Apple/EMI release an album of Beatles mash-ups
Experimental versions of The Beatles’ original Abbey Road studio master tapes are on ‘Love’, a new collection due out next month.
The highly anticipated album was created by legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin while working on a collaboration with Cirque Du Soleil.
The remaining Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Yoko Ono Lennon, helped on the album.
Martin, working with his son Giles, has meticulously trawled through the entire archive of Beatles recordings in a quest to create this new Beatles album.
The album is dense with remixes and snippets taken from the entire catalogue. Tracks include “Eleanor Rigby”, “A Day In The Life”, “Here Comes The Sun” and “Dear Prudence”.
Sir George Martin told Uncut: “It’s a Da Vinci Code for Beatles fanatics, isn’t it? It’s the most supreme puzzle of all time. I wanted to have a competition to see if anyone could spot everything we’d done in the right sequence. No one will be able to do it.”
An added highlight of ‘Love’ for Beatles completists is an unearthed demo version of ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.
Martin has said of the album: “The Beatles always looked for other ways of expressing themselves and this is another step forward for them.”
The album will be released worldwide in November 2006.