“Star Wars” meets “Sgt. Pepper”, and you’ll never hear these songs the same way again

After five years of toiling in the studio, geek-parody band Palette-Swap Ninja have released their masterpiece, Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans, which brings together the storyline of Star Wars: A New Hope (which has its 40th anniversary this year) and the songs from The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (released 50 years ago). For a guy like me — music aficionado, geek, and regular player of the Star Wars role-playing game, this is a tasty musical biscuit.

Even better, there are videos, one for each song on the album! Created by Katrin Auch and using footage from the movie, they are fantastic, and they’re on YouTube. Here are some screenshots from the first song, set to the tune of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band:

I was laughing my head off when With Illicit Help From Your Friends kicked in:

Here’s the video:

The attention to details in both the Sgt. Pepper album and the Star Wars storyline is nothing short of breathtaking.

Go — watch the videos, but be warned: you’ll never hear Sgt. Pepper the same way again.

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