Love [Deluxe Edition] [Bonus DVD-A]

Love [Deluxe Edition] [Bonus DVD-A]

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by The Beatles
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2006
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0094637981023
catalogNumber:
79810
Rank:
11773

Tracks

Disc 1

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

Disc 2

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

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beatles   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   Remixing
Steve Rooke   Stereo Master
Nick Wollage   Engineer
Drew Lorimer   Artwork,Logo

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Love 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm 41 years old and hadn't been a Beatles fan until hearing this CD. I LOVE this CD! One can't help but dance to it! The CD makes ya feel happy! The music begs to be listened to loudly. In fact, if it is not turned up loud, one misses a lot of segues into and out of songs. It's really cool how a track can start out with one song, then morph into another song, then morph again before the end! As an FYI, you would not know it by looking at the CD cover, but Cirque du Soleil has brought the music of this CD to life in their incredible show in LasVegas at the Mirage. The show shares the title of the CD. . . LOVE. Spread the LOVE, buy this CD for your family and friends! And, when in Vegas, see the show, you'll then have an even greater appreciation for the music!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tonight in the car I cried with joy listening to the Beatles "new" album, Love. "Here they are, the Beatles!" shouts Ed Sullivan, and then the joy and exuberance begins. Sure, they were stylish and smart and witty and young. But it was also a damn fine song. We forget just how good that one song was, with that one special chord that even then hinted at the impeccable craftsmanship to come. The expectation when I was growing up was that we would finally discover the new Beatles. We're older now. And it turns out that we didn't need the new Beatles at all. The originals were just fine. And its still such a feeling...that I can't hide. I can't hide. I can't hide. It's remarkable that the music remains so relevant forty years on, how it still sounds so contemporary. It's not like listening to an old Billie Holiday album, for example, and believe me when I say that I'm not maligning the artistry of Billie Holiday. But her best music was recorded at the dawn of recording technology, and the fidelity will always mark it as such. Which has its charms, to be sure. There's something magical about her timeless voice and those timeless melodies that even low fidelity cannot suppress. But the audio quality instantly marks her music as originating from a different age. That will never be an issue with the Beatles, even though they began with the limitations of four-track technology (and yes, I know all about their discovery that "bouncing" down to one track allowed them to add as many tracks as they liked--which expanded the aural canvas but resulted in what a Rolling Stone writer once referred to as "the goofy stereo of early Beatles records"). Could anyone else have produced the collage masterpiece that Love truly is? I believe it was Olivia Harrison who said in a promotional video that only George Martin knows the content of each track the Beatles ever recorded. It's a true marvel to hear such familiar music presented in a completely different way. I've not been as immersed in the concept of a particular album in years, perhaps a decade, perhaps even more. Love is as brilliant in its own way as the suite that is side two of the original Abbey Road album. I've written before (and will likely do so again) that I believe Abbey Road to be the best album from the Beatles catalogue, not Sgt. Pepper as the consensus seems to be. And I still believe it. But despite the fact that Love contains no new music (how could it?), it makes an artistic statement of its own. "This is Johnny Rhythm, saying good night to ye's and God bless ye's." What a sweet way to end the album, with a fragment probably originating from a fan club Christmas disc. Only George Martin would have thought of that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm an AVID Beatle fan and ABSOLUTELY LOVE them. There will NEVER, EVER be another band like The Beatles!!! Out of curiosity, I bought this cd a few years ago. And I was SO impressed with it. Then when I read the history of how this was made, I was even more impressed. George and Giles Martin were complete artists in how they compiled this along with the direction and assistance of George Harrison and Paul McCartney. There are a lot of tribute bands and artists out there. So I listen for every detail in the music that someone tries to do. And the way the Martins morphed so many songs in this creation is 'genius' to say the least. IF you will be open and sit down with a good stereo system to listen to this, I think you will see how great this really is. I stand amazed at this creation and would recommend it to any real Beatles fan!!
Walterama More than 1 year ago
If you were in Las Vegas and saw the show "LOVE," then buy the album. It's like watching the Beatles performing live with a group of acrobating act in a circus-like show. Believe me, I was in Las Vegas last year and I love it.
Walterama More than 1 year ago
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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cornsilkdreams More than 1 year ago
Blackbird... One of the best songs that was presented in the Show .. and all they play on the CD is the introduction. Very Lame. :( Other than that - great music CD.
mommer More than 1 year ago
This was a gift for my daughter's friend and I have not talked with her about it to date but I'm sure she will enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this CD. You can tell that this project really meant something to the album's producers. They weren't in it for the money, they did the album as a loving tribute to one of the most lasting bands out there. Each song still has its soul and its original feel, but with a new twist. There are flashes of their other songs sprinkled throughout, and they glimmer underneath the tracks like little hidden gems. Beatle maniacs should love the CD just for the opportunity to try and figure out which Beatle tracks are hiding within the disc. The sound quality of this disc is absoulutely amazing as well! It sounds like the band is sitting next to you. Sure, those Beatle fanatic purists out there are probably upset that anyone "messed with" the originals. I guess they are entitled to their opinion. But if they looked deeper, they would see that the songs were not really messed with so much as enhanced. GREAT CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey, I lived through the era, and I have not been this excited about a Beatles' compilation in years! George Martin and his son are absolute geniuses. The sound quality is fantastic, and the mixing/blending superb. To hear McCartney's "buried" bass line front and center in "Hey Jude" is alone worth the price of the CD. There is, however, much, much more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The music is fantastic. But I've tried 3 DVD players and none can decode the surround sound so it's stereo only on the DVD. I called Sony and Pioneer and it's not the DVD decoder, it's the DVD itself. I replaced it three times and still have the problem. Anyone else find this an issue? I'd love to hear from you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tonight in the car I cried with joy listening to the Beatles "new" album, Love. "Here they are, the Beatles!" shouts Ed Sullivan, and then the joy and exuberance begins. Sure, they were stylish and smart and witty and young. But it was also a damn fine song. We forget just how good that one song was, with that one special chord that even then hinted at the impeccable craftsmanship to come. The expectation when I was growing up was that we would finally discover the new Beatles. We're older now. And it turns out that we didn't need the new Beatles at all. The originals were just fine. And its still such a feeling...that I can't hide. I can't hide. I can't hide. It's remarkable that the music remains so relevant forty years on, how it still sounds so contemporary. It's not like listening to an old Billie Holiday album, for example, and believe me when I say that I'm not maligning the artistry of Billie Holiday. But her best music was recorded at the dawn of recording technology, and the fidelity will always mark it as such. Which has its charms, to be sure. There's something magical about her timeless voice and those timeless melodies that even low fidelity cannot suppress. But the audio quality instantly marks her music as originating from a different age. That will never be an issue with the Beatles, even though they began with the limitations of four-track technology (and yes, I know all about their discovery that "bouncing" down to one track allowed them to add as many tracks as they liked--which expanded the aural canvas but resulted in what a Rolling Stone writer once referred to as “the goofy stereo of early Beatles records"). Could anyone else have produced the collage masterpiece that Love truly is? I believe it was Olivia Harrison who said in a promotional video that only George Martin knows the content of each track the Beatles ever recorded. It's a true marvel to hear such familiar music presented in a completely different way. I've not been as immersed in the concept of a particular album in years, perhaps a decade, perhaps even more. Love is as brilliant in its own way as the suite that is side two of the original Abbey Road album. I've written before (and will likely do so again) that I believe Abbey Road to be the best album from the Beatles catalogue, not Sgt. Pepper as the consensus seems to be. And I still believe it. But despite the fact that Love contains no new music (how could it?), it makes an artistic statement of its own. "This is Johnny Rhythm, saying good night to ye's and God bless ye's." What a sweet way to end the album, with a fragment probably originating from a fan club Christmas disc. Only George Martin would have thought of that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was going to purchase this CD for my wife. (Big Beatle Fan). We heard a couple of the songs and we were shocked at how they ruined them. LOVE deserves a ZERO. The dog even ran out of the room.... Enjoy the original songs, save your money
Guest More than 1 year ago
My headline is a nod to the late George Harrison's song (if you have 'All Things Must Pass' you know it). It is amazing that now 36 years since the Beatles' breakup, their music still holds up exceptionally well, is timeless and still influential beyond measure. The premise behind 'Love' where Sir George Martin & son (Giles Martin) mix, mash-up, and in fact re-invent the Beatles' classics sounded interesting, and once I heard the disc a few times, it really is a great concept. Sure, fans have heard the music thousands of times -- but the way the tracks are presented here makes them sound new, at least very different than you are familiar with. Hearing the vocal of "Within You Without You" superimposed on the background of "Tomorrow Never Knows" was pure genius -- the merging of "She's so Heavy" on the ending of "Mr Kite" also brilliant -- amazing how seamless the Martins made all the segues and mash-ups sound, as if they were intended to be that way - plus the overall sound of the tracks is fantastic -- 'Love' is worth it just for the remastered "I Am the Walrus" alone. This is more for serious than casual fans -- anyone familiar with Abbey Road, the White Album, Sgt Peppers and all the album tracks besides the hits will be delighted at how much 'Love' there is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I may be born way after the Beatles' time, but I still like their music. This new album was exciting because it was as though I was listening to new tunes and the familiar ones at the same time. This CD was excellent, and most songs, such as "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Strawberry Fields Forever," blended perfectly with the new music. However, a few just totally got mixed up. The remastering ws better than expected, and I recommend it to everyone who likes The Beatles and wants more of their music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm A New Beatle Fan And I've Got To Say It's Totally Cool I Know Im 18 Years Old But You Know What I Think I Ve A Good Taste Of Music I Hate All Contemparary Music, I Love The Classics
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all, anyone who likes Bonnie Tyler has no right to criticize the Beatles in any way shape or form. Second of all, this cd is meant to be a new twist to beatles music so try and give it a chance and not think of the original recordings when you listen. It's guys like Wegee who prevent artists like Brian Wilson from getting respect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It sounds like a bad "psychedelic" dream you had after watching too many performances of "Beatlemania" at a local dinner theater. After seeing the advertisement for this CD on TV, "I Should Have Known Better."
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great CD for fans and new listeners alike. It gives a new feel to the songs we know and love. The way they mix different songs together is very well done.
DarthAzard13 More than 1 year ago
I admit it; I got fooled by not reading the packaging carefully enough on this one. I thought it was a Beatles album, but it turned out to be the Cir de Sole renditions of Beatles material instead. If that is what you are looking for, bully for you. If you want the Beatles hits in a recognizable format, then don't buy this album. I was very disappointed with it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
...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.