"How much better would Sgt. Pepper be if they'd junked the stupid concept, renamed the album, and removed the crappy 'framing device' tracks, but left it otherwise untouched?
Without that stupid 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)', the animal sounds of 'Good Morning Good Morning' would fade directly into the acoustic strumming of 'A Day In the Life'. What a transition! What total art! Day into Night, reality into dream, Ulysses into Finnegans Wake!
Really, the whole 'Lonely Hearts Club Band' thing belongs in the section of the Wikipedia article where they talk about all the crazy album ideas Paul tossed around after Revolver that the other members swiftly rejected." - guest contributor Ringo Starr