Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely All-Star Jam

Then again, “all-star” is a matter of perspective — or at maybe a matter of which side of the Atlantic you call home. BBC Radio 2 will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of perennial “Best Record Ever” list-topper Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by rounding up Oasis, Kasier Chiefs, The Killers, James Morrison, Travis, The Fratellis, and Razorlight to record a cover version of the seminal album. Via BBC:

The results will be aired on Radio 2 on 2 June, a day after the anniversary.

The original album was released on 1 June 1967 and went on to be regarded as one of the best and most influential releases in rock history.

The modern rock bands will be recorded by audio engineer Geoff Emerick, using the one-inch four-track equipment he captured the original on 40 years ago.

The results will be aired on Radio 2 on 2 June, a day after the anniversary. Radio 2 controller Lesley Douglas said: “This will be not only a unique radio event, but a very special musical moment.

“The range and quality of artists involved ensure that this will be a fitting tribute to one of the great albums of all time.”

No confirmation of who’s covering what, though we’re a little scared to find out.