The Beatles' Love

November 20, 2006 ● Apple 0946 3 79808 2 8 ● Capitol Records 0946 3 79808 2 8

SIDE A

 

  1. Because

  2. Get Back

  3. Glass Onion

  4. Eleanor Rigby (with Julia transition)

  5. I Am the Walrus

  6. I Want to Hold Your Hand

  7. Drive My Car/What You're Doing/The Word

  8. Gnik Nus

  9. Something (with Blue Jay Way transition)

 

SIDE B

 

  1. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!/I Want You (She's So Heavy)/Helter Skelter

  2. Help!

  3. Blackbird/Yesterday

  4. Strawberry Fields Forever

  5. Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows

  6. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

  7. Octopus's Garden

From Wikipedia: Love contains elements from 130 individual commercially released and demo recordings of the Beatles, and is a complex remix and polymix of multiple songs known as a mashup. While a complete list has not been disclosed, highlights of how the elements were mixed have been noted by the press.

 

  • "Because" – An interview in Entertainment Weekly revealed that the opening track includes the bird sounds used in the World Wildlife Fund version of "Across the Universe". In addition, a new recording of a wood pigeon was implemented "to make it more British," according to George Martin.

 

  • "Get Back" – As reported, the track uses the opening guitar from "A Hard Day's Night", the drum and guitar solos from "The End", percussion from "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)", and the orchestral swell from "A Day in the Life".

 

  • "Glass Onion" – This track is much shorter than the original version, containing less vocals. The track contains Paul’s falsetto “Oh, No” and “Hello, Hello” both from “Hello, Goodbye”, guitar from “Things We Said Today”, and brass from “Magical Mystery Tour” and “Penny Lane."

 

  • "I Want to Hold Your Hand" – An interview with George and Giles Martin stated that elements from both the studio recording and the Hollywood Bowl live performance were mixed to create this version.

 

  • "Drive My Car"/"The Word"/"What You're Doing" – As reported, the medley features the guitar solo from "Taxman" and the horns section from "Savoy Truffle".

 

  • "Gnik Nus" – As suggested in its title, the track contains the vocal arrangement of "Sun King" played in reverse.

 

  • "Something" (with "Blue Jay Way" transition) – The track contains vocal elements from "Nowhere Man".

 

  • "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! / I Want You (She's So Heavy)/Helter Skelter" – As the title suggests, the track contains the whole of “Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite”, the guitars from “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” and heavily delayed vocals from “Helter Skelter”. This track also contains horse sounds from “Good Morning, Good Morning”, harmonium and other elements from “Cry Baby Cry” and laughter from "Piggies”, or Mr. Kite!.

SIDE C

 

  1. Lady Madonna

  2. Here Comes the Sun (with The Inner Light transition)

  3. Come Together/Dear Prudence (with Cry Baby Cry transition)

  4. Revolution

  5. Back in the U.S.S.R.

 

SIDE D

 

  1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

  2. A Day in the Life

  3. Hey Jude

  4. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

  5. All You Need Is Love

  • "Strawberry Fields Forever" – A review of the album noted that this version builds from an acoustic demo. It includes the orchestral section from "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", the piano solo from "In My Life", the brass included in "Penny Lane", the cello and harpsichord arrangement from "Piggies" and the coda of "Hello, Goodbye".

 

  • "Within You Without You"/"Tomorrow Never Knows" – This track combines the vocals and the dilruba from "Within You Without You" with the bass and drums from "Tomorrow Never Knows." Considering that I'm not a fan of "Within You", this is one of my personal favorites on this set.

 

  • "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" – This track contains the drum roll from “Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!”, the clavioline from “Baby, You're a Rich Man,” horns, guitars, bass and drums from “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”, and sound effects from “Tomorrow Never Knows”.

 

  • "Octopus's Garden" – This track contains the string arrangement from "Good Night", sound effects and vocal elements from "Yellow Submarine" and elements from "Lovely Rita" and "Helter Skelter".

 

  • "Lady Madonna" – The song includes the percussion intro from "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?", the piano from "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", the guitar riff from "Hey Bulldog", Eric Clapton's guitar solo from "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and Billy Preston's organ solo from "I Want You (She's So Heavy)".

 

  • "Here Comes the Sun" (with "The Inner Light" transition) – As mentioned by Giles Martin, the track includes tabla from "Within You Without You", backing vocals from "Oh! Darling" and a bass line from "I Want You (She's So Heavy)".

 

  • "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" – A BBC article reported that George Martin chose to use an early version of the recording for the album and wrote a new orchestral backing for the track; the demo version used is found on Anthology 3. This was also stated in the fifth chapter of The Beatles 'LOVE' Podcast.

 

  • "All You Need is Love" – This track is mostly unchanged until the fade out which contains vocals from “Baby You’re A Rich Man”, "Rain", “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” and the guitar riff from “Ticket To Ride”. The track ends with orchestration from “Goodnight” and the sign off from “The Beatles Third Christmas Record”.

 

  • "The Fool On The Hill" – This track includes sitar from "Sea of Holes", piano from "Dear Prudence" and vocals and horns from "Mother Nature's Son", and drums from "Maxwell's Silver Hammer".

 

  • "Girl" – This track includes sitar from "Within You Without You", guitar from "And I Love Her" and drums from "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!".

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