Remember that announcement that appeared on Apple’s Web site Yesterday? It purported to be a day that we would “never forget.” I Should Have Known Better than to think that it would be something regarding iOS 4; I guess we’ll just have to Wait for that. It’s the same with cloud-based streaming, subscription based music, and the iPad mini – they’re Nowhere, Man.
Though maybe not “memorable,” their announcement was pretty significant: The Beatles are finally available on iTunes. Oh! Darling! Did I just say The Beatles are in iTunes?
Yes, it seems Apple, Inc. and Apple Corps have finally decided to Come Together and make the Fab Four’s catalog available for download. Even Your Mother Should Know that it’s been a Long And Winding Road to get this to happen. Frankly, I never thought I’d see it happen In My Life, though I held out hope it might have happened When I’m Sixty-Four.
Do You Want to Know A Secret, though? I probably won’t get to enjoy the new releases. I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party, but I’m really not sure that the features in the iTunes LPs are really worth the $150 to purchase the entire catalog again, especially after the remasters from last year, which are already in my iTunes library in a lossless format.
I don’t think I’m the only one, either. I’m sure many Beatles fans can’t afford to pony up that kind of cash year after year. Unless, Baby, You’re a Rich Man, in which case, you can Carry That Weight for the rest of us, especially because You Never Give Me your Money…
Sorry… I just couldn’t Let It Be; I’m So Tired of “having” to repurchase the same music over and over just to eke out some better fidelity and/or get some extra bonus material, just because they know that, in The End, I Will.