The ‘Love Version’ of George Harrison classic marks tenth anniversary of Cirque Du Soleil show
The Beatles have authorised a new video for ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ to mark the tenth anniversary of their Cirque Du Soleil show.
The Beatles Love opened in 2006 in Las Vegas and is still hosted at the Mirage Hotel in the city.
The video for the ‘Love Version’ of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ highlights new performances within The Beatles Love. It’s directed by performance artists Dandypunk, Leah Moyer and Andre Kasten.
The remix on the video is the ‘Love Version’ of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ and centres on string arrangements made by The Beatles producer Sir George Martin for the ‘Love’ album accompanying Cirque Du Soleil’s show. Released in 2006, ‘Love’ was among the final work completed by Martin before his death in March.
The video also coincides news that The Beatles’ music has been streamed over one billion times since their music was placed on streaming services in December 2015.
‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ was originally written by George Harrison and was released on The Beatles self-titled album in 1968. Its lead guitar is by an uncredited Eric Clapton. It was inspired by Harrison’s interest in Chinese philosophical book I Ching about the concept of fate and interconnectedness.