Song of the Day #2,132: ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ – The Beatles

beatles_loveHere’s one of my very favorite Beatles song given a sparkly makeover for the Cirque du Soleil Love show.

George and Giles Martin blended many different Beatles songs into each track in the Love performance, but somehow kept the sound and spirit of the originals intact.

For ‘Strawberry Fields Forever,’ they made use of “the orchestral section from ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, the piano solo from ‘In My Life,’ the brass included in ‘Penny Lane,’ the cello and harpsichord arrangement from ‘Piggies’ and the coda of ‘Hello, Goodbye,'” (according to Wikipedia).

Still sounds like ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ to me.

No one I think is in my tree, I mean it must be high or low
That is you can’t you know tune in but it’s all right
That is I think it’s not too bad
Let me take you down, ’cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see
It’s getting hard to be someone but it all works out
It doesn’t matter much to me

Let me take you down, ’cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever

Always know sometimes think it’s me, but you know I know and it’s a dream
I think I know, I mean, ah yes, but it’s all wrong
That is I think I disagree

Let me take you down, ’cause I’m going to Strawberry Fields
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about
Strawberry Fields forever
Strawberry Fields forever
Strawberry Fields forever

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,132: ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ – The Beatles

  1. Dana says:

    Well, all of those other parts of songs were just thrown into the ending. I really love the re-working done here, stripping out most of the psychedelic mood for a more acoustic sound with Lennon’s vocals front and center. Such a great song, and it makes me want to see “Love” again.

  2. pegclifton says:

    Such a wonderful song; didn’t see the “love” show but I’m sure it was great

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