Beatles Regrooved

Beatles Regrooved

     
 
Following the success of 2004's Classics Regrooved, which reinterpreted various classical compositions for the chillout and electronica crowd, Koch Records visits another sacred body of work, this time applying the same formula to various Beatles songs. The problem with re-imagining Beatles material is that the Beatles generally imagined it at the highest level

Overview

Following the success of 2004's Classics Regrooved, which reinterpreted various classical compositions for the chillout and electronica crowd, Koch Records visits another sacred body of work, this time applying the same formula to various Beatles songs. The problem with re-imagining Beatles material is that the Beatles generally imagined it at the highest level in the first place, so it really comes as no surprise that most of the tracks here seldom rise above the level of being mildly interesting curios. The songs that were a little psychedelic in the first place generally fare the best, while the ballads tend to sink under the weight of too much syrup. Jay Atwood and Susan MacCorkle's take on "Tomorrow Never Knows" retains much of the swirling inevitability of the original, and is easily the most successful of these "regrooves," while MystiQuintet's "Eleanor Rigby," which replaces the original's haunting sadness with relentless heaviness, and Azade Abi and Holmes Ives' "Come Together," which catches some of the cocky sharpness of the Beatles' version, are also strikingly reassembled. In the end, though, Beatles Regrooved remains mostly just an edgy set of background music, re-imagined or not, and it will more than likely send most listeners scrambling for their Beatles albums to make sure those wonderful original grooves are still intact.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2005
Label:
Koch Records
UPC:
0099923991526
catalogNumber:
9915
Rank:
190830

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Selway   Track Performer
Azade Abi   Piano,Vocals,Taragat
Irina Chirkova   Cello
Cody Geil   Violin,Vocals
Eric McGauley   Group Member
Sarina Suno   Violin
Cannon Deweese   Drums
Morpho Eugenia   Vocals
Avalon Frost   Vocals
Robert Hodgson   Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Vocals
Jivez   Vocals
Jette Kelly   Vocals
Kingspin   Turntables,Synthesizer Bass
Travis Pullman   Guitar
Reazon   Guitar,Electric Bass,Turntables
Leah Reich   Vocals

Technical Credits

George Harrison   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Larry Kraman   Executive Producer
Holmes Ives   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
John Selway   Arranger,Producer
Dicky Spears   Engineer
Jeff Chenault   Art Direction
Azade Abi   Producer
Robert Hodgson   Programming
Jivez   Producer
Kingspin   Programming
Reazon   Programming,Producer

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