Remastered Beatles catalog to be offered via Apple’s iTunes Store?

According to a report from World Entertainment News Network via Starpulse, the Beatles catalog is in the process of being remastered for distribution via Apple’s iTunes Music Store.

Reportedly revealed in court by Apple Corps record label head honcho Neil Aspinall during the Apple Corps vs. Apple Computer trademark hearings: “We’re remastering the whole Beatles catalog, just to make it sound brighter and better and getting proper booklets to go with each of the packages. I think it would be wrong to offer downloads of the old masters when I am making new masters. It would be better to wait and try to do them both simultaneously so that you then get the publicity of the new masters and the downloading, rather than just doing it ad hoc.”

No additional confirmation of this lone report is available at this time.

Full article here.

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  1. Interesting conundrum. Whoever wins the Apple case could win the right to download. Apple (the iTMS one) stance is that they control digital distribution according to the legal agreement. Apple Corps is that they control the physical media plus music creation. This, I think, is behind the whole Apple v Beatles thing. The Beatles maybe wanted to control their own digital distribution and were beaten to the game by Apple Computer who pointed out they had the digital rights, not Apple Corps. The only recourse would be for Apple Corps to try to get the agreement clarified in a court of law. I suspect that if Apple Computer wins Apple Corps will not be able to distribute their own music.

  2. The Beatles? Come onnnnn . . . all it took was one “Silly Love Song” and a batch of Yoko’s mellifluous “recordings” to undo any good the stoned-out, Dalai Lama-worshipping Fab Four did in de sixties.

    I’m trying to remember de last time the Beatles were relevant. Yeh-hehessssss, I’m thinking . . . most likely before most of you nerds were born.

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