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Watch the New Video for the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

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The Beatles’ song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” has been treated to a new video to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles show, Love.

The show, which is presented at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, features Cirque du Soleil’s troupe performing to classic Beatles songs.

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” composed by George Harrison, appeared on the group’s self-titled “White Album” from 1968 and features lead guitar work by Harrison’s friend Eric Clapton. The Love version of the song is heavily stripped down and features strings. It was mixed by Beatles producer George Martin and, like all tracks featured on the corresponding Love album, is among the last of the late producer’s works.

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Christopher Scapelliti
Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.