Cirque de Soleil today released a new video for the performance of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” from their The Beatles LOVE show. While I don’t care much about that music video — I never really “got” music videos, as I like to experience music as music — the Beatles released another video today, this one about the making of LOVE‘s version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
For the Cirque de Soleil production, George Harrison’s acoustic guitar demo was taken, and George Martin scored strings for it, his last work for the Beatles. The Beatles released a video with footage from 2005 when Martin conducted the string ensemble in what would be his last Beatles recording session.
This was more emotionally difficult to watch than I’d have thought because the two Georges, Harrison and Martin, are no longer with us, yet the work they did has touched us all.