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Amazon goes retro for The Beatles' Please Please Me 50th

Rhian Jones
The Beatles

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ debut album Please Please Me, the Amazon.co.uk homepage has been reimagined to show what the store could have looked like on the day the record was released in 1963.

Features include an ‘Out Today’ announcement, a ‘Hit Parade’ reflecting what the music singles chart could have been and a ‘One To Watch’ alert for ‘up and coming folk singer’ Bob Dylan.

The online retailer is also offering the remastered original recording of the album for £8.99 (currently priced at £11.89) on CD and all tracks featured in the 1963-inspired Amazon.co.uk Hit Parade top ten for 10p each on MP3.

“It’s the first time Amazon.co.uk has done anything like this but it’s an anniversary worth celebrating for the world’s most enduringly popular band,” said Xavier Garambois, vice president of EU Retail at Amazon.

“As well as a tribute to the achievements of the Fab Four, we think it could be a fun way for people to rediscover some old classics from the 22nd March 1963 Hit Parade.”

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