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Beatles Rock Band Debut Set for September (09-09-09)
PC World ^ | Mar 5, 2009 4:35 pm | JR Raphael

Posted on 03/05/2009 4:47:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise

It's official: The Beatles will come together digitally this September for their much anticipated Rock Band debut. MTV Games has announced a September 9 launch date for the worldwide release of the Fab Four's interactive adventure, to be titled The Beatles: Rock Band...

With a little help from their friends at Harmonix--the company that created the Rock Band concept--the Liverpool quartet will let you sing and play your way through all eras of its career. You'll be able to take on the role of John, Paul, George or Ringo, using either your Rock Band instruments or special Beatles-like instruments that will be offered for an additional $100.

Harmonix promises the game will be more than just another expansion pack, describing the release as a "full-grown, custom game built from the ground up." Originally, the company had indicated the game would be a standalone entity, not even a part of the Rock Band brand, but that decision has apparently been reconsidered.

The Rock Band game marks The Beatles' first appearance in the digital domain--and the journey, you could say, has been quite the long and winding road. The battle over bringing The Beatles' music into digital stores such as iTunes has been going on for years now, and even a relatively recent settlement over royalty issues didn't work it out. Sir Paul McCartney said back in November that the talks were "stalled," and there's no telling how long that situation will last...

(Excerpt) Read more at pcworld.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Hobbies; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: beatlemania; rockband; thebeatles; videogame

1 posted on 03/05/2009 4:47:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Revolting cat!; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; ...

2 posted on 03/05/2009 4:48:12 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: a fool in paradise
Another reunion in the works...

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr to headline NY concert (AP Mar 5, 2009)

3 posted on 03/05/2009 4:51:58 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: a fool in paradise
The Lost John Lennon Interview
"Power to the People"

TA (interviewer): In a way you were even thinking about politics when you seemed to be knocking revolution?

JL (Lennon): Ah, sure, 'Revolution' . There were two versions of that song but the underground left only picked up on the one that said 'count me out'. The original version which ends up on the LP said 'count me in' too; I put in both because I wasn't sure. There was a third version that was just abstract, musique concrete, kind of loops and that, people screaming. I thought I was painting in sound a picture of revolution--but I made a mistake, you know. The mistake was that it was anti-revolution.

On the version released as a single I said 'when you talk about destruction you can count me out'. I didn't want to get killed. I didn't really know that much about the Maoists, but I just knew that they seemed to be so few and yet they painted themselves green and stood in front of the police waiting to get picked off. I just thought it was unsubtle, you know. I thought the original Communist revolutionaries coordinated themselves a bit better and didn't go around shouting about it. That was how I felt--I was really asking a question. As someone from the working class I was always interested in Russia and China and everything that related to the working class, even though I was playing the capitalist game.

http://beatlesnumber9.com/lostlennon.html

4 posted on 03/05/2009 4:55:16 PM PST by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: a fool in paradise
the Liverpool quartet will let you sing and play your way through all eras of its career.

Ummmm, thanks but no thanks, can do that in-person with real voices and instruments at BeatleFest ... even shaking my (thinning) hairline while singing "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" :)

5 posted on 03/05/2009 5:00:02 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Hey Mr. Moonlight! You playing with anybody? I’m in the beatle ‘trade’ as well.


6 posted on 03/05/2009 5:07:24 PM PST by J40000
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To: Mr_Moonlight

Yeah but the Let It Be level of Beatles Rock Band is really hard. You have to dodge Yoko Ono!


7 posted on 03/05/2009 5:08:02 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: a fool in paradise

They include a bag with a microphone inside if ya wanna do the Yoko part.


8 posted on 03/05/2009 5:12:51 PM PST by J40000
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To: J40000

Yoko shoukd have put the bag over her head and the mic , well ...elsewhere !


9 posted on 03/05/2009 5:16:14 PM PST by sushiman
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To: a fool in paradise
Yeah but the Let It Be level of Beatles Rock Band is really hard. You have to dodge Yoko Ono!

Hahahahaaaa ... sounds like difficult level in this 'game' ... but I'm also a Who fan too, so dealing with Yoko shouldn't present much of problem ...... /laughs

10 posted on 03/05/2009 5:17:22 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: a fool in paradise

So considering that the release date is set for 9-9-09, are they going to include Revolution 9 in the game? That would be...interesting...


11 posted on 03/05/2009 5:17:37 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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12 posted on 03/05/2009 5:21:17 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: ETL

There is a barber showing photographs
Of every head he’s had the pleasure to have known


13 posted on 03/05/2009 5:27:06 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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14 posted on 03/05/2009 6:11:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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15 posted on 03/05/2009 6:16:29 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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16 posted on 03/05/2009 6:18:36 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: All

Maybe they should just Let It Be


17 posted on 03/05/2009 6:22:56 PM PST by sonic109
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To: Revolting cat!

Jeremy Hillary Boob

18 posted on 03/05/2009 6:25:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: Revolting cat!
Do you have this one?

Ramsey Lewis & Clarke...

Not really. But he does cover half the songs from the White Album. And see, it's much better that everyone calls it The White Album (because of the packaging). How silly would it be if I said "He covered the Beatles album"?

19 posted on 03/05/2009 6:27:41 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: a fool in paradise

I just looked at the covers of all the instrumental, orchestral albums of Beatle tunes. All of them came out way back when, many on cheap cut rate labels, and are now worth a fortune. The George Martin and Hollyridge Strings were probably the best. I have not one of them!


20 posted on 03/05/2009 6:31:41 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Hmm. I have a strings album of the Rolling Stones from the 1960s (and I think that Keith Richards was given a credit in its production).

There is a guide to the good, the bad, and the weird Beatles' cover versions... but I can't find it online right now.

Can't even search Amazon with all of the used product listed there...

21 posted on 03/05/2009 6:36:04 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: a fool in paradise
One album I can't forgive myself for missing (maybe it's the one you've got) was baroque interpretations of the Stones, which sold for 99 cents at a dime store downtown D.C. Title something like The Stones Go Baroque. I should have bought the whole box. I haven't found it or references to it since.
22 posted on 03/05/2009 6:41:51 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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