The Sgt. Pepper 50th anniversary cash grab has begun. The actual anniversary is on June 3rd, which was the actual day of release in ’67. The remixed album is available on iTunes, and the six-disc CD package is being delivered to suckers as we speak. My cynical cup runneth over, and yet somehow this instrumental, vocal-free version of “She’s Leaving Home” got to me early this morning. The absence of Paul McCartney‘s vocal track brings Mike Leander‘s instrumentation to the fore, etc. You can say “aaahh, fuck all that and especially fuck the sentimentalists for this relentless Pepper shit,” but this is very nicely done. Really.