“The Beatles: Rock Band” Adding Entire “Abbey Road” This Week

October 19th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

As promised, Abbey Road will be available in its entirety for The Beatles: Rock Band starting this week, Harmonix and MTV Games announced in a press release. Even though six of Abbey’s most famous tracks were included on the in-game track list — “Come Together,” “Something,” “Octopus’s Garden,” “I Want You (She’s So Heavy),” “Here Comes The Sun” and “The End” — the remaining songs will be made available on October 20th for Microsoft XBox 360 and Nintento Wii gamers and October 22nd for Playstation 3.

Look back at all the LPs in the Beatles catalog, with their RS reviews.

For PS3 and XBox 360, the tracks will be offered up in two ways: Fans of Side A but not Side B — if those people actually exist — can buy “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer,” “Oh! Darling” and “Because” as standalone download. However, if you want those three songs and all 16 glorious minutes of the Abbey Road medley, plus all 23 seconds of “Her Majesty,” you can purchase the complete album pack for $16.99. Wii will offer up the three songs plus “You Never Give Me Your Money” as $2 a la carte downloads (”Her Majesty” will run $1) except for the medley, which will be divided into three multi-song downloads at $3.50 each.

A day in the life of the Beatles: photos from 1963.

More good news, Beatles fans: Harmonix and MTV Games say the entire Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band will be available for download in November, with Rubber Soul hitting TB:RB in December. Read RS‘ review of The Beatles: Rock Band here.

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Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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