September 15th, 2006 (07:38 pm)
current mood: curious
current song: Not the Beatles!
The Martins — [[Sir George and]] 36-year-old Giles is also a producer, with a CV including Kate Bush and Elvis Costello — are here to put the final touches on an extraordinary new Beatles project, a so-called "mash-up" album called Love. The disc takes elements from more than 130 original Beatles tracks and meshes them together into a "panorama of sound," as Sir George puts it.
Giles hits "play" on the console in front of him, and out blasts the Beatles as you've never heard them. The basic track of "Lady Madonna," for example, has been superimposed onto drums and percussion from the White Album's "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?" and "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da." Somewhere in this stew is Eric Clapton's guitar solo from "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," plus other ambient noises and sounds. The effect is thrilling and contemporary. "We thought, if the Beatles were together today," says Sir George, explaining the record's ethos, "what would they be playing? That was always in our minds." - Regarding this fall's "Love" album... Source
I'm a big fan of Phil Spector's "wall of sound," so panorama of sound is a step in the right direction. But the Beatles? Hmm...