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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

New Beatles album Tomorrow Never Knows out on iTunes

It’s a new Beatles album!

Well, sort of...

The archivists have come up with iTunes digital exclusive release Tomorrow Never Knows, available on the iTunes Store worldwide from today.

According to iTunes, “the album features 14 of The Beatles’ most powerful rock songs, spanning their entire trailblazing and influential catalogue, which continues to resonate with today’s pop culture.”

Also beginning today, the classic promo film for Hey Bulldog is available free to stream or as a purchasable download on the iTunes Store.

“Nearly everything my band knows about how to approach recording a song is attached to The Beatles in some way,” says superfan Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda.

“Directly or indirectly, they’ve shaped the way every album is recorded, and have changed the world.” 

To accompany the release, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has written a letter explaining the impact that The Beatles have had on him.

“If it weren’t for The Beatles, I would not be a musician,” he writes. “The Beatles seemed to be capable of anything. They knew no boundaries, and in that freedom they seemed to define what we now know today as ‘Rock and Roll.’”

In the letter, Grohl also reveals that his six-year-old daughter, Violet, has recently become a Beatles fan and is particularly taken with the “100% timeless Rock N Roll” of ‘Hey Bulldog’.

Grohl concludes his letter by stating: “From one generation to the next, The Beatles will remain the most important rock band of all time. Just ask Violet.”

Universally hailed for its unparalleled, transcendent quality, The Beatles’ recorded catalogue includes many of rock music’s most powerful and important songs.

But the new album also includes relatively lesser-known tracks such as Savoy Truffle, You Can’t Do That, and Tomorrow Never Knows.

Here’s the full tracklist:

1. Revolution                                   
2. Paperback Writer                       
3. And Your Bird Can Sing
4. Helter Skelter
5. Savoy Truffle
6. I’m Down
7. I’ve Got A Feeling
8. Back In The USSR
9. You Can’t Do That
10. It’s All Too Much
11. She Said, She Said
12. Hey Bulldog
13. Tomorrow Never Knows
14. The End

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