The Beatles Get Mashed Up On 'Love' Soundtrack
The music for the album and stage extravaganza, which is running at Las Vegas' Mirage Hotel, was assembled by Beatles producer George Martin and his son, Giles, from the original master tapes.As expected, the soundtrack to the Cirque Du Soleil/Beatles show "Love" will arrive in November via Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol Records. The music for the album and stage extravaganza, which is running at Las Vegas' Mirage Hotel, was assembled by Beatles producer George Martin and his son, Giles, from the original master tapes.
Although the album track list has yet to be announced, fans can expect an unorthodox blend of elements drawn from throughout the Beatles' recorded legacy. Excerpts were played for members of the media in late May and included a version of "Strawberry Fields Forever" that grew from John Lennon's original demo through to its final take, plus a melange of "Within You Without You" and the famous drum pattern from "Tomorrow Never Knows."
Also previewed for the media were reconstituted versions of "Lady Madonna" and "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," as well as a track that combines sound effects from "Yellow Submarine" with another Ringo Starr-sung song, "Octopus's Garden."
"The Beatles always looked for other ways of expressing themselves and this is another step forward for them," the elder Martin says. "What people will be hearing on the album is a new experience, a way of reliving the whole Beatles musical lifespan in a very condensed period," adds Giles.
In related news, Paul McCartney's newest classical work, "Ecce Cor Meum," will receive its U.S. premiere Nov. 14 at New York's Carnegie Hall. The piece will be performed by soprano Kate Royal, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Concert Chorale of New York and the American Boychoir.