Beatles Love Las Vegas Songs
In the time since the Beatles broke up as a musical group in 1970, there have been many attempts to recreate their magic -- none so ambitious as the songs and pageantry involved in the Beatles Love Las Vegas stage show by Cirque du Soleil. Billed as "an experience in sound and creation," the show and accompanying soundtrack is a celebration not only of the Beatles' music, but of the ideals and the times they represented. The show was created by Sir George Martin and Giles Martin and launched at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Some of the top Beatles Love Las Vegas songs are discussed below.
- "Nowhere Land" The opening song in Beatles Love Las Vegas, "Nowhere Land" transports audience members to another time and place. As originally staged, the song starts as Sgt. Pepper and The Fool appear and "cross the metaphoric threshold into The Beatles world," according to a description of the show developed by Cirque du Soleil.
- "Abbey Road" This Beatles Love Las Vegas song, as envisioned by the director, uses the songs lyrics as the basis for an imaginary conversation between the four Beatles. In the original version, the conversation is illustrated via projection of shadowy figures on a large screen.
- "Rock 'n' Roll Run (I Want to Hold Your Hand/Drive My Car)" Producers use this song medley to envision the energy and excitement that the worlds must have felt as the Beatles became the worldwide phenomenon that they were. As staged in this Beatles Love Las Vegas song, acrobatic fans and groupies dominate the action using teeter boards and trampoline beds. The trampolines are a metaphor for the Beatles launching to new heights.
- "Gnik Nus/Something" This Beatles Love Las Vegas song was crafted to make a statement about the ephemeral nature of love. It involves a lone dancer and women who come close and then stray out of reach. The song is set to the tune of "Something." The first part of the title references the character involved - the Sun King.
- "All You Need is Love" Closing the show and soundtrack on an upbeat note, this Beatles Love Las Vegas song involves a Beatles montage with a rich set of historic images. The goal of the producer is to fill the audience with feelings of love as they head back into their daily lives.