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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by netdog, Nov 16, 2010.
Will you buy Beatles music from the iTunes store?
I'm pretty sure that everyone who wants their music has already got it.
And why not?
Well, one reason is that CDs ripped to Apple Lossless in iTunes yields better sounding files, and the remasters of the Beatles catalog released last year really sound very good.
Of course, I suppose it's possible that Apple will start shipping files in a lossless format with the new server farm revving up in North Carolina. Now that would be great news, although it would be terrible for stores that sell CDs.
I will purchase physical CDs until the day they finally dissappear. I guess I am just 'old school' like that.
I already downloaded them by other means.
I wish I could buy the Washington concert, though. I'd like to own that.
I won't be buying very much from the iTunes store because I already have most of it already. Maybe a song or two here and there, but no albums.
I only buy vinyl when it comes to Beatles albums. Those actually have value. An mp3 doesn't.
Don't say you're old school, CDs aren't old school.
(Don't call me old either, I'm 20).
However, I'm excited to see this happen. It's a big step between Apple and Apple Records (and others). Even if you don't like the Beatles, it's still a pretty cool thing.
And for everyone that's disappointed, guess what? They announced it with a picture on their website. YOU are on the ones that ASSUMED it would be something crazy.
"Tomorrow is just another day.
That you'll never forget."
That's not one sentence, it's two. Therefore, you know it had to deal with something purely musical.
I bought the vinyl records when they first came out (in the 60's). I eventually ripped them and cleaned out the pops. Even expensive back then -- each new album was $1 more than the one before after Sergeant Pepper as they kept testing the limits of fan gullibility.
And I won't be buying from iTunes.
Exactly. The Beatles (read: Yoko Ono) waited far too long to "go digital". I don't know if they were money-hungry or just scared of the technology, but they missed their window. If this came out in 2003, it would have been big news. Today? Not so much.
iTMS Top Albums
Abbey Road #15
Box set #18
White Album #19
Sgt. Pepper #20
Rubber Soul #26
and all the rest on the top 200 page
Not a big fan, so I won't be buying their music.
The Beatles, while well deserving of their place in music history, are simply not relevant any more. 40 years ago, this would be a big deal. Today? Meh...
The Beatles on iTunes is simply NOT a big deal. This ship sailed years ago.
I am sure there are a few suckers that will cough up the bux for this product for the third or fourth time....... Whether there are enough buyers to offset the huge $ Apple paid for this "magical deal" is another matter entirely.
Not relevant? You can't be serious. I don't think you can have any serious discussion about the state music both from a pop culture standpoint and an artistic standpoint without talking about the Beatles.
Even saying that, though, I'm as nonplussed as others about this news.
THe good news, though, is that the physical box set is now $129.99 on Amazon. It might be time to step up to the plate on that one!
I already own every album they made.
A few songs I like. Especially Good Morning and Eleanor Rigby. I may download them someday.
As mentioned, I have the latest reissues on CD and can rip them at a higher bitrate than iTunes offers.
I'm really not sure why this is a big deal at all.
Not the greatest choice of poll options to choose from, with only "hell yes!" as the only positive pick. Something a little more low-key should have been an option.
Now that the Beatles are on iTunes, I certainly AM more likely to buy more of their music which I've just not bothered to do in the past. But "Hell yes!"? The Beatles should have buried the hatchet years ago and made their stuff available electronically. I will feel a little guilty rewarding their obstinence when I press the "buy" button...so "hell yes!"...um no, sorry. A simple "yes" would and should suffice.
At least we are now free from the speculation on when the Beatles will be sold on iTunes anymore. I count that as a plus.
No, I have what I want from them as is with the exception of their mono recordings and I think I'm going to get that soon enough. There was never any logic behind people being all up on this idea of them not being in the iTunes store. I only like it because now they'll find the album art.
I am happy to hear that the teenie boppers will be able to experience them on the only format they've ever known which will ultimately lead to them thinking they're discovering something truly new and unique.
Apart from the mono tracks, is there any point to the Red and Blue compilations being included in the box?
It's strange, I've been a fan of the Beatles since before their music was available on CD, yet I've never actually bought anything from them. I have plenty of each of their solo works, but no "Beatles" albums in any format. (Other than "Yellow Submarine" on vinyl.)
So I'm sure I'll buy some. Not the whole box set, though. If I was going to do that, I would have bought the Apple-shaped USB set last year.
I think it's sad that in these day and age, we are still purchasing contents that have "near CD" audio quality, instead of something superior. I suppose the recording industry has shot themselves in the foot by saddling next generation audio formats (e.g., SACD vs. DVD-Audio format war, DRM-ridden downloadables).
In any case, today's announcement is significant to serious Beatles fans interested in iTunes LP interface (although real contents are lifted from physical box set on sale for $130 on Amazon) and for casual music fan that are just interested in buying few Beatles tunes (although overpriced at $1.29 a pop).
I'll admit that I've not listened to enough Beatles music to want to download it from iTunes. Heck, I don't even remember the last time I listened to one of their tunes.
I am serious. I think you are confusing what they have done and the influence they have had on several generations of musicians with the popularity of their music today. As has been pointed out by many people in the various threads about this, fans of the Beatles more than likely have had their CDs for years. I cannot imagine them rushing out to re-buy music they already have. But then again, I can't see how people would buy music from Lady Gaga either!
Then explain this (from 1 year ago):
Who Says CD Sales Are Dead? Remastered Beatles Sell 2.25 Million In 2 Weeks:
An excerpt (just 2 of 20 countries mentioned in the article):