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McCARTNEY 3 TO SEIZE THE DAY?
As time races towards the Christmas & New Year holidays it's looking as though the only new release we'll see from any of the Beatles is McCartney 3, although that isn't a bad thing it's disappointing that we won't see 50th anniversary releases of 'All Things Must Pass, Plastic Ono Band album and the 1970 Beatles Christmas Record.
There may be legitimate reasons why they haven't materialised.
I'm still adamant that All Things Must Pass deserves an 'archive collection' style box set but the 3LP version released in 2017 was priced at over £100 ($133). No disrespect to George Harrison but if they released an 'archive' set for around £250 I very much doubt the demand would be there, especially in the present Covid 19 climate?
The release I was really looking forward too was the 50th anniversary of John's Plastic Ono Band album. The success of the 'Gimme Some Truth' released on John's birthday, the 9th October, could have led to its delay until 2021.
The Christmas holidays are only a matter of weeks away so there could be a resurgence in sales of 'Gimme Some Truth' in the run up to Christmas. That could have led to the Plastic Ono Box set being overlooked.
Our 'wild card' was a 50th anniversary release of the 1970 Beatles Christmas LP.
In the absence of a 1970 Xmas single from the band the Beatles Fan Club put together a compilation album of the Beatles Xmas singles 1963 - 1969.
A mid priced Christmas coloured vinyl edition of the LP would have been a pleasant end to a hugely disappointing 2020 but then again there's still the delayed McCartney 3 now set for release on the 18th December to seize the day...