Wednesday, 16 July 2014

McCartney's Archive series hits the iPad

Screenshots from app
While we were busy awaiting the "Venus and Mars" and "Speed Of Sound" releases in the Paul McCartney Archive series, the previous releases in the series have been reworked as Apple iPad apps.
Band on the Run
McCartney
McCartney II
Ram and
Wings over America – have been turned into iPad apps by label Concord Music Group, and released through Apple's App Store. The above links go to the UK version, substitute "gb" in the url for your own country code (ie "us" for USA).
Each app includes remastered audio tracks, interviews, rare photos, album and single artwork, and videos including rehearsal footage and documentaries. The new apps cost just £5.49 each (UK) or $7.99 (USA) .

Contents:

Band On The Run:
· the original 9 track album audio remastered
· 6 video clips including Behind-the-scenes at the iconic album cover shoot in London’s Osterley Park
· an extensive interview with Paul
· rare photos by Linda McCartney and Clive Arrowsmith
· full album and single artwork and history of the making of the album

McCartney:
· the original 13 track album audio remastered
· 8 video clips including performances of ‘Suicide’ and ‘Hot As Sun’
· an extensive interview with Paul
· rare photos of Paul & Linda
· full album artwork and history of the making of the album

McCartney II:
· the original 11 track album audio remastered
· 8 video clips including rehearsal footage for ‘Coming Up’ and a new video for ‘Blue Sway’
· an extensive interview with Paul
· previously unpublished photos by Linda McCartney
· full album and single artwork plus a full history of the making of the album

Ram:
· the original 12 track album audio remastered
· 5 video clips including a new documentary narrated by Paul
· an extensive interview with Paul
· previously unpublished photos by Linda McCartney plus the small book of sheep
· full album and single artwork plus a full history of the making of the album

Wings Over America:
· the original 28 track live album audio remastered
· the 75 minute documentary Wings over the World and bonus feature Photographers Pass
· David Fricke’s editorial photo book with new interviews and tour photography
· Linda McCartney’s Look photographic journal, chronicling life on the road
· a replica tour book with itineraries, the tour programme, memorabilia and lyrics
· Ocean View – a book of drawings by Humphrey Ocean

All music and video content can be downloaded via the "download content" button within the app. If you click to play a video or listen to a track on the audio player, prior to downloading the content, you will be prompted to make the download.
If you already have the audio within your iTunes library then you can select and play it within iTunes and then return to the app with the music still playing in the background.

6 comments:

john avants said...

I fear this may be the future of the archive series.

john avants said...

It appears they don't come with the bonus tracks? Anybody bought one yet? Man I wish MPL or concord would give us a statement on the future of the archives.

Internotional Tomes said...

Roger has scooped the news as ever so it's in adance of any statement about THESE items from MPL or Concord.
Hence I suspect that your patience on the new items is about to be rewarded.
And of course the absence of the bonus material still places physical sets in 'highly desirable'.

Gve the man a chance. He's still catching up :P

Roger Stormo said...

Well to be honest, the Guardian had it first, then the NME before I got hold of the story. I'm more specific and detailed about it, though ;-)

Brian Fried said...

I would be happier if someone finally scooped when the next two archive editions are supposed to come. Christmas is bound to bring Bootleg Series 1964, and we all know Concord will do an expanded edition of New eventually but… it's about time, Paul! Let's get those archives out!

Fab4fan said...

Any info on the audio and video quality?