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Beatles iPod on the way

Nice, but we'd like a White Album version
Nice, but we'd like a White Album version

There's 'limited edition', 'special collector's edition', and 'could auction it at Sotheby's edition'. The definition gets blurry as New York department store Bloomingdale's announces it is coming out with a Beatles iPod, loaded with every song from the Fab Four's catalog.

Here's the thing: they're only making 100 of them.

The Beatles iPod will be part of a series of Fab Four merchandise this summer from Bloomingdale's, which has acquired the rights to the group's images from Apple Records (The Beatles' record label, not the computer company). In addition to the iPods, there will be t-shirts, jackets and accessories that bear images from posters and album artwork.

The iPod - beyond the fact that there will only be 100 of them - is interesting though, as The Beatles' catalog currently remains unavailable on iTunes (opens in new tab).

Could this be the first true sign of a merge between The Beatles and Steve Jobs? Stay tuned.

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.