Beaten Path is Beatles
More precisely, Beaten Path is a continuing studio project of original music produced in praise of the musical legacy of The Beatles.
The first self-titled Beaten Path CD was released in 1998. It contained 13 original songs in the style of The Beatles, each evocative of a year or period in the evolution of Beatles music over the period 1964 to 1970. The CD was the subject of a Yoko Ono inspired lawsuit claiming infringement – a matter that did not proceed. The CD is typically displayed in The Beatles section in music stores. It has earned airplay and media attention around the world. For samples of three Beaten Path songs, click on the CD icons below.
Reviews of Beaten Path:
Stephen J. Spignesi
Author; THE BEATLES BOOK OF LISTS
“I have the CD and am loving it! The songs sound like The Beatles and referaurally to specific sounds and harmonies but the songs are completely original, unlike The Rutles’s stuff which was pure parody and used Beatles riffs and melody lines almost note for note. I’ve listened to it a few times already and find myself humming irresistible hooks like the chorus of “Hole in the Sky” and the incredible, “early Beatles” “You’re the One.” The CD does not have a major distributor yet but you can bet your genuine Butcher’s cover that it will soon and will then be a smash hit. I cannot wait until some of these tunes get radio airplay. People are going to go nuts for it!”
The Capitol Records executive who first signed the Beatles to a North American recording contract in 1963.
“I couldn’t believe it wasn’t the Beatles … The musicianship is marvelous … What they’ve produced is quite amazing … You can hear the sound of the Beatles 100% and the style is certainly there … It’s so well written it’s rather uncanny … They obviously took a lot of time and trouble with this
With Ringo Starr and Tony Sheridan, a member of the “Beat Brothers” in 1961; original pianist with the Beatles in Hamburg, Germany in 1962; invited to join the Beatles by Brian Epstein.
“Honestly caught the flavour of the Beatles … Spot on vocals and arrangements … I loved the strings … It really caught the mood.”
Former member of the “Quarrymen” with John, George and Paul.
“Many thanks for sending me your ‘Beaten Path’ CD. It is a pleasure to listen to, and I was most impressed with every aspect of the project. The tracks are excellent as too is the production, my particular favorite being track seven ‘You Never Know’, it just seemed to have a special little something that you can’t quite put your finger on, but makes you want to play it over and over again.
Congratulations on a great CD, I wish you every success, and look forward to hearing future recordings.”