A FREE immersive Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band experience will be presented at the Royal Albert Dock.

From 19 December to 9 January, the event from Tate Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool will appear at the Dr Martin Luther King Building in a worldwide first.

Collaborating with Apple Corps Ltd, this remixed version of The Beatles' pioneering Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band played in Dolby Atmos, an immersive sound environment that feels as if the band is performing live in the space.

Helen Legg, director of Tate Liverpool, said: “We’re excited to be working with National Museums Liverpool to bring this unique listening experience to the city.

"At the time they made Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles were at the epicentre of pop and performance art of 60s London which strongly influenced this tremendous record.

"Listening to this special mix is like hearing something familiar for the first time.

"It sounds so fresh, you can hear every element which just underscores how wildly inventive it was.”

Giles Martin, son of the legendary Beatles producer George Martin and a Grammy Award winning producer in his own right, created this mix of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from the original tapes.

He said: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most important and ground-breaking albums of all time.

"In many ways it changed how records could be made. The Beatles stopped just simply making music and started painting pictures with sounds that hadn’t been heard before.

"Experiencing this Dolby Atmos mix allows us to fall into the record and to totally immerse ourselves in the fantastical world that was so beautifully created at Abbey Road Studios over 50 years ago.”

Much of the subtlety in The Beatles’s music was lost in the original mixes due to the technological limitations of the time.

Stereo and 5.1 mixes improved the sound over the years but now the astonishing clarity of the special mix, played in Dolby Atmos, promises to bring to life all the nuance and innovation that the band brought to the album in 1967, placing the audience inside the recordings like never before.

The record was complemented by one of the most iconic album covers of all time created by Sir Peter Blake and Jann Haworth.

Blake’s influence can still be felt across the River Mersey with his Dazzle Ferry operating today and Dazzle Flags in Tate Liverpool’s café.

Deputy director at Museum of Liverpool, Paul Gallagher said: “The Beatles are part of Liverpool’s DNA but it’s rare that you’re able to work with the music industry experts who hold their legacy so close.

"It’s fabulous that technology has caught up to allow us to hear, for the first time in such clear detail, the innovation and incredible imagination of the group.

"The cutting edge sound and the immersive experience will blow visitors away.”

Tickets are limited and restricted to two per person and visitors will need to book timed slots.

Free tickets are available by visiting https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/pepper