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Beatles' true labour of 'Love'

india Updated: Nov 25, 2006 17:35 IST
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The all-new Beatles mash-up album, Love, relives the band’s spirit and the exuberance. The Beatles’ producer George Martin and his son Giles have made experimental mixes from Beatles’ master tapes in collaboration with Cirque Du Soleil, a Canada-based entertainment empire, and fans and critics worldwide have applauded and appreciated the album for its fresh appeal.

An exclusive transcript of the making of the much-talked-about album:

Paul McCartney: Normally Cirque Du Soleil have their own live artists to play, but with the Beatles we didn’t want them to just be sound-a-likes, so we wanted them to use the actual recordings.

Ringo Starr: We actually gave that job to George Martin and he brought his son Giles because George knows our music.

George Martin: My brief was I could use any sound I wanted that I had made with Beatles since 1962.

Giles Martin: We took all Beatles catalogue from tape, the original 4-tracks and the 8-tracks and the 2tracks, and had this sort of sounds and music to create a sort of a sound where people could sort of relive the whole Beatles lifespan.

Paul: We encouraged them to mess around as much as they could.

Ringo: We have given this incredible music that is relevant today and sounds like today. Truly, as John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono recently said, “The album has the feeling of love and that’s why the title is Beatles Love, they have let everything that is beautiful and daring come alive.”

Paul: It’s not like you are taking a Pavarotti and trying to fit him into a Beatles song, you are taking Beatles and trying to fit them back into the Beatles. Giles: It was frightening playing this to Paul, to Ringo, to Olivia and to Yoko… because you are never quite sure what anyone is going to think.

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