Peter Frampton / Bee Gees

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Like the album itself, the soundtrack to the 1978 film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is a legend in its own right. Where the Beatles' album was a groundbreaking moment in pop music, the Robert Stigwood film was an unmitigated disaster, an embarrassment not only to the Beatles, but to everyone involved in the production. Nevertheless, as the years passed and '70s nostalgia grew, certain kitsch fanatics revealed an affection for the debacle A few performers try to give their best -- witness Earth, Wind & Fire's "Got to Get You Into My Life," Aerosmith's "Come Together," and Billy Preston's "Get Back" -- but there's no erasing the fact that this is an absolutely atrocious record, one that was simply beyond saving. There's really no excuse for such mind-boggling mismatches as George Burns' "Fixing a Hole," Alice Cooper's "Because," Steve Martin's "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," or all the endless, awkward numbers from the Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, and Frankie Howard. It's so bad that it's not even camp.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Peter Frampton / Bee Gees feat: Earth, Wind & Fire 03:36 Amazon
2 Peter Frampton / Bee Gees feat: Sandy Farina 03:31 Amazon
3 Peter Frampton / Bee Gees feat: Sandy Farina / Frankie Howerd 02:40 Amazon
4 Peter Frampton / Bee Gees feat: Frankie Howerd 02:39 Amazon
5 Peter Frampton / Bee Gees feat: George Burns 02:25 Amazon
6 Peter Frampton / Bee Gees feat: Alice Cooper 02:45 Amazon
7 Peter Frampton / Bee Gees 03:24 Amazon
8 Peter Frampton / Bee Gees feat: Aerosmith 03:46 Amazon
9 Peter Frampton / Bee Gees feat: George Burns / Maurice Gibb 03:12 Amazon
10 Peter Frampton / Bee Gees 03:40 Amazon
11 Peter Frampton / Bee Gees feat: Barry Gibb 05:11 Amazon
12 Peter Frampton / Bee Gees feat: Billy Preston 02:56 Amazon
13 Peter Frampton / Bee Gees 02:13 Amazon
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