Harrison's Catalog Goes Online

Nine albums released, more to come
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Oct 11, 2007 9:57 AM CDT
G.B. ENGLAND. LONDON. George HARRISON, a member of the Beatles pop group, at a recording session during the making of the film "A Hard Days Night". (LON66400)   (Magnum Photos)
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(Newser) – George Harrison today became the final Beatle to release material online, as nine albums from his solo catalog were made available through iTunes and Amazon.com. Calling the release "exciting," Harrison's widow, Olivia, said: "He had begun digital remastering but had no idea how the digital world would change the way we access and listen to music."

The nine albums represent a significant portion of Harrison's solo work, Reuters reports, but more of his music will be released in the future. The Beatles had long been one the highest-profile groups to resist putting their music online, however, a recent settlement between Apple and the Beatles' company, Apple Corps Ltd, cleared the way.