I'm confident that John Lennon could have never imagined his music being available as single-song digital downloads world wide, much less through an online store called iTunes, made possible by a computer company that calls itself Apple.
Though much of Lennon's solo recordings have been released for download commercially elsewhere, it's the first time they have been available on Apple's market-leading iTunes music service.
Apple Inc. released 16 solo albums by John Lennon this week on iTunes. The collection includes some of my favorite Lennon albums like Double Fantasy, Imagine (2000 Remaster) and Plastic Ono Band (2000 Remaster). The John Lennon Acoustic recordings debut on iTunes with a "live version" of Imagine played on guitar which is an interesting take hearing the applauds of the crowd and all. It was a real treat hearing that song performed without the piano. The Lennon Legend album debuts on iTunes with the collection, released as the very best of John Lennon. The song selection is up for debate as it pertains to the picks for "the very best."
Industry sources said Apple would soon announce similar deals for the solo works of Ringo Starr and the late George Harrison. As reported by FOX News. I am anxious to take a good listen to the new releases beyond the thirty second previews. Be sure that those previews are enough to wet your appetite for more John Lennon than you've ever thought necessary.
The John Lennon collection will also be available without copy-protection restrictions and in higher-quality audio for $1.29 each. Regular versions are priced at 99 cents each. Apple indicated that for just 30 days, exclusive video content would be included with the albums "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band," "Sometime in New York City," "Walls and Bridges," "Milk and Honey" and the collections "Anthology" and "Working Class Hero."
You no longer need to Imagine John Lennon's music on iTunes because it's as real as Yoko Ono breaking up the Beatles. I wish you happy hunting.