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The Sound Of Sgt. Pepper

Jim Irvin, MOJO, January 2007

THE RECORD ALWAYS regarded as a harbinger of pop's future is full of old-fashioned sounds. These are, in order of appearance: a theatre orchestra tuning up, four French horns, harpsichord, Lowrey organ, tambura, harp, a string octet, calliope, accordion, a selection of classical Indian instruments (sitar, dilruba, svarmandal and tabla), a clarinet trio, tubular bells, a comb-and-tissue-paper trio and a 41-piece orchestra.

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