Paul McCartney has released five of his classic albums as iPad apps. As reported by The Guardian, label Concord Music Group has transformed all the LPs, "Band on the Run", "McCartney", "McCartney II", "RAM" and "Wings Over America", into apps which are now available in Apple's App Store.
Every app features remastered audio, interviews, rare photos, album and single artwork and videos including rehearsal footage and documentaries. Despite the additional contents, they cost $7.99 each. It's cheaper than the price of the albums on iTunes, which go for $9.99 or $12.99 for the deluxe editions.
McCartney is not the first musician who has turned albums into apps. In 2011, Bjork turned songs from her "Biophilia" album into mini-games, interactive art and music creation tools. Last year, Jay-Z used an Android app to distribute his "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" for one million Samsung Galaxy smartphone users. A month later, Lady GaGa released a companion app for her "ARTPOP" album.