Love

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Nov 21, 2006
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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 179 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 18 out of 179

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  1. YO.
    Jan 20, 2007
    3
    Worst mix ever. Un asco.
  2. allenh
    Feb 25, 2007
    3
    George Martin's son seems to be a silly kid, playing with the golden toys that his genious father gave to him. The idea of refreshing is really great, but you shoul'd do it in a wise way, avoiding harm . The brilliant violins of "Good Night" should't has to be disturbed by Ringo's voice track to "i like to be". You shoul'd not make a stuped crossfade between a George Martin's son seems to be a silly kid, playing with the golden toys that his genious father gave to him. The idea of refreshing is really great, but you shoul'd do it in a wise way, avoiding harm . The brilliant violins of "Good Night" should't has to be disturbed by Ringo's voice track to "i like to be". You shoul'd not make a stuped crossfade between a live concert audience sound, and the well known regular-dry version of "the hard day's night. Maybe you just full of coce Mr Martin Junior... Expand
  3. TylerG
    Dec 5, 2006
    1
    I am a huge Beatles fan, but I do not like all of the mixing of songs on this album.
  4. rik4536s
    Jun 9, 2008
    0
    you mean this was the same George Martin that helped produce the "White Album", Magical Mystery Tour", .... Why, in Gawds' name has so many tracks on this take been so brutally chopped into a SpeedTracks crash site. ?!!! Do NOT BUY this- although I must say the one saving grace was that It was on sale at Best Buy for 1/3rd off. -so now I know why. 'cause I didn't really you mean this was the same George Martin that helped produce the "White Album", Magical Mystery Tour", .... Why, in Gawds' name has so many tracks on this take been so brutally chopped into a SpeedTracks crash site. ?!!! Do NOT BUY this- although I must say the one saving grace was that It was on sale at Best Buy for 1/3rd off. -so now I know why. 'cause I didn't really listen to it before I bought it did I ? Sorry George, I know its not you, its the Bush's in the Music Industry today. -tears for fears here. -Can someone just package the real original Bealtes in a 30 CD set or whatever ? ya, ok maybe this isn't so bad but do the above and I will gladly pay for the whole and original skebang. -or, you're just going to force me to download them. Expand
  5. AndreaC
    Jan 1, 2007
    1
    I hate this album, it was made for money only like Yoko, Paul, or ringo really need it.. The jerk who sliced up the old master tracks and revised them and added new electronic noises is a complete moron and anyone who falls for this crap is also a moron. They tooks classics and tweaked them a bit and rearranged the lyrics, i'm fully disappointed with this album and the people who I hate this album, it was made for money only like Yoko, Paul, or ringo really need it.. The jerk who sliced up the old master tracks and revised them and added new electronic noises is a complete moron and anyone who falls for this crap is also a moron. They tooks classics and tweaked them a bit and rearranged the lyrics, i'm fully disappointed with this album and the people who didn't really listen to the beatles on their own before but only listened to them on the radio don't know the damn difference. The beatles fell apart long ago and now your just stomping on the memory atleast with the original albums we had the real thing not a modernization of the beatles. Expand
  6. PerA
    Jan 13, 2007
    3
    The Beatles is the best band that ever existed! I do not mind re-mixes of their amazing music but this is just a like a mixture of jingles. The only clever idea is "Withing Yoy and Without You/Tomorrow Never knows" The rest is unnecessary. Much more interesting to go back to "The Anthology"
  7. joep
    Jan 16, 2007
    1
    this is crap, who care if some of this stuff fits together, listen to the damn originals for chrissake
  8. [Anonymous]
    Feb 26, 2007
    2
    Cut the bullshit DJ Martin. We better listen once more to 'Ask me why'-from'62, and not taking seriously the silly kid playing with his golden toys given him by father Geogre The Great. Even a baby can press the 'mute' buttons, to leave space to the brilliant voicetracks in 'Because', and actually that was the only smart touch in that mad Cut the bullshit DJ Martin. We better listen once more to 'Ask me why'-from'62, and not taking seriously the silly kid playing with his golden toys given him by father Geogre The Great. Even a baby can press the 'mute' buttons, to leave space to the brilliant voicetracks in 'Because', and actually that was the only smart touch in that mad overmixxxxxxxxxing session that someone called a CD. Expand
  9. DavidZ.
    Sep 7, 2007
    1
    Contributes nothing to the understanding of what made the Beatles great. Sorry, don't get it.
  10. GlenT
    Dec 25, 2006
    2
    Why do people always want to screw with perfection all the time??? The Beatles are and always will be the best band ever plus they were the masters of layering music and vocal tracks along with other studio wizardry and each of their songs and albums stand alone at proving this point. "Love" to me, confues what they created and makes a cluttered mess of this talent and body of work. For Why do people always want to screw with perfection all the time??? The Beatles are and always will be the best band ever plus they were the masters of layering music and vocal tracks along with other studio wizardry and each of their songs and albums stand alone at proving this point. "Love" to me, confues what they created and makes a cluttered mess of this talent and body of work. For what? To gain a new audience so they "GET" what the Beatles were about?? Pleeeeease. I agree with one poster that the mastering work is all that I thought deserved mention. Do yourselves a favour and get the original Beatles library, absorb it, enjoy it, be in awe of it but please, don't mess with it. Expand
  11. FrankH
    Jul 31, 2009
    0
    I don't get it either. It sounds like a ripped up Vegas Beatles to me. Do yourself a favor and buy the original albums.
  12. fe
    Nov 21, 2006
    3
    Too many of the songs are quite similar to the recorded versions. The Martins didn't take the concept far enough, they were too reverential instead of truly re-imagining what the songs might be. Also the collage technique feels too amateurish. Most 16 year olds with a copy of GarageBand could have done smoother more imaginative cuts and loops. Imagine to have all this material at Too many of the songs are quite similar to the recorded versions. The Martins didn't take the concept far enough, they were too reverential instead of truly re-imagining what the songs might be. Also the collage technique feels too amateurish. Most 16 year olds with a copy of GarageBand could have done smoother more imaginative cuts and loops. Imagine to have all this material at your fingertips but lack the courage to push the opportunity to its limits. Pity. This is an interesting album, but what might have been! Expand
  13. AndrewA
    Nov 27, 2006
    2
    The only good thing about this cd is the new remastering.
  14. Apr 20, 2015
    1
    Because it's the Beatles, I REALLY wanted to like it but came away disappointed. Paying a $100+ per ticket to watch the cast blow bubbles, roller blade and cover the audience with a bed sheet proves Barnum's theorem that there's a sucker born every minute.
    I've seen Cirque shows before and came away awed. Last night, not so much.
    When this thing opened 9-10 years ago it might have been
    Because it's the Beatles, I REALLY wanted to like it but came away disappointed. Paying a $100+ per ticket to watch the cast blow bubbles, roller blade and cover the audience with a bed sheet proves Barnum's theorem that there's a sucker born every minute.
    I've seen Cirque shows before and came away awed. Last night, not so much.
    When this thing opened 9-10 years ago it might have been innovative but since then, others have upped the ante ie. Blue Man Group, any decent circus, etc. so while I can marvel at the technical complexity of the moving stage and prop appearance/disappearance from the rafters, on the whole, I'd rather have the cost of the tickets back in my pocket and use my imagination while listening to the $12 soundtrack.
    Head's Up: if you begin to hear "number 9, number 9" on the recorded soundtrack (no live music in this show) that's a signal to the cast that there's a serious glitch somewhere and the show comes to an abrupt halt. The house lights come up, the actors leave the stage and the audience sits there listening to abstract symphonic music while they fix whatever is broken. Then the cast ambles back on stage and the show awkwardly resumes. Very strange.
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Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Love vindicates the Beatles' status as master musicians and conceptualists.
  2. The question of whether anybody would listen to Love more than once if the original Beatles albums were available in equivalent sound quality is a nice one. But it doesn't seem to matter much when you can almost feel the spit flying from John Lennon's mouth during Revolution, or when A Day in the Life's orchestral swell comes surging from the speakers. After all, it's hard to ask questions when your breath has been taken away.
  3. You could figure it as a sop to today's interactive mash-up culture. Or you could say it's just extending the medley-ish, segue-happy ethos of Abbey Road to the band's entire catalog. Really, it's both, and it's bliss.