On the remixed Sgt Pepper
Michael Sippey

For years, I hadn’t been a Beatles fan. I was far more into the Who and the Rolling Stones, and even those I didn’t really come to appreciate until my early 20s. The Love remix — and later seeing the Cirque show live in Vegas — changed that. I remember sitting in my DC apartment, on the coffee table. I had just popped the disc in and had planned to sit on the couch, but never got that far, I was so immediately taken in. The surround mix, as you put it, made me “hear” for the first time. I played the transition from Because to Get Back a hundred times if not more.