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This year’s Record Store Day saw three of The Beatles releasing new material, much to the excitement of fans. George Harrison’s solo albums Electronic Sound and Wonderwall Music are now available on zoetrope picture disc, limited to 3,400 copies each. John Lennon also has a new EP featuring four songs, a teaser for the Ultimate Edition of the same title to be released later this year. Ringo Starr dropped a new EP titled Crooked Boy, featuring four new songs co-written with Linda Perry, limited to 2,000 copies.

The entire effort is a part of Record Store Day 2024, where many top-tier artists release never-before-heard titles or collector’s editions of older material exclusively in independent record stores. The event aims to support these struggling businesses and bring in more customers. The Beatles also released four of their earliest singles on three-inch vinyl for the occasion, catering to fans who may not have a turntable that can play such small records.

George Harrison, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr all participated in this year’s Record Store Day, leaving Paul McCartney as the only band member without a new release. The new offerings by the former Beatles offer fans a chance to collect limited edition releases in various formats, from picture discs to EPs. The new releases pay tribute to the legacy of The Beatles and their impact on the music industry.

John Lennon’s fourth solo album, Mind Games, is getting a new lease on life with the release of limited edition EPs containing new takes on some of the album’s tracks. The Mind Games EPs are another exclusive offering for Record Store Day collectors, adding to the excitement surrounding the event. The unique and limited nature of these releases is sure to attract die-hard fans and collectors alike.

The collaboration between Ringo Starr and Linda Perry on the Crooked Boy EP adds a new dimension to the former Beatle’s solo work. Featuring four new songs, the EP offers fans a fresh take on Starr’s music with a modern twist. The limited production of just 2,000 copies further enhances the exclusivity and collectability of this release, making it a must-have for fans of the iconic drummer.

Overall, the participation of three of The Beatles in Record Store Day 2024 has generated excitement and anticipation among fans. The special releases by George Harrison, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr offer a unique opportunity for collectors to add rare and limited edition items to their collections. The event serves as a tribute to the enduring legacy of The Beatles and their individual contributions to the world of music, while also supporting independent record stores and encouraging fans to explore new music formats and releases.

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