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The Beatles: After Pepper

Jim Irvin, MOJO, Summer 2005

IT WAS APRIL 1967, the morning after The Beatles had completed Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and The Zombies walked into Abbey Road Studios to start recording Odessey & Oracle. Engineers Phil Macdonald and Geoff Emerick were busy dismantling the complicated recording rig they'd developed for Pepper. The Zombies were upset, they fancied experimenting with the makeshift multitrack system. "No, no" protested the engineers, "we want to get back to recording normally." Little did they know.

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