Apple today announced the debut of the John Lennon solo catalog on the iTunes Store. Sixteen of Lennon’s solo works from EMI Music are available for the first time on iTunes starting today, with the “Lennon Legend” and “Acoustic” collections making their worldwide digital debuts. For a limited period of 30 days, exclusive video content will be included with the albums “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band,” “Sometime in New York City,” “Walls and Bridges,” “Milk and Honey” and the collections “Anthology” and “Working Class Hero.”
“John would have loved the fact that his music will now be available in a format suited to a new generation of listeners,” said Yoko Ono, in the press release.
“John Lennon is one of the greatest artists of our time,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, in the press release. “We’re thrilled to have his solo catalog available on the iTunes Store for the first time.”
As part of EMI Music’s digital catalog, the John Lennon solo works will be available in iTunes Plus, offering DRM-free music tracks with high quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for audio quality virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings-for just $1.29 per song.
The iTunes Store features the world’s largest catalog with over five million songs, 550 television shows and over 500 movies. The iTunes Store has sold over three billion songs, 50 million TV shows and over two million movies, making it the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store.
Explore John Lennon’s solo catalog on Apple’s iTunes Store here.