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Paul McCartney singing onto Rock Band sans The Beatles

Posted by: Dan at 12/28/2009 12:41 PM
Looks like Harmonix and MTV were able to convince Sir Paul to spread a little of his solo and Wings material to the Rock Band masses next week. Starting on Tuesday, January 5th, a three-song Live pack from McCartney’s performance at New York’s Citi Field on Nov 17th called New York City Pack 01 will become available for the Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 (1/7) for Rock Band and LEGO Rock Band music stores. The cost of the pack will be $5.49/440 MS points or each song priced at $1.99/160 MS points or $2.00 for the Wii. The three songs are:
  • Band on the Run (live)
  • Jet (live)
  • Sing the Changes (live)
It is good to see some McCartney solo stuff show up, I just wish it wasn’t “live” tracks. I always prefer studio tracks, but I guess we can’t be too choosy as long as the music keeps flowing.


**ROCK BAND MEDIA ALERT**
PAUL McCARTNEY BRINGS LIVE TRACKS TO ROCK BAND!

Cambridge, Mass. – Dec. 28, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that a three pack of songs from Paul McCartney’s latest live album will soon be added to the Rock Band Music Store and LEGO® Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

Paul McCartney joins the more than 390 bands currently available through the Rock Band platform. With more than 1,000 songs available, Rock Band is, without question, the industry leader in providing the best selection of interactive musical content, songs and artists.

Paul McCartney's historic three-night musical christening of New York's Citi Field, witnessed by 120,000-plus attendees and universally hailed as a concert experience for the ages, was immortalized Nov. 17, when Hear Music/Concord Music Group released Good Evening New York City. This momentous musical experience is available in two formats: a three-disc (two CDs and one DVD) standard edition and a four-disc (two CDs and two DVDs) deluxe version, featuring expanded packaging and a bonus DVD including McCartney's traffic-stopping, headline-making July 15 performance on the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee.

And beginning Jan. 5, Rock Band and McCartney fans will be able to download “New York City Pack 01” in the Rock Band Music Store. McCartney’s solo debut on the Rock Band platform includes “Band on the Run (live),” “Jet (live)” and “Sing the Changes (live).” These tracks will be available Jan. 5 for the Xbox 360 and Wii and Jan. 7 for PlayStation3.

Price: $1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “New York City Pack 01”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track