While speaking with DIY Magazine (to publicise his new solo project Egypt Station, due out in September), Paul McCartney confirmed that there will in fact be a 50th Anniversary Edition of the The Beatles (a.k.a. The White Album):
Have you finished preparing the 50th anniversary package of that one yet?
It’s all in place, I’ve just got a couple of essays [to approve]. It’s all lined up and…
The estate of George Harrison has just announced a new record label which will be dedicated to re-issuing some of the Indian classical and World music that George so dearly loved.
The label, called HariSongs, is kicking off by making two titles avaialble to stream or download: In Concert 1972, featuring virtuoso’s Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan recorded live at New York’s Philharmonic Hall; and
A Christmas theme for the next installment in our occasional Label Variations segment. This time it’s John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band, with the Harlem Community Choir and the 1972 song ‘Happy Xmas (War is Over)’. Early versions (and some re-issues) were on green vinyl to suit the season.
This was a ‘best of’ disc compiled by EMI Australia in 1989. But it seems they didn’t get the correct permissions from head office, and so only ten copies were ever pressed. These were sent out for review purposes. The…