|Love - Front Cover||Love - Rear Cover|
|Love - The Double Vinyl Issue|
|Love - Rear of Vinyl Sleeve|
Details of a promo for this release can be found following the track list of the official release below.
|Catalogue No.||Vinyl 379 8081
C.D. 379 8082
DVD 379 8102
|Release date||20th November 2006|
|Total time||C.D. 78:43
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :||
|Detail :||The first Beatles album officially available in 5.1 sound.
In a very big week for new releases this album was one of FOUR big new releases competing for the number 1 slot in the charts.
Chart progression 3-5-6-6-8-5-7-8-10-15-32-27-25-47-54-Out
"Love" is a fascinating re-working of numerous classic Beatles recordings by the band's original producer at EMI, Sir George Martin assisted by his son Giles.
The result is an astonishing album that reinforces the timeless quality of the group's recordings.
Love is also the title of the highly successful Cirque du Soleil/Apple co-production, featuring the music of The Beatles currently wowing audiences in Las Vegas.
There is a stereo CD, plus simultaneously released will be a special two disc edition that will include the CD and an audio only DVD containing a slightly extended
version in amazing 5.1 surround sound.
A few weeks after the digital versions, a double vinyl album was issued with catalogue number 379 8081.
All released versions contain an elaborate 28 page booklet with fantastic designs, layering and weaving the legacy of The Beatles into complex collages, featuring photographs and images from the show.
Sir George Martin:
"This music was designed for the LOVE show in Las Vegas, but in so doing we have created a new Beatles 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. What people will be hearing on this album is a new experience, a new way of re-living the whole Beatles musical lifespan in a very condensed period."
"This album puts The Beatles back together again. It's kind of magical"
"George and Giles did such a great job combining these tracks. It's really powerful for me and I even heard things I'd forgotten we'd recorded."
Yoko Ono Lennon:
"The album has the feeling of LOVE. They have let everything that is beautiful and daring come out."
"The music is stunning. I think the most amazing thing about it is that you can pull it apart and all the elements carry with it the essence of the entire song"
Love is an astonishing album that pushes back the boundaries of recorded music and can only add to the enduring legacy of The Beatles.
Note that a TV special on the making of the album is currently being made and will be broadcast on the BBC before Christmas.
|No.||Track||DVD Timing and Recording Information||
|1||Because (Love Version)||2:13 (actual running: 0:06 - 2:19)
Outdoor countryside sounds throughout, including:
Bird sounds from first issue Across The Universe (World Wildlife Edition)
Woodpigeon sound effects
From 2:19 to 2:43 The final Day In The Life chord is played backwards
|2||Get Back (Love Version)||1:51 (actual running: 2:58 - 4:49)
From the building backward chord above,
some backing vocals from I Am The Walrus, plus
the opening chord of A Hard Day's Night takes us into Get Back.
The End drum solo and guitar sequences can be heard over the Get Back intro.
Includes Shea Stadium crowd noise, Sgt. Pepper percussion and
A Day In The Life (orchestral crescendo).
Link into next track includes Glass Onion strings and Hello Goodbye vocals,
plus "Shoot" from Come Together.
|3||Glass Onion (Love Version)||1:19 (actual running: 4:49 - 6:08)
Includes guitar sample from Things We Said Today
John can be heard singing the words, "Hello" (Hello Goodbye) and "Nothing is real",
in amongst Penny Lane piccolo, more A Day In The Life orchestral crescendo,
and I Am The Walrus backing vocals.
Also heard are horns from Magical Mystery Tour and
sound effects from Only A Northern Song.
|4||Eleanor Rigby/Julia (Love Version)||E.R. - 2:26 (actual running: 6:09 - 8:35)
Julia - 0:35 (actual running: 8:39 - 9:14)
Intro is new created from Julia guitars.
Includes Strawberry Fields Forever samples,
A Day In The Life strings and "Aaaaaaah", then
fades into police siren.
|5||I Am The Walrus (Love Version)||4:25 (actual running: 9:14 - 13:39)
Has John's original count-in intro.
Includes some allegedly unreleased material,
and a portion of the King Lear broadcast is brought to the fore.
|6||I Want To Hold Your Hand (Love Version)||1:22 (actual running: 13:43 - 15:05)
Preceded by Hollywood Bowl introduction of "Here they are .. The Beatles"
Screams overdub'd throughout as the live and studio versions are mixed.
|7||Drive My Car/The Word/What You're Doing (Love Version)||1:54 (actual running: 15:05 - 17:00)
Drums from Drive My Car and The Word are heard together and later ALL three titles.
Savoy Truffle saxophones heard over Drive My Car.
Taxman guitar solo next to drop in.
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds organ is used over the top.
Helter Skelter backing vocals.
Handclaps are from And Your Bird Can Sing.
|8||gniK nuS (Love Version)||0:54 (actual running: 17:01 - 17:54)
Sun King backwards, includes some Within You Without You drone.
|9||Something/Blue Jay Way (Love Version)||Something: 2:52 (actual running: 17:54 - 20:46)
Blue Jay Way: 0:37 (actual running: 20:46 - 21:23)
Guitars removed from start of Something
Nowhere Man and a Sea Shanty can be heard over Blue Jay Way instrumentation.
|10||Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite/
I Want You (She's So Heavy)/Helter Skelter (Love Version)
|Kite: 1:49 (actual running: 21:23 - 23:12)
Cry Baby Cry accordion and Good Morning horses
Laughter heard is said to be from the Piggies session.
I Want You: 1:27 (actual running: 23:12 - 24:39)
Helter Skelter vocal with heavy delay can be heard over I Want You
Wind noise takes us into the next track ...
|11||Help ! (Love Version)||2:17 (actual running: 24:45 - 27:02)
There is a longer "ooooh" vocal during the outro.
|12||Blackbird/Yesterday (Love Version)||Blackbird: 0:27 (actual running: 27:04 - 27:31)
Yesterday: 2:02 (actual running: 27:31 - 29:33)
Includes sample from Girl intro.
|13||Strawberry Fields Forever (Love Version)||4:23 (actual running: 29:36 - 33:59)
This is an edit of four versions: Demo, Take 1, Take 7 and final master.
Overdubs can be heard of samples from:
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (orchestra/horns)
In My Life (piano solo)
Penny Lane (brass)
I'm Only Sleeping (backwards guitar)
Baby You're A Rich Man
Hello Goodbye (finale)
|14||Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows (Love Version)||2:50 (actual running: 34:00 - 36:50)
Mainly Within You Without You over Tomorrow Never Knows drum beat
Includes samples from:
Sea Of Time (tamboura)
Old Brown Show (bass organ)
Strawberry Fields Forever (backward cymbal)
Rain (backwards lyrics "When The Sun Shines")
Sea Of Monsters (backwards effect from the ending)
|15||Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Love Version)||4:06 (actual running: 36:50 - 40:56)
Drum roll from Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
She's Leaving Home
Baby You're A Rich Man
Sgt. Pepper (horns)
Tomorrow Never Knows (sound effect at end)
Your Mother Should Know (harmony vocal)
Magical Mystery Tour (vocal from bridge)
|16||Octopus's Garden (Love Version)||3:17 (actual running: 40:56 - 44:13)
Yellow Submarine sound effects and samples.
Lovely Rita drums
Polythene Pam drum break
John's voice clearly saying: "Oh, Great, Great that, Beautiful, Sensational".
Helter Skelter (guitar)
Fixing A Hole
Then fades into Sun King - 0:30 (actual running: 44:13 - 44:43)
|17||Lady Madonna (Love Version)||2:54 (actual running: 44:43 - 47:37)
Why Don't We do It In The Road drums at start
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da percussion
I Want You (Billy Preston organ)
Hey Bulldog samples of percussion and guitar
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (guitar solo)
Don't Let Me Down ("hee-ee")
Ronnie Scott's saxophone brought right out, especially at the end.
|18||Here Comes The Sun/The Inner Light (Love Version)||4:19 (actual running: 47:38 - 51:57)
Within You Without You (tabla indian instrumentation)
Oh Darling backing vocals.
I Want You (She's So Heavy) bass line.
|19||Come Together/Dear Prudence/Cry Baby Cry (Love Version)||3:43 (actual running: 51:57 - 55:40)
Come Together has a more raw vocal track.
Eleanor Rigby (strings)
A Day In The Life (orchestral crescendo - again)
Can You Take Me Back: 0:44 (actual running: 55:45 - 56:29)
Also some Let It Be drums
|20||Revolution (Love Version)||3:18 (actual running: 56:42 - 60:00)
Some Revolution drums used as link from last track, then the single mix
There is a small spoken sample at the end I've yet to put my finger on.
|21||Back In The U.S.S.R. (Love Version)||2:40 (actual running: 60:00 - 62:40)
This mix includes vocals not found on original.
|22||While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Love Version)||3:19 (actual running: 62:41 - 66:00)
Take 1 demo vocals with a new string score by George Martin.
|23||A Day In The Life (Love Version)||5:05 (actual running: 66:29 - 71:34)
Preceded by studio chatter before the take, plus John's Take 1 count-in (Sugar Plum Fairy)
Includes additional sound effects, and you can hear the alarm clock too (from take 1).
|24||Hey Jude (Love Version)||3:57 (actual running: 71:34 - 75:31)
Magical Mystery Tour sample
Acapella section halfway through
Reggae bassline in the fade from Hey Jude outtake,
Hey Jude brass section used to link to next track ....
|25||Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (Love Version)||1:21 (actual running: 75:34 - 76:55)
Goodnight (strings finale)
Hey Jude (crowd sound and orchestra)
|26||All You Need Is Love (Love Version)||3:14 (actual running: 76:55 - 80:09)
Various samples heard in the fade:
Ticket To Ride
Baby You're A rich Man (79:45)
Goodnight follows at 80:09 with studio chat from John ("Johnny Rhythm") to sign off ...
(taken from Beatles Third Fan Club Christmas Record (1965)).
|DVD ends at 80:32 (1:20:32)|
|Love - Promo Front Cover||Love - Promo Rear Cover|
A "Love" promo (pictured above) was distributed on Monday 30th October 2006, three weeks prior to release of the official album.
The PROMOTIONAL CD features the following tracks:
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