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After being asked by the remaining Beatles, Ringo and Paul, along with Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, to make experimental mixes from their master tapes for a collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, Sir George Martin, The Beatles legendary producer, and his son Giles Martin have been working with the entire archive of Beatles recordings to create Love. The result is an unprecedented approach to the music. Using the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios, Sir George and Giles have created a unique soundscape. The release of this album, which is also featured in the Cirque du Soleil/Beatles collaborative production of the same name at The Mirage in Las Vegas, has been much anticipated.
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Cirque du Soleil/The Beatles: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison.|
|Audio Remixer: Paul Hicks.|
|Liner Note Authors: George Martin; Giles Martin.|
|Recording information: AIR Studios.|
|Unknown Contributor Role: Isobel Griffiths.|
|Given his unparalleled talent for innovative recording, mixing, and soundscaping, producer Sir George Martin has always been rightly referred to as "the fifth Beatle." Some 35 years after the Beatles disbanded, Martin was still shaping the group's music, as demonstrated by the 2006 release LOVE. The album (created to coincide with a Cirque du Soleil performance based on Beatles songs) amounts to a musical fantasia centered on the Beatles' output, with famous work from both early and late in the band's career collaged with great care and artistry.|
|Martin's relationship to the band gives him a unique perspective (not to mention access to a vast catalogue of multi-track tapes), which results in a shape-shifting overview that encompasses demo recordings, instrumental passages, and snippets from some of the best-loved Beatles tunes. Beatles fanatics will be in seventh heaven playing "name that reference" on this sonic carpet ride, but LOVE also provides something of an "overture" to the Beatles' oeuvre. The SPECIAL EDITION comes with a bonus audio-only DVD featuring the album in various stereo mixes.|
Producer: George Martin; Giles Martin; George Martin; Giles Martin
Engineer: Nick Wollage
CD Review: The Beatles' Love
Cinema Blend CD Reviews
Published on: 11/30/2006 12:00 AM
|What can you say about Love? It's a great Greatest Hits by one of the greatest bands ever. A compilation of revamped classics for the Cirque du Soleil performance of the same name, Love exemplifies The Beatles' timelessness by modernizing some of their most famous songs. The result is a roster of overlapping, intertwined classic tracks held together by smooth, upgraded transitions. The contemporary twists add the right tinge of a much-needed new flavor, and just the right excuse (if one was ever needed) to revisit the band's work. ...read the full review|
Music Review: The Beatles - Love
By: Blake Matthews Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 12/21/2006 1:27 PM
|Remixes can be a tricky thing but I was intrigued when I learned Beatles' producer Sir George Martin had gotten permission from remaining band members Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, as well as Yoko Ono, and the Harrison estate, to make experimental mixes from the band’s master tapes in a collaboration with Cirque du Soleil....read the full review|
|Cirque Du Soleil:25|
|Corteo(w/ Bonus DVD)(Limited Edition)|
|Le Best Of 2 (Ost)|
Associated Artists and Works
|Release Date : 11/20/2006|
|Original Release Date : 2006|
|Catalog ID : 3798082|
|Label : Capitol/Apple|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00094637980828|
- "[I]t's bliss....The exhilarating opener, 'Because,' is now a cappella, and the most glorious choral rock divinity since the Beach Boys' 'Our Prayer'..." -- Grade: A
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his demands the listener to reappraise The Beatles' brilliance with fresh ears. A genuine revolution in the head."
- Ranked #53 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."
- 5 stars out of 5 -- "Stunning....You'll marvel at the sound and the new insight it brings to music you know so well."
BioNo other band has had quite the same impact as the four lads from Liverpool. Over the course of eight years and more than a dozen albums, The Beatles changed popular music and culture forever, spearheading the 1960s British Invasion and shaping rock & roll along the way. Along with their amazing musical output and unprecedented worldwide celebrity, John, Paul, George, and Ringo were responsible for many pop music revolutions, major and minor--writing their own material, pushing the limits of the studio, making films of their music, printing song lyrics on albums--that today are taken for granted. Although The Beatles disbanded in 1970, their artistic legacy is permanently ingrained in the entire world's musical vocabulary.
Customer Reviews of Love
If you like Beatles this is a Go1/29/2007
Check this one as a have to if you like the Beatles. It is not so remixed to give it an off flavor. And the reproduction quality is really quite good on most of the tracks.The vocals sound very clean and real. A definite buy.
Remix is a whole new way to enjoy the Beatles. The album is more of a finished whole rather than a compilation and is best enjoyed as such.
I bought this as a gift for my husband and while I have only heard it once myself, he has done nothing but rave about it. He is a major Beatles fan and he likes how the songs were put together and flow into each other. Any Beatles fan should buy this album.
This album (soundtrack) is a great buy for all Beatles fans. Even though one needs to be very familiar with Beatles music to fully enjoy this but even an unexperienced music fan will be completely immersed into this fantastic ocean of music created by the best group of all times and mixed by the immortal fifth Beatle George Martin.
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