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savafan
11-09-2006, 03:59 PM
This is going on my Christmas list!

http://www.nme.com/news/beatles/24757

It features 78 minutes of 'new' music

Details of The Beatles' new album 'LOVE' have been confirmed.

The album, which is out on November 20, will be released in a CD/DVD format and will contain 78 minutes of 'new' Beatles material.

As previously reported by NME.COM, the album was created by Sir George Martin and his son Giles Martin.The pair used master tapes of original Beatles recordings for a collaboration with Cirque Du Soleil.

In a statement, Paul McCartney said: "This album puts The Beatles back together again, because suddenly there's John and George with me and Ringo."

Ringo Starr added: "George and Giles did such a great job combining these tracks. It's really powerful for me and I even heard things I'd forgotten we'd recorded."

The tracklisting for the album is:

'Because'
'Get Back'
'Glass Onion'
'Eleanor Rigby'/'Julia' (Transistion)
'I Am The Walrus'
'I Want To Hold Your Hand'
'Drive My Car'/' The Word'/'What You're Doing'
'Gnik Nus'
'Something'/'Blue Jay Way' (Transition)
'Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!'/'I Want You (She's So Heavy)'/ 'Helter Skelter'
'Help!'
'Blackbird'/'Yesterday'
'Strawberry Fields Forever'
'Within You Without You'/'Tomorrow Never Knows'
'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'
'Octopus's Garden'
'Lady Madonna'
'Here Comes The Sun'/'The Inner Light' (Transition)
'Come Together'/'Dear Prudence'/'Cry Baby Cry' (Transition)
'Revolution'
'Back In The USSR'
'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'
'A Day In The Life'
'Hey Jude'
'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)'
'All You Need Is Love'

Joseph
11-09-2006, 04:07 PM
Well now I've got something to add to my wish list too.

Cool.

Matt700wlw
11-09-2006, 04:10 PM
If it's Beatles, I'm there.

Matt700wlw
11-09-2006, 04:19 PM
http://www.nme.com/images/84_BeatlesLOVECOVER_L171006_01.jpg

MrCinatit
11-09-2006, 06:32 PM
I'll be nabbing that one - a heck of a lineup of songs.

redsfanmia
11-09-2006, 07:41 PM
How is this new? I have all of these songs on CD already, just not in this order.

KronoRed
11-09-2006, 07:54 PM
How is this new? I have all of these songs on CD already, just not in this order.

Yeah really, none of this is "new" :dunno:

MrCinatit
11-09-2006, 08:03 PM
What album was Gnik Nus on again? :p:
It might not be new - but much sounds remastered. Hey, that is good enough for me.

Virginia Beach Reds
11-09-2006, 10:46 PM
I heard a few of these song on Howard Stern earlier this week. Gently weeps I think was one song. It sounded fantastic. As a matter of fact, Stern and the cronies were poo-pooing it, but then admitted that it did sound good, considering no new music from the greatest rock band of all time in over 30 years.

919191
11-10-2006, 01:22 AM
Are these the officially release recordings we all know, or different versions?

GAC
11-10-2006, 06:09 AM
It's Beatles Anthology part 3... nothing more, nothing less.

And I, like millions of die hard Beatle fans, will gobble it up just for the sake of interest. ;)

Reds Fanatic
11-10-2006, 08:21 AM
Are these the officially release recordings we all know, or different versions?
They are remastered and in some cases remixed together. They have remixed some and combined some different songs together. This was done for the Beatles Love show in Las Vegas. Now they are just releasing some of these on an album.

minus5
11-10-2006, 09:46 AM
More info on the Beatles album, a nice read:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/entertainment/all-you-need-is-love-how-martin-and-son-reshaped-the-beatles/2006/11/10/1162661900456.html

IT WAS 1966 and the Beatles had just given up touring for good. Fans were heartbroken, but for producer George Martin, frustrated at never getting enough studio time with the band, it was the opportunity of his life. At home, John Lennon recorded a new song on a cheap tape recorder.

"No one had heard it," says Martin. "John came into the studios; I sat on the high stool I always sat on and he stood in front of me with his acoustic guitar, and sang."

Sitting this week in the same Abbey Road studio, Sir George Martin, now 80, sings "Living is easy with eyes closed "It was a very gentle, wistful song," he says. "I was spellbound by it.

"I said, 'John, that's a fantastic song. How do you want to treat it?' And he looked at me and said, 'That's your job, isn't it?' "

That early Strawberry Fields Forever was never released, replaced by a more complex version. But after four decades in the Abbey Road vaults, it reappears on Love, a new Beatles record to be released on November 18.

The man who produced all but one of the Beatles' albums ( Let It Be) has resumed the job Lennon asked him to do in 1966.

A new Beatles album? What does that mean? Martin and his son Giles, also a producer, have taken 37 Beatles songs, mixed, diced and blended them, played some drum solos backwards, added wind sounds and birdsong, and created a 78-minute medley what Martin calls an album "not of greatest hits but of greatest sounds".

Strawberry Fields Forever flows into the chanting end of Hello Goodbye. Within You, Without You takes drums and bass from Tomorrow Never Knows to give it a pacier feel. Glass Onion has been sliced up, Octopus' Garden totally redesigned. This may horrify traditionalists, yet many songs have been wisely left alone.

The narcotic weirdness of I Am The Walrus floats out of the past, essentially untouched.

Thirty of the 37 songs come from the time of Sergeant Pepper and beyond the period in which, many believe, the Beatles did their greatest work.

The Martins insist it is a Beatles album because all the music comes from Abbey Road tapes, bar one string arrangement on While My Guitar Gently Weeps. George Martin wrote the arrangement and it is a fitting close to his career, since the first thing he wrote for the Beatles was a string arrangement on Yesterday.

Giles Martin, for his part, has worked with Elvis Costello, INXS and Kate Bush. But the 37-year-old has had to fight free of his father's shadow.

George says: "Many years ago, Giles in a moment of despair said, 'You know, it isn't easy being your son.' And I said, 'I'm aware of this and there is nothing I can do about it. But there is something you can do about it. You can be better than me.' And now he is."

"Please scrub that last line," says Giles, afraid his dad sounds corny.

But the father might be forgiven a moment's weakness. "This is the last album I will ever make," says Martin, now very hard of hearing but sharp, and as kindly and proper as he was always reputed to be. "In two months' time I shall be 81 it's time to give up, don't you think? When you're into your 80s, things start dropping off you as you walk along the street So this record is rather significant for me."

The project grows out of the late George Harrison's friendship with Guy Laliberte, founder of Canadian circus troupe Cirque du Soleil. The Beatles allowed Laliberte to use their music in a Cirque du Soleil show, Love, which opened in Las Vegas in June. The album Love is the show's soundtrack.

It is an unlikely birth. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, plus widows Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, are famously fierce guardians of the band's music. That is why it is almost never heard in films, advertisements, or what Martin calls " Mamma Mia-type shows, where their music is just used and sung by other people".

EMI is no less proprietorial. When London DJ Danger Mouse mashed the Beatles' White Album with the Black Album by rap star Jay-Z to produce the Grey Album in 2004, the label served a "cease and desist" letter on Danger Mouse and ordered retailers and file-sharing websites to stop distribution.

Throw in the suit the Beatles launched against EMI last year for 30 million ($A74.6 million) in disputed royalties the latest in 30 years of legal battles between band and label and it didn't feel like the time for an experiment. But the Martins are no ordinary dabblers.

Giles began by reshaping Within You, Without You and rather nervously played it, in separate sessions, to the surviving Beatles, Ono and Harrison. They were delighted, he says.

"Paul and Ringo said, 'This sounds like us playing.' Having their endorsement gave us the confidence to do what we wanted," says Martin.

"We did some pretty wild things as a result. I told Giles we were going to be crucified for playing about with the Holy Grail, but most people who have heard it have given us a pretty good reception."

In an age of remixes, redubs, mash-ups and compilations, the album will be judged on whether its interpretation enhances the experience of the Beatles.

Bob Dylan has said that machines have made music soulless, that most studio music no longer reflects human frailty. The Martins seem to agree.

For many albums today, says Giles, seven different people make the mix, brass and rhythm are overdubbed later and the product is taken to artists and repertoire meetings for appraisal. "The thing about the Beatles is that the four of them together, playing live in the studio, made a great sound. No marketing meeting is going to create that."

The Martins say they tried to preserve that rawness on Love. The Beatles were great experimenters, says Giles. Back in the USSR has a long guitar chord that is out of tune; the Beatles heard it, liked it and left it, as did the Martins.

"It would never be allowed these days," says Giles. "In fact, I don't think many of the Beatles' experiments would be allowed."

What does he hope listeners take from it?

"I hope they just enjoy the band," he says. "I think the whole heritage and culture aspect of the Beatles takes away from the fact that they were simply great players."

His father hopes "it will turn a lot of teenagers on who have not really appreciated the Beatles before".

Making the album took him back in time. "I can still see John," George Martin says. "Standing in front of me. Singing to me."

MrCinatit
11-10-2006, 10:11 AM
It is a shame George Martin is not given more recognition for his work with the Beatles. The man, indeed, was the fifth Beatle - and while he lead them down many paths, he allowed them to lead as well and experiment.
Without him...well...listen to the original Let It Be, and you get the picture.

GAC
11-10-2006, 10:58 AM
Phil Spector should have been imprisoned years ago for what he did to Let It Be. But it was the Beatle's fault as well. In disgust with each other, they basically threw the hours and hours of tape at him and basically said "Have at it. See what you can salvage."

What he did to "Long and Winding Road" was terrible.

GAC
11-10-2006, 11:00 AM
It is a shame George Martin is not given more recognition for his work with the Beatles. The man, indeed, was the fifth Beatle - and while he lead them down many paths, he allowed them to lead as well and experiment.
Without him...well...listen to the original Let It Be, and you get the picture.

George Martin hated the White album. He thought they should have gleaned it back, with what good songs they had (in his opinion) to a single album.

I enjoy this website for alot of insight on the Beatle's music...

http://www.iamthebeatles.com/

Matt700wlw
11-10-2006, 01:59 PM
Phil Spector should have been imprisoned years ago for what he did to Let It Be. But it was the Beatle's fault as well. In disgust with each other, they basically threw the hours and hours of tape at him and basically said "Have at it. See what you can salvage."

What he did to "Long and Winding Road" was terrible.

Not I dislike the Let it Be version, I like definitely like the Anthology "clean" version better...

The Phil Spector orchestration is non-existant

minus5
11-10-2006, 02:56 PM
By the way, if you go to www.beatles.com you can listen to 4 of the tracks.

redsfanmia
11-10-2006, 04:14 PM
[QUOTE=GAC;1190491]George Martin hated the White album. He thought they should have gleaned it back, with what good songs they had (in his opinion) to a single album.


But the Beatles wanted a double album so that it counted as two instead of one album on their contract.

MrCinatit
11-10-2006, 06:21 PM
Not I dislike the Let it Be version, I like definitely like the Anthology "clean" version better...

The Phil Spector orchestration is non-existant

Let It Be...Naked is a breathtaking turn on the album. That is the way it should have sounded. Just the Beatles being the Beatles.

savafan
11-10-2006, 06:59 PM
By the way, if you go to www.beatles.com you can listen to 4 of the tracks.

AMAZING!!!! I wish there was a place where I could download those

GAC
11-10-2006, 08:27 PM
Let It Be...Naked is a breathtaking turn on the album. That is the way it should have sounded. Just the Beatles being the Beatles.

And that is the way McCartney wanted it. He had felt that since they had stopped touring and turned into a studio band their music was losing too much to the technology. It was one of the reasons why they resurrected the John/Paul oldie "One After 909". He even suggested that the Beatles start making surprise live performances at local, small clubs like in the old days, inwhich Lennon responded "You're daft!"

The closest thing we got was the rooftop performance in Let It Be.

GAC
11-10-2006, 08:34 PM
But the Beatles wanted a double album so that it counted as two instead of one album on their contract.

I listened to an interview with Jeff Lynne of ELO several years ago and he talked about his first starting out in the business and getting the opportunity of being in the studio when the Beatles where making the White Album. He said it wasn't really a Beatle album because all 4 were never in the studio at the same time. There was always one missing, sometimes two. And when they were all there there was fighting. Ringo and George, at different points, stormed out of the sessions only to have one of the others go to their home, smooth things over, and talk them to coming back. Lynne stated you could see the beginnings of the disharmony in the relationship in 1968.

redsfanmia
11-10-2006, 08:41 PM
I listened to an interview with Jeff Lynne of ELO several years ago and he talked about his first starting out in the business and getting the opportunity of being in the studio when the Beatles where making the White Album. He said it wasn't really a Beatle album because all 4 were never in the studio at the same time. There was always one missing, sometimes two. And when they were all there there was fighting. Ringo and George, at different points, stormed out of the sessions only to have one of the others go to their home, smooth things over, and talk them to coming back. Lynne stated you could see the beginnings of the disharmony in the relationship in 1968.

Exactly and the Beatles themselves knew it. They were growing up and had wives or were soon to be married and it was time to move on, they had the foresight to see it and wanted to fulfill their obligations to Capital.

GAC
11-10-2006, 08:54 PM
Exactly and the Beatles themselves knew it. They were growing up and had wives or were soon to be married and it was time to move on, they had the foresight to see it and wanted to fulfill their obligations to Capital.

There is maybe some truth there because with the exception of Paul, the other three threatened to leave the group at various times after 1966. Only to be coaxed back by the others. But there was also some fear and uncertainty that kept them together because they weren't sure they could succeed separately, but only as everyone saw and accepted them.... only as the Beatles, not solo artists.

Lennon, in the last year, did alot of griping and complaining about the group and kept saying he wanted to leave, yet never would walk. When George walked at one point in '69, Lennon wanted them to ask Clapton to join the band and continue on. So Lennon sent mixed signals.

When McCartney finally came out and made the announcement that he was leaving, to coincide with the release of his solo album, Lennon was really miffed.

And yet, for the year after the breakup, and according to his wife Linda, McCartney went into a huge depression and funk while retreating to his farm in Scotland. He had huge insecurities at succeeding without John at his side. It was Linda who helped him snap out of it.

The "writing was on the wall" in the last couple years of the Beatle's existence, yet none of them really wanted to face it. They were scared because the fans would never accept them as nothing less then the Beatles. And that was prophetic because alot of the fans haven't.

And ever since then, individually, they are always referred to as what?.... ex-Beatles.

And their solo work has always been judged and held up to their work accomplished while as the Beatles.

And IMO, even an ex-Beatle could not live up to and replicate that "mystique".

redsfanmia
11-10-2006, 09:36 PM
There is maybe some truth there because with the exception of Paul, the other three threatened to leave the group at various times after 1966. Only to be coaxed back by the others. But there was also some fear and uncertainty that kept them together because they weren't sure they could succeed separately, but only as everyone saw and accepted them.... only as the Beatles, not solo artists.

Lennon, in the last year, did alot of griping and complaining about the group and kept saying he wanted to leave, yet never would walk. When George walked at one point in '69, Lennon wanted them to ask Clapton to join the band and continue on. So Lennon sent mixed signals.

When McCartney finally came out and made the announcement that he was leaving, to coincide with the release of his solo album, Lennon was really miffed.

And yet, for the year after the breakup, and according to his wife Linda, McCartney went into a huge depression and funk while retreating to his farm in Scotland. He had huge insecurities at succeeding without John at his side. It was Linda who helped him snap out of it.

The "writing was on the wall" in the last couple years of the Beatle's existence, yet none of them really wanted to face it. They were scared because the fans would never accept them as nothing less then the Beatles. And that was prophetic because alot of the fans haven't.

And ever since then, individually, they are always referred to as what?.... ex-Beatles.

And their solo work has always been judged and held up to their work accomplished while as the Beatles.

And IMO, even an ex-Beatle could not live up to and replicate that "mystique".

Its alot like a marriage going bad, both see that its not working but are afraid to make a move because of comfort level and other obligations. Fear of the unknown also plays a major part. At the end of the day the Beatles were human and have the same feelings as everyone else.

GAC
11-11-2006, 08:13 PM
Its alot like a marriage going bad, both see that its not working but are afraid to make a move because of comfort level and other obligations. Fear of the unknown also plays a major part. At the end of the day the Beatles were human and have the same feelings as everyone else.

It's interesting you talk of marriage. In one of their last business meetings over who was going to run the Beatle's affairs.... Klein or the Eastmans.... Lennon told McCartney that he wanted a divorce. :lol:

redsfanmia
11-11-2006, 11:46 PM
It's interesting you talk of marriage. In one of their last business meetings over who was going to run the Beatle's affairs.... Klein or the Eastmans.... Lennon told McCartney that he wanted a divorce. :lol:
Yeah I remember reading about that, at the end of the day thats what a band as big as the Beatles is, your "married" to the other members. The Beatles were over during the White Album and the recording of Let it be made things worse. George Martin as well as the Beatles themselves always said that in the recording of Abby Road there was a feeling that this was it and that it was a very proffesional album and there was very little fighting. It was like they knew it was over but were reconciling for one last fling.

GAC
11-12-2006, 07:20 AM
Yeah I remember reading about that, at the end of the day thats what a band as big as the Beatles is, your "married" to the other members. The Beatles were over during the White Album and the recording of Let it be made things worse. George Martin as well as the Beatles themselves always said that in the recording of Abby Road there was a feeling that this was it and that it was a very proffesional album and there was very little fighting. It was like they knew it was over but were reconciling for one last fling.

I'm glad they went out on a high note with Abbey Roads. The last album released was Let It Be, but only after Phil Spector had been given the tapes and did his number on them.

This is a good article on the "Get Back" sessions from which Let It Be sprung....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_It_Be_(album)

mth123
11-21-2006, 11:12 PM
I'm listening now. Kind of interesting but I like the songs the old way. I guess as a Beatles junkie I had to have it, but its just a hair above the Anthology series IMO.

mth123
11-21-2006, 11:22 PM
GNIK NUS is Sun King Backwards.

MrCinatit
11-22-2006, 05:53 AM
GNIK NUS is Sun King Backwards.

Well - I feel stupid for not figuring that out by myself.

mth123
11-22-2006, 06:35 AM
Well - I feel stupid for not figuring that out by myself.

Don't. I didn't until I heard it.

Matt700wlw
11-29-2006, 03:02 PM
I decided to bump this.

I got my hands on a four song sampler yesterday (there are perks working at a radio station). It contains "Strawberry Fields," "Octopus's Garden," "Lady Madonna," and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

I like it. It's different. Interesting arrangements. This is definitely going on my list as something I need to get.

I love this kind of stuff.....recording studio art is right down my alley.

savafan
11-29-2006, 03:22 PM
I got the whole CD, $9.98 at Target. I've listened to it close to 40 times already. It is interesting...I like it. While it's altered, it feels very pure.

GAC
11-30-2006, 08:19 PM
Bought it the other day.

I really like it. It's different, but shouldn't "offend" any Beatle fan.

I thought the remixing and production quality was superb! And loved the "transitions".

I really enjoyed what Martin did with Lennon's demo of Strawberry Fields Forever too.

savafan
12-01-2006, 12:33 AM
I really enjoyed what Martin did with Lennon's demo of Strawberry Fields Forever too.

Yeah, that one right there was worth the price of the CD for me! :thumbup:

redsfanmia
12-08-2006, 07:05 PM
I listened to most of this and to be honest I think John Lennon is rolling in his grave at this attempt of music. Horrible, Horrible, and one more Horrible just for effect.