The Analogues: The Beatles for Real!

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The Analogues took the stage of the legendary London Palladium to revive the “Fab Four” live. With brio.

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Going beyond all the clichés that can be attached to the Fab Four, the Dutch push the accuracy of the reconstruction and execution of these now… classic pieces to the maximum, in a minimalist decor in order to focus on the music. Because the power of the repertoire is simply enough in itself.

With Swiss precision, the musicians making up the band arrive at 8 p.m. Right from the start, the famous chord of “Day Tripper” makes everyone agree, it’s going to be hot, show! And even great. The famous riff accompanied by its unstoppable groove launches a concert that will not stop until 32 tracks later. On the program, tracks from the last six studio albums, from Revolver in 1966 to Let It Be in 1970, including Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) The Beatles (White Album, 1968), Yellow Submarine (1969) and Abbey Road (1969)…

With all that this can entail of jaw-dropping songs, some have acquired, over the decades, the much envied status of “cult songs”. But the Analogues know their score. Nothing escaped them: “I remember endless discussions with the other members of the group to find out if it was this or that chord, or this or that guitar, it was lively but we ended up finding the right one. solution. Because it does not appear in all the studio sheets, although they are very well documented, continues Jac. But it was more difficult, because certain arrangements combined different and sometimes complex chords, so we dissected everything to find the best possible assonance.” Transcript work carried out with meticulous care.

The grand finale arrives, where the group attacks the best songs – although each fan has their own – such as “I Am the Walrus” with string section and brass section, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, the surprising “ Glass Onion”, the final sequel to Abbey Road, ranging from “Golden Slumbers” to “The End” or the futuristic and always relevant “Tomorrow Never Knows”. The Analogues have no brakes, and the exemplary reconstruction of each title, without even mentioning the quality of the final sound, truly astonishing, is an event every time.

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Christopher Johnson

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