The other day, the schedules of my kids, my wife and myself synchronized nicely into an afternoon at the local Barnes & Nobles. I miss the days of what I perceive to be simpler days of my youth when we would do the same at the local Walden Books. Anyway my family bit at the opportunity to lounge at the bookstore for a couple of hours and I was all for it.
My son was on a specific mission to add another Beatles Cd as we had over played the Beatles "1" album that we had in our vehicle. He coaxed me out of the magazine section where I was on a mission to find some good business reading materials. Strangely enough they were actually playing the Beatles over the store's PA system.
Having this as a sign that we were going to leave the store with fab four music in hand, my son led me like a lemming to the source of the music. What we found was a table completely covered in Beatles music and memorabilia.
As my son began trying to coax a recommendation out of me, (because apparently I am the said expert for ANYTHING that is older then 10 years ago), we were gently interrupted with a recommendation... from a police officer.
As my brain was trying to process the fact that there was one of New York's finest giving us tips on which album to buy, we ended up zeroing in on The Beatles "Love" album. I later came to understand that the officer was part of the NYPD paid detail unit. Essentially earning a few extra bucks for his family by moonlighting a security position in the store. I made a mental note that I actually thought this was a great program, I like the fact that there was a uniformed officer with a 9 mm at his side providing an added level of safety within the store itself.
In any sense, through conversation with him, he advised that this album would be a complete different sound. Upon later research I found that to be true becuase the album took all the orginal tracks and remixed it using the latest technology. The album is used in the current Vegas show:
LOVE is the latest Cirque du Soleil production which celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles. Drawn from the poetry of the lyrics, LOVE explores the content of the songs in a series of scenes inhabited by real and imaginary people. The international cast of 60 channels a raw, youthful energy underscored by aerial performance, extreme sports and urban, freestyle dance.
Well, the album is just fantastic! We've played it several times all the way through, and every time we do so we pick up a new thing or two. I gotta say it took a couple of times for the sound to grow on you, but when it does it takes a firm grasp, and you really begin to enjoy the unique auido vibe that this album presents.
|1. Because |
|2. Get Back |
|3. Glass Onion |
|4. Eleanor Rigby/Julia (Transition) |
|5. I Am The Walrus |
|6. I Want To Hold Your Hand |
|7. Drive My Car/The Word/What You're Doing |
|8. Gnik Nus |
|9. Something/Blue Jay Way (Transition) |
|10. Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!/I Want You (She's So Heavy)/Helter Skelter |
|11. Help! |
|12. Blackbird/Yesterday |
|13. Strawberry Fields Forever |
|14. Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows |
|15. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds |
|16. Octopus's Garden |
|17. Lady Madonna |
|18. Here Comes The Sun/The Inner Light (Transition) |
|19. Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry (Transition) |
|20. Revolution |
|21. Back In The U.S.S.R. |
|22. While My Guitar Gently Weeps |
|23. A Day In The Life |
|24. Hey Jude |
|25. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) |
|26. All You Need Is Love |