Star Wars Meets Sgt. Pepper with ‘Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans’ [VIDEO]
In honor of the nerdiest holiday of the year – May the 4th (be with you) – this was too good to pass up. Music-parody duo Palette-Swap Ninja just issued their latest labor of love, in which they’ve rescored Star Wars – A New Hope with a satirical retelling, via every song from the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. For example, the chorus of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” is accurately depicted as “Luke is in the desert and whining.” The lyrical and melodic perfection of this mash up is most impressive.
From singer and guitarist Dan Amrich:
This year marks two important pop-culture milestones: The 40th anniversary of Star Wars on May 25, and the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band a week later, June 1. Our new album merges both into one full-length concept album titled Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans… It’s the entire Beatles album as accurately as we could record it, only now it tells the story of Star Wars: A New Hope — in order… It’s the entire Beatles album as accurately as we could record it, only now it tells the story of Star Wars: A New Hope — in order
Once we settled on merging A New Hope with Sgt. Pepper’s, we completely committed ourselves to turning these two sacred cows into the ultimate double cheeseburger.
The result is indeed something that could only be found on a coveted underground menu at a beloved Californian fast food joint.
There are plenty of ways to watch and listen to the awesomeness, and it’s all free. Visit their site to check out the album and read more about the project.
As always, may the force be with you.