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The Beatles: Rock Band

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: EA
Developer: Harmonix
Release Date: Sept. 9, 2009

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'The Beatles: Rock Band' (ALL) Gets Full Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2009 @ 6:35 a.m. PST

The Beatles: Rock Band will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles extraordinary catalog of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band's legendary career. In addition, The Beatles: Rock Band will offer a limited number of new hardware offerings modeled after instruments used by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr throughout their career.

The Beatles: Rock Band marks the first time that Apple Corps, along with EMI Music, Harrisongs Ltd, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, has agreed to present The Beatles music in an interactive video game format. The Beatles: Rock Band will be published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world's premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band franchise. In addition, Giles Martin, co-producer of The Beatles innovative LOVE album project, is providing his expertise and serving as Music Producer for this groundbreaking Beatles project.

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™: Rock Band™ 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/Médecins Sans Frontières (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/Wii (Nov. 17) and PS3 (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)”
  • “A Day In The Life.”


  • £.99 UK (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per each individual track
  • £7.49 (1080 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Complete The Album Pack”
  • $2.00 USD (200 Wii Points) 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 using Wii Points purchased through the Wii Shop Channel.

Complete Tracklist:

  • Singles :
    • I Want To Hold Your Hand
    • I Feel Fine
    • Day Tripper
    • Paperback Writer
    • Revolution
    • Don't Let Me Down
  • Please Please Me (1963) :
    • I Saw Her Standing There
    • Boys
    • Do You Want To Know A Secret
    • Twist and Shout
  • With the Beatles (1963) :
    • I Wanna Be Your Man
  • A Hard Day's Night (1964) :
    • A Hard Day's Night
    • Can't Buy Me Love
  • Beatles For Sale (1964) :
    • Eight Days a Week
  • Help! (1965) :
    • Ticket To Ride
  • Rubber Soul (1965) :
    • Drive My Car
    • I'm Looking Through You
    • If I Needed Someone
  • Revolver (1966) :
    • Taxman
    • Yellow Submarine
    • And Your Bird Can Sing
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) :
    • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a Little Help From My Friends
    • Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
    • Getting Better
    • Good Morning Good Morning
  • Magical Mystery Tour (1967) :
    • I Am The Walrus
      Hello Goodbye
  • The Beatles (White Album) (1968) :
    • Dear Prudence
    • Back In the U.S.S.R.
    • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    • Birthday
    • Helter Skelter
  • Yellow Submarine (1969) :
    • Hey Bulldog
  • Abbey Road (1969) :
    • Come Together
    • Something
    • Octopus's Garden
    • I Want You (She's So Heavy)
    • Here Comes the Sun
    • The End
  • Let It Be (1970) :
    • Dig a Pony
    • I Me Mine
    • I Got a Feeling
    • Get Back
  • Love (2006) :
    • Within You Without You/ Tomorrow Never Knows

Key Features:

  • The Music That Rocked The World – For the first time ever, play along with 45 legendary Beatles songs on the game-disc including: "I Saw Her Standing There," "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "I Feel Fine," "Taxman," "Day Tripper," Back In The USSR," "I Am The Walrus," "Octopus's Garden," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Get Back."
  • Experiential Journey – Take an interactive journey through the legacy and evolution of The Beatles' legendary career from the renowned venues to the clothing and instruments made famous by The Fab Four.
  • Downloadable Songs and Albums - "All You Need Is Love" will be released exclusively as a downloadable song for The Beatles: Rock Band through Xbox LIVE on September 9, 2009 with all Apple Corps Ltd, MTV Games and Microsoft proceeds benefitting Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In addition, the entire Abbey Road album will be the first album made available for download purchase.
  • Venues – Progress through five seminal venues in which The Beatles performed during their careers including: The Cavern Club, the set of the Ed Sullivan Show, Budokan, Shea Stadium and the rooftop of Apple Records.
  • Dreamscapes and Abbey Road – Highlighting the years in Studio Two at Abbey Road Studios where The Beatles revolutionized modern recording and created amazing masterpieces are inspired artistic visual expressions known as Dreamscapes. These imaginative environments capture the essence of The Beatles' genre-busting musical and fashion transformations during their later years.
  • Never Before Released In-Studio Audio Chatter – Audio clips featuring conversation from The Beatles' recording sessions, some of which have never before been heard, bookend the game play experience.
  • Cut Scenes – Get whisked away through history as a montage of photos, audio and iconic Beatles moments transport you from historical venue to historical venue though the rapidly evolving look and sound of The Fab Four.
  • Three-Part Harmony – For the first time ever, master the amazing three-part vocal harmonies perfected by The Beatles.
  • Imagine All The People – Play with up to six bandmates… three mics for vocal harmonies, guitar, bass and drums!

Game Modes:

  • Quickplay – Jump right into the game and experience the fabulous music of The Beatles as all songs will be unlocked in this easy to access mode. Quickplay also features familiar competitive Rock Band modes Tug of War and Score Duel!
  • Story Mode – Set out on an experiential progression through The Beatles' legendary career from The Cavern Club to Abbey Road Studios!
  • Chapter Challenges – Master all of the songs from a single Chapter in the career of The Beatles with special challenges!
  • Training Modes – Go beyond the basics and perfect your sound with training modes that includes Beatle Beats, Vocal Practice mode and more!
    • Beatle Beats – Take on the stylings of Ringo Starr with this training mode that lets you practice actual drum beats from a selection of The Beatles catalogue
    • Vocal Practice Mode – Train your ear and voice to master three part harmony! Use the guide pitch to help you sing hard to decipher parts perfectly in-tune!


  • Special Value Edition for Xbox 360/PS3/Wii ($159/$149)
    • includes a Rock Band Guitar, Rock Band Drum Kit, Microphone, USB Hub, Guitar Strap and The Beatles: Rock Band software.
  • Limited Edition Premium Bundle for Xbox 360/PS3/Wii: US MSRP $249.99, continental Europe MSRP €199.00, UK MSRP £179.00
    • Includes: The Beatles: Rock Band software, Höfner Bass controller: Large scale replica of the Bass famously used by Sir Paul McCartney, Beatles-inspired and Ludwig-branded Rock Band 2 drums with classic pearl finish and vintage replica Beatles kick drum head, Microphone, Microphone Stand, Additional special content
  • Rickenbacker 325 Standalone Guitar for Xbox 360/PS3/Wii: US MSRP $99.99, continental Europe MSRP €99.99, UK MSRP £89.99
  • Gretsch Duo Jet Standalone Guitar for Xbox 360/PS3/Wii: US MSRP $99.99, continental Europe MSRP €99.99, UK MSRP £89.99
  • The Beatles: Rock Band Software for Xbox 360, PS3: US MSRP $59.99, continental Europe MSRP €69.99, UK MSRP £49.99
  • The Beatles: Rock Band Software for Wii: US MSRP $59.99, continental Europe MSRP €49.99, UK MSRP £39.99

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