This is a sponsored article on behalf of The Analogues.
From Back In The USSR to Blackbird, the 30 tracks that comprise the The Beatles’ ninth studio album are a masterclass in musical experimentation. Sadly, with the Fab Four having quit touring two years prior and the band’s break up looming on the horizon, their self-titled 1968 LP — more commonly known as The White Album, due to its minimalist cover art —would never be performed by John, Paul, George and Ringo.
But in the words of the great Sir Paul McCartney, ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on. And now, over half a century after its original release, the ultimate Beatles tribute act brings The White Album to life on stage at the London Palladium for one night only this May.
It takes a special sort of super-fan to recreate an album that was never meant to be performed live. Luckily, The Analogues are no ordinary Beatlemaniacs.
For this latest project, their obsession with authenticity has led the Dutch five-piece to some rather strange places. Like launching a viral campaign in pursuit of the exact bell sound from Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Money (it was eventually found in a maritime shop). Or taking a fragile and rather bulky harpsichord on the road to use in just one song (Piggies, FYI).
While such meticulous preparation might seem like overkill, it pays off in spades. But don’t just take our word for it — here’s what the late Geoff Emerick, Chief Engineer to the Beatles, had to say about The Analogues’ ambitious creation:
‘I’ve witnessed something I never really thought I’d be able to witness again’
– Geoff Emerick
So don’t miss this rare chance to see what is widely considered to be The Beatles’ magnum opus, lovingly brought to life on stage. It’s about as close to getting your groove on with John, Paul, George and Ringo as you’re going to get.
Last Updated 18 April 2019