Posted: 12/19/2006 7:42:08 PM
|Hmm...i was debating whether to get this...I actually havent heard it yet...I tend to be a stickler for the originals too but also want to keep my ears open to different covers and interpretations..sounds like this is something that grows on you slowly...|
Posted: 1/20/2007 6:32:19 AM
|A friend of mine brought it in on his Ipod at work, and (thankfully) it was a quiet shift. That gave me the time to really listen to the entire thing, with only a few breaks. I'd heard some of the cuts on radio, and I wasn't sure what my reaction would be to the entire work. |
After hearing it in it's totality, I was very impressed.
It's a wonderful "hommage" to the Beatles, and their music. It's not a new work, but more a new look at their legacy, by combining things that Beatles fans have heard before in different ways. I had to admit I had more than a few smiles, as I heard some things together that I had never imagined possible to combine.
Drive My Car/The Word/What You're Doing is one great example of that type of mix.
This one will certainly wind up in my CD collection, and when I get my new computer up and running, the chance to hear it in 5.1 is going to be appreciated.
I trust that the Cirque De Soleil will bring this show back to it's hometown someday. You'll see me there, if they do.
Posted: 1/23/2007 7:49:45 AM
|As I understand it, there are two versions. |
There is a single CD one, which is cheaper.
The "regular" version includes both a CD and DVD.
That one, in Canada, is priced pretty close to a regular CD.
You could technically "fake" to 5.1 with a soundcard and a computer, but the only "real" way to hear it properly would be with a DVD device and 5.1 speakers.
I haven't got it....yet. I need my new computer to hear it in 5.1.
Posted: 3/4/2007 12:12:59 AM
|Thumbs up from me.|
I avoided this disc for awhile. I thought why mess with the originals? If you take them out of the context of the original albums, you mess up the whole concept.
But then... I got curious.
So I went and picked it up. The remixes re-introduced me to some old friends that I haven't listened to in many a moon. It was captivating..... spooky even.
Familar vocal phrases by Paul weaving in and out of introductions... two Beatle tracks going on at once.... some mind blowing things going on here folks. I like it.
Still potent, still powerful.... now almost trance-like. This remix really sort of blows your mind. I was expecting something on Stars on Play, or Stars 45, or whatever it was called, when they connect a ton of songs and put a disco beat to it.
This is much different. This is ..... cool.
(and one hell of an introduction for the next generation... this is music four decades old.)
Posted: 3/5/2007 10:33:51 AM
|The Beatles are the most important band of the 20th century. Any look into their minds is important to me;good or bad.|
Posted: 3/14/2007 7:26:57 AM
|Another neat little "Beatle CD" related story I stumbled across. |
Band to perform Beatles album that never was
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- A group of New York musicians is planning to do what the Beatles never did -- perform the songs the Fab Four might have recorded as their final album had they stayed together just a little longer.
The Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux -- made up of some of the New York's leading professional musicians -- will perform the songs they think would have been on that album on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The performance at New York's Webster Hall consists of material from the original Fab Four's early solo careers.
All of the tracks will be performed with distinctive Beatles-type arrangements, rather than the spartan feel of Lennon's early recordings and McCartney's first solo effort, recorded at his home almost as a demo tape.
"It's totally on a lark because it didn't happen. It wouldn't have happened," keyboardist and guitarist Jack Petruzzelli said.
The Fab Faux's set will include the John Lennon songs "Jealous Guy," "Instant Karma," "Mother," "Remember" and "Gimme Some Truth." From Paul McCartney comes "Maybe I'm Amazed," "Every Night," "Another Day," "Hot as Sun/Glasses" and "Oo You." They'll also perform George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass," "My Sweet Lord" and "What is Life."
And no late Beatles album would be complete without a Ringo Starr song, in this case, "It Don't Come Easy."
Many of the songs were tried out by the Beatles while they were together. But the Fab Faux chose December 1970 as the cutoff date for when a song had to be started to give them the best material to work with. The Beatles officially split in April 1970, when McCartney said he was leaving the band.
The Fab Faux was dreamed up a decade ago, by musician Will Lee, who has played with all four Beatles and whose regular gig is playing bass in the house band on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman." He wanted to start "the greatest Beatles band that anyone has ever seen."
Within a year, four other musicians joined the project. There was Rich Pagano, who has toured with Rosanne Cash and Patti Smith, and whose love of the Beatles dates back to playing in a Beatles-tribute band as a teenager.
Petruzzelli, who has played with Joan Osborne and Rufus Wainwright, was also added to the lineup. So too was Jimmy Vivino, Lee's neighbor and the guitarist for NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" band. Guitarist Frank Agnello, who had toured with Marshall Crenshaw and Phoebe Snow, rounded the Fab Faux out as the fifth member.
"We're not a wigs and noses Beatles band," said Vivino. The band's obsession with detail sets them apart from mere pretenders, he said.
"We look at it totally, totally from the music side, the way a chamber orchestra does Mozart or Beethoven."
Lee, who once telephoned Starr to check his theory of how a certain drum sound was produced, said advances in music technology makes their job easier.
"We know the tricks. We know how to get the sound," he said.
The Fab Faux hopes to create the magic that the other three Beatles would have brought to each member's solo work.
"The flavor of what we do is such that it really does satisfy somebody who wants to groove at an event, wants to move and stuff, and it also is just as palatable to those who just want to sit and watch a show, just listen to music," Lee said.
Based on the talent and focus of the musicians involved, that might make a very interesting "what if" type of CD to explore. I've always wondered what those songs might have sounded like had the Beatles sat down together and recorded them.
Unlike Love, it seems George Martin won't be involved, sadly.
Posted: 3/28/2007 5:42:28 PM
|I saw the show in Las Vegas last July. It was a pretty good show and the soundtrack sounded amazing. The 5.1 DVD is great as well.|
Posted: 4/4/2007 11:38:28 PM
|Im a huge Beatles fan and think its a beautiful tribute to what the band really stood for..."Love".|
It does take time to grow on you and the way all the songs almost just meld into each other is almost refreshing. I say if your a Beatles fan and you havent heard it...give it a try.
Posted: 4/5/2007 7:54:09 AM
|I have been enjoying this album...it took a short while to grow on me but i love the arrangements of everything...one of my fav bands..who taught the world so much about love..|
Posted: 2/6/2009 9:39:03 AM
|Love won 2 grammys. For best compilation soundtrack album and best surround sound album. |