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.

Published by Brian

Christian, husband, father, Pepperdine alum, marketing account manager and more. Passionate about music, movies, religion, communication, nonprofits and the Lakers.

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  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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