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- Posted on Aug 5th 2010 8:00AM by Barnaby Smith
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The show marked the second of their two dates in the UK, having played in Manchester the previous night.
NME.com reports that Wu Tang frontman RZA rapped over the Beatles track to conclude a night where the Clan played a host of old material, particularly tracks from their 1993 album 'Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers).'
Earlier this year, British producer Tom Caruana released a mash-up album for free download of Wu-Tang Clan lyrics set to Beatles songs, called 'Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers.' It has been six years since Danger Mouse experimented with this concept with 'The Grey Album,' mashing the Beatles 'The White Album' with Jay-Z's 'The Black Album.'
This tour was the Wu Tang Clan's first since 2007, with RZA telling the crowd, "It is the year 2010 and Wu-Tang Clan are on tour. Manchester was off the hook last night. This is the last night of our tour so we're going to save the best for last."
The crew were missing usual member Method Man, who was unavailable due to filming commitments on 'CSI'. RZA acknowledged both his absence and that of former member Ol' Dirty Bastard, who died of an accidental drug overdose in 2004.