Skip to comments.Beatles Rock Band Debut Set for September (09-09-09)
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 ...
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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.
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" :)
Hey Mr. Moonlight! You playing with anybody? I’m in the beatle ‘trade’ as well.
Yeah but the Let It Be level of Beatles Rock Band is really hard. You have to dodge Yoko Ono!
They include a bag with a microphone inside if ya wanna do the Yoko part.
Yoko shoukd have put the bag over her head and the mic , well ...elsewhere !
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
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...
There is a barber showing photographs
Of every head he’s had the pleasure to have known
Maybe they should just Let It Be
Jeremy Hillary Boob
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"?
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!
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...
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