The Beatles’ ‘LOVE’ album and ‘All Together Now,’ the feature-length documentary about the making of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, will make their digital release debuts this month, exclusively on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com.au). Starting today, both titles are available for pre-order on iTunes. ‘LOVE’ will be released February 8, and ‘All Together Now’ will follow soon. ‘LOVE’ is available as an iTunes LP or as individual songs, including the ‘LOVE’ versions of “The Fool On The Hill” and “Girl,” both exclusive, previously unreleased mixes from the acclaimed stage production. ‘All Together Now’ is presented as an iTunes Extra, including the 84-minute film and bonus features.
‘LOVE,’ a Cirque du Soleil creation and co-production with The Beatles’ company, Apple Corps Ltd., celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles and is presented exclusively at The Mirage in Las Vegas. This joint artistic venture, borne from the personal friendship between George Harrison and Guy Laliberté, marks the first time that Apple Corps Ltd. has agreed to a major theatrical partnership. Since opening to rave reviews on June 30, 2006, ‘LOVE’ has played to more than four million audience members.
To create the lush soundscape for ‘LOVE,’ producers Sir George Martin and Giles Martin worked with the entire archive of Beatles master recordings at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios. This unique approach to assembling the music for a live show was rapturously received by the critics and Beatles fans and resulted in the groundbreaking album The Beatles ‘LOVE’ garnering two GRAMMY Awards, in the categories of Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Medium and Surround Sound Album.
The GRAMMY-winning ’All Together Now’ documentary, directed by Adrian Wills, and its bonus features detail the fascinating story behind the unique partnership between The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil that resulted in the creation and launch of ‘LOVE.’
On November 16, 2010, The Beatles’ 13 legendary remastered studio albums, the two-volume ‘Past Masters’ compilation, and the classic ‘1962-1966’ (‘Red’) and ‘1967-1970’ (‘Blue’) collections were released on iTunes worldwide for download purchase as albums or individual songs. On the same date, a special digital ‘Beatles Box Set’ was released on iTunes, featuring the "Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964" concert film, a worldwide iTunes exclusive which captures The Beatles' very first U.S. concert. The iTunes box set features all of the remastered audio and visual elements included in The Beatles’ stereo box set, released on CD in 2009 and GRAMMY-nominated this year in the Historical Album category.
The Beatles have now sold more than five million songs and one million albums on iTunes worldwide.