The Beatles have finally gone digital!
This is exciting news for fans of the band worldwide! Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the estates of the late George Harrison and John Lennon have finally given the ‘approving nod’ to Apple to sell Beatles music for download on iTunes! The will mark the first time the group’s catalog will be available online.
That’s right, starting today [Tuesday, Nov. 16th, 2010], all 13 of the band’s classic remastered studio albums with iTunes LPs, among them Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road, the two-volume Past Masters compilation and the iconic Red and Blue collections are now available for purchase and download via iTunes as either albums or individual songs ($12.99 for albums, $19.99 for double albums and $1.29 per each individual song).
Additionally, Beatle-fanatics can buy a special digital Beatles Box Set featuring the Live at the Washington Coliseum 1964 concert film, which documents the bands very first gig in the U.S. for $149. Netizens can also stream and view the show from their iTunes for free until the end of this year.
The band was among some of the last artists to join the digital community; other last-minute artists include Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin.
“We’re really excited to bring the Beatles’ music to iTunes,” says band member McCartney. “It’s fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around.”
iTunes is still waiting on Kid Rock and Bob Segar to make the transition. Will you be cashing in your dollars for a trip down memory lane?