in close association with Apple Corps, the main concept behind
'Within You Without You /Tomorrow Never Knows'
was that it should remain, at heart, truly a Beatles video,
and, like the LOVE album and the track itself, be composed
by combining 'samples' of existing
After extensively combing the Apple archives for appropriate
footage, director Simon Hilton selected and edited appropriate
excerpts of 'Rain', 'Strawberry Fields Forever', 'Penny Lane',
'Blue Jay Way', 'Fool On The Hill', 'Hello Goodbye'. 'I Am
The Walrus' & 'All You Need Is Love'.
There was no existing lip-sync for the song, so what you see
was created by varispeeding, running backwards, and otherwise
animating the original Beatles performances. (Much in the
spirit of the album!)
Setting the video in a starfield of the Universe, we begin
with a 'message from beyond', and move through the elements
of earth, air, fire and water into an infinite mandala-oriented
cosmos, something we felt George Harrison in particular would
The mandala shapes and silhouettes were designed by the brilliant
Richard Hogg at Airside,
Flame by geniuses Gary Brown at Munkey and Jason Watts &
Steve Murgatroyd at Finish,
3-D by Tim Bacon, Daniel Sidi and Paul McBride, 2-D by Murray
John, Roly Edwards and Camille Macmillan at Airside,
and Shake by Byron Woolfindon at Finish.
Hats off to Tim Bacon for designing the mathematically brilliant
'Cello Tunnel' at the end.
Also a special mention for Andy Horner & Russell Farr
who shot and lit the beautiful ink and water effects created
by the remarkable Ray Spencer.
Eater Algo Astrid pulled out all the stops and plugged all
the holes with unending humour and panache.
What a top team!
being asked by the remaining Beatles Ringo and Paul, along
with Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, to make experimental
mixes from their 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 the album LOVE.
The result is an unprecedented approach to the music. Using
the master tapes at Abbey Road Studios, Sir George and Giles
have created a unique soundscape.
The release of this album, which is also featured in the Cirque
du Soleil/Beatles collaborative production LOVE
at The Mirage in Las Vegas, has been much anticipated.
“This album puts the Beatles back together again, because
suddenly there’s John and George with me and Ringo,”
said Paul McCartney. “It’s kind of magical.”
“George and Giles did such a great job combining these
tracks. It’s really powerful for me and I even heard
things I’d forgotten we’d recorded.” commented
“The album has the feeling of love and that’s
why the title is Beatles LOVE,“ added Yoko Ono Lennon,
"They have let everything that is beautiful and daring
“The music is stunning. I think the most amazing thing
about it is that you can pull it apart and all the elements
carry with it the essence of the entire song,” said