Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 10:05 PM // 2 comments

Beatles "Love"

Within You Without You / Tomorrow Never Knows

Beatles Love - altobelliI listened to the "new" Beatles release today titled "Love." Since the Beatles haven't officially recorded as a band since 1969 I was under the impression that this release was same wine different bottle. I was way wrong.

Love begins with a twittering of birdsong lifted from "Across the Universe." And once the triple-tracked a capella harmonies of "Because" enter, followed by snatches from "A Hard Day's Night" and "The End," leading into a fired-up "Get Back," it became obvious that this was far more than just another Beatles compilation. Now, there's no new Beatles material per se, but the songs are all approached differently--some are cut together in a flawlessly mixed medley, some reassemble different backing tracks and vocal performances to create new spins on old classics; but all the songs are revitalized considerably. Case in point...
Now you may say, "why mess with perfection?" Well, why not? Especially, if the Beatles are backing the idea and their old producer George Martin is behind the controls. That said, I don't know if I would recommend this to brand new Beatles fan. This album is for the folks who really know the music. They're the ones who'll really appreciate this for its creativity.

Listen / Download other Beatles' mash-ups:
Beastie Boys (Beatles power sampled) - The Sounds of Science
Danger Mouse (Jay Z/Beatles mash) - 99 Problems.mp3

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Anonymous weave said...

The interesting thing about remixes is that it allows you to hear a familiar piece with new ears. Both familiar and different at the same time. That was part of the genius of the Anthology series – all the outtakes that are the same tune, but a different version. Awesome!

I like much of “Love”. I think some of the mixes were way creative – such as track 14 – the Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows mashup. The songs that I didn’t care for were usually based on tunes that I didn’t really like in their original form.

As far as mashups of two different artists, you should check out - a mashup between Jayzee and Weezer. Check out the bonus track “Yeah In The Sun” ft. Usher, Lil' Jay-Zeezer & Ludacris. Now that is some interesting mashup!

8:47 AM  
Anonymous weave said...

Yes - I am aware you already posted some Jay-Zeezer, but "Yeah in the sun" was an awsome pop...

8:50 AM  

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