Star Wars Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Mash-Up

Even if you’re not a hardcore fan of The Beatles, you probably know their famous album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Personally, I think it’s one of the band’s best albums, but some genius went and made it even better by adding more than a little Star Wars to the mix.

YouTube user Palette-Swap Ninja has taken the entirety of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and rewritten the lyrics to tell the story of Star Wars: A New Hope. It’s an incredible piece of parody work that may even make Weird Al Yankovic a little jealous. Marvel as the titular track from the album is turned into “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” and Luke Skywalker gets made fun of with lyrics saying “Luke is in the desert and whining” set the tune of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”

Listen to the Star Wars Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band mash-up below.

This YouTube embed runs through the entire playlist of songs from beginning to end, complete with lyrics:

The creators briefly commented on the difficulty in getting this project just right:

“We sweat the details on both sides in an effort to do both cultural milestones justice. Writing hyper-specific lyrics that match the original songs’ cadences; reverse-engineering everything the Beatles recorded, from distorted saxophone riffs to Indian tabla rhythms; recording everything from scratch and learning as we went — well, that’s what takes five years.”

Man, five years is a lot of time to spend on a project, but it sounds like it was time well spent. If you love this as much as I do, the good news is that there are more ways to listen to the entirety of Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans than just watching on YouTube. If you head over to Palette-Swap Ninja’s website, you can download the entire album for free in both as both 320kbps MP3 and FLAC formats.

Thanks to Deviant Art user Rabbit Tooth for the header image.

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