Celebrate May the Fourth With a 'Star Wars' and 'Sgt. Pepper' Tribute Album

Thursday, 04 May 2017 - 2:10PM
Star Wars
Thursday, 04 May 2017 - 2:10PM
Celebrate May the Fourth With a 'Star Wars' and 'Sgt. Pepper' Tribute Album
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May 4th is every Star Wars fan's unofficial holiday ("May the Fourth be with you"), which means that eager fans around the world are coming together in a celebration of everything that's come out of the Galaxy Far, Far Away in the four decades since the original movie hit theaters.

But as well as being the 40th anniversary of the world's first major blockbuster science fiction movie, 2017 is also the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles. Naturally, with two major cultural icons enjoying a significant milestone this year, it was only a matter of time before some musical genius played Frankenstein with the pair, creating an unholy - and incredibly catchy - tribute to John, Paul, George, Ringo, Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie.

This tribute album, created by the incredible Palette-Swap Ninja, features a full cover of every song on the Sgt. Pepper album, each working together to tell the full story of Star Wars: A New Hope, and each accompanied by a music video featuring content from the movie.



This kind of parody project is where the Star Wars fans really shine, and shows the consistent, inescapable grip that Star Wars still holds on popular culture, decades after the first movie debuted in theaters. The entire album is also available for free download, by the way, in case you're interested.

So as you celebrate Star Wars today, be sure to tune in to Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans for a hilarious send up of one of the biggest movies of all time, alongside one of the most iconic albums in history. And May the Fourth be with you.
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