updated 10:05 am EDT, Tue October 9, 2007
George Harrison on iTunes
The former Beatle and solo artist, George Harrison, is the latest featured addition to Apple's iTunes Store (iTunes link). The American storefront currently highlights just one album: a 2001, double-disc remastering of Harrison's "All Things Must Pass," including alternate versions of tracks such as "My Sweet Lord" and "Isn't It a Pity," as well as a behind-the-scenes promotional video. Also present however are a number of other albums, such as "Cloud Nine," "Live in Japan" and "Living in the Material World." Most are $10, though some are $12.
Most significant about the addition is that it now means all four Beatles, including John Lennon and Ringo Starr, now have their solo work present on iTunes. Although rights to solo material may not necessarily translate, this may be an indication that Apple is preparing for the release of genuine Beatles albums, something which no other online store can legally claim.