Back in 1967, the Beatles released what would become one of the most legendary and iconic albums in the history of music: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
On June 1, the album will celebrate its 50th anniversary, and it would appear as though something special is in the works — judging by this image shared by the Beatles’ social media pages on Friday:
— The Beatles (@thebeatles) March 31, 2017
Those with an innate familiarity with the album’s artwork will notice that that specific arrangement of colors corresponds to the outfits worn by John, Ringo, Paul, and George in the image:
Of course, two timeless Beatles songs that were infamously released as a double A-side rather than be included on the album were “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever,” a decision that was made after some influence by EMI. Might whatever is in store for the album’s anniversary include a reissue with those tracks included? Who knows…
Liverpool, a city very close to the Beatles in just about every way possible, is planning its own elaborate celebration of the classic album, too.
Stay tuned! This mystery will most likely have a resolution soon.