Hi, today I got this in an email from the official Beatles site:
Abbey Road is launched as the first Beatles album to be available for purchase and playable as downloadable content in The Beatles: Rock Band Music Store.
With Come Together, Something, Octopus’s Garden, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Here Comes The Sun and The End already included on The Beatles: Rock Band game disc, players will now be able to play songs from and complete the entire Abbey Road album.
Available for Xbox 360 (Oct.20) and PlayStation 3 System (Oct.22):
Individual Abbey Road singles: Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Oh! Darling and Because. Price: $1.99 USD, £0.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per each individual track.
Additionally, the following songs from Abbey Road can also be played as 1-to-3-song sets, based on how they were recorded/composed: You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King/Mean Mr. Mustard, Polythene Pam/She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight”, The End/Her Majesty. Price: $16.99 USD, £10.46 UK, €11.37 EU (1360 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Complete The Album Pack”
The “Complete The Album Pack” features: Abbey Road singles: Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Oh! Darling, and Because. The entire Abbey Road B-side 16 minute medley that includes: You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King, Mean Mr. Mustard, Polythene Pam, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight and The End
Available for Wii (Oct. 20):
Individual Abbey Road singles: Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Oh! Darling, Because and You Never Give Me Your Money/Her Majesty. Price: $2.00 USD (200 Wii Points) per each individual track. Price: $1.00 USD (100 Wii Points) for Her Majesty
Multi-track sets: Sun King/Mean Mr. Mustard, Polythene Pam/She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End. Price: $3.50 USD (350 Wii Points) per 2-Pack/No additional cost for 3rd song “The End” as it is already included on game disc.
Additional Beatles albums that have been announced as upcoming downloadable content include Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) in November and Rubber Soul (1965) in December.
The Beatles: Rock Band downloadable content will be available for purchase on the XboxLIVE Marketplace for Xbox360, PlayStation Network and via the in-game The Beatles: Rock Band Music Store for Wii‚ using Wii points purchased through the Wii Shop Channel.
For more on The Beatles: Rock Band visit the official Beatles store at TheBeatles.com
Its definitely a brave new world…..I don’t have The Beatles Rock Band game, or even a device to play it on if I did. I reckon US$16.99 for the rest of Abbey Road is pretty pricey, but I guess it integrates into the game and there is animation and other effects with it….there’d want to be!