Friday 20 April 2018

Beatles refuse to let it be with new live album release

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Previously unreleased recordings and studio banter by The Beatles, including early hits, are to become available for the first time.

The tracks, from BBC radio broadcasts in 1963 and 1964, include 37 performances that have never been issued before, together with 23 tracks of conversations featuring the Fab Four.

Among the tracks for the new album 'On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2' are a pair of songs that were never recorded for their record label and which have not had official release, 'Beautiful Dreamer' and Chuck Berry's 'I'm Talking about You'.

The album is a follow-up to a 1994 collection of BBC recordings and the new set includes different versions of six songs that appeared on that album – 'Lucille', 'The Hippy Hippy Shake', 'I Got A Woman', 'Glad All Over', 'Sure To Fall' and 'Memphis, Tennessee'.

The Beatles performed a huge catalogue of songs at the BBC between March 1962 and June 1965, with 275 music performances.

They appeared on 39 radio shows in just 1963, and on one day alone – July 16 – they recorded 18 songs for three editions of their 'Pop Go The Beatles' series.

The previous volume of BBC recordings topped the charts on its release back in 1994.

Irish Independent

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