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 musi......more
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.
Track List: LOVE
2. Get Back
3. Glass Onion
4. Eleanor Rigby-Julia (Transition)
5. I Am The Walrus
6. I Want To Hold Your Hand
7. Medley: I) Drive My Car; II)The World; III) What You're Doing
8. Gink Nus
9. Something-Blue Jay Way (Transtion)
10. Medley: I) Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite; II) I Want You (She's So Heavy); III) Helter Skelter
12. Medley: I) Blackbird; II) Yesterday
13. Strawberry Fields Forever
14. Medley: I) Within You Without You; II) Tomorrow Never Knows
15. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
16. Octopus's Garden
17. Lady Madonna
18. Here Comes The Sun-The Inner Light (Transition)
19. Medley: I) Come Together; II) Dear Prudence; III) Cry Baby Cry (Transtion)
21. Back In The U.S.S.R.
22. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
23. A Day In The Life
24. Hey Jude
25. SGT. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
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Apple / Capitol Records
Number of Discs:
CD & DVD
Studio or Live:
Mono or Stereo:
78 : 37
Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's LOVEly -- the suite side of ABBEY ROAD extended to seventy-eight minutes."
Entertainment Weekly (p.105) - "[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
Q (p.133) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his demands the listener to reappraise The Beatles' brilliance with fresh ears. A genuine revolution in the head."
Q (p.118) - Ranked #53 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.100) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Stunning....You'll marvel at the sound and the new insight it brings to music you know so well."
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I wanted to get a DVD-audio music disk to try out in my new car. I love teriffic sound so wanted to take advantage of my advanced player. As there are not too many DVD-audios I could find and I love the Beatles, I bought this one. It IS good, BUT (and this is a big but) the songs listed were not played in their entirety. It was explained on the description that this was a compliation of their songs basically created to coincide with a Cirque du Soleil performance based on the Beatles songs, but the explanation was not with an emphasis on the fact that only parts of the songs are played and merge into one another. The "old feeling" that you had hearing each song is gone. The DVD sounded really good and the parts of the songs that were there were great, it just left me with a kind of empty feeling when a song would be interrupted in the middle by another song.
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This is a great record...I recommend that all Beatles fans add this one to their collection. Sir George is like fine wine...gets better as he gets older. Go ahead and order it, you won't be disappointed!
who could have thought that there would still be more fuel to feed the fire after the anthology series - but the great George Martin has done it again - he has come up with a legitimate new Beatles album despite the fact that half of the group are playing gigs somewhere on the other side of this univerese, that did not stop him from creating magic once again. I have nothing but sheer respect for the man!!
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