Beatles: BBC Sessions Volume 2 Is Here

Check out delightful film trailer, and taste that unreleased, inimitable “on-air banter”.

Beatles: BBC Sessions Volume 2 Is Here

THE BEATLES’ APPLE organisation have announced the impending release On Air Live At The BBC - Volume 2, a new collection in 2CD and 2LP formats. Emerging on November 11, the lavish gatefold packages feature an exhaustive 48-page booklet and 63 recordings drawn from the band's 1963-1964 BBC radio broadcasts, including 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased blasts of in-studio banter and conversation between the band’s members and their BBC radio hosts. Here they are, pictured above, rehearsing for BBC Radio’s Top Gear show at BBC Playhouse Theatre in London, November 17, 1964. The Beatles’ On Air Live At The BBC - Volume 2 cover art. En route to Saturday Club?

Two songs – a direct-to-air performance of Chuck Berry’s I’m Talking About You and a cover of the standard Beautiful Dreamer – have never enjoyed a previous Beatle release in any form.

The album follows in the footsteps of Live At The BBC, the 1994 collection which hit the UK Number 1 album slot and trailblazed for the renewed interest in the Beatles that would culminate in the groundbreaking Anthology trio of albums, released as Britpop hit its straps, 1995-’96.

While covering the same time period, the new collection fills plenty of gaps, and tacks on, for the first time, the group’s candid interviews for the Pop Profile series recorded in November 1965 and May 1966. Fans of the early Beatles’ brand of adrenalized rock’n’roll thrills listen up.

Check out the trailer.


And here’s the full tracklisting.

The Beatles: On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2

CD ONE 1. And Here We Are Again (Speech) 2. WORDS OF LOVE 3. How About It, Gorgeous? (Speech) 4. DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET 5. LUCILLE 6. Hey, Paul… (Speech) 7. ANNA (GO TO HIM) 8. Hello! (Speech) 9. PLEASE PLEASE ME 10. MISERY 11. I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU 12. A Real Treat (Speech) 13. BOYS 14. Absolutely Fab (Speech) 15. CHAINS 16. ASK ME WHY 17. TILL THERE WAS YOU 18. LEND ME YOUR COMB 19. Lower 5E (Speech) 20. THE HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE 21. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN 22. THERE’S A PLACE 23. Bumper Bundle (Speech) 24. P.S. I LOVE YOU 25. PLEASE MISTER POSTMAN 26. BEAUTIFUL DREAMER 27. DEVIL IN HER HEART 28. The 49 Weeks (Speech) 29. SURE TO FALL (IN LOVE WITH YOU) 30. Never Mind, Eh? (Speech) 31. TWIST AND SHOUT 32. Bye, Bye (speech) 33. John - Pop Profile (Speech) 34. George - Pop Profile (Speech)

CD TWO 1. I SAW HER STANDING THERE 2. GLAD ALL OVER 3. Lift Lid Again (Speech) 4. I’LL GET YOU 5. SHE LOVES YOU 6. MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE 7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SATURDAY CLUB 8. Now Hush, Hush (Speech) 9. FROM ME TO YOU 10. MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT) 11. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND 12. Brian Bathtubes (Speech) 13. THIS BOY 14. If I Wasn’t In America (Speech) 15. I GOT A WOMAN 16. LONG TALL SALLY 17. IF I FELL 18. A Hard Job Writing Them (Speech) 19. AND I LOVE HER 20. Oh, Can’t We? Yes We Can (Speech) 21. YOU CAN’T DO THAT 22. HONEY DON’T 23. I’LL FOLLOW THE SUN 24. Green With Black Shutters (Speech) 25. KANSAS CITY/HEY-HEY-HEY-HEY! 26. That’s What We’re Here For (Speech) 27. I FEEL FINE (STUDIO OUTTAKE) 28. Paul - Pop Profile (Speech) 29. Ringo - Pop Profile (Speech)

And a glimpse inside the package...

The Beatles at the BBC