Thursday, November 2, 2017

Paul McCartney releases new Meat Free Monday film

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Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) next week, Meat Free Monday has released a short film about a huge contributor to climate change that is often left out of conference discussions – animal agriculture.

“There’s a simple but significant way to help protect the planet and all its inhabitants”, says Paul McCartney to the camera. “And it starts with just one day a week. One day without eating animal products can have a huge impact in helping maintain that delicate balance that sustains us all.”

The film is narrated by Paul McCartney, with additional appearances from Mary and Stella McCartney, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone. You can see the film below. 





Official announcement and ordering links for new Christmas Beatles product






The Christmas Records (7" vinyl limited edition box) (U.S.)
The Christmas Records (UK)




"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" picture disc (U.S,)
"Sgt. Pepper" picture disc (UK) 

"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" black vinyl (U.S.)
"Sgt. Pepper" black vinyl (UK)

Official announcement:

The Beatles’ Festive Fan Club Holiday Recordings Presented Together on
Seven Colored Vinyl Singles with Original Artwork

Acclaimed ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Expanded
Deluxe Anniversary Edition to be Released in HD Digital Audio

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ 2017 Stereo Mix to be Released on
180-Gram Vinyl LP and Limited Edition Picture Disc Vinyl LP

PBS Premieres Ron Howard’s Emmy® and GRAMMY®-Winning Film,
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years,’ Saturday, November 25


London – November 2, 2017 – Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe are wrapping up new, global Beatles releases for the holiday season, and a splendid time is guaranteed for all.

The Beatles’ annual holiday tradition of recording jolly Christmas messages for fan club members was an important part of the band’s relationship with their most ardent supporters, affectionately referred to by them as “Beatle People.” Spanning 1963 to 1969, The Beatles’ holiday recordings were originally pressed on flexi discs and mailed to fan club members each December. Never released beyond the fan club until now, The Beatles’ seven holiday messages have been newly pressed on a rainbow of seven-inch colored vinyl singles for The Christmas Records box set, to be released worldwide on December 15. The limited edition collection presents each vinyl single with its original flexi disc sleeve artwork, accompanied by a 16-page booklet with recording notes and reproductions of the fan club’s National Newsletters, which were mailed to members with the holiday flexi discs.

Preorder The Beatles’ limited edition The Christmas Records box set:  http://TheBeatles.lnk.to/ChristmasRecords


Watch / embed a brief video for The Beatles’ The Christmas Records box set:  https://TheBeatles.lnk.to/ChristmasRecordsTrailer


Also on December 15, the Deluxe Anniversary Edition of The Beatles’ 1967 masterwork, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, will debut worldwide in high definition digital audio (96kHz/24bit). The Deluxe Anniversary Edition features the album’s acclaimed 2017 stereo mix, plus 18 additional tracks, including complete alternate takes for the groundbreaking album’s 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo. The expanded edition also features the 2017 stereo mix and an instrumental take of “Penny Lane” and the 2015 stereo mix and two complete alternate takes for “Strawberry Fields Forever.”

On the same date, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’s 2017 stereo mix will be released in two distinct 1-LP vinyl editions: a 180-gram black vinyl LP and a limited, collectible picture disc vinyl LP. Produced by Giles Martin for this year’s universally heralded ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition releases, the album’s new stereo mix was sourced directly from the original four-track session tapes and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by Giles’ father, George Martin. Praised by fans and music critics around the world, The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition is 2017’s most celebrated historical music release and an ideal gift for Beatle People here, there, and everywhere.

 On Saturday, November 25, PBS presents the U.S. television broadcast premiere of The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, Ron Howard’s Emmy® Award and GRAMMY Award®-winning documentary film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career. The premiere broadcast, from 8:00-10:30 pm ET, will be followed by PBS’ encore broadcast ofSgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution  (10:30-Midnight ET), which continues the story beyond The Beatles’ touring years, during the months the band spent creating Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.



The Beatles Channel on SiriusXM will also present special programming. “The Fab Fourum,” hosted by Dennis Elsas and Bill Flanagan, will air a special ‘Eight Days A Week’ episode on Wednesday, November 15 at 9:00-11:00 pm ETahead of the film’s PBS broadcast premiere. For more information, visit www.siriusxm.com/thebeatles
.


Happy Crimble, with love from us to you.



The Beatles: The Christmas Records [limited edition box set: seven 7” colored vinyl singles]

1963: “The Beatles' Christmas Record” (one-sided, 5:00 TRT)
Recorded: 17 October 1963 - Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London

1964: “Another Beatles Christmas Record” (one-sided, 3:58 TRT)
Recorded: 26 October 1964 - Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London

1965: “The Beatles' Third Christmas Record” (one-sided, 6:20 TRT)
Recorded: 8 November 1965 - Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London

1966: “Pantomime - Everywhere It's Christmas: The Beatles' Fourth Christmas Record” (one-sided, 6:36 TRT)
Recorded: 25 November 1966 - Dick James Music, New Oxford Street, London

1967: “Christmas Time (Is Here Again): The Beatles’ Fifth Christmas Record” (one-sided, 6:06 TRT)
Recorded: 28 November 1967 - Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London

1968: “The Beatles' Sixth Christmas Record” (two-sided, 7:48 TRT)
Recorded: 1968, various locations

1969: “The Beatles' Seventh Christmas Record” (two-sided, 7:39 TRT)

Recorded: 1969, various locations

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New Cavern Club book has intro by Sir Paul McCartney



Press release.

Price drop on "John Lennon: The Life" by Philip Norman



The e-book version of "John Lennon: The Life" by Philip Norman is now only $1.99 at Amazon.com. It's part of Amazon's monthly specials that are priced down for a limited time.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Meet the author of 'Experiencing the Beatles'




Brooke Halpin, author of the recently released "Experiencing the Beatles: A Listener's Companion," will talk about his book at 3 p.m. today (Oct. 28) at the Barnes and Noble store at 23630 Valencia Blvd. in Valencia, California. The book is a comprehensive look at the Beatles music. Admission is free. More information is here.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Indie singer's upcoming Beatles cover album

Water & Power Records

Indie folk-pop artist Fascinoma is releasing Don't Let Me Down: A Beatles Cover Album, across digital platforms only on Oct. 27. The tracks are "Something," "And I Love Her," "Cry Baby Cry," "Don't Let Me Down," "Long Long Long," "Happiness Is a Warm Gun," "I'm So Tired," "I'm Only Sleeping," "Julia" and, to end it, "Her Majesty." The first video below is a video trailer for the album, the second is a live version of the title song. You can preview the entire album on bandcamp.com.




Get thee to Cleveland. John Lennon's Epiphone from rooftop concert is on display at Rock Hall of Fame

Copyright Lennon Archive
It's one of 15 guitars now on display. From the Rock Hall of Fame: "At the heart of countless rock anthems, head-bangers and ballads is the guitar. 15 iconic instruments, including John Lennon's '65 Epiphone Casino, are now on display in our newly launched Guitar Gallery. See how we put the guitars up on display and click to rockhall.com for more behind-the-scenes stories."

The guitar, as the video shows, was used in the rooftop concert in "Let It Be."