Label: Ediciones Triton, S.A. - T-142 • Format: 2x, Cassette Album • Country: Spain • Genre: Rock, Pop, Stage & Screen • Style: Pop Rock, Soundtrack
Depicting the loosely constructed story of a band as they wrangle with the music industry and battle evil forces bent on stealing their instruments and corrupting their home town of Heartland, the film is presented When Im Sixty-Four - Various - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band a form similar to that of a rock operawith the songs providing "dialogue" to carry the story. Only George Burns has spoken lines that act to clarify the plot and provide further narration.
The film's soundtrack, released as an accompanying double albumfeatures new versions of songs originally written and performed by the Beatles. The film draws primarily from two of the band's albums, 's Sgt. The film covers all of the songs from the Sgt. The production was loosely adapted from Sgt. It has developed a cult following in recent years.
RSO Records also released the soundtrack to the film Grease inwhich had Barry Gibb producing and Peter Frampton playing lead guitar on the title track. The Beatles' former producer, George Martinserved as musical director, conductor, arranger and producer of the film's soundtrack album.
They don't exist as a band and never performed Sgt Pepper live in any case. When ours comes out, it will be, in effect, as if theirs never existed. Kite George Burnselderly mayor of the small-yet-wholesome town of Heartland, recounts the history of Heartland's celebrated marching band. Sergeant Pepper left the band's magical musical instruments to the town; so long as they remain in Heartland, its people will live happily ever after. Heartland City Hall, which contains the instruments, is topped with a Magical Weather Vane in the shape of a marching band trumpeter; the vane foresees good and ominous developments.
Sergeant Pepper left his musical legacy to his handsome and good-hearted grandson, Billy Shears Peter Frampton. Billy's charming but avaricious half-brother, Dougie Paul Nicholasserves as the band's manager. Hoffler Donald Pleasence invites them to Hollywood with the promise of a record deal. The band accepts Here Comes the Sun. Billy bids farewell to his sweet hometown girlfriend, Strawberry Fields Sandy Farina.
Once in Hollywood, B. Hitting it off with Lucy, Billy all but forgets about Strawberry. The band quickly succeeds with hit records and sold-out shows. Meanwhile, villainous Mr. Mustard Frankie Howerd and his henchman the Brute drive to Heartland in their computer- and robot-equipped van.
Mustard gets his orders via computer from the mysterious FVB, who directs him to steal the magical instruments from City Hall.
Mustard is commanded to keep the I Wanna Be Me - Sex Pistols - Flogging A Dead Horse, and to distribute the other instruments among FVB and its affiliates.
Without the instruments, Heartland - now under Mustard's control - quickly degenerates into a hotbed of vice and urban decay. Strawberry travels to Hollywood She's Leaving Homewhere she finds Billy and the band at a recording session. She tells them of Heartland's plight. The band and Strawberry steal Mustard's van. They use its computer to locate the stolen instruments. They recover the cornet from the deranged, money-driven anti-aging specialist Dr.
Maxwell Edison Steve Martin. They recover the tuba from mind-controlling cult leader Father Sun Alice Cooper. They find the drum still in Mustard's van. However, the computer malfunctions before they can locate the final missing instrument As Heartland continues to deteriorate, the band plans a benefit concert to save the town Being for the Benefit of Mr.
Dougie and Lucy, who have bonded over their shared love of money, plot to Rock With My Baby - Various - Rock n Roll Lives Forever - 40 Classic Rockers off with the show's proceeds. Mustard When Im Sixty-Four - Various - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band the Brute suddenly arrive and take back the van, which also contains the recovered instruments.
Mustard drives off with Dougie, Lucy, Strawberry, and the money hidden on board. Billy and the Hendersons see the van leave and pursue it in the town's hot air balloon. This Orwellian hard-rock group Aerosmith contrasts the wholesomeness of Sgt. Pepper's band. FVB is described as "the evil force that would poison young minds, pollute the environment, and subvert the democratic process"; they perform in militaristic uniforms on a high platform stage made to look like stacks of money, accompanied by uniformed youth twirling flags.
Dougie and Lucy are also tied up and forced to watch. Billy and the Hendersons arrive and engage FVB in hand-to-hand combat. Sal gets the upper hand against Billy, but Strawberry pushes him away. In the process, she falls from the stage to her death. Billy attempts suicide by jumping from a rooftop. Wielding magical lightning bolts, Pepper catches Billy Get Back.
Pepper dances through the town square, transforming Mustard and the Brute into a bishop and a monk. Mustard's van is transformed into a Volkswagen Beetle.
Dougie and Lucy are transformed into a priest and a nun. Strawberry is restored to life, and happily embraces Billy. Sergeant Pepper transforms the band members' mourning Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar into shiny new uniforms.
In the finale, the cast appear with numerous celebrities in a tribute to the original Beatles album cover. Additionally, the film becomes a time capsule of late s pop culture with the last scene in which the cast is joined by "Our Guests at Heartland" to sing the reprise of the title track while standing in a formation imitating the Beatles' Sgt.
Pepper album cover. Pepper was the last film to be made at MGM under that The Green Green Grass Of Home No. 2 - Stompin Tom Connors - Live At The Horseshoe then existing management.
The film began as a live Broadway show  called When Im Sixty-Four - Various - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band . I told him I'd like to do a big MGM-like musical. We'd synthesize forms and end up with an MGM musical but with the music of today. With a script in place, the cast was assembled. Interiors were filmed at Universal City Studios.
Although Universal had high hopes for the movie — anticipating "this generation's Gone With the Wind " — it worked out differently. As for the Bee Gees' acting, well, if you can't say something nice The site's critical consensus reads "I thought you might like to know that the Beatles aka the act you've known for all these years are ill-served by this kitschy, aggressively whimsical fantasy film that's most certainly not a thrill".
In Rolling StonePaul Nelson ridiculed virtually every aspect of the production. He said that Frampton had "absolutely no future in Hollywood" while Schultz "would seem to need direction merely to find the set, let alone the camera". Nelson commented on the musical soundtrack: "The album proves conclusively that you can't go home again in Or, if you do, you'd better be aware of who's taken over the neighborhood. When whimsy gets When Im Sixty-Four - Various - Sgt.
Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band be this overbearing, it simply isn't whimsy any more. Pepper as "a film with a dangerous resemblance to Easy For Me - Ringo Starr - Goodnight Vienna (8-Track Cartridge, Album). A more positive review came from The Valley Independentwhose Ron Paglia called the film "Good, campy fun", citing Steve Martin's performance as "a high point" and the celebrity-filled finale as "something special" before concluding "there's much to enjoy.
The film was ranked No. When asked about the film in a interview, George Harrison expressed his sympathy for Stigwood, Frampton and the Bee Gees, acknowledging that they had all worked hard to achieve success before making Sgt. He said of Frampton and the Bee Gees: "I think it's damaged their images, their careers, and they didn't need to do that.
It's just like the Beatles trying to do the Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones can do it better. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Theatrical release poster. British Board of Film Classification. August 24, Retrieved August 16, Pepper': Marching to Schultz's Beat: 'Sgt. December 2, Retrieved May 23, The Official Sgt.
Pocket Books. November 9, The Capital. January 24, Pepper's Lonely When Im Sixty-Four - Various - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Club Band". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 19, Pepper' gets busted".
Rolling Stone. The Valley Independent. Pepper's a 'Fantasia' for teens".
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