All Your Life (A Tribute To The Beatles)

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All Your Life (A Tribute To The Beatles)



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All Your Life (A Tribute To The Beatles)


The thundering power of high energy rock fuelled fusion, the subtly woven sounds of Latin American music and folk in particular the music of his Argentinian friend and inspiration Astor Piazzolla, the breathtaking interchange between acoustic and electric, between sensitivity and daring, solo brilliance and mutual understanding within a group performance there really isn't anything that guitar virtuoso Al Di Meola hasn't explored and mastered with ease since his glorious beginnings back in the seventies. Through his dazzling technique, his superb sense of rhythm and the artistic unwillingness to compromise, virtually everything he touches turns to gold under the deftness of his fingers. The material selected by Di Meola for this current album 'All Your Life' is itself already pure gold, and under his determined hands it takes on a unique, new sheen: the treasure chest that is the songs of the Beatles.

'Man, that was revolutionary! Not just the fresh sound, never before heard, but the song writing was also superb', reflects Al in a fascinating essay for the booklet about the Fab Four phenomenon. With their 'great voices, cool lyrics, unbelievable melodies and harmonies' the four from Liverpool had also influenced him heavily in the early years. Time and again the brilliant guitarist had dreamt about creating a tribute to the Beatles but each time he rejected the idea: 'You can't improve on Sgt. Pepper.'

In early 2012 during a European tour he did however pluck up the courage. He rented out the legendary Abbey Road Studios, walked across the famous zebra crossing, and discovered a curious magic within those historic premises to finally have 'the most fantastic studio experience of my life'. The sound was to be analogue, to reflect that of the Beatles, so simple and at the same time magical. With only his acoustic guitar and some percussion, and now and again assisted by his co-producer Hernan Romero with hand claps and rhythmical accompaniment, A

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