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January 21: The American Albums Boxed set. Individual albums will also be made available initially.
January 26: Grammy Awards Tribute to The Beatles
January 27: Beatles Tribute Concert in LA with some of today's top acts.
February 1: The Beatles on the cover of Time Magazine
February 3-7: The David Letterman Show will feature a Beatles song a day by other artists.
February 9: The January 27 concert will be shown on TV.
February: Re-release of the vinyl LOVE album.
March: Henry Grossman's Beatles photos featured on "60 minutes".
June: Mono Albums Vinyl Boxed set.
October: Video Clip Collection on DVD, based on "1". Other tie-ins for "1" may include a re-released vinyl album.
It's quite understandable that the rest of the American albums now will be available, EMI's Capitol left the scene after their first two boxed sets in 2004 and 2006, customers who purchased these will be pleased that they're not forced to buy the new boxed set to get the ones they haven't already bought.
We don't really see the market for the Love album, though - everybody's already got that.
The video clip collection is very welcomed by the fans, they have been requesting it ever since music video compilations on VHS was introduced. And "1" having been EMI's best milk cow, it figures that Universal will also try to exploit that Greatest Hits market in one way or another. Let's just hope that they will include those music videos that are a bit to the left of the "1" concept, like "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Hey Bulldog". Let us also hope that the DVD will keep the original aspect ratios of the promotional films, so that the opportunity isn't ruined like it was on the McCartney Years release.
But whatever happened to the Let It Be DVD/Blu-ray boxed set? Let's hope we don't have to wait for that 50th anniversary...
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