Monday, November 03, 2008

The Triumphant Return Of The Beatles Project: Why Don't We Do It In Abbey Road?

After a long hiatus the world-renowned Beatles Project is back with a re imagining of Abbey Road. It starts off with the post-Diana Ross Supremes doing a funky version of Come Together. Kojak himself does something with Something, followed by a jazzy recitation of Maxwell's Silver Hammer by Pernille Aidt. Geert Grote School sings a sweet version of Oh Darling. For an update on one of their members all growed up check out splogman's post about singer Floor. Mrs. Waylon Jennings does Octopus's Garden, and by the way, she's still not Lisa. Then comes Jette-Ives with a trippy I Want You (Shes So Heavy). Here Comes The Sun sounds great as in reggae style by the lovely Dawn Penn. Because is done in the only way that makes sense, as a Gregorian Chant by Schola Musica.

Then comes the fabled Medley. It kicks off with You Never Give Me Your Money by the never funkier Booker T. & The MGs. It segues into Sun King by the Bee Gees, who try their best to sound Spanish and fail miserably. Former Dead person Phil Lesh (who apparently has friends) does an admirable job on Mean Mr. Mustard, which was a jam (no, really?) that I cut down a bit. Manburger rips through Polythene Pam, and then Ray Stevens (yes that Ray Stevens) gives us She Came In Through The Bathroom Window. A lovely version of Golden Slumbers comes from the Brazilian singer Nonato Luiz follows. Then comes a rousing version of Carry That Weight in German by Karel Gott. The London Symphony Orchestra does The End, and the set actually does end with Her Majesty by Tok Tok Tok, complete with abrupt cut off.

Come Together - Supremes
Something - Telly Savalas
Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Pernille Aidt
Oh Darling - Geert Grote School
Octopus's Garden - Jessi Colter
I Want You (Shes So Heavy) - Jette-Ives
Here Comes The Sun - Dawn Penn
Because - Schola Musica, Martin Dagenais (Conductor)
You Never Give Me Your Money - Booker T. & The MGs
Sun King - Bee Gees
Mean Mr. Mustard - Phil Lesh and Friends
Polythene Pam - Manburger
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window - Ray Stevens
Golden Slumbers - Nonato Luiz
Carry That Weight - Karel Gott
The End - The London Symphony Orchestra
Her Majesty - Tok Tok Tok

Why Don't We Do It In Abbey Road?


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