Paul McCartney re-releases five albums as iPad apps

Sir Paul McCartney has somehow never managed to loses his cool – or his financial touch.


This week, a “selfie” of Macca sitting on a bench with billionaire Warren Buffett that was taken by a 16-year-old in Omaha, Nebraska, went viral.

Now the coolest surviving Beatle has announced that five of his classic albums – Band on the Run, McCartney, McCartney II, RAM and Wings over America – have been turned into iPad apps and released through Apple’s App Store.

The Guardian reports that each app includes remastered audio tracks, interviews, rare photos, album and single artwork, and videos including rehearsal footage and documentaries.

The new apps cost £5.49 each, which is less than the remastered albums cost from Apple’s iTunes music store, where they sell for between £7.99 and £10.99.

It’s a clever way to keep the revenue coming in from his back catalogue – Macca is clearly still spending a small fortune on hair dye.

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