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Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Editions

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It was 50 years ago when The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music’s most universally acclaimed album.

To celebrate, we released a set of Anniversary Edition collections with new mixes in stereo and 5.1 surround audio; expanded with previously unreleased session recordings, video features & special packaging.

Explore the new album collections at sgtpepper.thebeatles.com.

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BBC4 To Rebroadcast Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution and Magical Mystery Tour Friday 10th November

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This Friday 10th November, enjoy an evening of Beatles films witth BBC4.

10:30pm - Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution - composer Howard Goodall: "Gets under the bonnet of Sgt Pepper. He takes the music apart and reassembles it, to show us how it works - and makes surprising connections with the music of the last 1,000 years to do so.”

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​This is preceded at 9.30pm by "How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin": The Beatles prepared the cultural way for the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately helped to wash away the foundations of that system.

At 11.30pm BBC presents the Arena documentary "Magical Mystery Tour Revisited" - Arena presents the greatest Beatles story never told, followed by a remastered screening of Magical Mystery Tour the main feature! 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nd5bc

 

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We Are Ringing In The Holidays with New Global Beatles Releases

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The Beatles’ Festive Fan Club Holiday Recordings Presented Together on Seven Colored Vinyl Singles with Original Artwork to be released December 15th

Acclaimed ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Expanded Deluxe Anniversary Edition to be Released in HD Digital Audio

‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ 2017 Stereo Mix to be Released on 180-Gram Vinyl LP and Limited Edition Picture Disc Vinyl LP

Explore the Editions at sgtpepper.thebeatles.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Socks X The Beatles

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Happy Socks x The Beatles

The psychedelic colors, vibrant artwork and madcap characters provided an abundance of inspiration for this creative collaboration! Consisting of six pairs of combed cotton socks and two collectable gift boxes, the limited edition collection is an everyday reminder that all you need is love.

Discover more at https://www.happysocks.com/thebeatles

Happy Socks are also available through the official Beatles stores.

 

 

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PBS To Broadcast Premiere of Ron Howard’s Acclaimed Film THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS

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PBS today announced the U.S. broadcast premiere of Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly acclaimed Emmy® Award and GRAMMY Award®-winning documentary film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career.

THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS premieres Saturday, November 25, 8:00-10:30 pm ET (check local listings) on PBS.

The film will be followed by an encore broadcast of SGT. PEPPER’S MUSICAL REVOLUTION, 10:30-Midnight ET on PBS.

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Come Together...Again

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In celebration of our 10 year anniversary, we took you on a journey to experience the magic backstage. We're coming together once again to give you a much more intimate look behind the scenes!

Enjoy Come Together...Again - a series of behind the scenes videos captured by the Cirque Du Soleil team themselves.

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The Last Photo Session - Tittenhurst Park, 1969

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On 22nd August, 1969, The Beatles all turned up at Tittenhurst Park - John's house in Ascot, at the time - for what turned out to be their last set of photos taken together. 
Photographers Monte Fresco and Ethan Russell took these now iconic images. 

 

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Pretty Green X The Beatles

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This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of that iconic album with an exclusive collaboration between Pretty Green and The Beatles.

Each item has been inspired by actual outfits that The Beatles wore, along with the music and artwork from Sgt. Pepper.

The Pretty Green X Beatles collection includes a range of unique prints throughout the collection that have been hand drawn and digitally printed in house and inspired by detail worn by The Beatles.

Explore the collection here.

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Dark Horse Radio: New weekly show featuring George Harrison originals & his favorite music

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Dark Horse Radio, a new weekly show dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, sang and loved, is coming to SiriusXM’s The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18).

Featuring music curated by George Harrison’s estate, the weekly 30-minute program, hosted by Nashville recording artist Laura Cantrell, will provide insight into Harrison’s musical influences, tastes and the impact he had on other artists.  It’s a musical journey into George’s mind, his legacy and his catalog.

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Ringo Announces New Album “Give More Love”, is OUT NOW!

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Ringo's 19th studio album is out now!

The album includes a long-awaited new collaboration from Ringo and Paul McCartney and also features Peter Frampton, Benmont Tench, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter and others.

In addition to new songs, "Give More Love" also includes bonus track new renditions of "Back Off Boogaloo," "Don't Pass Me By," "Photograph" and "You Can't Fight Lightning."

The album is avaliable on both CD and vinyl.

ORDER YOUR COPY HERE

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Alan Aldridge

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Alan Aldridge sadly passed away on the 17th February. 

Alan was a very early member of the Apple family, and he enriched Apple with his creativity and visual style - his influence will always be part of the Beatles legacy. His revolutionary work continued throughout his illustrious career. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

 

 

 

 

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Grammy Award for Best Music Film at Music’s Biggest Night

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Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s acclaimed documentary feature film The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years won the GRAMMY Award for Best Music Film at last night's awards.
Up for the award alongside Beyoncé's Lemonade, Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble's The Music of Strangers, Steve Aoki's I'll Sleep When I'm Dead and American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years earned the Best Music Film honour among stiff competition at Music's Biggest Night. 

Said Nigel Sinclair, Brian Grazer and Scott Pascucci, “We are so thrilled to win this award; this project was quite the adventure and we were so blessed to have Ron's leadership guiding us through it all. We join with Ron in thanking The Recording Academy for this honor which will mean so much to the huge number of people that worked on the film. Thank you to Jeff Jones and the team at Apple Corps for all their support and of course The Beatles for trusting us with their amazing story." 

 

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George Harrison - The Vinyl Collection

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The Harrison family is proud to announce the release of George Harrison – The Vinyl Collection box set featuring all of George Harrison’s solo studio albums in one collection for the first time.

The vinyl box set includes all twelve of George’s studio albums with exact replicas of the original release track listing and artwork - all the discs are 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. The original analogue master tapes were used for the new re-masters and were cut at the legendary Capitol studios to ensure exceptional audio quality throughout.   An expanded edition of George's much-loved autobiography, I, Me, Mine, originally released through Genesis Publications in 1980, will also be released on February 24.

Find out more at georgeharrison.com

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Support UNICEF’s Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts The George Harrison Fund will match your Donation Until Midnight 13/10/16

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In response to the urgent and growing crisis in Haiti, the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF will match all donations to UNICEF’s relief efforts for children impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

All donations will be matched $1-for-$1 until Thursday at 11:59pm PT.

Please help the children of Haiti and Latin America devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Donate now and your gift will go TWICE as far. 

DONATE NOW

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It’s a hit: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is NUMBER ONE at the Box Office in the UK and France!

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr & Ron Howard photographed at a promotional day at Abbey Road Studios on Wednesday 14th September on the eve of the cinematic release of the new Ron Howard documentary “The Beatles:Eight Days A Week”.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is NUMBER ONE at the Box Office in the UK and France, and continues to play in theatres worldwide. The BluRay + DVD are out in stores from November 18th.

Find out all about the new movie at http://thebeatleseightdaysaweek.com

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The Beatles LOVE

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For more information about the creation of this incredible show, and how to get tickets visit love.thebeatles.com.

New acts, costumes, choreography, technology and music bring a more vibrant and engaging experience to one of the most celebrated shows in the world. 

The three-time Grammy Award winning LOVE is a Rock ‘n’ Roll poem, inspired by the poetry of the lyrics and brought to life by a cast of world-class aerialists, acrobats and dancers. 

Music Director Giles Martin, son of the legendary Beatles producer, Sir George Martin, has heightened LOVE’s listening experience with a completely remixed soundtrack, noting “The show is the closest anyone can get to being in the studio with the band.”

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#RevolverTurns50

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“I was sitting at the piano when I thought of it. The first few bars just came to me, and I got this name in my head... “Daisy Hawkins picks up the rice in the church”. I don’t know why. I couldn’t think of much more so I put it away for a day.” Paul McCartney

The Eleanor Rigby video is available exclusively on @AppleMusic and iTunes this week.

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The film is a sequence originally used in the movie Yellow Submarine.  Released in July 1968, its surreal, ground-breaking, visuals were the work of art director Heinz Edelmann.

"Revolver" was the seventh album from The Beatles. The first recordings released from these sessions was the single "Paperback Writer" and "Rain" and those tracks gave an indication of what was to come.

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THE BEATLES LOVE by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL begins creative evolution leading to 10th anniversary celebration

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The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil has evolved - get ready for the 10th anniversary celebrations! A truly innovative and unique production, LOVE has evolved for its 10th anniversary to present a more dynamic and immersive musical experience, captivating music and theatre fans worldwide. New acts, costumes, choreography, audio visual technology and remixed music has made the show brighter, bolder and bigger than ever!

There are limited tickets are available for LOVE’s special 10th anniversary celebration performance on Thursday, July 14 at 8pm  

If you can't make the anniversary evening you can find tickets for all our shows HERE.

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WATCH THE TRAILER FOR 'THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK - THE TOURING YEARS'

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Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is set for a global theatrical release date for September 16th. The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. 

Following an all-star world premiere in London on September 15th the film will be shown theatrically around the world and will stream exclusively in the US on HULU.

VISIT THEBEATLESEIGHTDAYSAWEEK.COM TO WATCH THE TRAILER AND FIND OUT MORE.

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THE BEATLES’ AWARD-WINNING ‘LOVE’ ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING WORLDWIDE

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On June 17 at 12:01am local time, The Beatles’ award-winning LOVE album is available for streaming worldwide.

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The Beatles LOVE is the audio companion to the acclaimed stage production, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil. To create the show’s lush soundscape, producers Sir George Martin and Giles Martin worked at Abbey Road Studios with the entire archive of Beatles master recordings. This unique approach to assembling the music for a live show was rapturously received by critics and Beatles fans and resulted in the groundbreaking album garnering two GRAMMY Awards®. 

A truly innovative and unique production, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil has evolved for its 10th anniversary to present a more dynamic musical experience. New acts, costumes, choreography, audio visual technology and remixed music have made the experience of the LOVE show more immersive and exciting than ever.

Since LOVE’s debut, more than 4,500 performances have been staged for a cumulative audience approaching eight million people. Tickets are on sale now for LOVE’s special 10th anniversary celebration performance on Thursday, July 14 at 8pm.

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22nd May, 1995 - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Martin begin work on Anthology 1 at Abbey Road Studios.

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Originally released in 2CD volumes in 1995 and 1996, Anthology’s three chronological collections of rare and previously unreleased Beatles recordings include studio outtakes and alternate versions.

The “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love” singles, from Anthology, Volume 1 and Anthology, Volume 2, respectively, were completed in 1995 by George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr from 1977 demos recorded by John Lennon.

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Tony Barrow, The Beatles's First Press Officer (1936 – 2016)

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Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Tony Barrow, who passed away at the weekend.

Tony was the Beatles' first press officer and he played an invaluable role in their early career. At a time when the band had a schedule of uninterrupted touring and countless appearances, Tony managed the ceaseless press activity. 
He also fulfilled a multitude of other jobs, from writing album sleeve notes to editing the Magical Mystery Tour strip cartoon book.

With love from all at Apple.

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HULU announces exclusive US streaming partnership for forthcoming Ron Howard documentary about the The Beatles' touring years

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Hulu has secured the exclusive US streaming video on-demand rights to Academy Award Winner Ron Howard’s feature documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week (working title). The film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.  

Details about the film’s international television and streaming partners, and its theatrical and DVD release in Autumn 2016 will be announced soon.

 

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Real Love can now be watched in full on Vevo.

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Wonfor, the director of the Anthology documentary series, filmed the Beatles recording in the studio and Godley combined this with archive footage of the band, adding some animated sequences as well as film he shot in 1995.

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THE BEATLES 5-4-3-2-1

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"It was (the second week of April,) 1964 that the British invasion of America was conclusive. The Beatles’ 'Can’t Buy Me Love’ had jumped from No.27 on the Hot 100 to the No.1 spot, in the four places behind it were Beatles' records. It was an unprecedented achievement and it is one that will never be repeated…"

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