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George honoured with Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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Many congratulations to George who is honoured with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

From The Recording Academy: "Multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter George Harrison achieved international fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most influential groups of all time. The 12-time GRAMMY winner’s embrace of Indian music is often credited with helping introduce world music to the West. As a solo artist, Harrison achieved success with projects such as his GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® inducted album All Things Must Pass and The Concert For Bangladesh, the latter of which garnered an Album Of The Year GRAMMY.”

Recording Academy Press Release

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Ringo is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Congratulations Ringo on today's announcement and Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the Award for Music Excellence!

“As we mark 30 years of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions, we’re proud to honor these artists,” said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President Joel Peresman. "These Inductees epitomize rock and roll’s impact over the past 50 years and continuing through today."

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Sing with John and #IMAGINE a better world for children.

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http://imagine.unicef.org

Lend your voice and be a part of history. Download the free TouchCast app, sing your version of Imagine with John Lennon and share with friends. Your voice will be part of a new 'world version' of Imagine for UNICEF, to be released in time for New Year's Eve 2014.

#IMAGINE is a UNICEF initiative uniting millions of people to raise awareness and funds for children’s rights globally.  

In collaboration with Yoko Ono, UNICEF is bringing the world together to create the largest sing-along ever.

Every child counts. #EVERYVOICECOUNTS

 

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“Long Tall Sally” is re-released for Record Store Day

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The four track EP "Long Tall Sally" is to be released in Mono for Record Store Day’s Black Friday in a very limited quantity. The EP complements the recent release of The Beatles in Mono vinyl box and individual vinyl reissues (http://gnikn.us/thebeatlesmonovinyl)

Side One
1. Long Tall Sally
2. I Call Your Name
Side Two 
3. Slow Down
4. Matchbox

Original release date: June 19, 1964

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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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A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles

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Tonight The Beatles will be honoured at 'The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' which will be broadcast on CBS Sunday 9th February at 8pm, exactly 50 years to the day, date and time of the band's first game-changing appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. 

For more info on the TV special visit http://www.grammy.com/news/performers-announced-for-beatles-special

We are honoured that The Beatles were recipients of The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, alongside a group of accomplished and exceptional individuals.

At the Grammy show in Los Angeles, Paul was joined on stage by Ringo Starr to perform his single 'Queenie Eye', taken from the 'NEW' album released last October.

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Celebrate 50 Years of Globe-Sweeping “Beatlemania” With 13 Albums Mastered for iTunes!

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The Beatles' U.S. albums collection and collection titles are available now exclusively on iTunes

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first U.S. visit and the band’s history-making debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” The U.S. Albums, a new 13-album collection spanning 1964’s Meet The Beatles! to 1970’s Hey Jude, is released January 21 by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol.  

The Mastered for iTunes LP collection, including a 64-page booklet with Beatles photos and promotional art are available now exclusively on iTunes (www.iTunes.com/TheBeatles).  All of the Mastered for iTunes albums (with the exception of The Beatles’ Story, an audio documentary album) are also available now to order on iTunes.  

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE BEATLES!

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The Beatles' U.S. Albums Are Out Now!

Celebrate 50 Years of Globe-Sweeping “Beatlemania”​ with The U.S. Albums, a new 13CD Beatles collection spanning 1964’s Meet The Beatles! to 1970’s Hey Jude.  The albums have also been Mastered For iTunes and are available digitally from the iTunes Store. 

On February 7, 1964, The Beatles arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, greeted by scores of screaming, swooning fans who rushed the gate to catch a glimpse of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they took their first steps on American soil. Two nights later, on Sunday, February 9, 74 million viewers in the U.S. and millions more in Canada tuned in to CBS to watch The Beatles make their American television debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” 

You can order the U.S. albums and the U.S. boxset from the official Beatles stores and from your local retailer:

US STORE  |  UK STORE  |  JAPAN STORE  |  BRAZIL STORE  |  YOUR LOCAL RETAILER  |  iTUNES

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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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Ringo's new book "Photograph"

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'We made some incredible music. It’s great how well it holds up. The songs are still relevant; the kids are listening to the music today. It worked. And there were many, many magic moments, when it really worked. When you’re together, the band is together and the audience is together, it creates a magic moment. It’s a spiritual moment.' Ringo Starr

We are running a mini-serialisation of Ringo's new book "Photograph" over the next week to show some of the incredible photographs that Ringo took during his life in The Beatles.

http://RingoPhotoBook.com/

The images are a unique perspective on his life and the band that could never be captured from the outside.

This first image was taken at Abbey Road studios in 1964. Find out more information about the book go to http://RingoPhotoBook.com/

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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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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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Sir John Tavener

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Our thoughts are with the family of Sir John Tavener, who died yesterday at his home with his family.

He was Britain’s foremost classical composer, renowned for his both profoundly religious and inspirational secular works. 

Both John Lennon and Ringo Starr took an interest in John Tavener’s music.  His first major composition, the iconoclastic and ground-breaking The Whale, was premiered at the Proms in 1969 and was recorded by Apple Records the following year, followed by the release of the extraordinary Celtic Requiem, a piece for orchestra and children’s choir, in 1971.

Andy Davis wrote: "John Tavener’s The Whale and Celtic Requiem are two of the most extraordinary records ever issued, certainly on Apple Records, and most likely on any mainstream label. A bold claim, perhaps. But listen first and then decide." 

 

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'ON AIR: LIVE AT THE BBC VOL 2' IS OUT TODAY!

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'On Air: Live at the BBC Vol. 2' and its newly remastered predecessor, 'Live at the BBC' have hit the stores around the globe today!

'On Air' has received rave reviews from the press around the world.

The album includes 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band's members and their BBC radio hosts.

"The in-studio dialogue is often as fascinating as the music." MOJO ****

On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2 is now available for pre-order via your local official Beatles Stores or your local retailer:

On CD  
Vinyl  
iTunes 

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The first ever live stream of She Loves You from Live at the BBC Vol 2!

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Exclusive to THEBEATLES.COM - the first ever live stream of She Loves You from Live at the BBC Vol 2! 

Listen to the full length track at thebeatles.com/onair

This version was taped for the fifth anniversary of Saturday Club on the 7 September 1963 at the BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. The Beatles’ biggest selling single in Britain spent twelve weeks in the Top Three, including two stints at number one. Post your feedback in the comments section here or on Facebook!

PRE-ORDER:

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On CD

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The Beatles "On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2" Debuts Exclusively on iTunes

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THE BEATLES ‘ON AIR - LIVE AT THE BBC VOLUME 2’ AND ITS ACCLAIMED, REMASTERED PREDECESSOR, ‘LIVE AT THE BBC,’ AVAILABLE NOW FOR GLOBAL DIGITAL PRE-ORDER EXCLUSIVELY ON ITUNES 

The new companion to The Beatles’ first BBC collection, On Air – Live at the BBC  Volume 2, is available now for digital pre-order exclusively at iTunes/thebeatles.  On Air will be released on Monday, November 11; the Mastered for iTunes LP includes a 48-page booklet.  

On Air’s 63 tracks include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings...

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Wouff Custom Beatles Products

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Featured product at the official European Beatles store - custom Beatles home furnishings by Woouf! Made to the highest quality and standards in Barcelona Spain. Order from the UK store 

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Limiited Edition Screenprints at the US Store

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Featured product at the official US Beatles store: limited edition screenprints by artist SHAG.

These prints bring to life the moment when "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band" explodes across 1968's kaleidoscopic masterpiece, "Yellow Submarine."

Numbered and signed by SHAG, 20" x 28" in size, and beautifully screen printed.

http://gnikn.us/15R1kWy

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The Beatles are on iTunes Radio!  

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19 September 2013

The Beatles are on iTunes Radio! "iTunes Radio is free streaming radio with the best selection of music. It builds and brings together stations you'll love from day one. And the more you listen, the more personalised your stations become. It's radio re-imagined." You can listen now if you are in the US: iTunes

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Dhani Harrison Records “For You Blue” for the Material World Foundation

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18 September 2013

Dhani Harrison’s version of his father’s song “For You Blue” is available today! 

All proceeds go to George Harrison’s Material World Foundationwhich is currently focused on helping create awareness for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and its mission to cure spinal cord injury.  Dhani recorded the new version of “For You Blue” with fellow musicians Blake Mills, Aaron Embry, and drummer Jim Keltner. The song was originally recorded in 1969 and then released on The Beatles’ Let it Be album a year later.

Click HERE to purchase on iTunes.

 

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Jackie Lomax

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17 September 2013

Jackie Lomax, signed to Apple Records as a songwriter and artist, has passed away in the Wirral, Merseyside after a short illness.

From the Apple released album "Is This What You Want?":

"Jackie Lomax is a singer of energy and passion. His roots are in R&B and in the best tradition of blue-eyed soul (even if his eyes are green). There’s a toughness to his vocal style and a sensitive side too; his songs speak of loss and longing, love and life. Is this what you want? What more can there be?"

http://www.jackielomax.com/

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What's 'New' with Paul McCartney?

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29 August 2013

Paul has made some 'New' music available. It's available from iTunes at: http://www.itunes.com/paulmccartney

Speaking about the New track, Paul said: "We can do what we want, we can live as we choose."

This new track hints at things to come from Paul's forthcoming New album, set for release on October 14th in the UK (October 15th in the US). This will be his first album of brand New solo material in six years. Paul's New album will include 12 new songs, which he worked on with new collaborators. Paul’s New song is produced by Mark Ronson.

More new details to follow in the coming weeks at http://paulmccartney.com

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Octopus's Garden is brought to life by Ringo as a kid's picture book

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26 August 2013

Here’s an exclusive look at the artwork from the forthcoming picture book of Octopus’s Garden – publishing this October, the song will be brought to life by illustrator Ben Cort and published with a CD of Ringo reading the story and an original, previously un-heard recording of the song by Ringo.

The picture book of Octopus's Garden is now available to pre-order at here 

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'ON AIR - LIVE AT THE BBC VOL2' to be released

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12 September 2013

In the studios of the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Beatles performed music for a variety of radio shows. On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 presents the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation. 

The new 2CD and Vinyl LP Collections Feature 40 Performances from The Beatles’ 1963-1964 BBC Radio Broadcasts.  On Air’s 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles’ first BBC release, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band’s members and their BBC radio hosts. 

Thrilled to hear these exciting recordings again, Paul McCartney said, “There’s a lot of energy and spirit. We are going for it, not holding back at all, trying to put in the best performance of our lifetimes.”

Pre-order your copy from the official stores:

UK Store 

USA Store

Japan Store

Brazil Store

Your local retailer

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The new Beatles LOVE wrap

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11 July 2013

The new Beatles LOVE wrap is now up at The Mirage Hotel and Casino! LOVE is a unique collaboration between Apple and Cirque Du Soleil celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles. Born from a personal friendship and mutual admiration between the late George Harrison and Cirque founder Guy Laliberté,

LOVE brings the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion behind the most beloved rock group of all time to create a vivid, intimate and powerful entertainment experience. With panoramic sound and visuals, the audience experience The Beatles as never before...

To find out more about The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil show visit the official site at http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/love

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Help! is out on Blu-Ray

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25 June 2013

Help! – The Beatles’ second feature film – has made its eagerly awaited Blu-ray debut in a single-disc package, pairing the digitally restored film and 5.1 soundtrack with an hour of extra features.

An introduction by the film’s director, Richard Lester, and an appreciation by Martin Scorsese are included in the Blu-ray’s booklet.

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