A new Beatles tribute album featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Leftover Cuties and eight other indie rock and folk acts covering songs from the early days of Beatlemania will raise money for Rock n’ Roll Camp For Girls Los Angeles.
The “Beatles Reimagined” collection, due Oct. 1 on the Community Music label, targets John Lennon and Paul McCartneys songs the Beatles recorded in 1963 and 1964, including “I Saw Her Standing There,” which the Magnetic Zeros have recorded, “There’s a Place” (Leftover Cuties”), “She Loves You” (Badwolf), “All My Loving” (the Well Pennies), “Please Please Me” (Adventure Galley) and five others.
“The Beatles are the band I think of the most when I’m considering if the music I’m making is good enough,” lead singer Sharpe and main songwriter Alex Ebert said in a statement.
Parameters of the project required that each artist had to be indie, no artists could be born during the Beatles era, new versions could not merely be a straight Beatles cover and all songs had to be drawn from 1963-1964. “There’s nothing left for the Beatles but to be relevant to today’s music,” said Herb Jordan, CEO of the Adage Group, which partnered last year with Round Hill Music to acquire North American publishing rights to Beatles songs from 1963-64.
Other acts on the album are Mobley, Feverbody, Night Panther, Jhameel and Doom & Gloom. All net profits from album sales will benefit Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles, which takes girls through a week of training with female mentors, who teach them about writing original songs, live performance and forming bands.
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