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Saavn makes available 13 remastered albums of The Beatles to Indian fans

MUMBAI: Audio streaming service Saavn has announced the exclusive release of ‘The Beatles’ catalogue of 13 remastered UK studio albums and six essential collections, making the music of the legendary English rock band available for streaming for the first time on an Indian platform.

The 19 Beatles titles available for streaming on 17 June include: Please Please Me; With The Beatles; A Hard Day’s Night; Beatles For Sale; Help!; Rubber Soul; Revolver; Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; Magical Mystery Tour; The Beatles; Yellow Submarine; Abbey Road; Let It Be; The Beatles 1962 – 1966; The Beatles 1967 – 1970; Past Masters (Volumes 1 & 2); 1; Anthology, Volumes 1, 2, & 3; and LOVE.

Saavn’s co-founder and executive chairman Paramdeep Singh said, “I grew up listening to The Beatles, and have always felt a special link with them because of their famous love for Indian culture and music. I am thrilled, both as Saavn’s co-founder and, simply, as a music lover, that their unmatched sound will finally be available for streaming on an Indian platform”.

The Beatles’ music first became available through streaming services to much of the world last December. Today’s premiere marks the first time the group’s timeless music can be heard on an Indian app.

As the highest-selling international artists in Indian history, The Beatles also share a deep cultural bond with India. Their stay in Rishikesh during the winter of 1968 influenced the members for the rest of their careers, while also shaping a number of songs from The Beatles (The White Album) and Abbey Road.

Many of The Beatles’ most beloved tracks, including ‘Within You Without You’ and ‘Norwegian Wood’, showcased Indian instruments like the swarmandal and sitar, while the iconic photograph of John, Paul, George, and Ringo sitting with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi remains an indelible image of global pop culture.