Love, the Cirque du Soleil production set to re-imagined versions of Beatles songs, premiered 10 years ago Thursday. To mark the occasion, the Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. and Cirque du Soleil released an elegant new video, featuring the Love version of George Harrison’s White Album classic “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
The video was directed by André Kasten, Leah Moyer, and Dandypunk, who also created the hand-drawn illustrations that adorn the clip. Love performer Eira Glover dances in the video, which was captured live and includes no post-production CGI.
Created by longtime Beatles producer George Martin and his son Giles, the Love soundtrack was released in November 2006 and included unique combinations of popular recordings by the iconic band, as well as unearthed studio takes.
“The Beatles’ music makes people happy, and therefore it’s great to make sure it exists in the world,” Giles told EW last November when discussing remastering the group’s 1 hits collection. That dovetails with the news, also announced today, that the Beatles’ songs have been streamed more than one billion times since hitting streaming services late last year.
Check out the video for “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” below.