Did you guys hear? iTunes is finally getting into The Beatles! He’s been listening to every album in chronological order. He says he needs to listen to them all again, but Revolver is definitely “the coolest.” I didn’t want to overwhelm him by telling him about all of the B-sides, alternate transfers of the studio albums, and live recordings that he definitely doesn’t have. I thought about lending him my vinyl copy of The Esher Demos, since he really liked “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” but I’m almost sure he doesn’t have a record player.
At press time, the front page of Apple.com reads, “Tomorrow is another day. That you’ll never forget,” in what appears to be a misguided attempt to quote Beatles lyrics. This yearbook quote is accompanied by four clocks displaying the time of day in important locations worldwide when people ought to have something more important to do than listen to “an exciting announcement from iTunes.”
What does this mean, other than that Apple has a low opinion of its customer base’s capacity to use Google? According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple Inc. and EMI Group Ltd. have finally reached an agreement that will allow Apple to sell little AAC files of The Beatles catalogue. It is unclear whether the deal will allow other online music distributors to sell the catalogue as well, but one thing is sure:
With iTunes currently accounting for 90% of online music sales, America can get ready to buy The Beatles for the first time all over again.
Nat’s “Just Gettin’ Into The Beatles” Mix Tape:
01. Lady Madonna (Single Version)
02. Your Mother Should Know (Magical Mystery Tour)
03. I’m Looking Through You (Rubber Soul)
04. Good Day Sunshine (Revolver)
05. Julia (The Beatles)
06. I’m Just Happy To Dance With You (A Hard Day’s Night)
07. Oh Darling! (Abbey Road)
08. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
09. A Day In The Life (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)