A BEATLES' HARD-DIE'S SITE

Beatles' Picture Discs


Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

In January 1979 E.M.I. released a picture disc with a retail price of £6:99.

It had much better sound quality than the American issue, but the English version had the same cover picture front and back, whereas the U.S. edition has the Sgt. Pepper drum filling the b-side. The disc was manufactured by Metronome records in Germany, who incidentally produced one of England's first picture disc L.P.'s almost ten years earlier, which was the excellent "Air Conditioning" by Curved Air.
With a now typical lack of effort, E.M.I. failed to advertise the fact that they had released this most desirable object, and so they were rewarded with chart failure.