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“Love” is a fascinating reworking of numerous classic Beatles recordings by the band’s original producer, Sir George Martin, and his son Giles. “Love” is also the title of the highly successful Cirque du Soleil show, a co-production with Apple Corps featuring the music of the Beatles, currently wowing audiences in Las Vegas. In creating the music for the show and for the album, George and Giles have created a continuous “soundscape”–a series of well-known Beatles songs augmented by additional instrumentation and vocals taken from their vast bank of original multi-track tapes. If you can imagine “Strawberry Fields Forever” beginning with John’s original demo before going into an early take of the song and then climaxing in a musical collage including the piano solo from “In My Life” and the harpsichord pattern from “Piggies” and lots, lots more–or “Get Back” prefaced by the “Hard Day’s Night” opening guitar chord, the guitar and drum solos from “The End,” and segued into “Glass Onion,” you will begin to get the picture. But hearing is believing! The guys have pushed back the boundaries and come up with a brand-new work that will add to the enduring legacy of the band. The result is an amazing album that not only reinforces the timeless quality of the group’s recordings–the fans will have fun enjoying the roller-coaster experience of the album whilst trying to spot where all the pieces come from–it is also destined to open up a new legion of fans to the Beatles experience.