Love by “the Beatles”

I just borrowed a copy of "Love" by "the Beatles" (yes, I put quotes around the band's name for a reason) and I'm not sure if I should praises George Martin and his Son, or find the nearest baseball bat and beat them senseless. "Love" isn't a straight-forward compilation of hits by the Beatles.  It's a mash up of some of their slightly lesser known songs.  Martin and Martin took a drum beat from here and placed it there, while borrowing a solo hear and placing it somewhere else. Through that process they produced something new, and yet not, at the same time.  In a way it's an intriguing concept that John, Paul, George, and Ringo touched on in a few of their late recordings.  They were always experimenting with new sounds.  In a way the album breathes new life into the classics, and yet as I listen I can't help but desire the original versions. Maybe I'm just a Beatles snob. 
 
With all that said, I encourage you to give it a try. If you're looking for something a little different and yet familiar at the same time you wont be too disappointed.  I was amazed at how fresh the songs sounded.  It's hard to believe they were recorded 40 years ago.
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One thought on “Love by “the Beatles”

  1. Cirque du Soleil is doing a show with this music that is supposed to be amazing. I think the reworking is highly influenced by them. While I’ve heard the album is good on its own, my dad (a Beatles lover also) said the show was incredible, and I think that influenced his opinion of the music. If you and Erin end up in Vegas anytime soon, I think it would be worth your time to go see it.

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