Rubber Soul is to be made available as downloadable content for The Beatles: Rock Band next week, it has been announced.
Owners of the game will be able to purchase the entire album or as individual tracks from 15 December 2009. The move follows previous full releases of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road for the game.
The individual songs will be priced at $1.99 USD, £0.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for XBox 360 and Playstation 3, or as a 'Complete the Album Pack for $13.49 USD, £7.49, €8.99 (1440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360).
Nintendo Wii users can only buy the songs individually, for $2.00 USD (200 Wii Points) each.
Here's the full official press release:
MTV Games and Harmonix Add Rubber Soul As The Third Downloadable Album For The Beatles™: Rock Band™ On December 15th
New York – Dec. 11, 2009 – Apple Corps, Ltd., MTV Games and Harmonix, the world's leading developer of music-based games and a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced The Beatles' album Rubber Soul (1965) will be available in its entirety for purchase and playable as downloadable content in The Beatles™: Rock Band™ Music Store beginning Dec. 15, 2009.
Rubber Soul is the third album from The Beatles to appear in The Beatles: Rock Band Music Store since the video game's launch Sept. 9, 2009. Previously Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) was released in the Music Store on Nov. 17, and Abbey Road (1969) on Oct. 20.
With Drive My Car, I'm Looking Through You and If I Needed Someone already included on The Beatles: Rock Band game disc, players will now be able to play songs from, and complete, the entire Rubber Soul album, including:
- Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
- You Won't See Me
- Nowhere Man
- Think For Yourself
- The Word
- What Goes On
- In My Life
- Run For Your Life
Rubber Soul Album DLC for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system (Dec. 15) and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (Dec. 17):
- Individual Rubber Soul singles
Complete The Album Pack
- $1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per each individual track
- $13.49 USD, £7.49, €8.99 (1440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Complete The Album Pack”
Rubber Soul Album DLC for Wii™ (Dec. 15): Available as:
- Individual Rubber Soul singles
Price: $2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per each individual track
The Beatles: Rock Band downloadable content is available for purchase on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network, PlayStation®Network and via the in-game The Beatles: Rock Band Music Store for Wii™ using Wii Points purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel.
The Beatles: Rock Band offers players an unprecedented, experiential progression through the music and artistry of The Beatles and is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and Wii console from Nintendo. The game is compatible with all The Beatles: Rock Band and Rock Band™ instrument controllers, as well as most Guitar Hero® and other authorized third-party music video game peripherals and microphones.
The Beatles: Rock Band marks the first time that Apple Corps, along with EMI Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Harrisongs Ltd and Startling Music Ltd has presented The Beatles' music in an interactive video game format. The Beatles: Rock Band is published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world's premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) serves as distribution partner for the game. In addition, Giles Martin, co-producer of The Beatles' innovative LOVE album project, provided his expertise and served as Music Producer for this groundbreaking Beatles project.
Also on this day...
- 2010: Paul McCartney appears on Saturday Night Live
- 1970: Album release: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
- 1969: George Harrison live at Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen with Delaney & Bonnie
- 1969: World première of The Magic Christian in London
- 1968: John Lennon appears in The Rolling Stones’ Rock And Roll Circus
- 1965: Live: Astoria Cinema, Finsbury Park, London
- 1963: Live: Futurist Theatre, Scarborough
- 1962: Live: La Scala Ballroom, Runcorn
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.