Wenn ich siebzig bin
September 1, 2011 10:39 AM Subscribe
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Over the past 13 years, Berlin resident Klaus Beyer
has translated the Beatles' entire oeuvre into German
, recording the translated songs in his home studio and releasing them on CDs
with titles like Gummi Seele
, Kloster strasse
and Das Gelbe Underwasserboot
, even recreating the cover artwork of the originals.
Beyer, 59, who became a Beatles fan after seeing them on German television in the late 1960s, commenced the project in the 1980s, originally for the benefit of his non-English-speaking mother, and continued it as a somewhat idiosyncratic labour of love, armed with only his school English and a dictionary. He finished the project recently with the recording of Das Weisse Album
, though aims to tackle John Lennon's solo work next.