Sgt Peppers's Press Release

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MTV Games and Harmonix Release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band as Second Downloadable Album for The Beatles(TM): Rock Band(TM) on November 17th
NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Corps, Ltd., MTV Games and Harmonix, the world's leading developer of music-based games and a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) will be available in its entirety for purchase and playable as downloadable content in The Beatles(TM): Rock Band(TM) Music Store starting November 17, 2009.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band becomes the second full album from The Beatles to hit The Beatles: Rock Band Music Store since the video game's launch on September 9, 2009. Last month MTV Games and Harmonix released Abbey Road (1969) as the first full downloadable album for use in the game. Additionally, "All You Need Is Love," the first downloadable track available for the game, has shown similar success with more than 100,000 downloads to date on XboxLIVE® online entertainment network and all Apple Corps Ltd., MTV Games, Harmonix and Microsoft proceeds benefiting Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).

With "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "With A Little Help From My Friends," "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," "Getting Better," and "Good Morning Good Morning" already included on The Beatles: Rock Band game disc, players will now be able to play songs from, and complete, the entire Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

Available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (Nov. 17) and PlayStation®3 System (Nov. 19):

Individual Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band singles: "Fixing A Hole," "She's Leaving Home," "Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!," "Within You Without You," "When I'm Sixty-Four," "Lovely Rita," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" and "A Day In The Life."

Price: $1.99 USD, pounds Sterling .99 UK, euro 1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per each individual track

The "Complete The Album Pack" features:

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band singles: "Fixing A Hole," "She's Leaving Home," "Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!," "Within You Without You," "When I'm Sixty-Four," "Lovely Rita," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" and "A Day In The Life."

Price: $13.49 USD, pounds 7.49, euro 8.99 (1080 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for "Complete The Album Pack"

Available for Wii (Nov. 17):

Individual Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band singles: "Fixing A Hole," "She's Leaving Home," "Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!," "Within You Without You," "When I'm Sixty-Four," "Lovely Rita," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" and "A Day In The Life."

Price: $2.00 USD (200 Wii Points(TM)) per each individual track

As previously announced the complete Rubber Soul (1965) album will be released as downloadable content in December. The Beatles: Rock Band downloadable content is available for purchase on the Xbox LIVE, PlayStation®Network and via the in-game The Beatles: Rock Band Music Store for Wii(TM) using Wii Points purchased through the Wii Shop Channel.

The Beatles: Rock Band offers players an unprecedented, experiential progression through the music and artistry of The Beatles and is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii(TM) console from Nintendo. The game is compatible with all The Beatles: Rock Band and Rock Band(TM) instrument controllers, as well as most Guitar Hero® and other authorized third-party music video game peripherals and microphones.

The Beatles: Rock Band marks the first time that Apple Corps, along with EMI Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Harrisongs Ltd and Startling Music Ltd has presented The Beatles music in an interactive video game format. The Beatles: Rock Band is published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world's premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band. Electronic Arts Inc. serves as distribution partner for the game. In addition, Giles Martin, co-producer of The Beatles' innovative LOVE album project, provided his expertise and served as Music Producer for this groundbreaking Beatles project.

The Beatles: Rock Band is rated "T" for Teen with the descriptors "Mild Lyrics" and "Tobacco Reference" by the ESRB.

For more information on The Beatles: Rock Band, as well as new art and video assets, please visit http://www.thebeatlesrockband.com/press.

About Apple Corps. Ltd. Apple Corps Ltd. was founded by The Beatles in 1968 to look after the group's own affairs. The London-based company has administered the catalogue of The Beatles releases of the 1960s that have sold to date more than 600 million records, tapes and CDs. Since the 1990s, Apple has piloted new Beatles projects that have become benchmarks for pioneering accomplishment and which have included The Beatles Anthology projects, the 28-million selling album The Beatles 1 and The Beatles LOVE show and CD. Further information on The Beatles' projects can be found at www.thebeatles.com.

About MTV Networks MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, HarmonixNickelodeonNick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.

About MTV Games MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the MTV audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.

About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of ground-breaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit: www.harmonixmusic.com.

About Electronic Arts Inc. Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA(TM), EA SPORTS(TM), EA Mobile(TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

© 2009 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Harmonix, Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., an MTV Networks company. Rock Band, Rock Band 2, and The Beatles: Rock Band are developed by Harmonix Music Systems, inc. MTV: Music Television, MTV Games and all related titles and logos are trademarks of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Guitar Hero is a registered trademark of Activision Publishing, Inc. Microsoft, Xbox and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. "PlayStation," "PLAYSTATION" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Wii is a trademark of Nintendo. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

The photo of The Beatles from "A Hard Day's Night" is part of the private collection of, and appears courtesy of, Mr. Bruce A. Karsh.


SOURCE MTV Games

Comments

  • dark_archondark_archon Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    And the price is right too, awesome!
    Here's hoping that this time, PS3 Europe will get it without any delays too.
  • CyberKFoxCyberKFox Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    It's nice that they are not jacking up the Wii points this time
    but, I notice they didn't acknowledge the December 9th date for All You Need Is Love for Wii/PS3

    plus the future of DLC is still in question as i fear that after Rubber Soul there might be no more DLC
  • dragonflyrdragonflyr Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    nice!!

    this more than makes up for the AFI pack!!
  • elfreakoelfreako Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    I didn't think we were getting Within You Without You again. I thought they decided to go with the Love version because they thought the original one would be unchartable.

    I also think that this is too much thinking for two sentences.
  • skysawskysaw Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    ArchangelZero;3246440 said:
    Hmm...I wonder why they didn't connect Sgt. Pepper (Reprise) and A Day in the Life...
    I'm glad they didn't. I can see myself playing A Day in the Life many times in the near future. The Reprise, perhaps not so much.
  • skysawskysaw Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    elfreako;3246503 said:
    I didn't think we were getting Within You Without You again. I thought they decided to go with the Love version because they thought the original one would be unchartable.
    But now we have a version for beginner drummers! :D
  • BLARGCOWBLARGCOW Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    **** yes.
  • mva5580mva5580 Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    Awesome, can't wait! I'm happy that Reprise/Day in the Life aren't combined because it makes the 3 free codes from Gamestop easy to use/album cheaper, but I'm torn as I would like the option to at least do it if I wanted to. Oh well, no big deal either way.

    Tuesday will be fun!
  • k-mack-mac Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    Will be getting this Album for sure. Love it! This makes up for the disappointing week in regular RB DLC.
  • AndyyAndyy Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    skysaw;3246517 said:
    But now we have a version for beginner drummers! :D
    If they chart the original as percussion its gonna be murder at some points, some of those rolls are mental!
  • mva5580mva5580 Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    Yeah depending on how it's charted, Within You Without You could actually be really hard on drums.
  • simao76simao76 Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    Please, Harmonix, make sure, we, PS3 european users have the same release date as the U.S.
  • LikeMikeLikeMike Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    Hmm, I´m still deciding if I should get the full album or only a couple of songs. I really want A day in the life, and I probably will also get She`s leaving home, Lovely Rita and When I´m Sixty Four. I´d also like to have rhe Reprise, but that`s really expensive for this really short song. Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite! is alright, but I don`t care too much about the other two. I guess I will have to check the charts first.
  • Beatles123Beatles123 Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    is it just me or do portoions of a day in the life look like luck in the skys Dreamscape? i thought it was confirmed to be "totally new"? =/
  • Rhystic_1Rhystic_1 Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    I saw the news today, oh boy.
    Yes!!
  • InfidelInfidel Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    There are no drums in Within You Without You. There's only a Tabla, which is basically an (East) Indian bongo/conga. Should we drummers play this song with our palms? I know I will when Til There Was You eventually comes out (crossing fingers that the whole catalog gets released).
  • ErniewanErniewan Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    I'd get the whole album if they had that option for the Wii... >_>
  • sonicnerd23sonicnerd23 Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    Well, thank god the Reprise and ADITL are separated, because that would've caused me to buy the whole album in one go, which, unfortunately, I cannot. :(
  • mva5580mva5580 Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    Cool thing this time around is if you picked your 3 free songs from this album, it's only $10 total to get everything. I like it.
  • FlybirdFlybird Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs070.snc3/13741_178788826804_95548426804_3341843_3785908_n.jpg

    Look at that score.

    There's no way A Day In The Life could rack up that many points. So something tells me you have the option of combining it with the Reprise.

    But I dunno (shrugs)
  • mva5580mva5580 Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    Flybird;3246824 said:
    http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs070.snc3/13741_178788826804_95548426804_3341843_3785908_n.jpg

    Look at that score.

    There's no way A Day In The Life could rack up that many points. So something tells me you have the option of combining it with the Reprise.

    But I dunno (shrugs)
    Good point, hopefully that's the case. I'd at least like the option.
  • Moony_LupinMoony_Lupin Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    Yay, confirmation!! Too bad I'm going out of town the second half of next week. I guess I'll have to play extra long Tuesday night... as long as the Wii store isn't down like it was on Abbey's release day.
  • DaytripDaytrip Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    Why do people insist that song length should have anything to do with price? Do you pay more on iTunes for a 6 minute song than you do for a 2 minute song? Blows my mind when people bring that out.

    Time to redeem those Gamestop codes. I'm kind of glad the regular Rock Band week is lack luster. Can't go broke buying DLC with x-mas around the corner.
  • Opus PenguinOpus Penguin Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    CyberKFox;3246491 said:
    but, I notice they didn't acknowledge the December 9th date for All You Need Is Love for Wii/PS3
    I am hoping this means they will be releasing it with the Magical Mystery Tour album DLC. Waiting on an official announcement as I have seen only rumors on this site.
  • juan29zapatajuan29zapata Rising Star
    edited November 2009
    Flybird;3246824 said:
    http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs070.snc3/13741_178788826804_95548426804_3341843_3785908_n.jpg

    Look at that score.

    There's no way A Day In The Life could rack up that many points. So something tells me you have the option of combining it with the Reprise.

    But I dunno (shrugs)
    Why isn't Paul playing the piano?! Hope that it's just for that scene of the song.
  • FlybirdFlybird Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    juan29zapata;3246898 said:
    Why isn't Paul playing the piano?! Hope that it's just for that scene of the song.
    http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs070.snc3/13741_178788821804_95548426804_3341842_4885096_n.jpg

    You know they switch instruments during the song, dude.
  • biglou114biglou114 Unsigned
    edited November 2009
    Daytrip;3246883 said:
    Why do people insist that song length should have anything to do with price? Do you pay more on iTunes for a 6 minute song than you do for a 2 minute song? Blows my mind when people bring that out.
    Well I really wouldn't know I still buy CDs.
  • LikeMikeLikeMike Opening Act
    edited November 2009
    Daytrip;3246883 said:
    Why do people insist that song length should have anything to do with price? Do you pay more on iTunes for a 6 minute song than you do for a 2 minute song? Blows my mind when people bring that out.

    Time to redeem those Gamestop codes. I'm kind of glad the regular Rock Band week is lack luster. Can't go broke buying DLC with x-mas around the corner.
    Because 1 minute isn`t really a song for me... it`s a small tune they play to say goodbye. I´m not saying an 8 minute song should cost twice as much as a 4 minute song... no, each song should cost the same. But at just over a minute, it`s not really a song for me. And if you look at the title of the song, it sees itself as a reprise of a song.
  • mayhem117mayhem117 Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    YES! I'm getting this whole pack! I think a reason why they didn't put reprise/a day in the life together was because they already had sgt. pepper/with a little help with my friends and it would confuse or anger players who shout out what song they want to play while someone chooses it. They shout out SGT. PEPPER A DAY IN THE LIFE! the other person goes through and chooses the one with with a little help from my friends and they start up the song. They then find out its really the first song off the album n everybody wants to just leave it, leaving the person who wanted a day in the life upset.
  • DookieManDookieMan Road Warrior
    edited November 2009
    Yeah, I'm happy for no added bonus with album. I'm using my three free songs on this, so then it will only be ten dollars to buy the rest.

    Also, it racking almost 2 million points I can still see as being plausible with just A Day In The Life. Sgt. Pepper/A Little Help can rack up about 500,000 less, and A Day In The Life is about the same length. Or it could simply be tied to Reprise, who knows.
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