IT was the hottest ticket in town.

The Beatles' White Album played in its entirety by a group of musicians from Holland who take their music very seriously.

What a coup for International Beatle Week.

But that doesn't mean The Analogues don't have fun.

They have toured Europe with live Sgt Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour recreations.

Those are hard album acts to follow but The Analogues performed all 30 songs of The White Album with jaw-dropping accuracy.

They only made short verbal intros allowing the timeless tracks - all recorded 50 years ago - to speak volumes.

There were two short fact-filled background films narrated by Mark Lewisohn who really is the ultimate Fab Four archivist.

He spoke of the inspiration the Beatles gained from their spiritual sojourn to India.

There was also a brave, short film to accompany the controversial sound collage Revolution Number 9.

This is was followed by the lush, sublime Lennon-penned lullaby Good Night.

Each song was played with tender loving care from the five-piece group who were joined by by stunning string and brass musicans.

Backdrop projections were beautifully put together, too, making this a complete visual treat.

The Analogues don't do the look-a-like trip they are pop perfectionists who painstakingly recreate the legendary later Beatle catalogue.

They pride themselves on making the sound as authentic as possible.

Note by note on period instruments and amps they simply glided through such classics as Back in the USSR, While My Guitar Gently Weeps (played on a Gibson), Helter Skelter and Martha My Dear.

The group enjoyed standing ovations in both first and second halves.

And that sums up the respect from the audience feauring a Who's Who of Beatle fans and experts.

The Analogues came back on stage to encore with Penny Lane, I am The Walrus and The End medley from Abbey Road.

Fab indeed.

Pure quality.

The Analogues are like a multi-layered rock orchestra.

They will return in the future to do the last of the two Beatle albums live.

My advice is catch then when you can.

As former Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick has said they are 'amazing.'

I second that opinion.

This was one of the most enjoyable and memorable Beatle tribute productions I have seen and heard.

A splendid time was had by all.

Get back soon ... dear Analogues.

Masterful - five stars