When Will The Beatles Special Be Released?

  • Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr perform on "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A GRAMMY Salute"
    Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

If you tuned in to "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A GRAMMY Salute" last month, you know that the event was surely a night to remember. And you probably want to remember it forever by owning an official recording. In our latest installment of Ask The GRAMMYs, we address when and if the special will be available to own, and how fans can still relive the experience on GRAMMY.com.

Hi, I [loved] the GRAMMY special just recently on the Beatles 50th celebration and all the artists who sang the Beatles' songs. My question is: Will that special be available in a CD? I would love to buy it. I hope it will be [released] as a CD. If so, when will it be released? Thank You — Phil, a Beatles Fan

Hi, Phil. We're glad you enjoyed our special. In fact, you seem to be in good company. Counting an encore broadcast that aired Feb. 12, "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A GRAMMY Salute" was viewed by 20 million people. Doesn't that just make you want to twist and shout? 

OK, back to your question. We're with you. If this historic show was released on CD or DVD, we'd be listening and watching eight days a week. But, a release is subject to many artist approvals and rights clearances. Our hope is that it eventually will happen, so here's hoping we can work it out. Stay tuned to GRAMMY.com, Twitter and Facebook for updates.

In the meantime, we can tell you that on March 25 you can be the proud owner of A MusiCares Tribute To Bruce Springsteen — a live DVD/Blu-ray featuring the Feb. 8, 2013, concert that honored Springsteen as the 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year. Not only is there a mini-concert by the Boss himself, but the film features artists such as Alabama Shakes, Kenny Chesney, Elton John, Tim McGraw, Mumford & Sons, and Sting, among others, performing Springsteen's songs.

If you'd like to relive a few moments from our Beatles special, you can view performance excerpts from Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder and Eurythmics on GRAMMY.com.

(Have a specific GRAMMY Awards process question? Need the 411 on The Recording Academy's advocacy-related work in Washington? Are you curious about MusiCares or the GRAMMY Foundation? Ask The GRAMMYs is your opportunity. Send your burning GRAMMY-related question via email to askthegrammys@grammy.com.)

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