Thursday, July 25, 2024

The Beatles Add the Three Anthology Albums to Nine Streaming Services


At around midnight tonight the Beatles are adding their Anthology albums, volumes 1-3, to nine streaming services. That’s pretty much all that was left to add to streaming, aside from “Hey Jude,” “Let it Be…Naked” and the BBC Recordings. Also the “Love” album from the Cirque du Soleil show, which I actually really like.

I guess the numbers don’t lie. The Beatles have made a fortune streaming after holding out forever. Now with new numbers that see the end of CD buying and the decline of digital, the Apple gang had no choice. This brings some real real rarities to streaming, like “Not Guilty” and the better versions of “Lady Madonna” and “Penny Lane.”

There’s some wonky stuff going on with the Anthology CDs on Amazon by the way. There are only a few copies left. I wonder if Apple isn’t letting them go and issuing new souped up sonic versions next year?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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