New Beatles – LOVE

Obviously, calling any Beatles stuff “new” is a stretch, but to accompany the Fab Four-celebrating Cirque du Soleil show LOVE, Paul, Ringo, Yoko, and Olivia Harrison poured over the master tapes from Abbey Road studios to create some experimental mixes of the band’s classics. Sir George Martin and Giles Martin then took over to produce the tracks, to be used during the show and released later this month as an album.

Sometimes stripped and intimate (“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”), sometimes with new orchestral arrangements (the intro to “Octupus’s Garden”), sometimes retooled entirely (“Strawberry Fields Forever”), the remixes are worth a listen for Beatles fanatics (i.e. you). The changes are often subtle (if at all apparent), but hear ‘em for yourself at Sound Mojo.

The LOVE show is now running in Sin City (with tickets ranging from $69-$150) and we’re wondering if any of our Las Vegas readers seen it. We’re also wondering: do we even have any Las Vegas readers? If so, do you just loooooove Sam’s Town? What up with “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?”

LOVE is out 11/21 on Capitol.