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The Beatles: Rock Band was such a let down
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31 October 2012

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There was a reason why but i forget, probably to not saturate the market. A problem they had when designing some of the songs videos was that there was no live performance or actually anything so they had to create the dreamscapes and phony concert appearances, not only the later years but also for many of the tracks from Rubber Soul and Eight Days A Week. Any anyway how do you play Revolution 9 on Rock Band - and who would want to?


Personally i love the videos we got and am delighted it was released as otherwise we would never have gotten the multi-tracks which many clever people worked on to break the code to dissect the tracks. That in itself makes it invaluable never mind reaching a whole new market. Regarding game-play ive never played it so cant comment but its not like Apple to mess up a release is it? But it was very successful not only to the critics but also in marketing the beatles to a whole new area of potential fans. A lot of kids and teenagers loved the game and got into the music which can only be good. And i'd rather we had Rock Band than another crappy compilation or more useless promotional propaganda merchendise blitzes.

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 I see your point with Revolution 9. But I want to play songs like One After 909, I'm Only Sleeping, the Something Demo from Anthology...


 A good example of what I mean though would be in I Am The Walrus. They did parts of the music video and then they added weird visual effects. Why?


 And it still would fit with the story mode because that's what they did, they showed the beginning in the studio, then it transitioned into the music video.

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Hello all!

The reason for the lack of new songs had to do with Apple and the Beatles ownership. Harmonix would never specifically comment on the situation, but did eventually make the reason known. In order to add songs they had to travel to Abbey Road Studios and get the master recordings. The Beatles are very protective of these and it is not an easy thing to do. All of the content they did release was already in development from before the game was released (which had the strict 9-9-09 deadline). Harmonix was willing but Apple had he final say on the costly process.


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