Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Band Begins at Ten to Six...

The Beatles...again.

These guys are like the original Tupac. They just keep putting out new shit. Or re-mixes of the old shit. But with Sir George Martin (and son) producing, at least it won't sound like The Traveling will sound like The Beatles.

With extra Hippy goodness. The "Love mix"...?

THE Beatles are back. Together. And this is your chance to hear new material from the Fab Four.

In an unlikely reunion, songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are the centrepiece of a Cirque du Soliel extravaganza.
The idea began when the founder of Cirque du Soliel befriended George Harrison at a Formula 1 event years ago.

He suggested a show around The Beatles' catalogue.

Harrison agreed, with one proviso: "Forget some dodgy house band playing The Beatles songs. It had to be Beatles music.''

Harrison died in 2001, but by then the idea had gained momentum and Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Beatles widows Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison agreed legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin should be brought out of retirement to produce what is a fabulous bookend to the band's career.

Sir George and his son Giles have painstakingly scoured the published and dormant material of The Beatles and put together an amazing 80-minute collage.

Australia will never see the show. It is being staged at a purpose-built $160 million auditorium in Las Vegas and is too expensive and unwieldy to travel.

But the album - like the Vegas show, called Love - releases worldwide on November 18.