Paul McCartney, Beatles now on iTunes

It’s official.

The Beatles catalog is available from Apple’s iTunes Store at long last.

Apple’s much-hyped iTunes announcement Tuesday November 16th brought with it the revelation that the Beatles’ body of work – tracks from all of their albums – can now be purchased individually or as complete iTunes albums.

For music lovers, it’s one of the biggest days in the history of iTunes.

Full albums cost $12.99 and individual tracks are $1.29 each.

All thirteen of the Beatles’s remastered studio albums are here, in addition to the two-volume “Past Masters” compilation. Also not to be forgotten are the “Red” and “Blue” collections.

The entire Beatles box – likely to prove a big seller – can be purchased for $149. The set includes the “Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964” concert film, which is being promoted as “an iTunes exclusive.”

“We’re really excited to bring the Beatles’ music to iTunes,” said Paul McCartney in a prepared statement. “It’s fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around.”

“I am particularly glad to no longer be asked when the Beatles are coming to iTunes,” added Ringo Starr. “At last, if you want it—you can get it now—The Beatles from Liverpool to now! Peace and Love, Ringo.”