'The Liverpool' will have 100 Beatles backing tracks built-in
Synthesizer manufacturer Korg has released a new keyboard themed around The Beatles
The instrument, which is named The Liverpool in reference to the band’s hometown, comes with the backing tracks of 100 of the Fab Four’s songs built-in and is also decorated with a giant Union Jack.
Users will also be able to mute certain elements of each track so they can play along with other instruments, and Korg have also revealed a video, shot in Liverpool’s Cavern Club venue where The Beatles played early in their career, showcasing the instrument in action.
Watch below and see a picture of the keyboard. For more information on The Liverpool’s specifications, see Korg.com.
Interest in Beatles-related merchandise and memorabilia continues to be popular with music fans. In July, the jacket Ringo Starr wore in the band’s 1965 film Help! sold at auction for close to £30,000. The double-breasted black wool jacket made £29,900 at Boston-based RR Auction on July 24. It was reported that the jacket, which has the name ‘Ringo’ sewn on the inside, went to an unnamed “top rock’n’roll collector in Rhode Island”.
It was recently revealed, meanwhile, that the band’s first ever recording contract will be auctioned this month, with its value estimated at $150,000 (£95,500).