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The Beatles - On Air: Live at the BBC Volume 2

It’s hard to believe, but there’s still more Beatles gold in the mine. This 2-CD set, a sequel to 1994’s bestselling predecessor, features an astonishing 63 new tracks, including two previously unreleased songs. Recorded between 1962 and 1965, these raw performances capture the band at the peak of its stage power. The sound quality, unhampered by screaming fans, is a revelation. “There’s a lot of energy and spirit,” Paul McCartney admits. “We are going for it, not holding back at all, trying to put in the best performances of our lifetimes.” And they do. Along with many of the Fab Four’s biggest hits, the 39 music tracks include never-before-released rollicking versions of Chuck Berry’s “I’m...
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The Beatles with Tony Sheridan - First Recordings 50th Anniversary Edition

The Beatles may have been born in Liverpool, but they grew up in Hamburg. The German city was where they honed their chops—performing 281 concerts during five visits—and made these career-launching recordings. Along with stereo and mono versions of rock ’n’ roll songs recorded with Tony Sheridan, this 2-CD set includes such Beatles-only relics as “Ain’t She Sweet,” sung by John Lennon, and George Harrison’s instrumental “Cry For a Shadow.” A photo-filled color booklet rounds out the package.
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The Beatles - Catalogue on iTunes

It’s been a decade since Steve Jobs, the man behind Apple and a huge Beatles fan, first tried to make Beatles music available through iTunes, the world’s largest music retailer. Now, after much legal wrangling, digital versions of songs like “Let it Be” and “Here Comes the Sun” and albums such as Abbey Road and Rubber Soul are finally available and are outselling the latest Rihanna single and Glee soundtracks. Once again, the Fab Four are the “toppermost of the poppermost,” as John Lennon once cheekily proclaimed.
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Feature Article: The Beatles - Band on a Run

Feature Article: The Beatles - Band on a Run
They sat in a box for 30 years, intimate photographs of the Beatles taken during the group's retreat in India in early 1968. Toronto filmmaker Paul Saltzman, then a backpacking 24-year-old on a spiritual quest himself, had snapped the pictures at a transcendental meditation workshop in the Indian village of Rishikesh led by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. After returning to Canada later that year, Saltzman sold some of the shots, along with an account of his "life-changing" experience, to Maclean's . But after that, he rarely thought about the photos, although he did return to the subcontinent many times. Then, two years ago, Devyani, Saltzman's teenage daughter from his marriage to film director...
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Paul McCartney - Good Evening New York City

Beatles fans are spoiled for choice these days, with the release of the Remastered box set and Rock Band video game. This CD-DVD set, recorded in July, provides yet another tempting option. Featuring 33 songs spanning Beatles classics, Wings favorites and solo tracks, it captures Macca at his best—whether rocking out with guest Billy Joel on “I Saw Her Standing There” or crooning “Yesterday” and “Hey Jude.” When he pays tribute to John on “Here Today” and George on “Something,” there are few dry eyes in the house. December 2009
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The Beatles - Remastered

They changed the world and saved a generation from the doldrums of an otherwise drab world. Now, 40 years on, the Beatles are back—and expectations are running high that, once again, all we need is a little love from the world’s most famous rock band. The Beatles’ albums have been digitally remastered, providing the highest fidelity since their original release. At the same time, fans of all ages will now be able to twist and shout to the Fab Four with the The Beatles: Rock Band video game. The spin-off prospects have retailers anticipating a Beatles bonanza. The band’s catalogue was first re-issued on CD in 1987. The difference in sound quality between then and now is astonishing. Using sta...
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