Beatles Works Set for 2008 Online Debut

Long-awaited move follows settlement of Apple trademark case
By John Lister,  Newser User
Posted Nov 16, 2007 12:54 PM CST
Former Beatle, Paul McCartney, speaks during a media conference prior to his concert at the Olympia music hall in Paris, Monday, Oct. 22, 2007. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The long and winding road leads to your computer: The Beatles' catalogue should finally arrive online in 2008, says Paul McCartney. The release has been expected since February’s settlement in the trademark dispute between record label Apple and iTunes-provider Apple. The Beatles' work is among the most high-profile still unavailable in digital format, Reuters writes.

McCartney says those involved didn’t want to rush the project: “You don't want to do something that's as cool as that and in three years' time you think, 'Oh God, why did we do that?!’" He's currently promoting his new DVD set, The McCartney Years, and a repackaged version of his last album, Memory Almost Full. Solo works of all four Beatles have been online since October.