Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father

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Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father
Compilation album by
various artists
Released1988 (1988)
LabelNew 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 on 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 are written by Lennon–McCartney except "Within You Without You", by George Harrison.

Side one
1."Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"The Three Wize Men3:22
2."With a Little Help from My Friends"Wet Wet Wet2:38
3."Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"The Christians5:26
4."Getting Better"The Wedding Present with Amelia Fletcher1:58
5."Fixing a Hole"Hue & Cry4:06
6."She's Leaving Home"Billy Bragg with Cara Tivey2:51
7."Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"Frank Sidebottom3:07
Side two
1."Within You Without You"Sonic Youth5:03
2."When I'm Sixty-Four"Courtney Pine Quartet4:10
3."Lovely Rita"Michelle Shocked2:25
4."Good Morning Good Morning"The Triffids2:46
5."Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"The Three Wize Men2:40
6."A Day in the Life"The Fall3:56


  1. ^ "Official Charts - BILLY BRAGG". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 November 2019.