Nearly a decade after Apple Inc. introduced iTunes, the digital downloading service finally has landed the Beatles.
ITunes on Tuesday rolled out the Fab Four’s music for legal downloading for the first time, offering 17 albums encompassing all 13 of the group’s original studio albums, the double “Past Masters” collection of nonalbum tracks, two hits compilations and a box set including everything except the hits collections.
Individual tracks are being sold for $1.29, single albums for $12.99, double albums for $19.99 and the box set is priced at $149. The iTunes version of ” The Beatles Box Set” also includes an exclusive concert film, “Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964,” never previously released officially.
“Abbey Road,” the group’s 1969 studio album, quickly jumped into iTunes’ ranking of the top 10 hottest-selling albums Tuesday.
“We’re really excited to bring the Beatles’ music to iTunes,” Paul McCartney said in a statement issued Tuesday. “It’s fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around.”
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