Beatles to release new album
Get ready for a whole new generation requesting Beatles tracks, because even though half the members are deceased, the beatles are set to release a new album; ‘Love’ in November.
'Love' came about when the two surviving Beatles - Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr - plus John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and George Harrison's widow Olivia - asked the Beatles producer Sir George Martin to make experimental mixes from original Beatles master tapes from EMI’s Abbey Road Studios, for a collaboration with Cirque Du Soleil.
Speaking about the project, Sir George Martin said: "The music was designed for the 'Love' show in Las Vegas but in doing so we've created a Beatles album.“
"The Beatles always looked for other ways of expressing themselves and this is another step forward for them."
Giles Martin, the son on George, is a co-producer of the album. "We took all the Beatles' catalogue from tape, the original four tracks, eight tracks and two tracks and used this palette of sounds and music to create a sound bed” he says. “What people will be hearing on the album is a new experience, a way of re-living the whole Beatles musical lifespan in a very condensed period".
An exact tracklist and release date for the album are yet to be confirmed.
Published: 03 October 2006