Arts and Entertainment They should have known better: the controversial cover of the Beatles' 1966 album 'Yesterday and Today', released by Capitol in the US

As a box-set of The Beatles' US albums is released, Andy Gill laments America's cavalier approach to the Fab Four's classics

Album: Thomas Adès, Tevot/Violin Concerto etc (EMI)

Recorded in three venues, this is a scrapbook of Thomas Adès's recent works.

It's an album – not a collection of tracks

Judge backs Pink Floyd in legal battle to prevent record company selling individual songs on iTunes

Pink Floyd win court battle with EMI

Pink Floyd won a ruling at the High Court today which will bar record company EMI selling single downloads from their concept albums.

Change of tune at EMI

Guy Hands' Terra Firma has endured a torrid time since its acquisition of EMI. Now it is changing its management. Nick Clark reports

Pink Floyd take EMI to court in royalties row

Rock band Pink Floyd launched a High Court action against EMI yesterday in a dispute over the calculation of online royalty payments and marketing of their music.

EMI vows not to sell Abbey Road

The ailing music group EMI has vowed not to sell London's Abbey Road, the recording studio made world famous by The Beatles, following months of intense speculation that it could be offloaded.

The Beatles for sale once more

The news this week that Terra Firma, the troubled equity company and current owners of EMI Records, is trying to sell Abbey Road Studios, in St John's Wood, London, has music fans around the world justly concerned about the fate awaiting the recording facility. When John, Paul, George and Ringo named their last album after the EMI studio facility in 1969, they turned the zebra crossing into the most famous rock landmark in London and a tourist magnet. But, even before the Fab Four, the grand Georgian house that EMI bought for £100,000 in 1929, had seen its fair share of historical moments in its three studios. In November 1931, Sir Edward Elgar conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in a performance of "Land of Hope and Glory" to mark the opening of Studio One. The following year, the composer invited a 16-year-old Yehudi Menuhin to record his Violin Concerto in B Minor for EMI's HMV label. The Second World War saw the recording of government propaganda and also the last session by bandleader Glenn Miller in September 1944.

McCartney backs bid to save Abbey Road studios

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney told of his hopes that the famous Abbey Road Studios could be saved after reportedly being put up for sale by owner EMI.

World famous Abbey Road recording studios up for sale

London's iconic Abbey Road recording studios have been put up for sale by embattled music group EMI, it was reported today

Album: Peter Gabriel, Scratch My Back (EMI / Real World)

A concept waiting to happen: a Gabriel covers album.

Hit turns to miss as Hands sues Citigroup over EMI deal

Terra Firma's boss says he bought the now struggling music company for a 'fraudulently inflated' £4.2bn.

Album: Chopin, Chamber Music – Brantelid / Shirinyan (EMI Classics)

Written shortly after Chopin's arrival in Paris, on themes from Meyerbeer's opera Robert le Diable, the Grand Duo concertant is the odd one out in Andreas Brantelid's recital.

Out-of-tune EMI posts £1.03bn losses

EMI, the music group owned by private equity firm Terra Firma, was hit by an operating loss of £1.03bn last year and today admitted it was in danger of breaching its banking covenants.

Album: Hot Chip, One Life Stand (EMI)

Having improbably won the love of the Hed Kandi honeys, Alexis Taylor and his Hot Chip boffins could have been forgiven for playing it safe and knocking out another dozen party anthems.

Album: Chopin, Cello Music/ Andreas Brantelid (EMI)

Chopin's anniversary avalanche is already in full swing, with this disc by Sweden's highest-flying young cellist leading the field in that instrument.

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