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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** "'''L'''ucy in the '''S'''ky with '''D'''iamonds" is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' [[FunWithAcronyms this]]. Julian actually drew [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a classmate named Lucy, flying, with diamonds.]]
** "I ''get high'' with a little help from my friends"
*** "What do you see when you turn off the light / I can't tell you but I know it's mine." Many fans believe Ringo is referring to his willy in this line.
** "Lovely Rita"
---> Took her home and nearly made it\\
Sitting on a sofa with a sister or two
*** The outro of the song features a lot of panting and gasping; presumably the sister/s went off to bed at some point.
** Also, from "Good Morning Good Morning:"
--> ''Watching the skirt you start to flirt, now you're in gear''.
** "Being the Benefit of Mr Kite!" mentions the Henry the Horse circus act. "Henry" and "horse" are slang words for heroin, although since the lyrics were taken almost verbatim from a circus poster and John wouldn't start taking heroin until the following year, it's unlikely this was deliberate.
** "A Day in the Life" features the line "Went upstairs and had a smoke", a reference to their habit of going up to the roof of the Abbey Road studios to smoke pot between takes.

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** "'''L'''ucy
GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the '''S'''ky with '''D'''iamonds" is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' [[FunWithAcronyms this]]. Julian actually drew [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a classmate named Lucy, flying, with diamonds.]]
** "I ''get high'' with a little help from my friends"
*** "What do you see when you turn off
future, please check the light / I can't tell you but I know it's mine." Many fans believe Ringo is referring trope page to his willy in this line.
** "Lovely Rita"
---> Took her home and nearly made it\\
Sitting on a sofa with a sister or two
*** The outro of
make sure your example fits the song features a lot of panting and gasping; presumably the sister/s went off to bed at some point.
** Also, from "Good Morning Good Morning:"
--> ''Watching the skirt you start to flirt, now you're in gear''.
** "Being the Benefit of Mr Kite!" mentions the Henry the Horse circus act. "Henry" and "horse" are slang words for heroin, although since the lyrics were taken almost verbatim from a circus poster and John wouldn't start taking heroin until the following year, it's unlikely this was deliberate.
** "A Day in the Life" features the line "Went upstairs and had a smoke", a reference to their habit of going up to the roof of the Abbey Road studios to smoke pot between takes.
current definition.


* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The album ends with one of the first "hidden tracks", a collection of backward studio chatter. Although the CD version simply repeats the chatter a few times before fading out, the original LP placed the chatter in the record's run-out groove, meaning it could hypothetically repeat forever, or until the listener got up and manually turned the stereo off.

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* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The album ends with one of the first "hidden tracks", a collection of backward studio chatter. Although the CD version simply repeats the chatter a few times before fading out, the original LP placed the chatter in the record's run-out groove, meaning it could hypothetically repeat forever, or until the listener got up and manually turned the stereo off.off if their turntable didn't stop automatically at the end of each side.


** On "Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" John informs us that the eponymous Mr. Kite's circus will be performing at Bishopsgate in London.

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** On "Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" Kite!", John informs us that the eponymous Mr. Kite's circus will be performing at Bishopsgate in London.


** "A Day in the Life" takes the cake as far as this trope is concerned, as it mentions the House of Lords, the "English army," the town of Blackburn in Lancashire, and the Royal Albert Hall.

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** "A Day in the Life" takes the cake as far as this trope is concerned, as it mentions the House of Lords, the "English army," the town of Blackburn in Lancashire, Lancashire [[note]] which Paul pronounces in an [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents affected Lancastrian accent]] [[/note]], and the Royal Albert Hall.


** The narrators of both "Lovely Rita" and "Good Morning Good Morning" have afternoon tea; the latter song also
references a BBC sitcom called ''Meet the Wife'' which ran from 1963 to late 1966.

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** The narrators of both "Lovely Rita" and "Good Morning Good Morning" have afternoon tea; the latter song also
also references a BBC sitcom called ''Meet the Wife'' which ran from 1963 to late 1966.


* IAmVeryBritish: "Good Morning, Good Morning":
--->It's time for tea and ''Meet the Wife'' [[note]] ''Meet the Wife'' was a BBC sitcom at the time. A reference everybody outside the U.K. missed. [[/note]]

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* IAmVeryBritish: There are a ''lot'' of British cultural references on the album that would have largely gone over the heads of international listeners.
** On "Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" John informs us that the eponymous Mr. Kite's circus will be performing at Bishopsgate in London.
** "When I'm Sixty-Four" has Paul mentioning the Isle of Wight, and saying the line "grandchildren on your knee" in an affected Scottish accent.
** The narrators of both "Lovely Rita" and
"Good Morning, Morning Good Morning":
--->It's time for tea and
Morning" have afternoon tea; the latter song also
references a BBC sitcom called
''Meet the Wife'' [[note]] ''Meet which ran from 1963 to late 1966.
** "A Day in
the Wife'' was a BBC sitcom at Life" takes the time. A reference everybody outside cake as far as this trope is concerned, as it mentions the U.K. missed. [[/note]]House of Lords, the "English army," the town of Blackburn in Lancashire, and the Royal Albert Hall.


--> Took her home and nearly made it\\

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--> ---> Took her home and nearly made it\\


* FleetingDemographicRule: Variation. Before this album, The Beatles had been putting out albums and touring almost unendingly, and they were feeling burned out. So, from this album onward, they decided to stop touring and take their time working on the album instead of working as hectically as they had been. However, since that meant the album took much longer to be completed and the band wasn't making any official public appearances during the process, the perceived decreased productivity of the band in the public's eye led critics to declare that the band was officially dead. [[ForegoneConclusion These people were proven to be very wrong]].

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* FleetingDemographicRule: Variation. Before this album, The Beatles had been putting out albums and touring almost unendingly, and they were feeling burned burnt out. So, from this album onward, they decided to stop touring and take their time working on the album instead of working as hectically as they had been. However, since that meant the album took much longer to be completed and the band wasn't making any official public appearances during the process, the perceived decreased productivity of the band in the public's eye led critics to declare that the band was officially dead. [[ForegoneConclusion These people were proven to be very wrong]].


Since mono record players were much more common than stereo in the mid-60s, the Beatles and producer George Martin paid much more attention to the mono mix of the album, with the result that the stereo mix was a bit skimpy, with lots of GratuitousPanning[[note]]Though, contrary to the legend that the stereo mix was only done over the course of a couple days by Creator/{{EMI}} interns, a few stereo mixes for individual songs were actually made while the album was being recorded, with some Beatle input, while Martin oversaw the final mix[[/note]]. This was rectified in 2017 with the release of a brand new mix from the original four-track tapes supervised by Giles Martin, George's son (George himself had passed away the year prior). This used sophisticated software to isolate each instrument on tapes where they'd all been bounced down onto a single track and achieve modern-sounding stereo separation. It was also issued in a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition deluxe edition]] which included previously unreleased outtakes, bonus tracks, the 2009 mono remaster, and DVD bonus content as well as replicas of the original 1967 LP's {{Feelies}}. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

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Since mono record players were much more common than stereo in the mid-60s, the Beatles and producer George Martin paid much more attention to the mono mix of the album, with the result that the stereo mix was a bit skimpy, with lots of GratuitousPanning[[note]]Though, contrary to the legend that the stereo mix was only done over the course of a couple days by Creator/{{EMI}} interns, a few stereo mixes for individual songs were actually made while the album was being recorded, with some Beatle input, while Martin oversaw the final mix[[/note]]. This was rectified in 2017 with the release of a brand new mix from the original four-track tapes supervised by Giles Martin, George's son (George himself had passed away the year prior).before). This used sophisticated software to isolate each instrument on tapes where they'd all been bounced down onto a single track and achieve modern-sounding stereo separation. It was also issued in a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition deluxe edition]] which included previously unreleased outtakes, bonus tracks, the 2009 mono remaster, and DVD bonus content as well as replicas of the original 1967 LP's {{Feelies}}. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.


The end result is still regarded by many as one of the best albums of all time, if not ''the'' best. ''[[Magazine/TimeMagazine Time]]'' magazine included the album in their [[TimeAllTime100Albums 2006 list of 100 timeless and essential albums]], and it was listed at #1 in ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='s=] [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]]--compare to #87 on ''Magazine/{{NME}}''[='=]s [[UsefulNotes/NME500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime response list]]. However, it is still the 5th-most-acclaimed album ever according to Website/AcclaimedMusic's [[UsefulNotes/AcclaimedMusicAllTimeTopAlbums compilation of various critics' lists.]] Its release is viewed as a watershed moment in rock history, marking the point where the genre finally reached maturity and was taken seriously by the musical establishment. It's also considered the first album to be presented as an artistic whole, rather than just a collection of tunes. Its release also marked the symbolic kickoff of 1967's "Summer of Love", when the various strands of the counterculture (anti-war protests, anti-materialism, spiritualism, psychedelic drugs) united into a powerful (if short-lived) movement, with this album as one of its main flagships. Oh, it made huge piles of money too (spending 27 weeks--more than half a year--atop the UK album chart, and 15 weeks at #1 in the US). This was also the first Beatles album to have the same track listing for the British and American releases.

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The end result is still regarded by many as one of the best albums of all time, if not ''the'' best. ''[[Magazine/TimeMagazine Time]]'' magazine included the album in their [[TimeAllTime100Albums 2006 list of 100 timeless and essential albums]], and it was listed at #1 in ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='s=] [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]]--compare to #87 on ''Magazine/{{NME}}''[='=]s [[UsefulNotes/NME500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime response list]]. However, it is still the 5th-most-acclaimed album ever according to Website/AcclaimedMusic's [[UsefulNotes/AcclaimedMusicAllTimeTopAlbums compilation of various critics' lists.]] lists]], and [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime2020 the 2020 revision]] of ''Rolling Stone''[='s=] list would knock it down to No. 24 (its former position at the very top is now held by Music/MarvinGaye's ''Music/WhatsGoingOn'', a pick that was controversial among longtime music buffs to say the least). Its release is viewed as a watershed moment in rock history, marking the point where the genre finally reached maturity and was taken seriously by the musical establishment. It's also considered the first album to be presented as an artistic whole, rather than just a collection of tunes. Its release also marked the symbolic kickoff of 1967's "Summer of Love", when the various strands of the counterculture (anti-war protests, anti-materialism, spiritualism, psychedelic drugs) united into a powerful (if short-lived) movement, with this album as one of its main flagships. Oh, it made huge piles of money too (spending 27 weeks--more than half a year--atop the UK album chart, and 15 weeks at #1 in the US). This was also the first Beatles album to have the same track listing for the British and American releases.


* HiddenTrack: "Inner Groove" on British editions was made by having an endless loop of laughter and gibberish right at the end in the inner groove where the vinyl needle stops, designed to play forever until the needle was lifted. Some fans consider it a coda to the preceding song "A Day in the Life" and CD versions append it to the end of that song.

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* HiddenTrack: "Inner Groove" on British editions was made by having an endless loop of laughter and gibberish right at the end in the inner groove where the vinyl needle stops, designed to play forever until the needle was lifted.lifted, or the turntable was equipped with an automatic return. Some fans consider it a coda to the preceding song "A Day in the Life" and CD versions append it to the end of that song.


Since mono record players were much more common than stereo in the mid-60s, the Beatles and producer George Martin paid much more attention to the mono mix of the album, with the result that the stereo mix was a bit skimpy, with lots of GratuitousPanning[[note]]Though, contrary to the legend that the stereo mix was only done over the course of a couple days by Creator/{{EMI}} interns, a few stereo mixes for individual songs were actually made while the album was being recorded, with some Beatle input, while Martin oversaw the final mix[[/note]]. This was rectified in 2017 with the release of a brand new mix from the original four-track tapes supervised by Giles Martin, George's son (George himself had passed away the year prior). This used sophisticated software to isolate each instrument on tapes where they'd all been bounced down onto a single track and achieve modern-sounding stereo separation. It was also issued in a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition deluxe edition]] which included previously unreleased outtakes, bonus tracks, the 2009 mono remaster, and DVD bonus content as well as replicas of the original 1967 LP's {{Feelies}}.

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Since mono record players were much more common than stereo in the mid-60s, the Beatles and producer George Martin paid much more attention to the mono mix of the album, with the result that the stereo mix was a bit skimpy, with lots of GratuitousPanning[[note]]Though, contrary to the legend that the stereo mix was only done over the course of a couple days by Creator/{{EMI}} interns, a few stereo mixes for individual songs were actually made while the album was being recorded, with some Beatle input, while Martin oversaw the final mix[[/note]]. This was rectified in 2017 with the release of a brand new mix from the original four-track tapes supervised by Giles Martin, George's son (George himself had passed away the year prior). This used sophisticated software to isolate each instrument on tapes where they'd all been bounced down onto a single track and achieve modern-sounding stereo separation. It was also issued in a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition deluxe edition]] which included previously unreleased outtakes, bonus tracks, the 2009 mono remaster, and DVD bonus content as well as replicas of the original 1967 LP's {{Feelies}}. \n A splendid time is guaranteed for all.


Since mono record players were much more common than stereo in the mid-60s, the Beatles and producer George Martin paid much more attention to the mono mix of the album, with the result that the stereo mix was a bit skimpy, with lots of GratuitousPanning[[note]]Though, contrary to the legend that the stereo mix was only done over the course of a couple days by Creator/{{EMI}} interns, a few stereo mixes for individual songs were actually made while the album was being recorded, with some Beatle input, while Martin oversaw the final mix[[/note]]. This was rectified in 2017 with the release of a brand new mix from the original four-track tapes supervised by Giles Martin, George's son (George himself had passed away the year prior). This used sophisticated software to isolate each instrument and achieve modern-sounding stereo separation. It was also issued in a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition deluxe edition]] which included previously unreleased outtakes, bonus tracks, the 2009 mono remaster, and DVD bonus content as well as replicas of the original 1967 LP's {{Feelies}}.

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Since mono record players were much more common than stereo in the mid-60s, the Beatles and producer George Martin paid much more attention to the mono mix of the album, with the result that the stereo mix was a bit skimpy, with lots of GratuitousPanning[[note]]Though, contrary to the legend that the stereo mix was only done over the course of a couple days by Creator/{{EMI}} interns, a few stereo mixes for individual songs were actually made while the album was being recorded, with some Beatle input, while Martin oversaw the final mix[[/note]]. This was rectified in 2017 with the release of a brand new mix from the original four-track tapes supervised by Giles Martin, George's son (George himself had passed away the year prior). This used sophisticated software to isolate each instrument on tapes where they'd all been bounced down onto a single track and achieve modern-sounding stereo separation. It was also issued in a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition deluxe edition]] which included previously unreleased outtakes, bonus tracks, the 2009 mono remaster, and DVD bonus content as well as replicas of the original 1967 LP's {{Feelies}}.


* DomesticAbuse: "Getting Better": "I used be cruel to my woman, I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved/[[TheAtoner Man I was mean, but I'm changing my scene and I'm doing the best that I can.]]" This was, unfortunately, in reference to the emotionally stilted Music/JohnLennon's tendencies in his youth to hit women, including domestically abusing his first wife, [[OldShame a behavior he deeply regretted later in life]]. [[WordOfGod John claimed his feminist activism]], influenced by Music/YokoOno, was in part due to his shame at how he treated women for much of his life and was something of an attempt to atone for his abusiveness. He disliked the chauvinistic-sounding lyrics to "You Can't Do That"[[note]]a lyrically clumsy attempt to emulate WilsonPickett[[/note]] and "Run for Your Life" for similar reasons.

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* DomesticAbuse: "Getting Better": "I used be cruel to my woman, I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved/[[TheAtoner Man I was mean, but I'm changing my scene and I'm doing the best that I can.]]" This was, unfortunately, in reference to the emotionally stilted Music/JohnLennon's tendencies in his youth to hit women, including domestically abusing his first wife, [[OldShame a behavior he deeply regretted later in life]]. [[WordOfGod life. John claimed his feminist activism]], activism, influenced by Music/YokoOno, was in part due to his shame at how he treated women for much of his life and was something of an attempt to atone for his abusiveness. He disliked the chauvinistic-sounding lyrics to "You Can't Do That"[[note]]a lyrically clumsy attempt to emulate WilsonPickett[[/note]] and "Run for Your Life" for similar reasons.



** "'''[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs L]]'''ucy in the '''[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs S]]'''ky with '''[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs D]]'''iamonds" is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' [[FunWithAcronyms this]]. Julian actually drew [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a classmate named Lucy, flying, with diamonds.]]

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** "'''[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs L]]'''ucy "'''L'''ucy in the '''[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs S]]'''ky '''S'''ky with '''[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs D]]'''iamonds" '''D'''iamonds" is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' [[FunWithAcronyms this]]. Julian actually drew [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a classmate named Lucy, flying, with diamonds.]]



* GrowOldWithMe: "When I'm Sixty-Four" (now consider [[FunnyAneurysmMoment the fact]] that Music/PaulMcCartney got divorced shortly before his 64th birthday).

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* GrowOldWithMe: "When I'm Sixty-Four" (now consider [[FunnyAneurysmMoment the fact]] fact that Music/PaulMcCartney got divorced shortly before his 64th birthday).



* KaleidoscopeEyes: "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is the {{Trope Namer|s}}.

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* KaleidoscopeEyes: "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is the {{Trope Namer|s}}.trope namer.



* MatchCut: The rooster crowing in "Good Morning Good Morning" to the guitar of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)". This was apparently a case of ThrowItIn since the songs were written separately and it was fortuitously discovered that the rooster at the end of the latter matched up with the guitar of the former.

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* MatchCut: The rooster crowing in "Good Morning Good Morning" to the guitar of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)". This was apparently a case of ThrowItIn since the songs were written separately and it was fortuitously discovered that the rooster at the end of the latter matched up with the guitar of the former.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite'' was based on the text of an old circus poster. Music/JohnLennon had a CreatorBacklash about it later and felt it was the laziest and worst thing he'd ever written.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite'' was based on the text of an old circus poster. Music/JohnLennon had a CreatorBacklash about regretted it later and felt it was the laziest and worst thing he'd ever written.



* SubliminalSeduction: This album, more than any other, has been the source of countless UrbanLegend stories about hidden messages that appear in the album art work, the lyrics and/or the music. For instance, take the inner groove. Specifically, when it's played backwards it sounds remarkably like "I'll fuck you like Franchise/{{Superman}}!" In ''Many Years from Now'' Music/PaulMcCartney insists that this was accidental. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaXnqw-Zv0Y Listen here.]] The most famous FanDumb theory is the idea that clues to Paul's supposed death in a car accident are hidden in the album art work and the music.

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* SubliminalSeduction: This album, more than any other, has been the source of countless UrbanLegend stories about hidden messages that appear in the album art work, the lyrics and/or the music. For instance, take the inner groove. Specifically, when it's played backwards it sounds remarkably like "I'll fuck you like Franchise/{{Superman}}!" In ''Many Years from Now'' Music/PaulMcCartney insists that this was accidental. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaXnqw-Zv0Y Listen here.]] The most famous FanDumb theory is the idea that clues to Paul's supposed death in a car accident are hidden in the album art work and the music.


The end result is still regarded by many as one of the best albums of all time, if not ''the'' best. ''[[Magazine/TimeMagazine Time]]'' magazine included the album in their [[TimeAllTime100Albums 2006 list of 100 timeless and essential albums]], and it was listed at #1 in ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='s=] [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]]--compare to #87 on ''Magazine/{{NME}}''[='=]s [[UsefulNotes/NME500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime response list]]. However, it is still the 5th-most-acclaimed album ever according to Website/AcclaimedMusic's [[UsefulNotes/AcclaimedMusicAllTimeTopAlbums compilation of various critics' lists.]] Its release is viewed as a watershed moment in rock history, marking the point where the genre finally reached maturity and was taken seriously by the musical establishment. It's also considered the first album to be presented as an artistic whole, rather than just a collection of tunes. Its release also marked the symbolic kickoff of 1967's "Summer of Love", when the various strands of the counterculture (anti-war protests, anti-materialism, spiritualism, psychedelic drugs) united into a powerful (if short-lived) movement, with this album as one of its main flagships. Oh, it made huge piles of money too (spending 27 weeks--more than half a year--atop the UK album chart, and 15 weeks at #1 in the US).

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The end result is still regarded by many as one of the best albums of all time, if not ''the'' best. ''[[Magazine/TimeMagazine Time]]'' magazine included the album in their [[TimeAllTime100Albums 2006 list of 100 timeless and essential albums]], and it was listed at #1 in ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='s=] [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time]]--compare to #87 on ''Magazine/{{NME}}''[='=]s [[UsefulNotes/NME500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime response list]]. However, it is still the 5th-most-acclaimed album ever according to Website/AcclaimedMusic's [[UsefulNotes/AcclaimedMusicAllTimeTopAlbums compilation of various critics' lists.]] Its release is viewed as a watershed moment in rock history, marking the point where the genre finally reached maturity and was taken seriously by the musical establishment. It's also considered the first album to be presented as an artistic whole, rather than just a collection of tunes. Its release also marked the symbolic kickoff of 1967's "Summer of Love", when the various strands of the counterculture (anti-war protests, anti-materialism, spiritualism, psychedelic drugs) united into a powerful (if short-lived) movement, with this album as one of its main flagships. Oh, it made huge piles of money too (spending 27 weeks--more than half a year--atop the UK album chart, and 15 weeks at #1 in the US).
US). This was also the first Beatles album to have the same track listing for the British and American releases.

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