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The Beatles Channel – Coming May 18 – Exclusively on SiriusXM

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We are proud to announce the first ever Beatles-backed radio channel, featuring exclusive programming, spanning the songs, stories, influences and legacy of the band.  

Launching May 18 at 9:09 am ET exclusively on SiriusXM channel 18, The Beatles Channel will showcase all-things-Beatles with regular and special programming spanning the history-making careers of the band and its members.

Paul McCartney said, “I still remember the thrill of when we first heard our music on the radio, but I don’t think any of us would have imagined that we’d have our very own Beatles radio channel more than 50 years later. The SiriusXM channel will have it all, 8 Days a Week.”

Ringo Starr added, “Great news, The Beatles will have their own channel on SiriusXM. Now you can listen to The Beatles, Any Time at All. Peace & Love.”

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The BBC To Celebrate The 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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The BBC is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with programmes across radio and television that include Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution - a new documentary which will present Sgt. Pepper as you have never heard it before - literally.

The film features Howard Goodall getting to grips with the album's musical nuts and bolts as well as extracts from material never before accessible outside of Abbey Road: studio chat between the band; out-takes; isolated instrumental and vocal tracks as well as passages from alternative takes of these world-famous songs.

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Paul McCartney Sgt. Pepper Exclusive: “It Was A Risk!”

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PAUL McCARTNEY HELPS MOJO celebrate 50 years of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with an exclusive interview in the magazine that hits UK shops on Tuesday, April 25. He recalls the circumstances surrounding the group’s most groundbreaking album and gives his verdict on the new stereo mix designed to add legs to one of popular music’s key benchmarks.

“We were always being told, ‘You’re gonna lose all your fans with this one.’” McCartney tells MOJO. “And we’d say, ‘Well, we’ll lose some but we’ll gain some.’ We’ve gotta advance.”

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Liverpool Presents Sgt Pepper at 50

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It was a golden summer – and now it’s a golden anniversary.  The Summer of Love of 1967 was a time to break free, to celebrate creativity, to revel in a counter-culture, to – as Timothy Leary famously suggested – ‘turn on, tune in, drop out’.

To mark this special anniversary, Liverpool has commissioned 13 never-before-seen events, influenced by each track on the album. Internationally-renowned artists are working in partnership with the city’s homegrown creative talent to bring to life this series of incredible reimagined pieces of work. 

May 25 to June 16, as the city pays tribute to its own four musical pioneers and the piece of ‘art’ they produced in the only way it knows how – by pushing artistic boundaries and celebrating creativity in all its forms.

We hope you will enjoy the show.  #SgtPepper50https://www.sgtpepperat50.com/

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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. Also included in the box set are George’s classic live album Live In Japan (2LP), and two 12” single picture discs of “When We Was Fab” and “Got My Mind Set On You”.  All the discs are 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and are housed in a high-quality two-piece rigid slipcase box with lenticular front cover. 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.

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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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'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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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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'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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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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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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Recording Please Please Me In A Day

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10 February 2013

On 11th February 1963 the band recorded debut album Please Please Me, 10 of 14 tracks laid down in one day.  On 50th anniversary of the session, artists including Graham Coxon, Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford from Squeeze and Manchester’s I Am Kloot join soul sensation Joss Stone, The Stereophonics, Gabrielle Aplin and Mick Hucknall attempted the same feat in same time, in the same studio.  

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BETA site is launched

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Welcome to the brand new thebeatles.com. 

If you would like to stay in touch and keep up to date with all the latest information and news, please register your email address.  You can store your favourite tracks, comment on your top videos and keep up to date on the newest content we post up.

We also would welcome your feedback - report any issues you may have had or tell us what you think of the new design by emailing post@applecorpsltd.com.

Thank you, and hope you enjoy the site!

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MTV Music Review of The Beatles show LOVE

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20 April 2010

The in-the-round theater is equipped with 6,000 speakers that blast the tunes at sometimes concert-worthy volume as acrobats and dancers move through the early lives of the Beatles, blasting apart a WWII-era Liverpool set during a bombastic "Get Back," racing across the stage in a vintage Beetle for "Drive My Car" and filling the air with giant soap bubbles pulled from the top of a grand piano for "Strawberry Fields Forever."

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Yellow Submarine Feature Film Restored For May Release on DVD and Blu-ray

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20 March 2012

By hand, frame by frame and without the use of automated software, The Beatles' 1968 Pop Art masterpiece Yellow Submarine has been digitally restored and re-released to huge acclaim.
 
The delicate, hand-drawn artwork that revolutionised animation in its day has been brought back to its original condition, revealing it to be as thrilling a psychedelic odyssey as it was at the time of its original release.
 
Yellow Submarine was the first great, non-Disney animated feature and it's as if the music, themes, surreal humour, artwork and writing have all just been born again in 4k digital resolution.
 
Visit (link) to explore how the film was made. The site features original storyboards, cells, and making-of films.

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Roll up! Roll up! The Beatles invite you to make a reservation for the Magical Mystery Tour

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22 August 2012

"Paul said, 'Look I've got this idea,' and we said, 'Great!' - and all he had was this circle and a little dot on the top. That's where we started!" [Ringo]

In September 1967, The Beatles were making their third film, this time conceived and directed by The Beatles themselves. They loaded friends, family, a film crew and cast onto a bus, and headed west on the A30 out of London. They didn't know what was going to happen, but they didn't need to - this was The Magical Mystery Tour!

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The Beatles Live Project Begins.

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15 November 2012

The ultimate goal: to combine footage, images, music interviews, and stories in a definitive, moving and visceral feature film about Beatlemania.

Were you there? Were your parents there? Your grandparents? Now, fans from all over the world can become a true part of Beatles history by contributing their original footage, photos, or audio recordings of The Beatles in concert....

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