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The Analogues, London Palladium, review: I felt as if I'd heard the Beatles play

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Felix Maginn and Jan van der Meij of the Analogues performing The Beatles The White Album in full at London Palladium
Felix Maginn and Jan van der Meij of the Analogues performing The Beatles The White Album in full at London Palladium Credit: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

As the noise of a descending aeroplane filled the air, a tremor of anticipation rippled through the venerable London theatre where the Beatles last played in 1963 and 64. The legendary group might be long gone but the familiar chugging guitars and swooping harmonies of Back In The USSR certainly made it sound like they were back at the Palladium.

John, Paul, George and Ringo never performed their seminal 1968 double White Album live on stage, having given up touring in 1966 to concentrate on studio work. Now, 51 years after it was released, the challenge has been taken up by Bart, Felix, Jaco, Fred and Diederik.

Dutch tribute band the Analogues don’t bother with costumes and impersonations, which...

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