211. #BeatlesMonth Conan's Jimmy Vivino on the new Sgt Pepper mixes and recreating the Beatles albums live with the Fab Faux

Jimmy Vivino is most visible as the leader of the Basic Cable Band, showing his range, dynamism and tastefully ferocious guitar licks every night alongside Conan O’Brien, who he’s played with since his days as a founding member of the Max Weinberg 7 24 years ago. More relevant for today’s episode is his other band The Fab Faux, in which0 he and a handful of other impeccable Beatles obsessed musicians recreate the licks and intricacies of the great band of all time’s song catalogue. I caught up with Jimmy last week to talk about the Fab Faux and why the Beatles legacy has lasted so long, but first we kicked off comparing notes on the recently release 50th Anniversary version of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which features new stereo mixes of the album by Giles Martin, son of the album’s original legendary producer George Martin. My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

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