Project Description

The Temple of Wax: songs covered by The Beatles

We have been humbled by the fantastic response to our bespoke Temple of Wax service.

Our purpose in launching the Temple of Wax has been to celebrate a favourite piece of music by turning it into an incredible artwork – made just for you. We take that cherished vinyl record and transform it into a large-scale work of art that you can hang on your walls at home or at work and enjoy every single day.

Whatever you choose, we can transform – in a size of your choice up to 100cm in diameter – into a huge three dimensional version. The large scale does something really quite incredible and dramatic to the original – like nothing you will have seen before. The finished artwork looks like a real record. It is circular. The central hole is removed. It is three dimensional. You can see the detail in the grooves, and it has a custom ultra-high-gloss finish that makes colours just ‘pop’.

If you haven’t commissioned a piece, maybe now is a good time.

Read on to find out more…but first….

A question. What connects these songs?

Twist and Shout – The Isley Brothers
Slow Down – Larry Williams
A Shot of Rhythm and Blues – Arthur Alexander
Baby It’s You –The Shirelles
Be-Bop-A-Lula – Gene Vincent
What’d I Say – Ray Charles
Lucille – Little Richard
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Money – Barrett Strong
Please Mr Postman – The Marvelettes

You know it. These are just a handful of the classic tracks covered by The Beatles during the early years of their career. The list goes on – they also covered songs by Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Jim Reeves, Carl Perkins, The Coasters, The Olympics, Bo Diddley, The Miracles – and a whole lot more.

Why the focus on Beatles covers?

We are hosting a major Beatles exhibition this Summer, and this will focus on classic photography, paintings, illustrations, multi-media pieces and books. We will be releasing details of this in the next month, so please sign up to our newsletter to receive early bird information.

At the planning stage, one of the most interesting research tools has been Mark Lewisohn’s  biography All These years, Volume One – Tune In. The extended two volume version is definitive. This goes into rich detail on the songs they listened to and played live in their formative years – songs that sum up the early excitement of rock & roll, rhythm & blues and soul, and all of which would make prime candidates for The Temple of Wax.

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