Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros will appear on Community Music’s release of “Beatles Reimagined,” due out on Oct. 1. Fans can pre-order the album on CD and Vinvyl at communitymusic.storenvy.com.
The Zeros are one of 10 up-and-coming American bands featured on the album. The Zeros sing a cover of “I Saw Her Standing There,” which was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and is the opening track on the Beatles’ debut album, “Please Please Me,” released in March 1963. The song was came in at No. 140 on Rolling Stones’ list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
According to the label, “Beatles Reimagined” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the recording and release of classic Beatles tracks from 1963-64.
“These new interpretations are not simply covers but have acts re-envisioning the songs in their own unique language and sounds from acoustic folk, new-wave, and downtempo through retro pop and new-rock,” Community Music said in a release.
The album will be released on Community Music’s charitable wing “Community Project.” All of the net proceeds will benefit Rock ‘n Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles.
Read Erik Luna’s article about the Beatles and ESMZ.
Read more about the release from Community Music.
Click here to read Wednesday New York Times article about the licensing agreement that paved the way for the album.
Click here to read Rolling Stones’ article on Beatles Reimagined.