The LOVE CD is based on the soundtrack of Beatles music remixed for the Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas.
The album appears in stereo and 5.1 formats. This is the first Beatles album available in 5.1.
"The 5.1 disc is a DVD-Audio/DVD-Video hybrid. The audio is presented in high-resolution 96/24 5.1 surround on the DVD-Audio part of the disc," says Apple. "The DVD-Video part carries 5.1 surround in DTS and Dolby Digital as well as a PCM stereo mix. This DVD album is designed to be played on DVD video equipment but will carry no video component."
"After being asked by the remaining Beatles, Ringo and Paul along with Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, to make experimental mixes from the original master tapes for a collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, Sir George Martin, the Beatles' legendary producer, and his son Giles Martin have been working with the entire archive of Beatles' recordings to create LOVE," says Apple. "The result is an unprecedented approach to the music. Using the master tapes at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, Sir George and Giles have created a unique soundscape. The release of this album ... has been much anticipated."
"This music was designed for the LOVE show in Las Vegas but in doing so we've created a new Beatles album," says George Martin. "The Beatles always looked for other ways of expressing themselves and this is another step forward for them."
Giles Martin adds, "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 the album is a new experience, a way of re-living the whole Beatles' musical lifespan in a very condensed period."
"This album puts the Beatles back together again, because suddenly there's John and George with me and Ringo," says Paul McCartney. "It's kind of magical."
Here's the LOVE tracklist:
I Am The Walrus
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Drive My Car/The Word/What You're Doing
Blue Jay Way (Transition)
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite/I Want You (She's So Heavy)/Helter Skelter
Strawberry Fields Forever
Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Here Comes The Sun
The Inner Light (Transition)
Come Together/Dear Prudence
Cry Baby Cry (Transition)
Revolution (longer on the audio DVD)
Back In The U.S.S.R. (longer on the audio DVD)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
A Day In The Life
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
All You Need Is Love