why was it ahead of its time BF ?
Id say it was years behind Pepper
Hi mate! Please don't get me wrong, Sgt. Pepper's was way far ahead of its time, it was the first complete true artistic album that contained artistic images into music! What Sgt. Pepper's began in music, The Dark Side of The Moon finished it! The Dark Side Of The Moon took where Sgt. Pepper's left off and took artistic music further into new realms unimagined. Both Sgt. Pepper's (1967) and The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) were so far ahead of their time, that many artists that came afterwards, have tried to emulate both bands respectively with their music. However, none have been successful nor have they been able to capture that level of greatness that THE BEATLES and PINK FLOYD created in the music world. Both of these legendary albums raised the bar so high for any albums that followed, that its really hard to top both of these albums. Then again, it is just my opinion.
Coincidently, Alan Parsons played a big part in co-engineering the Sgt. Pepper's album with Geoff Emerick in 1967 and engineering The Dark Side Of The Moon in 1973. It is evident that Alan Parsons is very knowledgeable with the advanced music technlogy that was available in 1967 and 1973, with that in mind, Parsons would try to create his own music vision in 1977 with his own album I ROBOT. In my opinion, I ROBOT is a great album but it is not as great as Sgt. Pepper's or The Dark Side of The Moon.
Mate, I may have stated that The Dark Side Of The Moon is/was far ahead of its time but I never stated that The Dark Side Of The Moon was a better album than Sgt. Pepper's or vice versa (At least not that I can recall.). However, there really was no music technology available in 1967 which is what makes the Sgt. Pepper's album that much greater and even more far ahead of its time. Since 1967, the advanced music technology has improved greatly which would set the stage for The Dark Side Of The Moon album in 1973. In my opinion, technology wise, The Dark Side Of The Moon is more improved but it was the music technology of the Sgt. Pepper's album that would inspire PINK FLOYD to take the music technology further into new heights and levels than the Sgt. Pepper's album since the music technology was more advanced in 1973. Take care mate.