Dolby Laboratories and Universal Music Group Celebrate 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with Special Dolby Atmos Listening Events

Listening Events for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, remixed in Dolby Atmos, will take place at select cinemas on June 1, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and Universal Music Group (UMG), today announced special listening events for The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, remixed in Dolby Atmos at the illustrious Abbey Road Studios in London, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic album. Listening events will take place today, June 1, 2017, at select cinemas in the United States and Canada.

Fans of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band will be able to experience the album during these one day special events in Dolby Atmos, a state-of-the-art sound technology that places and moves sound all around the audience, including overhead, to truly immerse the audience in the music. The Dolby Atmos mix has been created by Grammy Award-winning producers Giles Martin, the son of George Martin, The Beatles’ original producer, and Abbey Road Studios senior engineer Sam Okell in collaboration with Academy Award-winning re-recording mixer Chris Jenkins.

“The remixing of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in Dolby Atmos marks a significant milestone for the technology,” said Curt Behlmer, Senior Vice President, Content Solutions and Industry Relations, Dolby Laboratories. “This project demonstrates the capability of Dolby Atmos to bring moving audio to music in a new and innovative way. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Universal Music Group to transform the music experience.”

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is an album renowned for innovation and technical creativity in its storytelling,” said Michael Frey, President of Operations and Advanced Media, UMG. “To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its release, we wanted to reflect this ambition using the latest technologies. Remastering Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in Dolby Atmos has enabled us to give fans a new way to experience this iconic album.”

“This is one of the most important albums of all time,” said Giles Martin. “Each track has its own character and imagery, building song by song across the record as a whole. The Dolby Atmos mix is truly immersive, placing the audience inside the recordings like never before."

Fans will be able to enjoy hearing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at listening events today on the album’s 50th anniversary which will be held at the following locations. For tickets and showtimes visit this link.

United States:

  • Chicago, IL - AMC Village Crossing 18
  • Dallas-FT Worth, TX – AMC Northpark 15
  • Detroit, MI – AMC Gratiot 21
  • Houston, TX – AMC First Colony 24
  • Las Vegas, NV – AMC Town Square 18
  • Los Angeles, CA – AMC Century City 15
  • New York, NY – AMC Empire 25
  • Philadelphia, PA – AMC Neshaminy 24
  • San Francisco, CA – AMC Metreon 16
  • Washington, DC – AMC Georgetown 14

Canada:

  • Beauport, QC - Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Beauport
  • Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
  • Edmonton, AB - Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton
  • Montréal, QC - Cinéma Cineplex Forum
  • Toronto, ON - Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP
  • Toronto, ON - Cineplex Cinemas VIP Don Mills
  • Vancouver, BC - Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
  • Winnipeg, MB - SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas

Released on June 1, 1967, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was the The Beatles’ eighth album, with tracks including ‘A Day In The Life’, ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’ and ‘With A Little Help From My Friends.’ One of the top-selling albums of all time, it spent a total of 27 weeks at the top of the charts in Britain, during an initial chart run of 148 weeks. In the US, the album spent 15 weeks at the top of the US Top 200 albums during its initial chart run of 88 weeks. More information on the album can be found here: http://www.thebeatles.com/album/sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company. Find out more at: http://www.universalmusic.com.

About Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos delivers moving audio — sound that can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in three-dimensional space, including overhead. It brings entertainment alive all around the audience in a powerfully immersive and emotive experience. To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit www.dolby.com/Atmos.

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For more than 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.

Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

Contacts

Media Contact for Dolby Laboratories:
Joshua Gershman, +1 415-260-3316
joshua.gershman@dolby.com
or
Media contact for Univeral Music Grop
Andy Fixmer, +1 310 865 0132
andy.fixmer@umusic.com

Release Summary

Dolby and UMG, announced special listening events on June 1 of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, remixed in Dolby Atmos, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic album.

Contacts

Media Contact for Dolby Laboratories:
Joshua Gershman, +1 415-260-3316
joshua.gershman@dolby.com
or
Media contact for Univeral Music Grop
Andy Fixmer, +1 310 865 0132
andy.fixmer@umusic.com