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Watch the Beatles’ Hypnotic ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ Video

Clip adapts 10th anniversary re-staging of track for ‘LOVE,’ Cirque du Soleil’s theatrical Las Vegas production

George Harrison‘s elegant Beatles ballad “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” comes to life in a new video created by Apple Corps Ltd. and Cirque du Soleil. The hypnotic clip is based on a 10th anniversary re-staging of “Gently Weeps” for LOVE, Cirque du Soleil’s theatrical production at Las Vegas’ Mirage Hotel & Casino. 

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The video – directed by Dandypunk, André Kasten and Leah Moyer – highlights elements from the LOVE performance. Dandypunk’s hand-drawn illustrations depict Harrison’s lyrics falling off the page into the air, transporting LOVE performer Eira Glover into a series of fantastical locations. Projection mapping – and no CGI – was used to create the clip.

This orchestral version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” arranged by legendary Beatles producer George Martin, was recorded at Air Studios in 2006. The track appears on the corresponding LOVE LP, which mashed up and remixed the Beatles’ music. Those sessions marked Martin’s final studio work prior to his death in March at age 90

The Cirque du Soleil show, which originally opened on June 30th, 2006, will stage its 10th anniversary performance on Thursday, July 14th.

Prince performed “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at the 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Watch here.

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