hmv is supporting the "Music is GREAT" campaign as part of this year's celebrations marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
They are inviting fans to vote for the greatest British albums and films of the past 60 years.
Incredibly there are five Beatles albums that have been nominated in the 60 selections - Abbey Road, Revolver, Rubber Soul, Sgt Pepper and The Beatles (White Album).
You can vote your favourites albums before May 20th!
George Harrison: Living in the Material World is now available in a Multi-Touch edition. Available exclusively on the iBookstore, this elegant, fully immersive book also includes image galleries and videos from both the Scorsese film and the Harrison archive, giving readers an unparalleled reading experience on iPad.
EARLY TAKES Volume 1, a musical companion piece to the George Harrison documentary, features 10 previously unreleased recordings from Harrison, and is out May 1 in CD, Vinyl LP, and in Digital formats, including Optimised for iTunes and HD Audio.
The documentary is available on home video May 1 in four editions: 2-DVD set, Blu-ray, Digital, and a Deluxe Edition box set that will include the DVD, Blu-ray, a 96-page book of photography, plus the 10-track CD EARLY TAKES Volume 1 of previously unreleased music.
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Once upon a time…or maybe twice…there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland…
The Beatles' classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release on June 4th (June 5th in North America). The film's songtrack album will be reissued on CD on the same date.
Currently out of print, the film has been restored in 4K digital resolution - all done by hand, frame by frame.
John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios writes "As a fan of animation and as a filmmaker, I tip my hat to the artists of Yellow Submarine, whose revolutionary work helped pave the way for the fantastically diverse world of animation that we all enjoy today."
The Legendary Band’s First Appearance on Digital Jukeboxes Across North America Debuts April 1, 2012
Las Vegas NV/ New York, NY —March 14, 2012— Apple Corps Ltd., EMI Music, and TouchTunes Interactive Networks, the largest out-of-home entertainment network in North America, announced today that the music of The Beatles will now be featured across their network of over 50,000 digital jukeboxes. Starting April 1, 2012, TouchTunes will add The Beatles’ 13 legendary studio albums to its catalog.
In addition to the studio albums, TouchTunes will also make available The Beatles' two-volume 'Past Masters' compilation, the classic 'Red' and 'Blue' collections, the '1' hits collection, and the 'LOVE' album.
BANDWDTH Publishing, in conjunction with the George Harrison Estate, announces the release of a special iPad app celebrating the guitarist and his historical guitar collection. The Guitar Collection: George Harrison iPad app is available through iTunes today, two days before Harrison’s birthdate.
Get the app here.
Read the full story at GeorgeHarrison.com.
Beginning today, fans around the world can, for the first time, purchase ringtones for the Beatles’ 27 UK and US #1 hits, exclusively on iTunes.
You can even assign your favourite tracks to your favourite people. The ringtones can be downloaded for iPhone, iPad and iTouch.
Just visit The Beatles on iTunes on your iPhone, iPad or iTouch to download!
Kisses On The Bottom: Paul's Tribute to Personal Favourites & Two New Self Penned Compositions Out February 6th / 7th
'Kisses On The Bottom' is a collection of standards Paul grew up listening to in his childhood as well as the two new McCartney compositions 'My Valentine' and 'Only Our Hearts'.
Pre-order your copy at store.paulmccartney.com/kissesonthebottom
You can also pre-order the album as a Digital Download at iTunes.com/paulmccartney
With the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma and Diana Krall and her band—as well as guest appearances from Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder, McCartney's new album is a deeply personal journey through classic American compositions that, in some cases, a young Paul first heard his father perform on piano at home. The full tracklisting reveals that Paul has been both reverent and adventurous in his song choices.
All orders receive an instant download of 'My Valentine'
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BANDWDTH Publishing, in conjunction with the George Harrison Estate, announces the release of a special iPad app celebrating the guitarist and his historical guitar collection. The Guitar Collection: George Harrison iPad app will be released through iTunes on February 23, two days before George’s birthdate.
The app brings George Harrison’s private guitar collection to life through photographs, detailed descriptions, audio, and video footage.
For the first time, with the help of unique 360° imaging by photographer Steven Sebring, fans can see the scratches, dings, and worn threads on the guitars as if they were themselves holding the instruments.
Fans will be able to examine Harrison’s private guitar collection, through personal audio recordings from Harrison himself as he introduces many of the guitars and plays sections of songs.
Click here to read more.
The app will sell for $9.99 at the Apple App Store.
Visit GeorgeHarrison.com for the latest news about George.
An exclusive Beatles 'Yellow Submarine' book that lets readers tap their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to immerse themselves in the legendary film's colourful sights and sounds is available for free download on Apple's iBookstore worldwide.
'Yellow Submarine' takes the reader on a kaleidoscopic, music-filled journey with The Beatles to an underwater dreamland.
Featuring animated illustrations and text from the 2004 book, 14 full-colour video clips from the original 1968 film, audio clips of classic Beatles hits and Sir George Martin's original score, original dialogue from the film, "read aloud" functionality to follow along as actor Dean Lennox Kelly narrates, the book includes interactive features that let you tap the story's wild array of butterflies, starfish and sea monsters to make them come alive…
Download your free copy at itunes.com/thebeatles
Ringo Starr’s 17th solo studio record, and his second on Hip-O/Ume will be released on January 31, 2012 in the United States (Internationally, January 30, 2012.)
"Ringo 2012", produced by Ringo, was recorded in LA and mixed in England by Ringo and Bruce Sugar.