1. Akshay Masand's Avatar


    For its final gift of this year’s “12 Days of Gift” promotion, Apple gave users a mini album of three songs from The Rolling Stones’ concert film “Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live,” which was recorded in 2013. The tunes include “Tumbling Dice,” “Doom & Gloom,” and the newly added “Beast of Burden,” each of which was performed live during the Stones’ 2013 concert series in London’s Hyde Park.

    Although not labeled a soundtrack, the album’s cuts are taken from the bands’ live two-concert performance, which was filmed and subsequently released as a movie last year. “Sweet Summer Sun” officially brings Apples’ “12 Days of Gifts” promotion to a close. For 2013, users in the US, Europe and Canada were offered songs, apps, movies, e-books and more through the 12 days of Gifts iOS app.

    As some of you may already know, the annual holiday tradition, “the 12 Days” digital content giveaway was previously restricted to parts of Europe and Canada. This year however, Apple extended the promotion to US customers for the first time. After releasing Lorde’s latest single as a teaser gift in mid-December, Apple kicked off “12 Days of Gifts” with a collection of Justin Timberlake tracks recorded live from this year’s iTunes Festival in London.


    Those of you who are interested in picking up “Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live” can do so via the free 12 Days of Gifts app or directly from the iTunes Store. As with the previous gifts, Monday’s release will only be available for the next 24 hours before the price changes to its original price.

    What did you think of Apple’s “12 Days of Gifts” event?

    Source: Apple

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2014-01-06 01:54 PM
  2. se23's Avatar
    Slightly better this year & I had less to complain about lol. The music was all live so useless to me as would have preferred mp3 songs.
    2014-01-06 02:17 PM
  3. Zokunei's Avatar
    Literally all of the gifts were bad music and stuff for kids.
    2014-01-06 03:53 PM
  4. jose060789's Avatar
    The only thing that was probably good was the movie Hugo which was okay.
    Sent from my iPhone 4.
    2014-01-06 06:06 PM
  5. Faresismail's Avatar
    Literally all of the gifts were bad music and stuff for kids.
    Except for the first gift: Royals by Lorde.
    2014-01-06 07:20 PM
  6. Zokunei's Avatar
    Except for the first gift: Royals by Lorde.
    No.
    2014-01-06 09:12 PM
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