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"Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"

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It's the chickens, man, it's the chickens!

Of all the monstrous menagerie which invaded the end of "Good Morning", it's the chickens, (or people running round like headless ones), which bring Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band back out into the spotlight, heralded by a truncated guitar tweak. If that really was an aborted Hendrix Chord, it was kinda prophetic, wasn't it?

Up fades a lazy drumbeat, unleashing a 'let's do it' count-in for The Band's "Reprise".

Ringo slaps the beat up-front, letting the tambouracas in behind, and do it they do! No time for an opening lick, and certainly no space for the horn section: it's those squealing, criss-crossing direct-tracked guitars which are firmly and uncompromisingly to the fore this time (though Paul does manage to slip in his organ). The triple-lead vocal — Billy Shears conspicuous by his absence — further fuels the raunch. It is, after all,

getting very near the end.

To uproarious overdubbed adulation (for their former selves at The Hollywood Bowl) and a final screech from them guitars, "Sergeant Pepper's one and only Lonely Hearts Club Band" take their bow...
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