Courtney Pine Quartet 4:10
3. "Lovely Rita" Michelle Shocked 2:25
4. "Good Morning Good Morning" The Triffids 2:46
5. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" The Three Wize Men 2:40
6. "A Day in the Life" The Fall 3:56

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