The Beatles

4 - A Free iTunes EP Of Solo Brilliance By John, Paul, George & Ringo

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Download “4”, a free digital EP from iTunes and experience a taste of the individual brilliance of John, Paul, George and Ringo.  They each followed a unique and distinctive solo musical path creating a wealth of extraordinary music.

Download 4 on iTunes

“4” includes:

John Lennon’s gorgeous piano ballad “Love” (from 1970’s John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band)

Paul McCartney’s simmering “Call Me Back Again” (a highlight from Wings’ 1975 Venus and Mars)

George Harrison’s explosive “Let It Down” (off 1970’s All Things Must Pass)

Ringo Starr’s lush “Walk With You” (from 2010’s Y Not)

Many of the albums have been Mastered for iTunes so the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo sounds better than ever.  Check out the brand new individual pages on iTunes:

John Lennon

Paul McCartney

George Harrison

Ringo Starr

 

 

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An Urgent Call to Action from Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney calls on people to back #MFMclimatepledge ahead of the UN Climate Summit on Tuesday 23rd September 2014.
 
With just days to go until the UN Climate Summit in New York, Paul McCartney has called on people to back the Meat Free Monday Climate Pledge campaign.  As well as being responsible for a huge chunk of global greenhouse gas emissions, meat production requires increasingly unsustainable levels of precious resources – land, water and energy – and is a major contributor towards global environmental degradation.

#MFMclimatepledge aims to get people to commit to a weekly meat free day so that global leaders can see the magnitude of support and enable them to take the idea forward.  Please take a couple of minutes to visit http://pledge.meatfreemondays.com, pledge to go meat free for one day a week and share the idea with others.

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OUT NOW! THE MONO VINYL COLLECTION IS RELEASED

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The Beatles’ nine U.K. albums, the American-compiled Magical Mystery Tour, and the Mono Masters collection of non-album tracks have been released in mono on 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork.  

Newly mastered from the analogue master tapes, each album is available both individually and within a lavish, limited 14-LP boxed edition, The Beatles In Mono, which also includes a 108-page hardbound book. 

ORDER THE BEATLES ON MONO AT THE OFFICIAL STORES OR AT YOUR LOCAL RETAILER:

EUROPE  |  USA  | JAPAN  | BRAZIL  |  LOCAL RETAILER

Playback the vinyl and find out about the release at thebeatles.com/monovinyl  ​#beatlesmonovinyl

 

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GEORGE HARRISON NEWS ANNOUNCES: THE APPLE YEARS 1968-75 - TO BE RELEASED 22 SEPTEMBER

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George's first six solo albums, released between 1968 and 1975 on The Beatles’ Apple Records label have been remastered from the original analogue masters for CD and digital release.

Wonderwall Music, Electronic Sound, All Things Must Pass, Living In The Material World, Dark Horse, and Extra Texture (Read All About It) are available now for preorder, both individually in digipaks and together within the deluxe, eight-disc boxed edition, The Apple Years 1968-75. 

Read the full story and pre-order at georgeharrison.com

 

 

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Ron Howard To Direct New Beatles Documentary Feature Film About The Band's Touring Years

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A new, Apple-authorised Beatles documentary feature about the band’s touring years is in production. 

The film will have the full co-operation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

•    Ron Howard to direct.

•    White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment to produce.

•    Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award-winner and multiple nominee Brian Grazer to produce with Howard. 

•    Michael Rosenberg and Guy East will serve as executive producers. 

The film will focus on The Beatles' journey from the early days of the Cavern Club in Liverpool and engagements in Hamburg to their last public concert in Candlestick Park, San Francisco, in 1966.

Ron Howard: “I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated." 

ATTENTION BEATLES FANS:

Were you there? Or were your parents or grandparents a part of Beatlemania?

Submit your own Beatles footage or memorabilia at http://thebeatlesliveproject.com/#submit_form

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THE BEATLES GET BACK TO MONO

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THE BEATLES GET BACK TO MONO - THE ORIGINAL MONO STUDIO ALBUMS REMASTERED AT ABBEY ROAD DIRECTLY FROM THE ANALOGUE MASTERS FOR VINYL RELEASE

The Beatles in mono:  This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format.  Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary.  

On September 8 (September 9 in North America), The Beatles’ nine U.K. albums, the American-compiled Magical Mystery Tour, and the Mono Masters collection of non-album tracks will be released in mono on 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork.  Newly mastered from the analogue master tapes, each album will be available both individually and within a lavish, limited 14-LP boxed edition, The Beatles In Mono, which also includes a 108-page hardbound book. 

ORDER THE BEATLES ON MONO AT THE OFFICIAL STORES OR AT YOUR LOCAL RETAILER:

EUROPE  |  USA  | JAPAN  | BRAZIL  |  LOCAL RETAILER

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The Beatles LOVE - About The Show

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LOVE is a unique collaboration between Apple and Cirque Du Soleil celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles.

Find out how the music of The Beatles and the acrobatics of Cirque have combined to make an incredible audio visual experience on stage at The Mirage, Las Vegas.

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Crossing Abbey Road

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8th August, 1969: The Beatles walk back and forth across Abbey Road, trying to get the perfect shot.​

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Did you see The Beatles at Candlestick Park in 1966?

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Did you see The Beatles at Candlestick Park in 1966?  Are you going back to see Sir Paul McCartney at Candlestick’s final concert?
 
White Horse Pictures, who are producing the recently announced film with Ron Howard about the band's touring years, would love to hear your story!  

Please contact the team at BeatlesLive@whitehorsepics.com

Paul is to play "Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert" August 14th, the last event at the stadium before it closes, and where The Beatles played their final tour performance on August 29th 1966."

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The Beatles Japanese Boxset

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日本デビュー50周年を記念して貴重な日本オリジナル盤5作品が遂に世界初CD化!

ザ・ビートルズがデビューした60年代初期には多くの国がそれぞれ独自の曲順やアート­ワークで英オリジナル盤とは違うアルバムをリリースしていました。しかし、これら各国­独自盤 [LP] はその後、英オリジナル盤のみを公式なアルバムとする方針のもと廃盤となりました。
今年は日本デビュー50周年!リアル・タイムのビートルズ・ファンが初めてMEET THE BEATLES [ビートルズとの出会い] を果たした貴重な日本盤5作品がこの記念すべき年に蘇ります!

<収録アルバム>「ビートルズ!」「ビートルズ No.2」「ビートルズがやって来るヤァ!ヤァ!ヤァ!」「ビートルズ No.5」「4人はアイドル」
■CD5枚組・豪華BOX仕様 ■オリジナルLPを復刻した紙ジャケット仕様 [帯・内袋・歌詞カード等] ■09年リマスター音源 ■全100P日本語ブックレット

Order your copy:
The Official Beatles Store Japan: http://gnikn.us/officialstoreJapan
Amazon: http://gnikn.us/1jQTyTl

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The Beatles Record-Breaking US Chart Invasion

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Friday, April 4 is the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ record-making invasion of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with a sweep of the entire Top 5! 



The Beatles also had seven other songs peppering the Hot 100 chart (there were a whopping 12 Beatles songs on that week’s Hot 100). 

That same week, The Beatles also held the top two spots on Billboard’s albums chart with Meet The Beatles! and Introducing…The Beatles. These U.S. chart records have never been broken!

USA TODAY has reported on this record-breaking achievement: http://gnikn.us/OfzTD5

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"They say the world doesn't change in a day. But one day, it did." New York Daily News.

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February 7th, 1964. The Beatles arrive in New York.

Paul: "There were millions of kids at the airport, which nobody had expected. We heard about it in mid-air. There were journalists on the plane, and the pilot had rang ahead and said, 'Tell the boys there's a big crowd waiting for them.' We thought, 'Wow! God, we really have made it.' "

Today marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' US debut. On this date in 1964, The Beatles flew together across the Atlantic for the first time, in hopes of cracking the USA - something no British band had yet managed to do. By the time the third and last of their first Beatles Ed Sullivan broadcasts aired - a little more than two weeks after their arrival - the band would be back home, having made broadcasting history and their trip as a whole a phenomenal and unprecedented success. 

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Embed The Beatles On Air Radio!

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The Beatles On Air radio plays 14 clips of songs from the brand new album "On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2"!  Just click on the tuning buttons to start the playback.

You can embed the Beatles onto your own website or blog - in this news story, you can view the radio - just click on the embed link and copy the embed code.

You can also dedicate a song to someone - just use the Twitter hashtag #beatlesdedication and it will play along the radio players everywhere!

 

 

 

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JOHN LENNON: THE BERMUDA TAPES

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JOHN LENNON: THE BERMUDA TAPES a pioneering, interactive album app for the iPad and iPhone is available now on the App Store with all net proceeds to benefit WhyHunger’s work to realize a world free of hunger and poverty.  Integrating excerpts of Lennon's demo tapes recorded in Bermuda with innovative game play and intimate documentary storytelling, John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes is a thrilling, unprecedented experience for music and technology fans alike. 

Available for download at iTunes on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

 

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Imagine There’s No Hunger

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John Lennon's iconic song "Imagine" is the inspiration for helping hungry children around the world through the "Imagine There's No Hunger" campaign.  As part of John’s vision for a world free from hunger and in peace, Yoko Ono, WhyHunger, and Hard Rock International joined forces to ensure every child has the right to sustainable, nutritious food.  Throughout November and December 2013 fans can engage online via #imaginenohunger or by making a donation to receive limited edition merchandise at http://www.hardrock.com/imagine

Fans can also support the "Imagine" campaign and the work of WhyHunger with the purchase of a new interactive album app - hear rare and unreleased demos, intimately explore the creative collaboration behind the album and help fight world hunger and poverty. Available for download at iTunes on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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The Beatles Effect In 1965 Was Having Quite An Impact On The Homefront

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Help! has been regarded by many as a parody of contemporary Bond films, complete with power-crazy despots, mad inventors, and capers through exotic locations like the Bahamas and the snowy mountains of Austria. It has also been credited as the forerunner to contemporary rock musicals and pop videos. Here, we sneak a look at The Beatles at 'home', at a time when they were conquering the world.

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What's Your Favorite Ever Beatles Performance?

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From The Cavern to Shea Stadium, Bradford to the Philippines - The Beatles played all kinds of gigs, recorded all kinds of performances. If you had to pick just one, which would be your your favorite, and why? In the comments, tell us what the ultimate Beatles performance was, for you - and what you like about it.

Better still, if you were actually there, transport us back with you! - Tell us what we wouldn't otherwise know about it or couldn't have seen?

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