This week’s free iTunes download is a special acoustic version of The Wreckers’
“The Good Kind.” It’s a syrupy sweet pop song that originally appeared on Music From the WB Television One Tree Hill .
iTunes most prominant new exclusive is the charity single recorded at the Grammy Awards.
“Across the Universe,” the classic Beatles song, was performed by a lengthy row of singers (including Alicia Keys, Brian Wilson, Bono and Steven Tylyer) and backed by metal super group The Velvet Revolver. Proceeds will go to UNICEF’s tsunami relief efforts.
Another hot exclusive is Brian McKnight’s
Gemini plus Live at the W Hotel, a three-track live EP.
Three Doors Down has an exclusive at iTunes. The acoustic version of the song “Be Somebody” is free with purchase of the band’s entire new album,
iTunes has more new Beck, this time the single
“E-Pro,” three minutes of great hooks and the kind of beats the Beastie Boys would love.
Glen Phillips, singer of ’90s folk-rock favorites Toad the Wet Sprocket, has a pre-release track on iTunes.
“Thankful” is for the upcoming Lost Highway release Winter Pays for Summer (out March 29th).
Recent additions to iTunes include Ween’s
Chocolate & Cheese and
The Pod, the Velvet Underground’s
Hitch soundtrack, Tom Waits’
The Early Years Vol. 1, the Doves’
“Black and White Town” single, Hot Hot Heat’s
“Goodnight Goodnight” single, seven Neil Young albums (such as
Live Rust and
Year of the Horse ), R. Kelly’s
“In the Kitchen” single and The Wedding Present’s
Napster has an exclusive on the Bob Marley & the Wailers’ track “Treat You Right” from the three-CD collection Fy-Ah Fy-Ah (The Jad Masters 1967-1970) that catalogued the band’s recordings on their own Wail’n’Soul’m label, JAD and Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s Records.
Country music fans should mosey on over to Wal-Mart’s music store. It has an exclusive Toby Keith single, “Honkeytonk U.”
Rhapody has added Join the Dots, the 70-songs box set of odds and sods by The Cure. Other recently added titles: The Postal Service’s Such Great Heights EP, Soungarden’s Screaming Life/Fopp, Ringo Starr’s Ringo Rama , Pulp’s Countdown (1992-1983) , The Slits’ Cut , Orbital’s Orbital 2 and Snivilization , Shuggie Otis’ Inspiration Information , Gene Clark’s Echoes, The La’s Lost La’s 1984-1986 Breakloose , Boyz II Men’s Throwback and Lynch Mob’s Smoke This .