Soulive digs deep into the Beatles with Rubber Soulive

When brothers Alan and Neil Evans first invited Eric Krasno to get down at their Woodstock, NY studio in 1999, it was out of mutual love for the great soul-jazz trios of the '60s and '70s.  Now a decade into the band's career it was another shared love that brought the trio to drummer Alan's Playonbrother Studio to record their latest album, Rubber Soulive.

"We've always been big Beatles fans," says Krasno, "We thought about doing all of Rubber Soul, but that band has so many great tunes. We picked the ones that lent themselves well to our sound, and others we could add the Soulive flavor."

The first two cuts, "Drive My Car" and "Tax Man" sound like they were written for the group.  The process, Krasno says, was pretty spontaneous. The band would consult the song's lyrics sheetto get the feel right and then track the whole thing live for that up-in-your-grill energy.

Rubber Soulive will be available September 14 on vinyl, cd, and MP3 from Royal Family Records.

Full Track Listing:

1. Drive My Car

2. Taxman

3. In My Life

4. Eleanor Rigby

5. I Want You (She's So Heavy)

6. Come Together

7. Something

8. Revolution

9. Help!

10. Day Tripper

11. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Check out Soulive playing "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" and "Eleanor Rigby"

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