There's some holes in Spotify that are too big to ignore. Popular artists who, for whatever reasons, haven't figured out that this is the future.
Bob Dylan caught on a couple of months ago and now all of his material is available on Spotify. Just scrolling down his page brings joy. The Beatles aren't part of the revolution. Not surprising since it took them so long to make their music available on iTunes. The same goes for the individual Beatles solo careers as well. They, too, are absent from Spotify. That is until last week when Paul McCartney put the newly released re-master of Ram on the popular streaming site.
Apparently he's down with Spotify. He just wants to make sure what's presented there sounds good. To further bolster this idea it seems his re-master of McCartney, released in late 2010 has also shown up on Spotify. Although Band On The Run has also been re-mastered it is not available. So I'm not sure what to make of this.
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth is what I say. The newly polished up Ram sounds terrific, even just as a stream. There's sounds I'd never picked up on before. It's a delightful listen.
Here's hoping Sir Paul adds more of his catalog sooner than later and that the estates of Lennon and Harrison take notice. Oh yeah, and Ringo too.