Rolling Stone magazine is planning to release an ‘iPad companion app’ version of its ‘The Beatles: The Ultimate Album-by-Album Guide’ book this week in the iPad App Store.
The book was published this summer and this app will be Rolling Stone’s first entry into the App Store. It’s said to be priced at $9.99, and is set for release this Thursday, December 1. Here’s a little more about the app’s content:
The app contains the same content as the print book and has 122 pages with over 60 photos. However, it was redesigned for the iPad and as such, is not considered a “digital replica.” In addition the app contains 30 second sound samples (via iTunes) for every song and the ability to purchase each song through iTunes.
It also features interviews from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks, Liz Phair, Steven Van Zandt, Liam Gallagher, Stephen Malkmus of Pavement, Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, Graham Nash, Bob Weir and others, as well as a guide to the best non-album tracks.
I like a handful of Beatles songs, but I’ve never been a huge fan. Even so, I’ll likely give this app a look when it’s released as this is another genre of iPad app I’m interested in. I’m not a huge Sting fan, but I was impressed with the Sting 25 ‘appumentary’ app that I recently reviewed.
Have we got any Beatles fans here? Will you be tempted to buy this app?