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As I was saying in my last post, 9/9/09 set off some powerful Beatle vibes. Another exaple of the their enduring effect on art and music is a new release and live performance (here in Vegas) of Sg. Pepper's bt Seventies rockers Cheap Trick.
Here is a snip from a review on a blog called "rundangerously"
… cheap trick performed the entire album 2007 (at the los angeles bowl), on the 40th anniversary of the beatles' release of "sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band," in 1967.in an extraordinary coup (or, maybe, a neat trick – ha), cheap trick enlisted Geoff Emerick, the producer and engineer (together w/george martin) of the beatles' release, to supervise the sound for "sgt. pepper live." the cheap trick release includes the backing of the new york philharmonic orchestra, the indian sitar band, and various guest artists on select tracks (notable is joan osborne on "lovely rita")
The cd and dvd were recorded at a special benefit performance in new york city (it's not the los angeles performance). next month, cheap trick will recreate the "sgt. pepper live" performance in las vegas. the group is no stranger to beatles' covers – the last cut on their "greatest hits" album is "magical mystery tour." and as a "live" band, they hardly need introduction (w/"cheap trick at budokan" one of the greatest live albums of rock).the cheap trick "sgt. pepper" performance is intense. it's definitely an edgier, harder driving version than the beatles. but the beatles soul permeates each song covered by cheap trick. the band definitely captured (reproduced) the beatles' sound without skipping a beat.