Thursday, 8 March 2012

50th Anniversary of "Love Me Do" - what to do?

EMI is trying to come up with a good idea to market a new Beatles release to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Love Me Do". Whatever they come up with has to meet Apple Corps' approval before anything gets decided. What would you like to see from EMI/Apple - what would you buy? And you should probably think records, vinyl, cd and not Blu-ray like I did on these illustrations.

5 comments:

Unknown said...

I'd like to see, if I am limited to something featuring Love Me Do, how about their first song Love Me Do, now fifty Years old, combined with a brand new Beatles song, either Now and Then or All For Love combing their first song with their last, spanning fifty years, then and now!!!! Probably it would have been best, to design a best of package spanning their singles along with two new songs, like Now and Then and Carnival of Light, for a perfect then and now, the first single now fifty combined with a brand new Beatles track!! But alas, I think they will do nothing... the real anniversary is early 63 when the first album came out, but technically you are right late 62 Love Me Do first single featuring John Paul George and Ringo, It looks like they are gonna do what they usually do, either nothing, or something very disappointing, like a $300 commemerative pen

Stephane said...

Maybe a three-tracks rendition from a remastered "Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl"? That would be nice...

Brian Fried said...

Since it's the 50th anniversary — either the Decca tape or Star Club performance done right.

2012 is also supposed to see Magical Mystery Tour reissued on Blu for its 45th anniversary as well.

Ariel C said...

I wished they would do what Neil Young did, release the collection, include rare film/video, plus previously booted material (to annoy the bootleggers) and add a bit of unheard stuff, choosing a cd/dvd set or the full blu-ray edition which includes the best possible audio sources. Just dreaming here..
(A link to what Neil did)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0tZxGL_ic4

Raz Holly said...

how about a DVD/Blu-Ray set of the Beatles films, from AHDN to Let It Be. a 5th extra DVD/blu-ray of all their promo videos. I think it's past due. making it a set like the Star Wars set, but the set has to be designed better the The Beach Boys' Smile, that packaging blew my mind and I didn't mind spending the $150 for it. I wouldn't mind spending $100 on a nicely packaged set of the films.