A new compilation of 14 of the Beatles' most musically, socially or politically influential songs is being released today, July 24, as a digital iTunes exclusive. The collection, “Tomorrow Never Knows,” nearly spans the group’s entire recording career, from “You Can’t Do That” in 1964 to “I’ve Got a Feeling” from the final album released by the Fab Four, “Let It Be,” in 1970.
The album also includes “Revolution,” “Paperback Writer,” “And Your Bird Can Sing” and “Hey Bulldog,” among a dozen John Lennon-Paul McCartney compositions, along with a pair of George Harrison’s contributions, “It’s All Too Much” and “Savoy Truffle.” The choice of “Tomorrow Never Knows” as the title will benefit from the high-profile exposure that song from the “Revolver” album recently received with its placement in the hit TV series “Mad Men.”
It’s essentially an iTunes play list any Beatles fan could assemble for himself or herself, but instead of paying the going iTunes rate of $1.29 per track individually, the “Tomorrow Never Knows” collection is being offered for $7.99, in effect a 56% discount on this batch of Beatles tracks.
There are no plans for a CD or vinyl release, according to a spokeswoman for EMI and Capitol Records.