The Flaming Lips have revealed new details on their upcoming remake of The Beatles’ album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.
In a psychedelic video released via the group’s Pledge Music page, frontman Wayne Coyne announced that fans who pre-order the album through the website will receive a variety of exclusive memorabilia, which includes signed CDs and vinyl, silkscreen posters, t-shirts and a ‘Making Of’ documentary.
According to Coyne, the documentary features the “making of this record, some of us being in the studio, and some of us contemplating and considering and thinking and imagining the impact that the Beatles and their music and sometimes the ideas of covering someone else’s music and discovering new things about their music and about yourself and about your art.”
In addition, the band posted a trippy new drawing of Coyne by the album’s cover artist Oliver Hibert on their Twitter page.
— The Flaming Lips (@theflaminglips) October 11, 2014
Among the artists to feature on ‘With A Little Help From My Fwends’ – which is released on October 28 – will include Dr Dog, MGMT, Foxygen, Moby and Miley Cyrus. In July, Coyne paid tribute to the Cyrus’s late dog Floyd by joining the pop star in getting matching tattoos that feature an image of the dearly departed pet.
The ‘With A Little Help From My Fwends’ tracklisting is:
‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (feat. My Morning Jacket, Fever The Ghost and J Mascis)
‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ (feat. The Flaming Lips, Black Pus and The Autumn Defense)
‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ (feat. Miley Cyrus, Moby and The Flaming Lips)
‘Getting Better’ (feat. Dr Dog and Chuck Inglish)
‘Fixing A Hole’ (feat. Electric Wurms)
‘She’s Leaving Home’ (feat. Phantogram and Juliana Barwick)
‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!’ (feat. The Flaming Lips, Maynard James Keenan and Sunbears)
‘Within You Without You’ (feat. Birdflower and Morgan Delt)
‘When I’m Sixty-Four’ (feat. The Flaming Lips and more)
‘Lovely Rita’ (feat. Tegan & Sara, Stardeath and White Dwarves)
‘Good Morning Good Morning’ (feat. Zorch, Grace Potter and more)
‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (Reprise) (feat. Foxygen and MGMT)
‘A Day in the Life’ (feat. The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus)