EMI to re-release Apple albums

By | Published on Wednesday 7 July 2010

EMI has teamed up with The Beatles company Apple Corps to launch remastered versions of fifteen albums originally released by the Apple record label between 1968 and 1973. The fifteen albums will get both physical and digital releases.

But before you get excited, that doesn’t mean the Fab Four are finally coming to iTunes. The albums getting a re-release are not Beatles albums – they were, of course, all remastered and re-released last year – but are from the other artists signed to the label, ie James Taylor, Badfinger, Billy Preston, Mary Hopkin, Doris Troy and Jackie Lomax.

The remastered albums, many of which will include bonus tracks, will be released on 25 Oct. The fifteen albums getting a re-release are as follows:

James Taylor – James Taylor (1968)
Badfinger – Magic Christian Music (1970)
Badfinger – No Dice (1970)
Badfinger – Straight Up (1972)
Badfinger – Ass (1974)
Mary Hopkin – Post Card (1969)
Mary Hopkin – Earth Song, Ocean Song (1971)
Billy Preston – That’s The Way God Planned It (1969)
Billy Preston – Encouraging Words (1970)
Doris Troy – Doris Troy (1970)
Jackie Lomax – Is This What You Want? (1968)
The Modern Jazz Quartet – Under The Jasmin Tree (1968)
The Modern Jazz Quartet – Space (1969)
John Tavener – The Whale (1970)
John Tavener – Celtic Requiem (1971)