Posted: Apr 7, 2007 7:22 pm
Which is worse?
Modern rockers to record Sgt Pepper tribute
Oasis, The Killers and Kaiser Chiefs are to record their own versions of tracks from The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to mark the legendary album's 40th anniversary.
The rock bands, alongside The Fratellis, Travis, Razorlight and James Morrison, are making cover versions for a special two-hour BBC radio program.
The famous album by the fab four includes such songs as A Day in the Life, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, When I'm Sixty-Four and With a Little Help from My Friends.
Geoff Emerick, the audio engineer who recorded the original album at Abbey Road studios in north London, will record the new versions using the very same four-track equipment.
"This will be not only a unique radio event, but a very special musical moment," said Lesley Douglas, controller of the BBC Radio 2 channel.
"The range and quality of artists involved ensure that this will be a fitting tribute to one of the great albums of all time."
Sgt Pepper was The Beatles' eighth album and was released on June 1, 1967.
The BBC anniversary broadcast airs on June 2.