Dutch masters The Analogues will bring to life The Beatles’ final studio albums, live in the UK.
After 7 years of live renditions of all post ’66 Beatles albums, The Analogues conclude this feat with Hello Goodbye (The Very Best of the Studio Years ’66-’70).
In this new show, the band’s favourite songs from Revolver, Magical Mystery Tour, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The White Album, Let It Be and Abbey Road will be revisited. A collection of hits and hidden gems celebrating that short but incomprehensibly creative period (’66 – ’70) in which The Beatles recorded an incredible amount of beautiful songs.
The band have become renowned worldwide for their perfect recreations of The Beatles albums that were never played live and forged the ultimate experience for Fab Four fans. The show has to be seen to be belived.
This is not a tribute act, this is comparable to an orchestra recreating the work of Beethoven and Mozart, but with Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr as the composers. Using original instruments and note perfect performance, The Analogues achieve what many never thought possible.
“We are looking forward to sharing those highlights with fellow Beatles lovers around the world. It’s an incredible experience to us when performing these songs: the people in the audience are as passionate about The Beatles as the musicians on stage,” says Bart van Poppel, musical director of The Analogues.
Last year, they returned to London to more 5 star reviews to perform Abbey Road (plus highlights of Let It Be). Their previous triumphs were performances of ‘Revolver’, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and ‘The White Album’.
Peter Jackson’s recent documentary ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ uncovered never before seen original footage of their recording process in the build up to the band’s breakup. The film introduced a whole new generation to the minutiae of The Beatles’ genius, a space that The Analogues inhabit to an uncanny degree. It takes a special kind of obsessiveness to perfectly recreate on stage an album never made to be performed live. But The Analogues are no ordinary Beatles fans.
The Beatles stopped performing in 1966, fed up of constant hysteria at their shows that began to inhibit rather than propel the band forward. This decision meant their later albums were driven by studio experimentation and, while they changed music, fans were never able to experience the records live. Indeed, many thought it could not be done.
Over fifty years on, The Analogues have gone to extraordinary lengths to bring the albums to life. The band search the planet to locate every period-correct instrument to create a near note-perfect homage – every guitar, piano, Moog synth, and Mellotron organ. They will bring the music to life with an orchestra (horns, strings) and their array of vintage instruments.
Tickets are on sale for the band’s UK shows on Friday 31 March @ 9am