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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today... Sgt Pepper and Beyond (2017)

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This documentary explores the inception and recording of The Beatles' groundbreaking experimental album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band, and how it represented not only a revolution in the band's music, but reflected the revolution of the 1960's itself.

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What's the point in making a documentary about a classic album if you don't have the rights to any of the music?

May 22, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Even blessed with such a rich subject and vast reserves of archive footage, It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! still has the threadbare feel of an unauthorized cash-in.

May 16, 2017 | Full Review…

This is the most frustrating film. It's probably no fault of the makers, but it's rare to have to assess a documentary for what it doesn't have.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

You expect more than TV interviews, expert analysis and screaming fans from a film that runs close to two hours.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

With a two-hour bombardment of talking heads of varying relevance, Parker tries gamely, but fails resoundingly, to overcome his documentary's glaring paradox - that it's a film about music containing no music.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's not easy to make a documentary about the greatest album in history when you don't have access to a single note of the music, but this documentary forges on and cashes in regardless ...

May 26, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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