Monday, November 20, 2006
Octopi? Octopus's? Oh bother.
The holidays are coming, the fids & kamily awards have outlined a collective list of best buys in kids' CDs this year and there are fine choices among them, but you can never, ever go wrong with the Beatles. If you don't already have the White Album, Sgt. Peppers or any number of best of collections, pick one up for a gift. Also out-- the new collection entitled LOVE that is Sir George Martin (aka alleged fifth Beatles) and his son Giles' remix of classic Beatles hits. Sound awful?
They take demo bits, lost bits, un-used bits, used bits and bits from other songs and mash them up and the results are quite nice actually: full, orchestral, gorgeous, seamless, walls of sound. These "new" tunes have served as the backdrop to the thirty-seventh or fifty-eighth Cirque Du Soilel Vegas extravaganza too. Don't be oft-put by the soft, slow intro to Octopus' Garden-- it bubbles up soon enough.
The Beatles, "Sgt. Peppers" (Love version)
The Beatles, "Octopus' Garden" (Love version)
Buy it here. Stream more songs here.
Posted by Are We There Yet? at 2:19 PM