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New Macca archive releases:
RRSpeedway 2018WLife 2018
RED ROSE SPEEDWAY           +                 WILD LIFE

Release date December 2018/early 2019.
Track listings (not yet officially confirmed):

WILD LIFE
WLife box 2018
CD1 – Remastered Album

1. Mumbo (2018 Remaster)
2. Bip Bop (2018 Remaster)
3. Love Is Strange (2018 Remaster)
4. Wild Life (2018 Remaster)
5. Some People Never Know (2018 Remaster)
6. I Am Your Singer (2018 Remaster)
7. Bip Bop Link (2018 Remaster)
8. Tomorrow (2018 Remaster)
9. Dear Friend (2018 Remaster)
10. Mumbo Link (2018 Remaster)

CD2 – Rough Mixes

1. Mumbo [Rough Mix]
2. Bip Bop [Rough Mix]
3. Love Is Strange (Version) [Rough Mix]
4. Wild Life [Rough Mix]
5. Some People Never Know [Rough Mix]
6. I Am Your Singer [Rough Mix]
7. Tomorrow [Rough Mix]
8. Dear Friend [Rough Mix]

CD3 – Bonus Audio

1. Good Rockin’ Tonight [Home Recording]
2. Bip Bop [Home Recording]
3. Hey Diddle [Home Recording]
4. She Got It Good [Home Recording]
5. I Am Your Singer [Home Recording]
6. Outtake I
7. Dear Friend [Home Recording I]
8. Dear Friend [Home Recording II]
9. Outtake II
10. Indeed I Do
11. When The Wind Is Blowing
12. The Great Cock And Seagull Race [Rough Mix]
13. Outtake III
14. Give Ireland Back To The Irish
15. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Version)
16. Love Is Strange [Single Edit]
17. African Yeah Yeah

DVD – Bonus Video

1. Scotland, 1971
2. The Ball
3. ICA Rehearsals
4. Give Ireland Back To The Irish (Rehearsal)

Plus 24bit 96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio

RED ROSE SPEEDWAY
RRS box 2018
CD1 – Remastered Album

1. Big Barn Bed (2018 Remaster)
2. My Love (2018 Remaster)
3. Get On The Right Thing (2018 Remaster)
4. One More Kiss (2018 Remaster)
5. Little Lamb Dragonfly (2018 Remaster)
6. Single Pigeon (2018 Remaster)
7. When The Night (2018 Remaster)
8. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon) (2018 Remaster)
9. Medley (2018 Remaster)
* a) Hold Me Tight
* b) Lazy Dynamite
* c) Hands Of Love
* d) Power Cut

CD2 – “Double Album”

1. Night Out
2. Get On The Right Thing
3. Country Dreamer
4. Big Barn Bed
5. My Love
6. Single Pigeon
7. When The Night
8. Seaside Woman
9. I Lie Around
10. The Mess [Live At The Hague]
11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp]
12. Loup (1st Indian On The Moon)
13. Medley
* a) Hold Me Tight
* b) Lazy Dynamite
* c) Hands Of Love
* d) Power Cut
14. Mama’s Little Girl
15. I Would Only Smile
16. One More Kiss
17. Tragedy
18. Little Lamb Dragonfly

CD3 – Bonus Audio

1. Mary Had A Little Lamb
2. Little Woman Love
3. Hi, Hi, Hi
4. C Moon
5. Live And Let Die
6. Get On The Right Thing [Early Mix]
7. Little Lamb Dragonfly [Early Mix]
8. Little Woman Love [Early Mix]
9. 1882 [Home Recording]
10. Big Barn Bed [Rough Mix]
11. The Mess
12. Thank You Darling
13. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Rough Mix]
14. 1882 [Live In Berlin]
15. 1882
16. Jazz Street
17. Live And Let Die [Group Only, Take 10]

DVD 1 – Bonus Video

1. Music Videos
2. James Paul McCartney TV Special
3. Live And Let Die [Live in Liverpool]
4. Newcastle Interview

DVD 2 – Bonus Film

1. The Bruce McMouse Show
5.1 Surround Dolby Digital, 16bit 48kHz /PCM Stereo

Blu-Ray - The Bruce McMouse Show
5.1 Surround DTS-HD Master Audio, 24bit 96kHz/PCM Stereo 24bit 96kHz

Plus 24bit 96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio.

and there is MORE: also available will be:
1971 1973 boxes
PAUL McCARTNEY AND WINGS: WINGS 1971-73

Paul McCartney Archive Collection Limited Super Deluxe Edition
Both Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway Limited Deluxe Editions, plus:
Exclusive and numbered edition, 7-colour screen print on corrugated board.
Exclusive Wings Over Europe 96-page photo book with screenprinted cover. 
Facsimile of the Wings Over Europe 1972 European tour programme.
Brand new stereo mix of tracks played on the 1972 tour on CD. 

1. Big Barn Bed [Live In Newcastle]
2. Eat At Home [Live At The Hague]
3. Smile Away [Live In Berlin]
4. Bip Bop [Live At The Hague]
5. Mumbo [Live In Antwerp]
6. Blue Moon Of Kentucky [Live At The Hague]
7. 1882 [Live In Berlin]
8. I Would Only Smile [Live In Antwerp]
9. Give Ireland Back To The Irish [Live In Groningen]
10. The Mess [Live In Berlin]
11. Best Friend [Live In Antwerp]
12. Soily [Live In Berlin]
13. I Am Your Singer [Live At The Hague]
14. Seaside Woman [Live In Groningen]
15. Wild Life [Live At The Hague]
16. My Love [Live At The Hague]
17. Mary Had A Little Lamb [Live At The Hague]
18. Maybe I’m Amazed [Live In Groningen]
19. Hi, Hi, Hi [Live At The Hague]
20. Long Tall Sally [Live In Groningen]

Plus 24/96kHz unlimited high-resolution audio download of the remastered album and bonus audio

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 LET IT BE CAST TAKE A MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR TO                                       ABBEY ROAD

Cast take a break from rehearsals to recreate iconic Beatles picture on 49th anniversary
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The cast of Let It Be took a break from rehearsals in London this morning (Wednesday 8 August) to become Day Trippers on a Magical Mystery Tour to recreate one of The Beatles’ most iconic images.

Today marks the 49th anniversary since the world-famous Abbey Road crossing photograph was actually taken.
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To mark the anniversary, Let It Be’s very own Fab Four followed in the footsteps of the biggest band in music history.

The cast pulled on their costumes to recreate the iconic Abbey Road album cover picture at 11.30am – 49 years to the day and the exact time when it was photographed by Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan on 8 August 1969.

West End smash hit show Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles returns to stages this Summer and Autumn to premiere the new updated show to audiences across the UK and Ireland. Beatles fans are invited to join John, Paul, George and Ringo for a great night of live music – from the early beginnings to the height of Beatlemania.

In a twist from the original Let It Be show, audiences will then be invited to Imagine what it would be like to see The Beatles reunite for one night only.

The second act is set a decade after The Beatles went their separate ways. It gives fans a rare glimpse of how the Fab Four once again Come Together to perform. The concert that never was.

In two weeks, the updated Let It Be production will be premiered in the UK and Ireland when it opens at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre on Tuesday 21 August 2018.

The show will then embark on a UK and Ireland tour visiting the Everyman in Cheltenham; Liverpool Empire; Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall; the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin; New Theatre in Hull; Edinburgh’s Playhouse Theatre; Orchard Theatre in Dartford; andManchester’ Opera House.

The show will then head to Europe and overseas, with the international tour taking in countries including Germany and North America. It is also hoped that the show will return to a London theatre in late 2018 or early 2019.

A cast of talented musicians will play the Fab Four. The performers have already toured the show to entertain on some of the biggest stages in the world including Broadway.

The Let It Be cast are Michael Gagliano from Woking (John Lennon); Emanuele Angeletti from Italy (Paul McCartney); Irish/Australian John Brosnan(George Harrison); and Ben Cullingworth, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire (Ringo Starr). The band will be joined on stage throughout the tour by musical director Michael Bramwell on keyboards.

Michael Gagliano has already appeared as John Lennon in the new Let It Be show in North America, Canada and Japan, as well as on the West End with the original show.

Michael commented: “To stand on the Abbey Road crossing exactly 49 years to the day and time since John, Paul, George and Ringo did just that, and being dressed as they were, is mind blowing. I’m sure they would never have imagined that almost half a century later people would still be visiting the crossing to recreate that iconic album cover picture for themselves.”

Website:         www.LetItBeLive.com

Facebook:       /LetItBeUKTour

Twitter:           @LetItBeUKTour

LET IT BE UK 2018 TOUR

DARTFORD Orchard Theatre

Monday 15 October – Saturday 20 October 2018

01322 220000

www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

MANCHESTER Opera House

Monday 22 October – Saturday 27 October 2018

0844 871 3018

www.atgtickets.com/venues/opera-house-manchester/

ENDS
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For more information, images, interviews, review requests or competition tickets, please contact:

Erica Dillon at Bill Elms Associates on 0151 708 5158 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | www.billelms.com

Bill Elms at Bill Elms Associates on 0151 245 0136 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | www.billelms.com

NOTES TO EDITORS

Producer Jeff Parry

A syndicated interview is available with LET IT BE creator / producer Canadian Jeff Parry from Annerin Productions.

Web Mockup cropped1To mark 60 years since the Quarry Men made their first record, a brand new release featuring two double CDs and a double vinyl album of rare recordings made at the Percy Phillips Studio in Kensington, Liverpool, will be released at the Beatles Convention in the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, on 26th August 2018


The CDs will feature 70 recordings made by a variety of artists between 1955 and 1969, many of which have never been heard before, with box sets on sale at the launch. The commemorative vinyl albums will feature a selection of the tracks and will be numbered and signed by Peter Phillips, Grandson of Percy and the keeper of the collection.

Beatles International is proud to present the exclusive sales for this 4CD box in Europe, we only have a limited stock so if you want to get a copy just send an Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Apple Jam INDIA, INDIA was written by John Lennon and inspired by his
 memories of the period the Beatles spent studying   
 Transcendental Meditation in Rishikesh, India in 1968.
 A finished version of this song has never officially been
 released by the Beatles or John Lennon.
 Apple Jam's rendition of 
INDIA, INDIA became available 5-8-18
 as a digital single on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and Spotify. 

 INDIA, INDIA will also be included on Apple Jam’s next record,
 a collection of White Album era songs, composed but never
 released by the Beatles.
 The record release will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the White Album, November 22, 2018. This track follows the releases of 
GOODBYE (3/20/18) CIRCLES (2/12/2018), SUICIDE (1/1/2018), THE RISHI KESH SONG (11/22/2017).  

Far beyond a tribute band, internationally acclaimed Apple Jam accurately reproduces music from the Beatles full repertoire, including solo years, and never released songs. 
https://applejamband.com contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click HERE to listen to India, India (sample) on Youtube.
The other 4 song samples are in the same playlist, so keep listening :)
 https://bit.ly/2I1PlTH 

Las Vegas For a full report of our short stay in Vegas, Febr. 14-18, 2018,
      2018 02 17115 souvenirs       2018 02 17 20 Ja Daar is ie please visit the BI section of this 'NEWS' page

RINGO STARR (and Barry Gibb) have been selected for knighthood and other awards given in the name of Britain’s monarch.
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RINGOPAUL

The process starts with nominations from the public, which first are reviewed by a specialist committee and then by a main honours committee.The nominations are then sent to the prime minister before the various honours are bestowed by the queen or senior royals.The children’s author celebrated for War Horse and former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg also made the honours list. 

 

Sgt Pepper’s Vinyl Jukebox

In 1967 the Beatles released the hit album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Fifty years on and the LP’s immense critical and cultural success ensures it remains a true classic with its influence still felt across genres and decades.Now, Sound Leisure introduces our own tribute to this most iconic of albums with the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Vinyl Jukebox. The jukebox is officially endorsed by Apple Corps Limited and designed and built by Sound Leisure Ltd under exclusive licence.
Jukebox Pepper1 The jukebox cabinet features durable printed
 artwork from the iconic Sgt. Pepper's album
 cover which is also referenced inside the
 cabinet, wrapping around the Vinyl Mechanism
 and standing atop it to create a visually enticing
 3D effect. The custom speaker cloth features
 the famous drum skin design and side glasses
 are screen printed with the Sgt.Pepper's florets.

 Sound Leisure’s unique Vinyl Mechanism is the
 only vinyl jukebox mechanism being
 manufactured anywhere in the world.
 It holds seventy 7” records giving the user the
 option to select the A or B side (140 selections).
 Sit back and watch as the psychedelic swirls
 spin to life alongside The Beatles in all their
 Sgt. Peppers uniformed splendour.
 The revolving title rack allows easy access to
 your favourite records and Sound Leisure’s
 Label Magic software gives you a quick and
 easy way to create and print your own jukebox
 labels. Track selections can be made directly
 from the jukebox button bank or via the infra-red
 remote control which also offers control of the
 volume, reject, shuffle mode and lighting
 controls.

 The Sgt. Pepper's Jukebox also incorporates
 Sound Leisure’s Bluetooth receiver giving you
 the ability to stream digital music from any compatible device.  A great sound is provided from needle to ear via the five way in built speaker system and D4 amplifier which also features an auxiliary input, outputs and connections for additional speakers.

We are very proud to introduce to you The Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Vinyl Jukebox. This very special jukebox is a dream come true for any Beatles fan, and it sounds just as good as it looks!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This product is custom built to order. This may affect your rights as a consumer. Please consult our Terms and Conditions for more information and go to our website: https://soundleisure.com/classic-jukeboxes/jukeboxes/sgt-peppers-vinyl-jukebox
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Manufactured under licence: (c) 2017 Apple Corp Limitied. A Beatles TM product and
  • 70 x 7" vinyl record rotating jukebox mechanism. (140 selections - A/B sides)
  • D4 amplifier :  2 x independent stereo channel outputs, 60W RMS per channel.
  • 2 x mid / 2 x tweeter and 1 x 12" Twin cone bass speaker
  • Remote control for home use - record selection / shuffle play / aux input / volume / reject record
  • 140 selection rotating title display.
  • (printed using Sound Leisure's Label Magic software - 12 months subscription fee included)Jukebox Pepper2a
  • Aux input (phono)
  • Aux output (phono)
  • Microphone input
  • Bluetooth connection as standard

DIMENSIONS

Height: 1410mm
Width: 780mm
Depth: 700mm
Weight: 120KG

PRICE

£8,995.00

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A brand new, most recommandable book released on the international market, written by a great friend from Liverpool, a novel featuring The Beatles!
David is thinking of having a launch party in Liverpool for this detective book, "Inspector Rocke".
As something different, and a bit of fun, what do you reckon to him hosting a murder/mystery evening?
If so, who is up for coming - sometime in June? He likes to know if it is worth doing. 
Please reply a.s.a.p. to www.inspectorrocke.com

The blockbuster show - which premiered with a special performance in Liverpool - has already wowed crowds across the UK.
(photoDominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

The Sessions - a live re-staging of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios - was showcased at the ECHO arena at the end of last month in a one-off charity gig.

Since then, the 45-strong cast has performed to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall and in Belfast, Dublin and Brighton.

2016 Sessions 1 On March 30th Liverpool saw the pre-premiere of
 The ABBEY ROAD Sessions in the Echo Arena in Liverpool. 
 Brought to stage by the same man who brought
 Elvis Presley back 'alive' a couple of years ago,
 he now, with the help of the original Beatles' sound engineer
 Geoff Emerick, shows us how the Beatles worked
 in Studio 2 of the famous London recording studios.

 For more (BI witness) details about the show,
 read more in the 'BI' section of this News page.

 

Ringo Starr and George Martin giving an acceptance speech at the Grammy awards in Los AngelesHis family thanked "everyone for their thoughts, prayers and messages of support" after his death at home on Tuesday, his manager said.