The release

Love was released worldwide on 20 November 2006, five months after the Cirque du Soleil show opened in Las Vegas. It was the first new Beatles release since Anthology 3 in 1996.

The album was issued on three formats: a single compact disc; CD and DVD-Audio with 5.1-channel surround sound mix and two-channel stereo; and two-disc vinyl edition.

The DVD-Audio version contains longer versions of ‘Revolution’ and ‘Back In The USSR’, which increased the total running time from 78:38 to 80:28.

Love topped the album charts in Belgium, Canada and France. It was also a top ten hit in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.

In the UK it charted at number three, behind releases by Westlife and Oasis. In the United States it peaked at number four on the Billboard 200, and was certified platinum before the end of 2006.

iTunes releases

On 8 February 2011 the Love album went on sale on Apple Inc’s iTunes Store. The downloads contained the longer versions of ‘Revolution’ and ‘Back In The USSR’ previously heard on the DVD-Audio edition.

Two bonus tracks were also made available on iTunes: ‘The Fool On The Hill’ and ‘Girl’, extending the total running time to 86:41.

A new app, titled The Beatles LOVE, was also made available on iTunes, and gave information about the Love album, contained clips from the Cirque du Soleil show, and had news and ticket details.

The Beatles” “LOVE” album makes its digital release debut exclusively on the iTunes Store . “All Together Now,” the feature-length documentary about the making of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, is released February 15th. Today also marks the release of the first official Beatles App – The Beatles LOVE.

“LOVE” is available as an iTunes LP or as individual songs, including the “LOVE” versions of “The Fool On The Hill” and “Girl,” both exclusive, previously unreleased mixes from the acclaimed stage production. “All Together Now” is presented as an iTunes Extra, including the 84-minute film and bonus features.

The Beatles LOVE, the first official Beatles App, can be downloaded from iTunes free. Find out all about The Beatles LOVE album, watch video clips from the show and from “All Together Now”, and get access to exclusive offers on tickets and LOVE news direct.

“LOVE,” a Cirque du Soleil creation and co-production with The Beatles’ company, Apple Corps Ltd., celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles and is presented exclusively at The Mirage in Las Vegas. This joint artistic venture, borne from the personal friendship between George Harrison and Guy Laliberte, marks the first time that Apple Corps Ltd. has agreed to a major theatrical partnership. Since opening to rave reviews on June 30, 2006, “LOVE” has played to more than 4 million audience members.

To create the lush soundscape for “LOVE,” producers Sir George Martin and Giles Martin worked with the entire archive of Beatles master recordings at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios. This unique approach to assembling the music for a live show was rapturously received by the critics and Beatles fans and resulted in the groundbreaking album The Beatles “LOVE” garnering two GRAMMY Awards , in the categories of Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Medium and Surround Sound Album.

The GRAMMY -winning “All Together Now” documentary, directed by Adrian Wills, and its bonus features detail the fascinating story behind the unique partnership between The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil that resulted in the creation and launch of “LOVE.”

iTunes press release, 8 February 2011

All Together Now

A feature-length documentary about the making of the album and stage show was released in 2008.

All Together Now chronicles the creation of the collaboration between The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil. It is dedicated to Apple Corps’ former Neil Aspinall, who died in 2008.

The film contains contributions from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Olivia Harrison, and Love director Adrian Wills, and details the creation and development of the collaboration through to its opening on 30 June 2006.

All Together Now was released on DVD on 20 October 2008, and on the iTunes Store on 15 February 2011.

In 20089 the DVD won a Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video, for director Adrian Wills and producers Martin Bolduc and Jonathan Clyde.