There is Live 8 Music for sale at iTunes: Paul McCartney and U2 singing “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and then Paul McCartney singing “The Long and Winding Road.” $.99 each, and Universal is donating its share back to Live 8. They’re very good quality and lovely. For those with iTunes, go to the Music Store, where there’s a little Live 8 graphic on the front. Follow it; take the U2 link, and you should come up with both songs. I have yet to find the “Hey Jude” finale to purchase, but I will keep searching.
From Yahoo!: London Live 8’s “Hey Jude” finale led by Paul McCartney was offered as a download Monday, while the concert’s opening number was topping the online charts in several countries, the distributor said.
The McCartney/U2 concert opener, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” was No. 1 on the iTunes charts in Britain, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Belgium, said Adam White of Universal Music International.
The track was also No. 2 in Spain and No. 3 in France.
Universal said it logged the first “Pepper” sale just 45 minutes after the performance.
McCartney’s performance of “The Long and Winding Road,” also from the end of the concert, was made available for downloading on Sunday, White said.
Universal is donating its share of the sales to Live 8, White said.