If you want to see what pure joy looks like, ask a music fan about the first time they heard The Beatles. It’s not easy to capture “The Beatles Look” in words, but you know it when you see it. A dreamy flush passes over their faces yet they look more awake, more alive than before. Hearing The Beatles for the first time changed their world—life was never quite the same. The Beatles made everything better.
“For me, The Beatles are proof of the existence of God.” – Rick Rubin, music producer, Beatles fan.
If you are madly in love, and find life wonderful, The Beatles amplify your happiness. Listen to John’s raw exuberant vocal on “Twist and Shout”. If you are down and desolate, The Beatles are a shoulder to cry on. Listen to Paul and John’s melancholy harmonies on top of the strings that drive “Eleanor Rigby”. For many of us, listening to The Beatles, is like listening to our hearts.
Slacker loves The Beatles. We are thrilled to have 17 albums from The Beatles join our library of millions of songs and albums. And to celebrate the arrival of The Beatles in our on-demand library, Slacker is doing what we do best — creating a suite of lovingly hosted and curated radio stations that all celebrate the greatest band in music history.
Starting today, you will find 5 brand new hand-crafted Slacker radio stations for your Beatles listening pleasure. Each station is filled with the kind of context and cultural understanding that only a human-powered service can provide. Redbeard hosts The Beatles A-Z, alphabetically walking you through the bands journey, moving from Liverpool to Hamburg to America as The Beatles conquered the world. The Beatles DNA shines a light on the bands biggest influences, collaborators, and the cream of the artists who The Beatles have influenced over the last 50 years. Slacker’s listeners have ranked The Beatles Top 133 songs, and we play them back here in order. The Beatles Covered offers a selection of the best Beatles cover versions ever, and last but not least, we round out our tribute to The Beatles by featuring Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, arguably Rock’s greatest album ever, as Slacker’s Album Of The Week, available for you to listen to as many times as you like.
One sweet dream came true today. 17 of the greatest albums ever made have finally come to streaming. And 5 brand new, lovingly hosted and curated staions have been born on Slacker. We are thrilled to share this music, and this magic, with you.
Happy Crimble indeed, with love from Slacker and The Beatles, to you.