"Lady Madonna (Love Version)"
Be prepared. This is a giant departure from the original. The intro contains other Beatles tunes grafted on top (the drums from "Why Don't We Do It in the Road" and maybe barnyard sounds from "Good Morning Good Morning") and the backup harmonies from "Lady Madonna's" bridge are the first vocal moments. But George Martin, who can still go head-to-head with any producer working today, and his son, Giles, make it all work brilliantly, joyously. Each Beatle is highlighted with a streamable track from the new "Love" album of Beatles mash-ups created for the Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas. This is obviously Paul's moment and, in the context of these radical remixes, structurally works the best of the four.
This infuriatingly opaque video has Omarion singing "Look me in my eyes," a difficult proposition since they're closed much of the time. Otherwise, he's engaged in choreography that looks like a tai-chi routine in the midnight hour as he tries to avoid spooky, hooded figures in a dark forest. A mysterious white Rolls Royce on a dirt road is shepherding ... Timbaland. Is Timbaland Ol' Man Death himself? Who knows? The song is a standard "I pour my heart out for you, girl," but the video steers you away from the theme over and over.