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Olivia, Yoko and Giles Martin at All Together Now screening
[Posted by Katie Hickox on Friday, 05/30/08 6:47 pm] [Full Blog] [Related Posts] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono introduced the UK premiere screening of "All Together Now" at the FACT theater in Liverpool on Friday night. Several Beatles figures were there, including Giles Martin, son of George Martin, Mike McCartney, Bill Harry and several top executives from Apple and EMI.

The new documentary is 90 minutes long and covers how the Cirque De Soleil production of "LOVE" began as a project that the late George Harrison envisioned but died before development could begin. Developing "LOVE" and producing it took nearly 5 years and Olivia Harrison was instrumental in getting the production off the ground to realize her husbands' wish to see this happen.

Backstage at the premiere of "LOVE", a scene from "All Together Now"

Footage included Sir George Martin working with his son Giles closely to mix Beatles tracks copied from the original tapes from Abbey Road. Giles was like a "second set of ears" for Martin. The film showed new interviews with Paul and Ringo regarding their feedback on the "LOVE" production and how their feedback was critical for evolution of 'LOVE'. A handful of the Cirque performers were also featured, along with interviews with the co-founders of Cirque and senior executives with Apple.

The president of the Mirage said "LOVE" cost a shocking $180 million for development, production and its new theater. After the screening, a special VIP reception was held at which Olivia, Giles and senior Apple and EMI executives were present, along with other Liverpool notables such as Mike McCartney, Bill Harry, Bruce Spizer, and others.

Watching the new film, 'All Together Now' was like going on an exclusive behind the scenes tour with Paul, Ringo, Sir George Martin and his son Giles along with the incredibly talented Cirque performers plus scenes taken from many of the different songs dramatized.

Coming up tomorrow, the Beatles Record Fair, and a tribute screening of Concert For George! Stay tuned!

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