Sunday, November 19, 2006

Share the LOVE - Beatles style

You can join the global listening event online now - the album is quite good! After listening to LOVE online, I've preordered the Special Edition CD and Audio DVD at Amazon for $19.99.

On Nov. 21, EMI Group's Capitol Records subsidiary will release Love, an album officially sanctioned by the Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd. It's essentially a soundtrack disc for a show that Canadian circus troupe Cirque du Soleil debuted in June at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Love was created by Cirque founder Guy Laliberte, with the blessing of his friend, the late George Harrison. Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono also green-lighted the project.

The idea was to develop a show around the Beatles' music, using the original recordings, not orchestrations or limp stage-band reproductions. But rather than building Cirque routines around individual songs, the surviving Beatles and Ono opened the Beatles' vaults to their longtime producer George Martin and his son Giles and allowed them to mess with the tapes to come up with something new.

Forbes Meet The Beatles article about the project

Cirque du Soleil celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles

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