Monday, January 15, 2018

UK to get Beatles' film 'Yellow Submarine' back on big screen for a day

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Picturehouse Entertainment announced Jan. 15 that The Beatles’ animated hit film "Yellow Submarine" will return to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on July 8. This big-screen revival will give generations of audiences the golden opportunity to revisit Pepperland for the 50th anniversary of the film’s original release.  #YellowSubmarine

Tickets will go on sale April 17. Go to the brand new Facebook page for updates and news about this event: (Note to U.S. readers: Today's announcement concerned only the UK There is no word yet of a U.S. event.)



Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ringo vinyl reissues pushed back into February

Capitol/UMe announced Jan. 11 that the release dates for the vinyl LPs for "Ringo" and "Goodnight Vienna" have been pushed back to Feb. 9.

The LPs have been remastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering for worldwide reissue on heavyweight, 180-gram vinyl LPs. You can preorder both of the albums now at the links above.                                                                                        Track listings:

RINGO STARR: Ringo

I'm the Greatest (John Lennon)
Have You Seen My Baby (Randy Newman)
Photograph (Richard Starkey, George Harrison)
Sunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond) (George Harrison)
You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful And You're Mine)" (Bob Sherman, Dick Sherman)
Oh My My (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
Step Lightly (Richard Starkey)
Six O'Clock (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney)
Devil Woman (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
You and Me (Babe) (George Harrison, Mal Evans)

RINGO STARR: Goodnight Vienna

(It's All Down to) Goodnight Vienna (John Lennon)
Occapella (Allen Toussaint)
Oo-Wee (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
Husbands and Wives (Roger Miller)
Snookeroo (Elton John, Bernie Taupin)
All by Myself (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
Call Me (Richard Starkey)
No No Song (Hoyt Axton, David Jackson)
Only You (Buck Ram, Ande Rand)
Easy for Me (Harry Nilsson)
Goodnight Vienna (Reprise) (John Lennon)                                                                                                                    

Friday, December 29, 2017

Full 'Music of the Spheres' 'Destiny' video game soundtrack with McCartney vocal leaked online


On Christmas Day, some enterprising soul leaked the unreleased full musical "Music of the Spheres" suite composed for the "Destiny" video game by Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori and Paul McCartney. The music, which is mostly choral and symphonic, includes McCartney singing "Hope For the Future," which was released on "Pure McCartney," at the end.

You can hear it on Soundcloud and YouTube. Download links are said to be floating around the internet. A great writeup on this is on Ars Technica. (Thanks, John Bezzini.)

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Report: Ringo to be knighted in New Year's Honours

Photo by Steve Marinucci
The UK Sun reported tonight that Ringo Starr is to be knighted. He will be honored for his contributions in music and charity in this year's New Year's Honours. Starr got the word in a letter a few weeks ago. He is said to be overjoyed at the honor, which comes well after Paul McCartney was knighted in 1997.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Two Ringo LPs to be reissued on 180 gram vinyl in January



Capitol/UMe announced today that "Ringo" and "Goodnight Vienna" have been remastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering for worldwide reissue on heavyweight, 180-gram vinyl LPs. Preorder both of the albums at the links above.




Tracklists:

RINGO STARR: Ringo

I'm the Greatest (John Lennon)
Have You Seen My Baby (Randy Newman)
Photograph (Richard Starkey, George Harrison)
Sunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond) (George Harrison)
You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful And You're Mine)" (Bob Sherman, Dick Sherman)
Oh My My (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
Step Lightly (Richard Starkey)
Six O'Clock (Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney)
Devil Woman (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
You and Me (Babe) (George Harrison, Mal Evans)
RINGO STARR: Goodnight Vienna

(It's All Down to) Goodnight Vienna (John Lennon)
Occapella (Allen Toussaint)
Oo-Wee (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
Husbands and Wives (Roger Miller)
Snookeroo (Elton John, Bernie Taupin)
All by Myself (Richard Starkey, Vini Poncia)
Call Me (Richard Starkey)
No No Song (Hoyt Axton, David Jackson)
Only You (Buck Ram, Ande Rand)
Easy for Me (Harry Nilsson)
Goodnight Vienna (Reprise) (John Lennon)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Beatles ebook price drops and bargains all under $5


Here are some Beatles ebook bargains currently available through Amazon.com:






















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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.