Beatles Cirque du Soleil docu due in October
'All Together Now' chronicles the 'Love' projectNEW YORK -- "All Together Now," the documentary chronicling the Beatles-based Cirque du Soliel production "Love," has been set for near-simultaneous release on Oct. 20 and 21 in theaters and on DVD.
The 84-minute docu, which includes interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Martin, Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison and others, will come to digital theaters one day ahead of EMI Music's release of a bonus feature-laden DVD. The latter will be available only at Best Buy at at the Love Boutique at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
The "Love" project, which was the brainchild of the late George Harrison and Cirque du Soliel's Guy Laliberte, resulted in the popular 2006 show, which is still playing at Las Vegas' Mirage. "All Together Now," directed by Adrian Wills, follows "Love" from inception through rehearsals and into its finished incarnation.
Beatles producer George Martin, who is also a principal in the DVD's featurette "Changing the Music," is shown in the main film shaping the group's classics together into new mash-ups that McCartney called "magical" upon their 2006 debut. The DVD also includes two additional featurettes, "Music in the Theatre" and "Making Love."
The Beatles' "Love" soundtrack reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in 2006 and spent over a year on the chart.