Love [Deluxe Edition] [Bonus DVD-A]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Beatlemaniacs -- heck, pretty much anyone with even a passing fondness for the Fab Four -- have spent more than three decades wondering what it would be like to coax just one more album out of the legendary band. And while that has seemed like a daunting, if not impossible, task -- in large part due to the hand of fate -- it's finally come to pass on this remarkably intriguing disc. Intriguing enough on paper, the spectacular-sounding Love takes more than two dozen Beatles classics, and snippets of dozens more, and weaves them into a seamless sound collage that maintains the spirit of the original recordings while adding a striking new depth. Longtime Beatles producer ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
Beatlemaniacs -- heck, pretty much anyone with even a passing fondness for the Fab Four -- have spent more than three decades wondering what it would be like to coax just one more album out of the legendary band. And while that has seemed like a daunting, if not impossible, task -- in large part due to the hand of fate -- it's finally come to pass on this remarkably intriguing disc. Intriguing enough on paper, the spectacular-sounding Love takes more than two dozen Beatles classics, and snippets of dozens more, and weaves them into a seamless sound collage that maintains the spirit of the original recordings while adding a striking new depth. Longtime Beatles producer George Martin and his son Giles revisited the original master tapes of these songs at the behest of Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte a close ally of the late George Harrison, who crafted a Las Vegas show around the music. There's little of the surface glitz one might expect from a Sin City product, but plenty of astonishing, fun-house like vistas, created by elements like the newly unconcealed string section in the midst of "Something" to the suddenly emphatic guitar thump that introduces "Get Back." Many of the cuts here are marked by heretofore unimagined muscle -- notably "For the Benefit of Mr. Kite" and surprisingly enough "I Want to Hold Your Hand," wherein the harmonies cut more like honed diamonds through glass than like knives through butter. The manner in which the Martins situate the full-length songs in a veritable sea of sound may well be Love's most fascinating aspect, however. Bits and pieces of songs, sometimes immediately recognizable, sometimes just out of reach, pop up all over the place -- an eerie fragment of "Glass Onion" here, a few bars of "Nowhere Man" there. That elevates Love far above mere "best of" status and imbues it with the sort of artistic density that demands and rewards repeated listens.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2006
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 094637981023
  • Catalog Number: 79810
  • Sales rank: 26,684

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Because (2:44)
  2. 2 Get Back (2:05)
  3. 3 Glass Onion (1:20)
  4. 4 Eleanor Rigby/Julia (3:05)
  5. 5 I Am the Walrus (4:28)
  6. 6 I Want to Hold Your Hand (1:22)
  7. 7 Drive My Car/The Word/What You're Doing (1:54)
  8. 8 Gnik Nus (0:55)
  9. 9 Something/Blue Jay Way (3:29)
  10. 10 Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!/I Want You (She's So Heavy)/Helt (3:22)
  11. 11 Help (2:18)
  12. 12 Blackbird/Yesterday (2:31)
  13. 13 Strawberry Fields Forever (4:31)
  14. 14 Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows (3:07)
  15. 15 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (4:10)
  16. 16 Octopus's Garden (3:18)
  17. 17 Lady Madonna (2:56)
  18. 18 Here Comes the Sun/The Inner Light (4:18)
  19. 19 Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry (4:45)
  20. 20 Revolution (2:14)
  21. 21 Back in the U.S.S.R. (1:53)
  22. 22 While My Guitar Gently Weeps (3:46)
  23. 23 A Day in the Life (5:08)
  24. 24 Hey Jude (3:58)
  25. 25 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (1:22)
  26. 26 All You Need Is Love (3:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Because
  2. 2 Get Back
  3. 3 Glass Onion
  4. 4 Eleanor Rigby/Julia
  5. 5 I Am the Walrus
  6. 6 I Want to Hold Your Hand
  7. 7 Drive My Car/The Word/What You're Doing
  8. 8 Gnik Nus
  9. 9 Something/Blue Jay Way
  10. 10 Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!/I Want You (She's So Heavy)/Helt
  11. 11 Help
  12. 12 Blackbird/Yesterday
  13. 13 Strawberry Fields Forever
  14. 14 Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows
  15. 15 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  16. 16 Octopus's Garden
  17. 17 Lady Madonna
  18. 18 Here Comes the Sun/The Inner Light
  19. 19 Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry
  20. 20 Revolution
  21. 21 Back in the U.S.S.R.
  22. 22 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  23. 23 A Day in the Life
  24. 24 Hey Jude
  25. 25 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
  26. 26 All You Need Is Love
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cirque du Soleil Primary Artist
Paul McCartney Musician
Ringo Starr Musician
Technical Credits
George Harrison Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer, Inspiration
Ringo Starr Composer, Inspiration
George Martin Producer, Liner Notes, String Arrangements, Audio Production
Isobel Griffiths Contributor
Giles Martin Producer, Liner Notes, String Arrangements, Audio Production, Pro-Tools
Paul Hicks Digital Editing, Remixing
Steve Rooke Stereo Master
Nick Wollage Engineer
Drew Lorimer Artwork, Logo
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  • Posted January 16, 2012

    LOVE LOVE LOVE

    Last summer, I went to Las Vegas and stayed at the Mirage Hotel. I went to see the show The Beatles. Believe it, the music and the acrobats were spectacular. I love it. If you saw Love, then I highly recommend this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Label was right, "The Beatles as you've never heard them "

    I don't know why I didn't check this out sooner, I thought it was just some DJ mishmash of Beatle songs, how wrong I was. After hearing just the cd on a friends killer stereo I decided to buy a copy for my sister.The first store I went to was sold out(nearly a year after its release). I found it at another store and saw some of the labels on the outside, OH, but of course George Martin and his son were behind this, I should have guessed-who else would the surviving Beatles/Oko etc. allow to do something like this and-Oh my God there's A DVD Audio disc as well as a cd. Being somewhat of an audiophile I realized this would be as close as one could get to hearing the original master tapes. Then I marveled at how wonderfully Martin had created something new that in one sense supercedes the original material-combining different songs into one-and it works fantastically well! A lot of diehard Beatles fans may think this was as I've stated at the start-just a mishmash of songs. George Martin, who I think of as the 5th Beatle has given us something that ranks up there with the White Album, or Sgt. Peppers, or Abbey Road-This may actually be the finest Beatles album period it's amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Love LOVE!!

    This CD is a great gift for any Beatle fan!! I saw the Vegas show with friends & LOVED it! Now it's on CD, how great! For George Harrison lovers (like me), look at "My Guitar Gently Weeps"...its just beautiful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's the Beatles, what more do you need to know?

    Get 'Love', simple as that. The mash-ups and remixes are superb! George and Giles Martin did wonders to music that is already wonderful. Many think the Beatles music is a sacred cow, not to be altered, re-jiggered, mashed-up and the like, but in fact, 'Love' presents much of their classics in a light that will please, delight and surprise even the die-hard fans. I was enamoured with the 5.1 surround DVD-audio disc in particular. So even if you've heard the Beatles' music thousands of times over, you will fall in 'Love' all over again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    For the Beatles

    If there is one song in the world that wakes me up it is Revolution I play it LOUD !!!! that song is the best (along with a bunch of other songs )This CD looks like a great collection of beatles songs by the way

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another Fab Four Home Run

    This CD is a must have. Just beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Previewed Online

    I will bet album of 2007!!!!!! It is amazing how they can mold songs together to make a new song feel but still keep a great Beatles feel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatest album of all time!

    Love is now the greatest album of all time! I remember buying an old cassette of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band from a garage sale in the summer of 1982. This was my initial introduction to the album that had changed the face of pop music and I couldn’t stop listening to it for the next 4 months. The sound was different than any other Beatles' music I had previously been accustomed to. Born in 1964, I was first introduced to the band’s music through the Beatles' saturday morning cartoon show and then through an old scratchy LP of the United Artist A Hard Day’s Night soundtrack. By the time I actually heard Sgt.Pepper’s for the first time, I genuinely thought that “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” had been originally written and recorded by Elton John! Suffice it to say, I could not get enough of the creativity flowing from my headphones courtesy of John, Paul, George and Ringo. This was not the Beatles that I was used to hearing. I was significantly behind in their extraordinary evolution as composers and musicians. Sgt. Pepper’s, to me, was a brand new album. The inventiveness and wild experimentation on display sounded more modernistic than anything on the radio at that time. This was the same Paul McCartney who was currently burning up the charts with the Michael Jackson duet “The Girl Is Mine”? I could hardly believe it. I was thunderstruck! I remember a close friend who had long worn out listening to Sgt. Pepper’s being surprised to discover how far behind the times I truly was. To this very day Sgt.Pepper’s holds up as a great album. I still listen to it and marvel at how it does not sound dated. Until a month ago I would have put it at the top of the list as the greatest album of all time. Sgt.Pepper is now in second place. Nothing can take away from its historical significance to be sure, however, I’m afraid to say that a new album has now far surpassed it. That album is the Beatles’ latest masterpiece entitled Love. Love is presently the superior album. The Beatles could only be topped by the Beatles and with the recent publication of Love they have unbelievably done just that. Love is the album that has kicked Sgt.Pepper to the proverbial curb. If Pepper goes to ten then Love goes, to quote from the classic rockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap”, all the way to eleven. Love presents the best parts of the best Beatles’ recordings in such an inventive new mix that it truly exceeds the original recordings. With its surprising combinations of songs such as “Being For The Benefit Of Mr.Kite/I Want You (She’s So Heavy)/ Helter Skelter”, the Beatles now rock harder and louder than they ever have before. “Glass Onion” is now a gem. “Get Back” and “Lady Madonna” burst forth with more unbridled energy than ever before and “Strawberry Fields Forever”, a masterpiece of gigantic proportions is now even better than one would have previously ever thought imaginable. To some one who has never heard the Beatles’ music before, Love would be the album that I would undoubtedly recommend they start with first. It is every Beatles’ album rolled into one. It has the potential to wake up any young person as to why there was so much fuss over the Beatles to begin with. Amongst the Beatles’ purists and fetishists of the world my suggestion that Love is not only the Beatles’ greatest work, but the best album in rock history will be considered out and out blasphemy! All I can say to them is the proof is in the music. Love is an album that will stand the test of time and bear repeated listenings for years to come. Had Love been released in 1967 instead of Sgt.Pepper the world w

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    saw this fabulous show live in vegas.....

    ...and its more wonderful than i can begin to describe. like having brand new beatle music mixed from old favorites, and crystal-pure sound quality as icing on the cake.

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    Posted October 26, 2008

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    Posted October 27, 2008

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