Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Very cool...The Beatles

On my last drive up to the Michigan Ren I listened to NPR's All Songs Considered podcast which had an interview with the son of legendary Beatles manager George Martin. He and his father had been contacted to do a score for a Cirque du Soleil show called 'Love'.

The project involved remixing a number of classic Beatles tunes and results were so cool I bought the CD on Amazon. (It's not available on iTunes yet) I must admit, I like what they've done. A lot of new and rich textures are brought out. Through subtle changes and segues I heard things I had never heard before. No new shitty vocals by Madonna or that type of nonsense. No new instrumentals or techno backbeatsd. It's all the Beatles. And it's good.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I got the Love CD last year. You are correct, it is a wonderful remix of the Beatles. If you want to borrow it, let me know.

Debbie Prisel

grim said...

So, I acquired a copy, planning to complain about how horrible remixes always are, and fully expecting to hate it...

I've listened to about half, and it's interesting, possibly even not bad at all.

Steve said...

I highly recommend listening to the podcast, it gives a lot of background info about the project and the beatles.