No streaming music, no iOS 4.2, but Apple Corps, EMI and Apple today announced that the Beatles, the most influential and beloved rock band in music history, are now available for the first time on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com). Here is more info from today's Apple announcement:
Starting today, the group's 13 legendary remastered studio albums with iTunes LPs, the two-volume "Past Masters" compilation and the classic "Red" and "Blue" collections are available for purchase and download on iTunes worldwide as either albums or individual songs. Fans can also get a special digital ?Beatles Box Set? featuring the ?Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964? concert film, a worldwide iTunes exclusive which captures the Beatles? very first US concert.
Each of the Beatles? 13 legendary remastered studio albums, including ?Sgt. Pepper?s Lonely Hearts Club Band,? ?Revolver,? ?The Beatles [The White Album]? and ?Abbey Road? include iTunes LPs, which create an immersive album experience with a beautiful design and expanded visual features including a unique mini-documentary about the creation of each album. The two-volume ?Past Masters? compilation and the classic ?Red? and ?Blue? collections are also available.
Single albums are available for purchase and download for $12.99 each, double albums for $19.99 each and individual songs for $1.29 each.
The special digital ?Beatles Box Set? ($149) contains the 13 remastered studio albums with iTunes LPs and all mini-documentaries, ?Past Masters,? and the ?Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964? concert film, a worldwide iTunes exclusive which captures the Beatles? very first US concert in its entirety. In addition, Beatles fans can stream and view the ?Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964? concert film from iTunes for free for the remainder of this calendar year.