All you need is love (and a wristband from Abbey Road Studios)
A reworking of classic Beatles songs by Sir George Martin from the Cirque du Soleil show, the new album Love will be released on Monday Nov 20th. If you are one of my British readers, you have a chance to hear the album before it is released, in the famous studio that it was originally recorded in.
I've just gotten word that the first 100 fans to turn up at 1pm tomorrow (Friday the 17th) at Abbey Road Studios will get a wristband to return later that evening (6:30pm) for an exclusive playback of the LOVE album in the legendary Studio 2.
Sounds like fun to me. Anyone seen the show yet? One friend of mine who saw it wrote me that, "It was truly a surrealistic experience with the best sound I have ever heard in my life. There were speakers in front of us, on the back of our chairs, and on the side. Highly recommended even for those who are not big Beatles fans."
I've had the pleasure of listening to the album and here is a sample track:
"Strawberry Fields Forever" - The Beatles (Savefile)
(From the official description: This begins with John's original demo before going into an early take of the song and then climaxing in a musical collage including the piano solo from "In My Life" and the harpsichord pattern from "Piggies"). It is indeed kind of fun tracing all the bits that are used in each song.