|News from rippleFX: The Beatles Issue!! |
|Fab Four Fans and rippleFX: "Come Together"|
If music is the universal language, the songs of the Beatles are its Rosetta Stone...
Paul McCartney once said
"A hundred years from now, people will listen to the music of the
we listen to Mozart."
The influence the Beatles have had on popular culture
is undeniable. From music to fashion to film and
everywhere in between, people from all over the world have been affected by these 4 Brits. There are shows on Broadway and Las Vegas and many symphonies have
their own version of "The Beatles" playing to sold out crowds.
"Come Together", moderated by John Lennon's sister, Julia Baird, is a documentary of the estimated
8,000 Beatles tribute bands around the globe who "come together" worldwide to interpret and perform the
music of The Beatles.
The movie is a compelling story of the men & women aspiring to sound and/or look like the Fab Four.
Many of these groups meet annually in Liverpool at the Mathew Street Festival to share their love of the Beatles with thousands of other Beatles fans. It is yet another great way to re-visit the incredible songs and
career of the world's favorite band.
Shot almost entirely in Liverpool, the birthplace of the Beatles, "Come Together" was produced by
Act Naturally Productions-a partnership of John Scofield & Steve Ison.
to the strict review process of Apple Records, the film just recently
received clearance and approval, with Apple noting that they appreciated the incidental music score which was written and
To emulate the sound of the 60's (and the Beatles in
general) many of the same instruments and recording techniques the
Beatles used were employed-including the Hofner bass, 12-string electric guitar,
vintage drums, ribbon microphone, mellotron, a spinet piano, plenty of
tube amps and old school compressors. The compositions by Chris Lieber and Bill
Mallers span the early styles to their later experimental writing. Listen
viewing by Geoff Emerick (known for his work as audio engineer with The
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road albums) he was said to
he saw (and heard!).
movie premiers August 29th at the Beatles home away from home during
the early years, London's Adelphi Hotel and coincides with the opening
day of the Matthew
Film festivals and distribution plans are still in the works, but in the meantime...
Hear for yourself a short sample of our music for "Come
Together!" Click HERE
|Happy Birthday Ringo!!!|
1967 Portrait by Richard Avedon
Ringo Starr is 70 years old today! There's a nice little interview
with him in the New York Times. If you're interested in reading it,
please click on the link below:
Hopefully you all wished for peace & love at noon today!
Speaking of birthdays...
was 20 years ago today that rippleFX: owner Bill's daughter born. Happy
Birthday Lizzy! (One more year and you can buy your OWN beer!)
|Which Beatle Are You?|
found this at the Liverpool Museum Website. You'd think they'd come up
with something cooler, but if you've got some time to waste & you've
always wondered which Beatle you are most like, then click on the picture or the words in blue below to take a quiz and find out which of the Fab Four YOU are!|
(I'm apparently George Harrison. In fact, at rippleFX:, we're ALL George Harrison!)
The Fifth Beatle
|Of course, we don't just do film scoring. If you need voiceover recording, original music for advertising, |
lyric-driven musical content, sound effects, stock music, or a good old-fashioned jingle, give us a call.
Our Magical Mystery Tour of award-winning scoring and sound design is waiting to take you away,
take you today.
Swing by our website to check us out or give us a ring @ 317.255.7618.