09/09/09 was a special date for the Beatles. Not only did we get their re-mastered albums (in mono and stereo versions) and the Beatles Rockband game but, according to the website http://thebeatlesneverbrokeup.com/ , we also got a new Beatles album. Do yourself a favor and read the story behind the “new album” and then read the equally out there FAQs. As ridiculous as this story is it is fun to believe that there is someone out there crazy enough to have believed that he traveled to another dimension…and his sole focus in this alternate reality was the Beatles. I guess if people can believe in creationism there’s no reason why they can’t believe in a world where the Beatles never broke up, their 12th album sounded a helluva lot like Wings mashed up with solo John and George, the CD format “never caught on” and cover bands were outlawed.
This raises the question “If the Beatles never broke up does that mean Sir Paul would never write and record the title track to the “Spies Like Us” soundtrack? If so, that is a world I don’t want to be a part of.
I considered this story to be a fun quirky piece of original storytelling…until I saw he lifted the main constructs from “The Twelfth Album“, a short story published eleven years ago. I guess if you’re going to create a killer Beatles mash up CD you might as run the gamut of plagiarism and steal a back story to go with it.
Download this mash up if you love the Beatles/Post Beatles. It’s a good listen and it is always fun to hear treasured songs reinvented. Just ask GirlTalk.