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December 17, 2013 at 8:37 PM

More unreleased Beatles material escapes from the vaults | New Recordings

The Beatles, ‘The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963’ (Capitol/Universal/Apple)

More Beatles rarities are available in this new release (Apple Corp. Ltd.)

More Beatles rarities are available in this new release (Apple Corp. Ltd.)

Coming just five weeks after the release of “On Air: Live at the BBC, Volume 2,” more previously unreleased Beatles songs were issued on the digital-only “The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963,” which was released on iTunes on Tuesday.

There’s an ulterior motive behind the release; as explained in a recent New York Times article, the band has to officially put out unreleased material in order to hold on to the copyright. But Beatles fans will just be happy to get their hands on more rarities from the vaults.

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October 15, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Paul McCartney’s ‘New’ uneven but still a thrill | Album review

Editor’s note: You may recall that Charles R. Cross, who’s been following the Beatles most of his life, reviewed the historic concert by Paul McCartney at Safeco Field back in July, where two thirds of Nirvana sat in. Though earlier today we ran a wire service review of Paul’s new album, “New,” we asked Charles to…

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October 14, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Paul McCartney sounds revitalized in ‘New’ | Record review

By Randall Roberts

The Los Angeles Times

Paul McCartney's "New"

Paul McCartney’s “New”

Great, just what the world needs: more enthusiasm for something Beatles-related.

It’s a little tiresome, after all, this relentless fawning. Seems like every fiscal quarter something else pops up: an anniversary, reissue, Cirque du Soleil production, documentary, or surprising new solo album.

Can’t we give it a rest and focus on, say, the Kinks, James Brown or Pulp for a while?

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October 1, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Got a question for Paul McCartney?

Beatle tweets! To promote his new album, “New,” which drops Oct. 15, Paul McCartney has offered to field questions via Twitter. McCartney’s previous album, “Kisses on the Bottom,” consisted of covers of pre-rock songs that influenced him when he was growing up. “New” is his first album in many years of new material. Producers include Mark Ronson, Paul Epworth,…

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