October 21, 2016

The Alternate White Album - 1998 Edition


The sleeve says: No Anthology Tracks.Another in the series of Alternate albums, where a collection is put together based on the timing of the original released album. This particular C.D. collects together a lot of fine outtakes from the "White Album" era, including studio alternate takes, live performances and of course the Esher sessions. It also pulls together some of the official stereo or mono mixes that were less commonly found. Yes, I know we already have these pieces, but, nicely presented and nicely collected together makes it worth having them again.

I'm approaching The Alternate White Album with the attitude of the amateur who loves the White Album, and not with the attitude of the hard core Beatles fan who wants to get every possible alternate take that exists out there. I mostly wanted to hear some of the alternate versions and mono mixes that exist of these songs without shelling out a fortune for the original mono vinyl (yet).

The double CD set offers a run through the 31 songs of the original album in alternate takes, either from mono mixes, the 'Peter Sellers Tape' (a tape with early rough mixes of the songs, given as a gift to actor Peter Sellers by Ringo) and a few from the Esher sessions in spring 1968. These versions are not radically different (the possible exception being a wonderful acoustic version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"), but they add interesting little twists and turns here and there that have just the novelty value for me as a moderate Beatles fan to enjoy the material anew.

Added to this are 25 bonus tracks, home demos, out-takes and alternate takes of varying quality and interest that were recorded at the same time. There are no fantastic discoveries here, but tracks like George's "Sour Milk Sea" and "Not Guilty" deserve to be heard, John's "Everybody Had a Hard Year" sheds some light on "I've Got a Feeling" from Let It Be, and the prototype for his "Jealous Guy" (here under a different title) may surprise quite a few people, so it's not all just fluff.

The sound quality of this is fine, only the Esher sessions and home demos sound rather muffled. The package claims that the CDs contain "no Anthology tracks". I'm not entirely sure about one or two of them, but mostly this seems to be true.

As a mixture of released tracks (the mono mixes), demos, unreleased mixes and out-takes this can of course not reach the quality of the released White Album, and hard core fans will perhaps want a more comprehensive set of alternate versions from the White Album sessions, but this is useful enough to broaden the horizon for the average fan. Not one of the rip-off bootlegs, but actually pretty good stuff. http://rateyourmusic.com/release/unauth/the_beatles/the_alternate_white_album/





TRACKLIST :

Disc 1:
  1. Back In The USSR [Alternate Mix, Extra Aeroplane Noises]
  2. Dear Prudence [Alternate Mix, Clean Intro, Different End]
  3. Glass Union [Mono Mix 26-9-1968]
  4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da [Alternate Mix, 'Peter Sellers tape'] 
  5. Wild Honey Pie [Alternate Mix, 'Peter Sellers tape']
  6. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill [Esher Sessions, May 1968] 
  7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps [Acoustic Version] 
  8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun [Mono Mix, Louder Bass]
  9. Martha My Dear [Mono Mix 4-10-1968]
  10. I'm So Tired [Monitor Mix, Extra Guitar] 
  11. Blackbird [Mono Mix, Different Bird Sounds] 
  12. Piggies [Mono Mix, Different Piggies Sounds]
  13. Rocky Raccoon [Mono Mix] 
  14. Don't Pass By Me [Alternate Mix, 'Peter Sellers tape']
  15. Why Don't We Do It In The Road?[Mono Mix]
  16. I Will [Mono Mix]
  17. Julia [Early Acoustic Lennon Demo]
  18. Child Of Nature [Esher Sessions, May 1968] 
  19. Not Guilty [Unreleased Stereo Remix] 
  20. Circles [Esher Sessions, May 1968] 
  21. Sour Milk Sea [Esher Sessions, May 1968]
  22. Junk [Esher Sessions, May 1968]
  23. Hey Jude  [Early Version, 30-7-1968] 
  24. Brian Epstein Blues [Monitor Mix]
  25. What's The New Mary Jean [Take 4]
Disc 2:
  1. Birthday [18-9-1968, Overdubs 19-9-1968]
  2. Yer Blues [Alternate Mix, 'Peter Sellers tape']
  3. Mother Nature's Son [Monitor Mix]
  4. Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey [Alternate Mix, 'Peter Sellers Tape', Cleaner Intro, Different Ending]
  5. Sexy Sadie [Unedited Version, Lasts 38 Seconds Longer Than The Released Version]
  6. Helter Skelter [Mono Mix, Shorter Version Without 'Blisters On My Fingers', Louder Backing Vocals]
  7. Long, Long Long [Mono Mix, 7-10-1968]
  8. Revoution 1 [Acoustic Version, Esher Sessions]
  9. Honey Pie#1 [Esher Sessions]
  10. Honey Pie#2 [Esher Sessions]
  11. Cry Baby Cry [Esher Sessions]
  12. Revolution 9 [Mono Mix]
  13. Good Night [Shorter Version, Chldren's Voices At The End]
  14. I Hate To See [The Evening Sun Go Down]
  15. Hey Jude [Early Version, 30-7-1968]
  16. Las Vegas Tune [30-7-1968]
  17. Everyone Had A Hard Year [John's Home Demo]
  18. A Case Of The Blues [John's Home Demo]
  19. Happy Rishikesh Song [Demo]
  20. Oh My Love [John's Home Demo]
  21. Gone Tomorrow Her Today [Acoustic Version]
  22. Helter Skelter [Acoustic Version]
  23. Wierd Album Sessions [Anthology Video Medley]
  24. Spiritual Regeneration [Rishikesh Tape, India 1968]
  25. Riskikesh No. 9 [Rishikesh Tape, India 1968]
https://manuelbeatlogs.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-beatles-alternate-white-album.html

September 24, 2016

The Beatles Live At The Hollywood Bowl to be released in September

The Beatles have announced the release of remixed and remastered recordings of their Hollywood Bowl concerts from 1964 and 1965.
Live At The Hollywood Bowl will be released in September 2016 to coincide with the Ron Howard documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years.
The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl cover artwork

The new album – released on CD and digital download on 9 September, and on vinyl on 18 November – contains 17 songs: eight from the 1964 show, two from the first 1965 show, six from the second 1965 show, and a composite version of Dizzy Miss Lizzy from the two 1965 recordings (similar to the 1977 album).
Extracts from the three concerts – 23 August 1964, and 29 and 30 August 1965 – were released in 1977 as The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl, but the album has been long out of print.
A technical fault left Paul McCartney's vocals and introductions inaudible during the first four songs of the 29 August 1965 show, rendering a substantial portion of the recordings unusable.
Five songs from 30 August 1965 appeared on The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl: Twist And Shout, She's A Woman, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Can't Buy Me Love and A Hard Day's Night. The album version of Dizzy Miss Lizzy was a composite edit incorporating parts of the 29 and 30 August performances.
The track listing is almost identical to that of the 1977 album, aside from four extra tracks, three of which are previously unreleased.
Beatles fans have long hoped for the full release of the 1964 and 1965 concert recordings, although that now seems unlikely.
Here's the official press release:
The Beatles’ Companion Album to New Ron Howard-Directed Feature Documentary Presents Remixed and Mastered Recordings from Three Hollywood Bowl Concerts.
Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group are pleased to announce global release plans for The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl, a new album that captures the joyous exuberance of the band’s three sold-out concerts at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965. A companion to The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about the band’s early career, The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl will be released worldwide on CD and for digital download and streaming on September 9, followed by a 180-gram gatefold vinyl LP on November 18. The album includes a 24-page booklet with an essay by noted music journalist David Fricke, and its cover art features a sunny photo taken on August 22, 1964 by The Beatles’ then-U.S. tour manager, Bob Bonis, as John, Paul, George and Ringo boarded a chartered flight from Seattle Tacoma Airport to Vancouver, BC for their first concert in Canada.
Documenting The Beatles’ Hollywood Bowl concerts on tape was no easy feat, as producer Sir George Martin explained in his album notes for 1977’s The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl: “The chaos, I might almost say panic, that reigned at these concerts was unbelievable unless you were there. Only three track recording was possible; The Beatles had no ‘fold back’ speakers, so they could not hear what they were singing, and the eternal shriek from 17,000 healthy, young lungs made even a jet plane inaudible.”
While The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl references the long out of print 1977 album, it is an entirely new release, directly sourced from the original three track tapes of the concerts. To preserve the excitement of the shows while unveiling the performances in today’s best available clarity and quality, GRAMMY Award® winning producer Giles Martin and GRAMMY Award® winning engineer Sam Okell have expertly remixed and mastered the recordings at Abbey Road Studios, including the thirteen tracks from the original album produced by Giles’ father, plus four additional, previously unreleased recordings from the momentous concerts.
“A few years ago Capitol Studios called saying they’d discovered some Hollywood Bowl three track tapes in their archive,” says Giles Martin. “We transferred them and noticed an improvement over the tapes we’ve kept in the London archive. Alongside this I’d been working for some time with a team headed by technical engineer James Clarke on demix technology, the ability to remove and separate sounds from a single track. With Sam Okell, I started work on remixing the Hollywood Bowl tapes. Technology has moved on since my father worked on the material all those years ago. Now there’s improved clarity, and so the immediacy and visceral excitement can be heard like never before. My father’s words still ring true, but what we hear now is the raw energy of four lads playing together to a crowd that loved them. This is the closest you can get to being at the Hollywood Bowl at the height of Beatlemania. We hope you enjoy the show…”
Featuring rare and exclusive footage, Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. The film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years touches on the band’s Hollywood Bowl concerts and includes footage of the “Boys” performance featured on The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl.
White Horse Pictures’ GRAMMY Award®-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci, and Academy Award® and Emmy Award®-winner Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment are producing with Howard. Apple Corps Ltd.’s Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde are serving as executive producers, along with Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East and Nicholas Ferrall.
Following a world premiere event in London on September 15, the film will roll out theatrically worldwide with release dates set in the U.K., France and Germany (September 15); the U.S., Australia and New Zealand (September 16); and Japan (September 22). In the U.S., Hulu is the presenting partner for Abramorama’s theatrical release of the film, which will be available to stream exclusively to Hulu subscribers beginning September 17. Studiocanal and PolyGram Entertainment are also anchor partners on the film, having acquired U.K., France, Germany and Australia and New Zealand rights. For more information about the film, visit www.thebeatleseightdaysaweek.com.
The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl track list:
  1. Twist and Shout [30 August, 1965]
  2. She’s A Woman [30 August, 1965]
  3. Dizzy Miss Lizzy [30 August, 1965 / 29 August, 1965 – one edit]
  4. Ticket To Ride [29 August, 1965]
  5. Can’t Buy Me Love [30 August, 1965]
  6. Things We Said Today [23 August, 1964]
  7. Roll Over Beethoven [23 August, 1964]
  8. Boys [23 August, 1964]
  9. A Hard Day’s Night [30 August, 1965]
  10. Help! [29 August, 1965]
  11. All My Loving [23 August, 1964]
  12. She Loves You [23 August, 1964]
  13. Long Tall Sally [23 August, 1964]
  14. You Can’t Do That [23 August, 1964 – previously unreleased]
  15. I Want To Hold Your Hand [23 August, 1964 – previously unreleased]
  16. Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby [30 August, 1965 – previously unreleased]
  17. Baby’s In Black [30 August, 1965 – previously unreleased] [sic]

Source: https://www.beatlesbible.com/2016/07/20/the-beatles-live-at-the-hollywood-bowl-to-be-released-in-september/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheBeatlesBible+%28The+Beatles+Bible%29 

August 29, 2016

How Michael Jackson bought the publishing rights to the Beatles Catalogue


The King of Pop once took some business advice from Paul McCartney—and used it to buy all of the Beatles song collection.

Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney first met and became friendly in the mid-1970s, when, according to Jackson, McCartney tried to sell him a song, "Girlfriend," for Jackson's upcoming solo album. Although it took a couple of years (and McCartney released the song first with Wings), the two hit it off, and over the next few years, they collaborated on a number of duets. The lead single off of Jackson’s smash album, Thriller (1982), was "The Girl Is Mine," a duet he penned while watching cartoons with McCartney. Likewise, McCartney’s album Pipes of Peace (1983) had two songs featuring Jackson, "The Man" and "Say Say Say." The two superstars even filmed a music video for "Say Say Say," playing traveling vaudevillians who peddle their "Mac and Jack Wonder Potion" to unsuspecting townspeople.


SAY SAY SAY - MICHAEL JACKSON & PAUL MCCARTNEY FROM BEAUTIFUL SMILE ON VIMEO.
During this time, McCartney reportedly explained to Jackson about the lucrative nature of music publishing. For complex legal reasons, the Beatle had lost his stake in Northern Songs, the publishing company that he and John Lennon set up, in the late 1960s. Because he wasn’t profiting from his own songs’ publishing rights, McCartney told Jackson about how he had been purchasing other artists’ catalogues (such as Buddy Holly’s) as a business investment. McCartney explained to the future King of Pop that whoever owns the rights to a song’s lyrics and composition earns royalties every time that song plays on film, TV, the radio, in a commercial, or in a concert. According to McCartney, Jackson then jokingly told him "one day, I’ll own your songs."

With the help of his attorney John Branca, Jackson started buying the rights to '60s songs that he liked enough to dance to. In 1984, Branca told Jackson that music publishing company ATV was for sale. Owned by an Australian billionaire named Robert Holmes à Court, ATV owned the rights to 251 songs from the Beatles’ catalogue (as well as 4000 other songs and a library of sound effects). Branca asked Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, who ran Lennon’s estate, if she was interested in teaming up with McCartney to purchase ATV. Ono said no and reportedly gave her blessing for Jackson (rather than a corporation) to own the songs. Branca then asked McCartney’s lawyer if McCartney wanted to buy ATV, and his lawyer said the catalogue was too expensive.

Branca offered Holmes à Court $30 million for ATV, but other people—including Virgin’s Richard Branson and music industry executives Marty Bandier and Charles Koppelman—were also bidding on the company. Going against the counsel from his group of advisors (including businessman David Geffen), Jackson told Branca to offer $40 million. Holmes à Court still wanted more money, but Jackson stood firm in his desire to buy ATV. "You can’t put a price on a Picasso … you can’t put a price on these songs, there’s no value on them," Jackson reportedly said. "They’re the best songs that have ever been written."

Branca offered $45 million and did a handshake deal with Holmes à Court in April 1985, but the ATV owner backed out. Branca—along with competing bidders Bandier and Koppelman—traveled to London to try to finalize an agreement; to seal the deal, Branca promised Holmes à Court that Jackson would perform in a charity concert in Perth, Australia and exclude the Beatles tune "Penny Lane" from the deal (so Holmes à Court could give that song to his daughter). In August 1985, after months of negotiations, Jackson paid $47.5 million to buy ATV.


McCartney was not pleased to learn that his supposed friend bought the rights to his songs. He wrote letters to Jackson about the purchase, but Jackson dismissed them all by saying it was just business. "He won't even answer my letters, so we haven't talked and we don't have that great a relationship," McCartney said in 2001.

In 1995, Jackson sold 50 percent of ATV to Sony for $95 million, a sale that created the music publishing company Sony/ATV. Today, Sony/ATV owns the rights to millions of songs by everyone from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift. In March 2016, seven years after Jackson’s death, Sony/ATV agreed to pay $750 million to Jackson’s estate to buy out his 50 percent share of the company.

But for McCartney, it's been a long and winding road. Though he's said in the past that it wouldn't make sense for him to pay for his own work ("The trouble is I wrote those songs for nothing and buying them back at these phenomenal sums …" McCartney once explained. "I just can't do it."), his tune may have changed. On December 15, 2015, he filed a termination notice with the U.S. Copyright Office, the first step required for an artist to get back the publishing rights to their songs.


Source: http://mentalfloss.com/article/85007/how-michael-jackson-bought-publishing-rights-beatles-catalogue

August 28, 2016

Beatles Challenger One Bootleg - Great collection of Beatles sounds...






The Beatles ‎– Challenger One
Label: Vulture Records ‎– VT CD 011
Format: 3 × CD, Unofficial Release
Country: Italy
Released: 1990
Genre: Rock, Pop

CD 1 of 3. Basically the same as the Ultra Rare Trax series but with some more songs.
Includes Ultra Rare Trax 1 & 2.

CD 2 of 3. Basically the same as the Ultra Rare Trax series but with some more songs.
Includes Ultra Rare Trax 3 & 4.
Includes "Live At The Budokan Hall".

CD 3 of 3. Basically the same as the Ultra Rare Trax series but with some more songs.
Includes Ultra Rare Trax 5 & 6.




CD 1
1. I Saw Her Standing There (take 2) (3:07)
2. One After 909 (take 2) (3:03)
3. She's A Woman (take 2) (3:17)
4. I'm Looking Through You (take 2) (3:00)
5. If You Got Troubles (2:20)
6. How Do You Do It (2:11)
7. Penny Lane (2:55)
8. Strawberry Fields Forever (3:20)
9. From Me To You (1:50)
10. Besame Mucho (2:32)
11. The Fool On The Hill (2:45)
12. Paper Back Writer (2:39)
13. Can't Buy Me Love (2:17)
14. There's A Place (take 3) (0:10)
15. There's A Place (take 3) (2) (1:55)
16. That Means A Lot (2:27)
17. Day Tripper (I) (0:24)
18. Day Tripper (II) (3:04)
19. I Am The Walrus (4:26)
20. Misery (take 1) (1:48)
21. Leave My Kitten Alone (2:52)
22. We Can Work It Out (2:11)
23. A Hard Day's Night (2:46)
24. Norwegian Wood (2:18)
25. Do You Want To Know A Secret (2:01)
26. Aerial Tour (instrumental) (2:07)
27. A Hard Day's Night (2) (2:31)
28. I'm A Looser (2:35)
29. I Feel Fine (2:18)
30. Money (2:54)
31. Twist And Shout (2:45)

CD 2
1. Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da (2:57)
2. Tomorrow Never Knows (2:57)
3. A Day In The Life (5:26)
4. Yes It Is (2:53)
5. I Saw Her Standing There (take 10) (2:58)
6. Norwegian Wood (take 1) (2:03)
7. Not Guilty (3:18)
8. Across The Universe (3:43)
9. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (3:26)
10. Ticket To Ride (3:43)
11. One After 909 (3:11)
12. A Taste Of Honey (take 7) (2:27)
13. I Feel Fine (take 7) (2:28)
14. Yer Blues (4:02)
15. Blues Jam (3:48)
16. Not Guilty (4:24)
17. Get Back (2:17)
18. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues (2:34)
19. Do You Want To Know A Secret (take 8) (2:14)
20. All You Need Is Love (4:59)
21. Yesterday (budokan '66) (2:28)
22. Paperback Writer (budokan '66) (2:23)
23. She's A Woman (budokan '66) (3:07)
24. Day Tripper (budokan '66) (3:08)

CD 3
1. Christmas Time Is Here Again (1:12)
2. Because (2:19)
3. Revolution (3:20)
4. I Me Mine (2:13)
5. Strawberry Fields Forever (take 1) (2:41)
6. Hey Jude (rehersal Take 9) (5:38)
7. Magical Mystery Tour (2:36)
8. What's The New Mary Jane? (6:05)
9. Lady Madonna (2:14)
10. One After 909 (2:58)
11. Ob-la-di-ob-la-da (2:38)
12. Christmas Time Is Here Again (2) (0:58)
13. Come And Get It (2:30)
14. Hold Me Tight (2:38)
15. I'll Be On My Way (2:11)
16. Strawberry Fields Forever (take 7) (3:55)
17. It's All Too Much (2:28)
18. 12 Bar Original (3:54)
19. I Hate To See (1:08)
20. She's A Woman (take 7) (6:28)
21. What's The New Mary Jane? (2) (6:50)
22. Dig It (8:08)



July 09, 2016

The Last Lennon/McCartney Song? (Now And Then)

Published on Aug 20, 2014
"Now And Then" (also known as "I Don't Want To Lose You" or "Miss You") is the name given to an unreleased composition by John Lennon. It was first recorded in demo form in 1978 and was considered in 1995 as a third possible reunion single by Lennon's former band, The Beatles, for their 1995 autobiographical project The Beatles Anthology.

Lennon wrote "Now And Then" in the late 1970s, around the same time as "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love". He recorded the unfinished piece of music in a demo form at his home at the Dakota Building, New York City, around 1979. The lyrics are typical of the apologetic love songs that Lennon wrote in the later half of his career. Despite reports, for the most part the verses are nearly complete, though there are still a few lines that Lennon did not flesh out on the demo tape performance.

In January 1994, Paul McCartney was given two tape cassettes by Lennon's widow Yoko Ono that included home recordings of songs Lennon never completed or released commercially. The songs on the tape included the eventually completed and released "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love", in addition to two other songs was a tape with the words "for Paul" scrawled hastily in John's handwriting, which included "Grow Old With Me" and "Now And Then". In March 1995, the three surviving Beatles began work on "Now And Then" by recording a rough backing track that was to be used as an overdub. However, after only two days of recording, all work on the song ceased and plans for a third reunion single were scrapped permanently.

According to McCartney, George Harrison "didn't want to do it," possibly because new verses would have had to be written. Producer Jeff Lynne reported that "It was one day—one afternoon, really—messing with it. The song had a chorus but is almost totally lacking in verses. We did the backing track, a rough go that we really didn't finish." An additional factor behind scrapping the song was a technical defect in the original recording. As with "Real Love", a 60-cycle mains hum can be heard throughout Lennon's demo recording. However, it was noticeably louder on '"Now And Then", making it much harder to remove.

Throughout 2005 and 2006, press reports speculated that McCartney and Starr would release a complete version of the song in the future. On 29 April 2007, the Daily Express reported that the song might be released to coincide with the Beatles catalogue being released for the first time via digital download. Additional reports circulated that same year that McCartney was hoping to complete the song as a "Lennon–McCartney composition" by writing new verses, laying down a new drum track recorded by Ringo Starr, and utilising archival recordings of Harrison's guitar work.

In April 2008, The Sun reported that "there have been discussions about finishing 'Now And Then.'" From there, the story was picked up and repeated by a number of music and entertainment media sources.

The only (unofficial) available recording of the song is Lennon's original demo. In February 2009, the same version of Lennon's recording was released on a bootleg CD, taken from a different source, with none of the "buzz" which hampered the Beatles recording of the song in 1995. The overdubs added in 1995 by the other surviving members have yet to surface.

A popular fan remix from 2007 called the "1995 edit" consists of Lennon's original demo along with instrumental overdubs by an unspecified artist and samples from various 1960s Beatles songs. Contrary to repeated misconception, this remix does not contain any of the work that the three surviving members of the Beatles recorded in the 1990s.




Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCSZn2Q7o8U

New Movie: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years

Finally, The Beatles have released a film trailer and a poster, as well as information about what started as a documentary about The Beatles live concerts, but ended up as a broader perspective on the first part of their career, from 1962 to 1966.



The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years will be getting a theatrical all-star world premiere in London on September 15th, and the same day it will also be screened in France and Germany. Other countries will follow, currently release dates have been published for Australia and New Zealand (September 16th) and Japan (September 22nd), in addition to the previously mentioned UK, France and Germany (September 15th).

Hulu will have the exclusive US streaming video on-demand rights to the film on SVOD beginning September 17th – marking the first feature film to debut on Hulu following its theatrical premiere. The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is the first film acquired by Hulu’s Documentary Films arm which will serve as a new home for premium original and exclusive documentary film titles coming to Hulu.

The film is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, The Beatles. It will explore their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film will focus on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

Richard Abramowitz’s Abramorama will handle the US theatrical release of the film that is set to be an event driven experience with a few special surprises planned for cinemagoers.




Of special interest is a brief sequence near the end of the trailer, featuring colour footage shot from behind the band, from the Washington DC concert, February 1964.

Link: TheBeatlesEightDaysAWeek.com

Credits:
Award-winning Editor Paul Crowder is the editor. Crowder’s long-time collaborator, Mark Monroe, is serving as writer. Marc Ambrose is the supervising producer.
White Horse Pictures’ Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award®-winner and Emmy® Award-winner Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment are producing with Ron Howard. Apple Corps Ltd.’s Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde are serving as executive producers, along with Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East and Nicholas Ferrall. Studiocanal is an anchor partner on the film, having acquired UK, France, Germany and Australia and New Zealand rights.

Source: https://wogew.blogspot.com/2016/06/poster-trailer-and-cinema-dates.html

May 20, 2016

Author Mark Lewisohn — Talks About 3 New Beatles Books



The interview "Author Mark Lewisohn: Serious Jibber Jabber With Conan O'Brien" that went public Wednesday is an amazing in-depth discussion on the Beatles centered mostly around Lewisohn's “All These Years: Volume 1: Tune In,” but also talking about the Beatles' career as a whole. The interview, which lasts 83 minutes, is something that never could likely have been done on O'Brien's TV show because of the time spent and the topics covered. The knowledge that emerges on both sides of the interview from Lewisohn and O'Brien, who himself is a huge Beatles, fan, is not only illuminating but enlightening.
For example, the two get into a discussion of Brian Epstein with O'Brien saying, “He's the only one who sees them in '62 and says they're going to be the biggest thing ever.” “He was a man of tremendous energy,” Lewisohn answers. “He would consume himself with whatever it was that was interesting him. And the Beatles were miraculous to him. They came along at just the right time in his life much as he came along at the right time in their lives. It was the perfect marriage of manager and artist.”
An interesting moment is when, in discussing the personalities of the four Beatles, Lewisohn says Paul McCartney, not John Lennon, caused the most problems for Epstein. “They all had their difficult sides, but Paul's was the one that Brian had the most trouble with for sure because Paul was the most conspicuously ambitious for the Beatles. John and George were both ambitious, too, no doubt about it, but they would be more laid back. You wouldn't see it quite so openly as you would with Paul.”
They also discuss Ringo Starr as the rock of the Beatles. “They wanted Ringo first of all for his character and personality was a fit. Secondly, tempo, rock-solid tempo, unwavering beat, metronomic, perfect for guitarists and singers. The guy before, Pete, they always felt he always wavered on his beat. He was erratic, he speeded up, he slowed down. Ringo was rock solid.” “He was also rock solid through every outtake,” O'Brien quipped.
These are just a couple of highlights from a discussion that has many and shouldn't be missed. It's the second interview in two days featuring an intense discussion with Lewisohn. Stephen K. Peeples posted four videos on YouTube with more great talk about the Beatles from Lewisohn. The first is here. None should be missed.
Source: http://www.examiner.com/review/mark-lewisohn-s-interview-with-conan-o-brien-is-a-must-see



May 03, 2016

Beatles Remastered Anthologies Released

The Beatles Anthology, Vols 1-3 are now available on all collaborating streaming services, and it is the June 2011 remastered-for-iTunes versions. Originally released in 2CD volumes in 1995 and 1996, Anthology’s three chronological collections of rare and previously unreleased Beatles recordings include studio outtakes and alternate versions. The “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love” singles, from Anthology, Volume 1 and Anthology, Volume 2, respectively, were completed in 1995 by George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr from 1977 demos recorded by John Lennon.
The 2011 remasters sound a lot better than their 1995-96 counterparts, which is especially noticeable on the first of the three volumes.



Upon their original release, Anthology, Volumes 1-3 topped charts and went multi-platinum in several countries around the world. “Free as a Bird” became The Beatles’ 34th Top 10 hit in the U.S., winning the 1996 GRAMMY® Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Anthology, Volume 3 includes “A Beginning,” an instrumental orchestral arrangement originally recorded for The Beatles (The White Album).


Anthology, Volumes 1-3 were remastered at Abbey Road Studios by the same team of engineers responsible for The Beatles’ GRAMMY-winning 2009 studio album remasters, carefully maintaining the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The collections are accompanied by original collage artwork created by Klaus Voormann from classic Beatles imagery.

You can listen to The Beatles Anthology Vol 1-3, and the selected highlights collection, right now. Find your local streaming partner at thebeatles.com.

Highly Recomended

A podcast has also been made,with Kevin Howlett and Mark Ellen discussing The Beatles Anthology. Available here.





 

 Beatles’ “Anthology” Receives a Very Digital Remaster

So here’s some good news for Beatlemaniacs: the Anthology series, the three-volume clearinghouse of Beatles outtakes and vault material released in 1995-1996, is getting digitally remastered. The bad news? You’re not going to find it in your local record shop.

 

This new remaster of each two-disc set is actually going to be an iTunes exclusive – quite a difference from years ago, when no Beatles material was sold digitally. Not only did Apple Computer crack the code for Apple Records, they also offered unreleased bonus tracks when the Love soundtrack for the Cirque du Soleil show was offered through the digital retailer earlier this year.

EMI has already confirmed that this remaster will not be available physically, nor will the iTunes albums include the Anthology documentaries, either. For those whose interest in The Beatles was piqued by finally having the catalogue accessible on iTunes, this is obviously a good thing, but most collectors aren’t going to care one way or another. And isn’t a digital remaster in a
n uncompressed format a contradiction in terms?A physical product would have made perfect sense for collectors or anyone still missing those sets – I don’t believe all three Anthology entries were ever packaged as a six-disc box set (nor were they ever combined with the Anthology documentaries on DVD for a whopper of a 10-disc set) – but it is what it is, at the moment.

The Beatles’ Anthology is on iTunes June 14. The full details for the digital sets are after the jump.Each two-disc Anthology set can be pre-ordered for $29.99, or bought as a digital box set for $79.99. A 23-track highlights collection will be sold for $12.99, and all tracks can be bought a la carte at $1.29 apiece.

The Beatles’ iTunes page also has a new radio featurette, Meet The Beatles, to listen to, which features testimonials from famous Beatle fans including Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne and more. All of that can be found here.

And here are the track lists. Starred tracks will be included in the highlights collection.


The Beatles, Anthology 1 (Apple/Capitol CDP 72438 34445 2 6, 1995)
Disc 1
  1. Free as a Bird *
  2. John Lennon speaking to Jann Wenner (interview #1)
  3. That’ll Be the Day (Mono) (Phillips Session, 1958 )
  4. In Spite of All the Danger (Mono) (Phillips Session, 1958 )
  5. Paul McCartney speaking to Mark Lewisohn (interview)
  6. Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Mono) (Home Recording, 1960)
  7. You’ll Be Mine (Mono) (Home Recording, 1960)
  8. Cayenne (Mono) (Home Recording, 1960)
  9. Paul McCartney speaking to Malcom Threadgill (interview)
  10. My Bonnie (Live @ Frierich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg – 6/22/1961)
  11. Ain’t She Sweet (Live @ Frierich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg – 6/22/1961)
  12. Cry for a Shadow (Live @ Frierich-Ebert-Halle, Hamburg – 6/22/1961)
  13. John Lennon speaking to David Wigg (interview)
  14. Brian Epstein from A Cellarful of Noise (interview #1)
  15. Searchin’ (Mono) (Decca Audition, 1962)
  16. Three Cool Cats (Mono) (Decca Audition, 1962)
  17. The Sheik of Araby (Mono) (Decca Audition, 1962)
  18. Like Dreamers Do (Mono) (Decca Audition, 1962)
  19. Hello Little Girl (Mono) (Decca Audition, 1962)
  20. Brian Epstein from A Cellarful of Noise (interview #2)
  21. Bésame Mucho (Mono) (EMI Session, 1962)
  22. Love Me Do (Mono) (EMI Session, 1962)
  23. How Do You Do It (Mono) (EMI Session, 1962)
  24. Please Please Me (Mono) (EMI Session, 1962)
  25. One After 909 (Sequence) (Mono) (EMI Session, 1963)
  26. One After 909 (Complete) (Mono) (EMI Session, 1963) *
  27. Lend Me Your Comb (BBC Session/Pop Goes The Beatles radio show, 1963)
  28. I’ll Get You (Mono) (Live on Val Parnell’s Sunday Night at the London Palladium – 10/13/1963
  29. John Lennon speaking to Jann Wenner (interview #2)
  30. I Saw Her Standing There (Mono) (Live @ the Karlaplansstudion, Stockholm, Sweden – 10/24/1963
  31. From Me to You (Mono) (Live @ the Karlaplansstudion, Stockholm, Sweden – 10/24/1963
  32. Money (That’s What I Want) (Mono) (Live @ the Karlaplansstudion, Stockholm, Sweden – 10/24/1963
  33. You Really Got a Hold on Me (Mono) (Live @ the Karlaplansstudion, Stockholm, Sweden – 10/24/1963
  34. Roll Over Beethoven (Mono) (Live @ the Karlaplansstudion, Stockholm, Sweden – 10/24/1963
Disc 2
  1. She Loves You (Mono) (Live @ the Prince of Wales Theatre, London – 11/4/1963)
  2. Till There Was You (Mono) (Live @ the Prince of Wales Theatre, London – 11/4/1963)
  3. Twist and Shout (Mono) (Live @ the Prince of Wales Theatre, London – 11/4/1963)
  4. This Boy (Mono) (Live on Morecambe and Wise – 12/2/1963)
  5. I Want to Hold Your Hand (Mono) (Live on Morecambe and Wise – 12/2/1963)
  6. Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise speaking to The Beatles
  7. Moonlight Bay (Mono) (Live on Morecambe and Wise – 12/2/1963)
  8. Can’t Buy Me Love (Takes 1 & 2) *
  9. All My Loving (Mono) (Live on The Ed Sullivan Show, CBS-TV, 2/9/1964)
  10. You Can’t Do That (Take 6)
  11. And I Love Her (Take 2)
  12. A Hard Day’s Night (Take 1)
  13. I Wanna Be Your Man (Live @ IBC Studios, London – 4/19/1964)
  14. Long Tall Sally (Live @ IBC Studios, London – 4/19/1964)
  15. Boys (Live @ IBC Studios, London – 4/19/1964)
  16. Shout (Live @ IBC Studios, London – 4/19/1964)
  17. I’ll Be Back (Take 2)
  18. I’ll Be Back (Take 3)
  19. You Know What to Do (Demo)
  20. No Reply (Demo)
  21. Mr. Moonlight (Takes 1 & 4) *
  22. Leave My Kitten Alone (Take 5) *
  23. No Reply (Take 2)
  24. Eight Days a Week (Sequence)
  25. Eight Days a Week (Take 5) *
  26. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Take 2) *
The Beatles, Anthology 2 (Apple/Capitol CDP 7243 8 34448 2 3, 1996)

Disc 1
  1. Real Love *
  2. Yes It Is (Takes 2 & 14)
  3. I’m Down (Take 1)
  4. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away (Takes 1, 2 & 5) (Mono)
  5. If You’ve Got Trouble (Take 1) *
  6. That Means a Lot (Take 1) *
  7. Yesterday (Take 1) *
  8. It’s Only Love (Takes 2 & 3) (Mono)
  9. I Feel Fine (Mono) (Live @ ABC Theatre, Blackpool – 8/1/1965)
  10. Ticket to Ride (Mono) (Live @ ABC Theatre, Blackpool – 8/1/1965)
  11. Yesterday (Mono) (Live @ ABC Theatre, Blackpool – 8/1/1965)
  12. Help! (Mono) (Live @ ABC Theatre, Blackpool – 8/1/1965)
  13. Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby (Mono) (Live @ Shea Stadium, New York City – 8/15/1965)
  14. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Take 1)
  15. I’m Looking Through You (Take 1) *
  16. 12-Bar Original (Edited Take 2)
  17. Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1) *
  18. Got to Get You Into My Life (Take 5) (Mono)
  19. And Your Bird Can Sing (Take 2)
  20. Taxman (Take 11)
  21. Eleanor Rigby (Take 14 String Section)
  22. I’m Only Sleeping (Rehearsal) (mono)
  23. I’m Only Sleeping (Take 1) (Mono)
  24. Rock and Roll Music (Mono) (Live @ Budokan, Tokyo – 6/30/1966)
  25. She’s a Woman (Mono) (Live @ Budokan, Tokyo – 6/30/1966)
Disc 2
  1. Strawberry Fields Forever (Mono Demo Sequence)
  2. Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 1) *
  3. Strawberry Fields Forever (Take 7 & Edit Piece) (Mono)
  4. Penny Lane (Take 9 Horn Overdub)
  5. A Day in the Life” (Takes 1, 2, 6 & Orchestra)
  6. Good Morning Good Morning (Take 8 )
  7. Only a Northern Song (Takes 3 & 12)
  8. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (Takes 1 & 2)
  9. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (Take 7 & Effects Tape)
  10. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Takes 6-8 )
  11. Within You Without You (Instrumental Takes)
  12. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (Take 5) (Mono)
  13. You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) (Composite)
  14. I Am the Walrus (Take 16, No Overdubs)
  15. The Fool on the Hill (Mono Demo)
  16. Your Mother Should Know (Take 27)
  17. The Fool on the Hill (Take 4)
  18. Hello, Goodbye (Take 16 and Overdubs)
  19. Lady Madonna (Takes 3 & 4)
  20. Across the Universe (Take 2) *
The Beatles, Anthology 3 (Apple/Capitol CDP 7243 8 34451 2 7, 1996)

Disc 1
  1. A Beginning
  2. Happiness is a Warm Gun (Kinfauns Home Demo) (Mono)
  3. Helter Skelter (Edited Take 2) (Mono)
  4. Mean Mr. Mustard (Kinfauns Home Demo)
  5. Polythene Pam (Kinfauns Home Demo)
  6. Glass Onion (Kinfauns Home Demo)
  7. Junk (Kinfauns Home Demo)
  8. Piggies (Kinfauns Home Demo) (Mono)
  9. Honey Pie (Kinfauns Home Demo)
  10. Don’t Pass Me By (Takes 3 & 5)
  11. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (Take 5)
  12. Good Night (Rehearsal & Take 34) *
  13. Cry Baby Cry (Take 1)
  14. Blackbird (Take 4)
  15. Sexy Sadie (Take 6)
  16. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Demo) *
  17. Hey Jude (Take 2)
  18. Not Guilty (Take 102) *
  19. Mother Nature’s Son (Take 2)
  20. Glass Onion (Take 33) (Mono)
  21. Rocky Raccoon (Take 8 )
  22. What’s the New Mary Jane (Take 4)
  23. Step Inside Love/Los Paranoias
  24. I’m So Tired (Takes 3, 6 and 9)
  25. I Will (Take 1)
  26. Why Don’t We Do It in the Road? (Take 4)
  27. Julia (Take 2)
Disc 2
  1. I’ve Got a Feeling (Savile Row)
  2. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (Savile Row Rehearsal)
  3. Dig a Pony (Savile Row)
  4. Two of Us (Savile Row)
  5. For You Blue (Savile Row)
  6. Teddy Boy (Savile Row)
  7. Medley: Rip It Up/Shake, Rattle and Roll/Blue Suede Shoes (Savile Row)
  8. The Long and Winding Road (Savile Row) *
  9. Oh! Darling (Savile Row)
  10. All Things Must Pass (Demo) *
  11. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues (Savile Row)
  12. Get Back (Live on the Apple Building Rooftop, Savile Row, London – 1/30/1969)
  13. Old Brown Shoe (Demo)
  14. Octopus’s Garden (Takes 2 & 8 ) *
  15. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer (Take 5)
  16. Something (Mono Demo)
  17. Come Together (Take 1)
  18. Come and Get It (Demo) *
  19. Ain’t She Sweet (Jam)
  20. Because (A Cappella)
  21. Let It Be (Savile Row)
  22. I Me Mine (Take 16)
  23. The End (Remix)


    Source: http://theseconddisc.com/2011/05/31/beatles-anthology-receives-a-very-digital-remaster/

Beatles Live At The BBC - Vol 1 & 2 Remasters - Making Of

Amid all the hoopla around the new "On Air - Live at the BBC Vol. 2" release, it may have gone unnoticed to the casual fan that along with this new album comes a revamped version of the original 1994 release of "Live at the BBC Vol. 1".
The first volume, like "Live At The Hollywood Bowl" before it, was no doubt issued to create a proper legitimate collection of these recordings that had been available to hard core collectors on the bootleg market for years. The recordings were cleaned up, edited and put out as a double CD set or vinyl LP, bearing the familiar Apple label. Collectors gobbled it all up: LP, CD, and both CD and vinyl EP's, along with all the various promo items that accompanied the release. Two years later Apple would take the same approach with the massive Anthology campaign, also, no doubt, aimed at rendering all previous bootleg versions of the material obsolete. Fast forward to 2014; 20 years on from the original BBC vol. 1 release, we have the new, improved, remastered version, available on it's own, or in a double slipcase pack along with the new Vol. 2 album. Is it any different? Here are some of the differences as I have observed.
The first and obvious thing one notices before even playing the album is the new packaging that conforms to all the new releases since 09-09-09, rather than the fat double jewel case that housed the original. NO plastic. That's a thumbs up, for me. It's slimmer, the booklet is of better quality and has a slightly different layout, but the liner notes and photos are essentially still the same.


The second thing one notices before listening, is the change from sepia tone to straight black and white on the monochrome images. I prefer it, but this is purely a matter of personal preference. To me, sepia tone is reminiscent of the Old West, not London in the swinging '60's.

Sonically. the sound on the new version has more "presence" than the original. The mids and highs are definitely more prominent, bringing the vocals, guitars, and Ringo's cymbals more to the fore. The downside of this is the audible presence of tape hiss on the new version. The original was much quieter, but sounded at times like it was recorded in a closet; very "dry".
With these recordings being in mono, these differences are subtle, and only noticeable when doing a back and forth simultaneous comparison, as I did. One would be hard pressed to hear any difference listening to one after the other in it's entirety. So you have to ask yourself, "do I need this?" (probably not, if you have the existing version); "do I want this?" (of course you do! It’s new Beatles product).

So now, since 09-09-09, we have had repackaged versions of the entire core catalogue, both red and blue compilation collections, the Beatles 1 collection, Yellow Submarine Songtrack, and now Live At The BBC. That leaves the three Anthology volumes, "Let It Be - Naked", and both versions of "Love" that have yet to receive the CD repackaging treatment, so start saving, collectors.




BBC

The new 2013 release alongside its original 1994 release

 

 

 

 


Tracklist:
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1994 – The Beatles – Live At The BBC (2013 Remaster, 2CD, 3749153)
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CD I
01. Beatle Greetings (Speech) – 0:14
02. From Us To You (Opening) – 0:30
03. Riding On A Bus (Speech) – 0:55
04. I Got A Woman – 2:48
05. Too Much Monkey Business – 2:08
06. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby – 2:31
07. I’ll Be On My Way – 1:58
08. Young Blood – 1:56
09. A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues – 2:16
10. Sure To Fall (In Love With You) – 2:08
11. Some Other Guy – 2:01
12. Thank You Girl – 2:05
13. Sha La La La La! (Speech) – 0:28
14. Baby It’s You – 2:44
15. That’s All Right (Mama) – 2:56
16. Carol – 2:36
17. What Is It, George? (Speech) – 0:31
18. Soldier Of Love – 1:59
19. A Little Rhyme (Speech) – 0:26
20. Clarabella – 2:40
21. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) – 2:02
22. Crying, Waiting, Hoping – 2:11
23. Dear Wack! (Speech) – 0:43
24. You Really Got A Hold On Me – 2:38
25. To Know Her Is To Love Her – 2:51
26. A Taste Of Honey – 1:59
27. Long Tall Sally – 1:54
28. I Saw Her Standing There – 2:35
29. The Honeymoon Song – 1:40
30. Johnny B. Goode – 2:51
31. Memphis, Tennessee – 2:16
32. Lucille – 1:50
33. Can’t Buy Me Love – 2:08
34. From Fluff To You (Speech) – 0:28
35. Till There Was You – 2:17
CD II
01. Crinsk Dee Night (Speech) – 1:09
02. A Hard Day’s Night – 2:44
03. Have A Banana! (Speech) – 0:14
04. I Wanna Be Your Man – 2:10
05. Just A Rumour (Speech) – 0:20
06. Roll Over Beethoven – 2:17
07. All My Loving – 2:07
08. Things We Said Today – 2:18
09. She’s A Woman – 3:19
10. Sweet Little Sixteen – 2:21
11. 1822! (Speech) – 0:10
12. Lonesome Tears In My Eyes – 2:36
13. Nothin’ Shakin’ – 3:00
14. The Hippy Hippy Shake – 1:50
15. Glad All Over – 1:53
16. I Just Don’t Understand – 2:48
17. So How Come (No One Loves Me) – 1:55
18. I Feel Fine – 2:16
19. I’m A Loser – 2:33
20. Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby – 2:23
21. Rock And Roll Music – 2:02
22. Ticket To Ride – 2:59
23. Dizzy Miss Lizzy – 2:44
24. Medley: Kansas City / Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! – 2:39
25. Set Fire To That Lot! (Speech) – 0:28
26. Matchbox – 1:58
27. I Forgot To Remember To Forget – 2:06
28. Love These Goon Shows! (Speech) – 0:28
29. I Got To Find My Baby – 1:58
30. Ooh! My Soul – 1:38
31. Ooh! My Arms (Speech) – 0:36
32. Don’t Ever Change – 2:05
33. Slow Down – 2:38
34. Honey Don’t – 2:13
35. Love Me Do – 2:29
36. From Us To You (Closing) – 0:38




T
he Beatles confirm tracklisting for On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2








The Beatles have confirmed details of their anticipated On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 collection. The album will be released Monday, November 11 in 2CD and 180-gram vinyl packages with a 48-page booklet. On Air’s 63 tracks include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band’s members and their BBC radio hosts.

The Beatles have confirmed details of their anticipated On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 collection.

The album will be released Monday, November 11 in 2CD and 180-gram vinyl packages with a 48-page booklet. On Air’s 63 tracks include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band’s members and their BBC radio hosts.

Paul McCartney said, “There’s a lot of energy and spirit. We are going for it, not holding back at all, trying to put in the best performance of our lifetimes.”


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

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2013 – The Beatles – On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 (2013, 2CD, 3749169)
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CD I
01. And Here We Are Again – 0:15
02. Words Of Love – 1:56
03. How About It, Gorgeous? – 0:37
04. Do You Want to Know a Secret? – 1:48
05. Lucille – 2:29
06. Hey, Paul… – 0:21
07. Anna (Go to Him) – 2:50
08. Hello! – 0:19
09. Please Please Me – 1:55
10. Misery – 1:50
11. I’m Talking About You – 1:52
12. A Real Treat – 0:37
13. Boys – 2:29
14. Absolutely Fab – 0:27
15. Chains – 2:15
16. Ask Me Why – 1:54
17. Till There Was You – 2:16
18. Lend Me Your Comb – 1:47
19. Lower 5E – 0:23
20. Hippy Hippy Shake – 1:46
21. Roll Over Beethoven – 2:22
22. There’s a Place – 1:49
23. Bumper Bundle – 0:49
24. P.S. I Love You – 1:59
25. Please Mr. Postman – 2:16
26. Beautiful Dreamer – 1:46
27. Devil In Her Heart – 2:22
28. The 49 Weeks – 0:17
29. Sure to Fall (in Love with You) – 2:21
30. Never Mind, Eh? – 0:34
31. Twist and Shout – 2:25
32. Bye, Bye – 0:24
Bonus Tracks:
33. John – Pop Profile (Bonus interview track) – 8:22
34. George – Pop Profile (Bonus interview track) – 8:06
CD II
01. I Saw Her Standing There – 2:36
02. Glad All Over – 1:52
03. Lift Lid Again – 0:37
04. I’ll Get You – 2:02
05. She Loves You – 2:15
06. Memphis Tennessee – 2:16
07. Happy Birthday Dear Saturday Club – 0:34
08. Now Hush, Hush – 0:24
09. From Me to You – 1:51
10. Money (That’s What I Want) – 2:43
11. I Want To Hold Your Hand – 2:23
12. Brian Bathtubes – 0:59
13. This Boy – 2:16
14. If I Wasn’t In America – 0:45
15. I Got a Woman – 2:36
16. Long Tall Sally – 1:58
17. If I Fell – 2:09
18. A Hard Job Writing Them – 1:19
19. And I Love Her – 2:20
20. Oh, Can’t We? Yes We Can – 0:20
21. You Can’t Do That – 2:32
22. Honey Don’t – 2:24
23. I’ll Follow the Sun – 1:51
24. Green With Black Shutters – 0:56
25. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! – 2:43
26. That’s What We’re Here For – 0:24
27. I Feel Fine (studio out-take) – 3:29
Bonus Tracks:
28. Paul – Pop Profile (Bonus interview track) – 7:50
29. Ringo – Pop Profile (Bonus interview track) – 8:04


The return of the Fab Four at the Beeb and live – now with added Beatle wit…

You’ll be wanting to know about the music, of course. We’ll get to that. But first it’s necessary to identify and celebrate the work of the secret hero of the second selection of recordings made by the Beatles at the BBC, released almost 20 years after its predecessor, which represented the first legitimate issue of the material taped for the old Light Programme between 1962 and 1965.

That hero is the great Brian Matthew, still functioning with seemingly effortless geniality every Saturday morning on Radio 2 at the age of 85, whose interviews with all four Beatles – John and George in November 1965, Paul and Ringo in May 1966, with about eight minutes devoted to each — were transferred to seven-inch 33rpm discs by the BBC’s transcription service and sent out for use by stations around the world as part of a series titled Pop Profiles.

A sympathetic and amused but never sycophantic interviewer, familiar to the Fabs from their many encounters during sessions for Saturday Club and Easy Beat, Matthew caught them at a wonderful moment, between the release of Rubber Soul and the sessions for Revolver. They had the big houses and the Rolls Royces, but the edge of their curiosity about the world remained sharp as they began to accelerate away from their origins.

John is as forthcoming and unguarded as he remained to the end of his life. “It’s in what they call the stockbroker area,” he says with an air of mild embarrassment when Matthew asks him about the house in which he lives with Cynthia and the young Julian. “I didn’t care where it was as long as it was somewhere quite quiet. I wanted to live in London but I wouldn’t risk it until it’s really quietened down. I only realise how big it is when I go home again to Liverpool or visit relations.”

It doesn’t take much effort to detect prophetic undertones in these exchanges. When Matthew asks George about his reputation as “the silent Beatle”, Harrison tells him: “I got fed up before the others with all these questions like, ‘What colour teeth have you got?’ … I shut up until someone asks me something worth answering.”

Paul talks about discovering other kinds of music. “Indian music,” he says. “Whenever you got on an Indian channel, fiddling through the radio, I always used to just turn it off. But George got this big Indian kick. He’s dead keen on it, you know? We’ve been round to his house a couple of times and he plays it to you. It’s so boring! No, no… it’s good, you hear millions of things that I never realised were in it.” He’s asked what he thinks he might do when the group ceases to exist. “Like the others,” he says, “I don’t like doing nothing.”

He can’t have meant Ringo. What does the drummer do when they’re not working? “Sit around most of the time. Don’t do anything. Play records.” He gets bored on long holidays. “I like to sit at home doing nothing. Because if you do want to do something, it’s right there.”

Volume Two contains more talk than its predecessor, and by linking the 39 songs on these two discs with snippets of dialogue from Saturday Club, Easy Beat, From Us to You, (the original) Top Gear and Pop Go The Beatles, the compilers attempt to replicate the mood and flow of those shows, showing us how the group broke through the barriers of formality hitherto erected between performers and audience. They send up the two posh-voiced professional actors, Lee Peters and Rodney Burke, who present the early programmes, while establishing a different and more relaxed rapport with Matthew.

“What happened to our request, Brian Bathtubes?” Lennon inquires while reading out letters from fans. “Yeah, we sent it in about two weeks ago and you haven’t played it,” says George. “Have you done?” says Matthew. When John and Paul play a dead bat to the DJ’s inquiry about their rumoured plans to write a musical, George breaks in to announce that he and Ringo are planning to paint Buckingham Palace. What colour? “Green, with black shutters.” Not exactly the last word in wit, but they weren’t playing by the conventional rules of decorum.

And the stuff between the jokes? The earliest piece of music here is a version of “Misery” recorded in Manchester in March 1962, three months ahead of their first session at Abbey Road. It’s from a weekly programme called Teenagers’ Turn – Here We Go, an appearance that followed a successful BBC audition. Interestingly, the performance is already greeted with squeals from the live audience at the Playhouse Theatre.

Mostly taped at the height of Beatlemania, these straightforward, unvarnished performances are what they would have sounded like if you could have heard them beneath the screaming. This is the unit formed by countless sessions in the Star Club and the Cavern, hacking their way through the cover versions – “Kansas City”, “Memphis, Tennessee”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Talkin’ About You” — that formed the core repertoire of working groups at the time, as well as a handful of selections that show the kind of music fans they were: three items learnt from Carl Perkins’ records (“Lend Me Your Comb”, “Sure to Fall” and “Glad All Over”) plus a pair of girl-group songs, “Devil In Her Heart” and “Boys”, unearthed on the B-sides of singles by the Donays and the Shirelles. Their own B-sides are also among the highlights, including “PS I Love You”, “I’ll Get You”, “You Can’t Do That” and “This Boy”.

The sound in the various BBC theatres and studios isn’t of the quality achieved under EMI’s auspices, but on some of the rockers, like “Hippy Hippy Shake” and “Twist and Shout”, Paul’s bass guitar and Ringo’s kick drum come through with unusual clarity and oomph. Unlike their Abbey Road counterparts, the BBC’s engineers could set their levels without worrying about whether a sudden spike in the low frequencies would make the stylus jump out of the groove.
Richard Williams

Q&A
Kevin Howlett is a radio producer and author who has written three books about the Beatles at the BBC and, with Mike Heatley, researched and compiled On the Air — Live at the BBC Volume Two

What were the sources of this material for this volume?
When I did the original research for The Beatles at the Beeb on Radio 1 many years ago, I discovered that the official archive in Broadcasting House contained just one of the 53 programmes they’d recorded. So I had to look in other places. Fortunately some of the sessions from 1964 and 1965 had been preserved on transcription discs, sent abroad as part of the BBC’s mission to disseminate British culture to the Empire. Others are from the collection of Bernie Andrews, who produced Saturday Club and Top Gear. And some songs have come from people who taped them off the radio.

Have audio restoration techniques evolved greatly since the first volume, almost 20 years ago?
They really have. The object is to make the tracks sound as good as possible, so we repaired drop-outs by inserting notes and generally ironing out the tape blemishes. We’ve also remastered the first volume and you’ll hear a great improvement in sound quality there, too.

Are you envisaging a Volume Three in another 20 years’ time?
I don’t think so. I think these two volumes have all the essentials. But maybe someone, somewhere will pop up saying, “Oh, yes, I taped that, and I’ve got it in the attic.”
INTERVIEW: RICHARD WILLIAMS



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Live At The BBC
1-1 Beatle Greetings (Speech)
Presenter – Tony Hall (4)Producer – John Fawcett Wilson
0:14
1-2 From Us To You (Opening)
Producer – Bryant MarriottWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
0:30
1-3 Riding On A Bus (Speech)
Presenter – Brian MatthewProducer – Bernie Andrews
0:55
1-4 I Got A Woman
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Charles*, Richard*
2:48
1-5 Too Much Monkey Business
Producer – Ian Grant (3)Written-By – Berry*
2:08
1-6 Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
Producer – Jimmy Grant (4)Written-By – Goffin-King*
2:31
1-7 I'll Be On My Way
Producer – Bryant MarriottWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
1:58
1-8 Young Blood
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Pomus*, Leiber-Stoller*
1:56
1-9 A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
Producer – Ian Grant (3)Written-By – Thompson*
2:16
1-10 Sure To Fall (In Love With You)
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Perkins*, Claunch*, Cantrell*
2:08
1-11 Some Other Guy
Producer – Ron BelchierWritten-By – Leiber-Stoller*, Barrett*
2:01
1-12 Thank You Girl
Producer – Ron BelchierWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:05
1-13 Sha La La La La! (Speech)
Presenter – Lee Peters (2)Producer – Terry Henebery
0:28
1-14 Baby It's You
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Williams*, Bacharach*, David*
2:44
1-15 That's All Right (Mama)
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Crudup*
2:56
1-16 Carol
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Berry*
2:36
1-17 What Is It, George? (Speech)
Presenter – Rodney BurkeProducer – Terry Henebery
0:31
1-18 Soldier Of Love
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Cason*, Moon*
1:59
1-19 A Little Rhyme (Speech)
Presenter – Rodney BurkeProducer – Terry Henebery
0:26
1-20 Clarabella
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Pingatore*
2:40
1-21 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Biggs*, Thomas*
2:02
1-22 Crying, Waiting, Hoping
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Holly*
2:11
1-23 Dear Wack! (Speech)
Presenter – Brian MatthewProducer – Bernie Andrews, Jimmy Grant (4)
0:43
1-24 You Really Got A Hold On Me
Producer – Bernie Andrews, Jimmy Grant (4)Written-By – Robinson*
2:38
1-25 To Know Her Is To Love Her
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Spector*
2:51
1-26 A Taste Of Honey
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Scott*, Marlow*
1:59
1-27 Long Tall Sally
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Johnson*, Penniman*, Blackwell*
1:54
1-28 I Saw Her Standing There
Producer – Ron BelchierWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:35
1-29 The Honeymoon Song
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Theodorakis*, Sansom*
1:40
1-30 Johnny B Goode
Producer – Bernie Andrews, Jimmy Grant (4)Written-By – Berry*
2:51
1-31 Memphis, Tennessee
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Berry*
2:16
1-32 Lucille
Producer – Bernie Andrews, Jimmy Grant (4)Written-By – Collins*, Penniman*
1:50
1-33 Can't Buy Me Love
Producer – Bryant MarriottWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:08
1-34 From Fluff To You (Speech)
Presenter – Alan 'Fluff' FreemanProducer – Bryant Marriott
0:28
1-35 Till There Was You
Producer – Bryant MarriottWritten-By – Willson*
2:17
2-1 Crinsk Dee Night (Speech)
Presenter – Brian MatthewProducer – Bernie Andrews
1:09
2-2 A Hard Day's Night
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:44
2-3 Ringo? Yep! (Speech)
Presenter – Alan Freeman*Producer – Bryant Marriott
0:14
2-4 I Wanna Be Your Man
Producer – Bryant MarriottWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:10
2-5 Just A Rumour (Speech)
Presenter – Alan Freeman*Producer – Bryant Marriott
0:20
2-6 Roll Over Beethoven
Producer – Bryant MarriottWritten-By – Berry*
2:17
2-7 All My Loving
Producer – Bryant MarriottWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:07
2-8 Things We Said Today
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:18
2-9 She's A Woman
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
3:19
2-10 Sweet Little Sixteen
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Berry*
2:21
2-11 1822! (Speech)
Presenter – Rodney BurkeProducer – Terry Henebery
0:10
2-12 Lonesome Tears In My Eyes
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – D. Burnette*, Jerome*, J. Burnette*, Burlison*
2:36
2-13 Nothin' Shakin'
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Calacrai*, Lampert*, Fontaine*, Gluck*
3:00
2-14 The Hippy Hippy Shake
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Romero*
1:50
2-15 Glad All Over
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Schroeder*, Bennett-Tepper*
1:53
2-16 I Just Don't Understand
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Westberry*, Wilkin*
2:48
2-17 So How Come (No One Loves Me)
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – F & B Bryant*
1:55
2-18 I Feel Fine
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:16
2-19 I'm A Loser
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:33
2-20 Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Perkins*
2:23
2-21 Rock And Roll Music
Producer – Brian Willey, Jimmy Grant (4)Written-By – Berry*
2:02
2-22 Ticket To Ride
Producer – Keith BatesonWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:59
2-23 Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Producer – Keith BatesonWritten-By – Williams*
2:44
2-24 Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By [Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!] – Penniman*Written-By [Kansas City] – Leiber-Stoller*
2:39
2-25 Set Fire To That Lot! (Speech)
Presenter – Rodney BurkeProducer – Terry Henebery
0:28
2-26 Matchbox
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Perkins*
1:58
2-27 I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Producer – Bryant MarriottWritten-By – Feathers*, Kesler*
2:06
2-28 Love These Goon Shows! (Speech)
Presenter – Lee Peters (2)Producer – Terry Henebery
0:28
2-29 I Got To Find My Baby
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Berry*
1:58
2-30 Ooh! My Soul
Producer – Ian Grant (3)Written-By – Penniman*
1:38
2-31 Ooh! My Arms (Speech)
Presenter – Rodney BurkeProducer – Ian Grant (3)
0:36
2-32 Don't Ever Change
Producer – Ian Grant (3)Written-By – Goffin-King*
2:05
2-33 Slow Down
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Williams*
2:38
2-34 Honey Don't
Producer – Ian Grant (3)Written-By – Perkins*
2:13
2-35 Love Me Do
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:29
2-36 From Us To You (Closing)
Producer – Bryant MarriottWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
0:38

On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2
3-1 And Here We Are Again (Speech)
Presenter – Rodney BurkeProducer – Terry Henebery
0:15
3-2 Words Of Love
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Holly*
1:56
3-3 How About It, Gorgeous? (Speech)
Presenter – Rodney BurkeProducer – Terry Henebery
0:37
3-4 Do You Want To Know A Secret
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
1:48
3-5 Lucille
Producer – Ian Grant (3)Written-By – Collins*, Penniman*
2:29
3-6 Hey, Paul... (Speech)
Presenter – Lee Peters (2)Producer – Terry Henebery
0:21
3-7 Anna (Go To Him)
Producer – Ian Grant (3)Written-By – Alexander*
2:50
3-8 Hello! (Speech)
Presenter – Lee Peters (2)Producer – Terry Henebery
0:19
3-9 Please Please Me
Producer – Ian Grant (3)Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
1:55
3-10 Misery
Producer – Peter PilbeamWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
1:50
3-11 I'm Talking About You
Producer – Bernie Andrews, Jimmy Grant (4)Written-By – Berry*
1:52
3-12 A Real Treat (Speech)
Presenter – Lee Peters (2)Producer – Terry Henebery
0:37
3-13 Boys
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Dixon*, Farrell*
2:29
3-14 Absolutely Fab (Speech)
Presenter – Lee Peters (2)Producer – Terry Henebery
0:27
3-15 Chains
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Goffin-King*
2:15
3-16 Ask Me Why
Producer – Ian Grant (3)Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
1:54
3-17 Till There Was You
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Willson*
2:16
3-18 Lend Me Your Comb
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Weisman*, Wise*, Twomey*
1:47
3-19 Lower 5E (Speech)
Presenter – Rodney BurkeProducer – Ian Grant (3)
0:23
3-20 The Hippy Hippy Shake
Producer – Ian Grant (3)Written-By – Romero*
1:46
3-21 Roll Over Beethoven
Producer – Ian Grant (3)Written-By – Berry*
2:22
3-22 There's A Place
Producer – Ian Grant (3)Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
1:49
3-23 Bumper Bundle (Speech)
Presenter – Lee Peters (2)Producer – Terry Henebery
0:49
3-24 P. S. I Love You
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
1:59
3-25 Please Mister Postman
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Holland*, Gorman*, Dobbins*, Bateman*, Garrett*
2:16
3-26 Beautiful Dreamer
Producer – Jimmy Grant (4)Written-By [New Words And Music] – Goffin*, Keller*Written-By [Original] – Foster*
1:46
3-27 Devil In Her Heart
Producer – Ian Grant (3)Written-By – Drapkin*
2:22
3-28 The 49 Weeks (Speech)
Presenter – Rodney BurkeProducer – Ian Grant (3)
0:17
3-29 Sure To Fall (In Love With You)
Producer – Ian Grant (3)Written-By – Perkins*, Claunch*, Cantrell*
2:21
3-30 Never Mind, Eh? (Speech)
Presenter – Rodney BurkeProducer – Ian Grant (3)
0:34
3-31 Twist And Shout
Producer – Terry HeneberyWritten-By – Russell*, Medley*
2:25
3-32 Bye, Bye (Speech)
Presenter – Rodney BurkeProducer – Ian Grant (3)
0:24

Bonus Interview Tracks
3-33 John - Pop Profile
Interviewer – Brian MatthewProducer – Pete Dauncey
8:22
3-34 George - Pop Profile
Interviewer – Brian MatthewProducer – Pete Dauncey
8:06
4-1 I Saw Her Standing There
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:36
4-2 Glad All Over
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Schroeder*, Bennett-Tepper*
1:52
4-3 Lift Lid Again (Speech)
Presenter – Brian MatthewProducer – Bernie Andrews
0:37
4-4 I'll Get You
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:02
4-5 She Loves You
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:15
4-6 Memphis, Tennessee
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Berry*
2:16
4-7 Happy Birthday Dear Saturday Club
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Hill*, Hill*
0:34
4-8 Now Hush, Hush (Speech)
Presenter – Brian MatthewProducer – Ron Belchier
0:24
4-9 From Me To You
Producer – Ron BelchierWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
1:51
4-10 Money (That's What I Want)
Producer – Bryant MarriottWritten-By – Gordy*, Bradford*
2:43
4-11 I Want To Hold Your Hand
Producer – Bryant MarriottWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:23
4-12 Brian Bathtubes (Speech)
Presenter – Brian MatthewProducer – Bernie Andrews
0:59
4-13 This Boy
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:16
4-14 If I Wasn't In America (Speech)
Presenter – Brian MatthewProducer – Bernie Andrews
0:45
4-15 I Got A Woman
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Charles*, Richard*
2:36
4-16 Long Tall Sally
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Johnson*, Penniman*, Blackwell*
1:58
4-17 If I Fell
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:09
4-18 A Hard Job Writing Them (Speech)
Presenter – Brian MatthewProducer – Bernie Andrews
1:19
4-19 And I Love Her
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:20
4-20 Oh, Can't We? Yes We Can (Speech)
Presenter – Alan 'Fluff' FreemanProducer – Bryant Marriott
0:20
4-21 You Can't Do That
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
2:32
4-22 Honey Don't
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Perkins*
2:24
4-23 I'll Follow The Sun
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
1:51
4-24 Green With Black Shutters (Speech)
Presenter – Brian MatthewProducer – Pete Dauncey
0:56
4-25 Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
Producer – Brian Willey, Jimmy Grant (4)Written-By [Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!] – Penniman*Written-By [Kansas City] – Leiber-Stoller*
2:43
4-26 That's What We're Here For (Speech)
Presenter – Brian MatthewProducer – Bernie Andrews
0:24
4-27 I Feel Fine (Studio Outtake Sequence)
Producer – Bernie AndrewsWritten-By – Lennon-McCartney
3:29

Bonus Interview Tracks
4-28 Paul - Pop Profile
Interviewer – Brian MatthewProducer – Pete Dauncey
7:50
4-29 Ringo - Pop Profile
Interviewer – Brian MatthewProducer – Pete Dauncey




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Notes

Box set containing the two volumes of The Beatles "Live At The BBC".

Vol. 1: "The Beatles Live At The BBC" remastered, originally released in 1994.
1-1. Recorded 3 October 1963 at NEMS Enterprises, London. Transmitted on 3 November 1963 "The Public Ear".
1-2. Recorded 28 February 1964 in Number One Studio, BBC Piccadilly Theatre, London. Transmitted on Easter, Whitsun and August Bank Holidays 1964 shows "From Us To You Say The Beatles".
1-3, 2-9, 2-18 to 2-20. Recorded 17 November 1964 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 26 November 1964 "Top Gear".
1-4, 1-27. Recorded 16 July 1963 at BBC Paris Theatre, London. Transmitted on 13 August 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
1-5. Recorded 3 September 1963 in Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London. Transmitted on 10 September 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
1-6. Recorded 22 January 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 26 January 1963 "Saturday Club".
1-7. Recorded 4 April 1963 at BBC Paris Theatre, London. Transmitted on 24 June 1963 "Side By Side".
1-8, 1-13, 1-14, 2-28, 2-29. Recorded 1 June 1963 at BBC Paris Theatre, London. Transmitted on 11 June 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
1-9, 2-30 to 2-32. Recorded 1 August 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. Transmitted on 27 August 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
1-10. Recorded 1 June 1963 at BBC Paris Theatre, London. Transmitted on 18 June 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
1-11, 1-12. Recorded 19 June 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 23 June 1963 "Easy Beat".
1-15 to 1-20. Recorded 2 July 1963 in Studio Five, BBC Maida Vale, London. Transmitted on 16 July 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
1-21, 1-22, 1-25, 1-29, 2-24. Recorded 16 July 1963 at BBC Paris Theatre, London. Transmitted on 6 August 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
1-23, 1-24. Recorded 30 July 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 24 August 1963 "Saturday Club".
1-26, 2-10 to 2-13, 2-17, 2-35. Recorded 10 July 1963 in Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London. Transmitted on 23 July 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
1-28. Recorded 16 October 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 20 October 1963 "Easy Beat".
1-30. Recorded 7 January 1964 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 15 February 1964 "Saturday Club".
1-26, 2-14, 2-25, 2-26. Recorded 10 July 1963 in Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London. Transmitted on 30 July 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
1-32. Recorded 7 September 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 5 October 1963 "Saturday Club".
1-33 to 1-35, 2-3 to 2-7. Recorded 28 February 1964 in Number One Studio, BBC Piccadilly Theatre, London. Transmitted on 30 March 1964 "From Us To You Say The Beatles".
2-1, 2-2, 2-8. Recorded 14 July 1964 in Studio S2, Broadcasting House, London. Transmitted on 16 July 1964 "Top Gear".
2-15, 2-16, 2-33. Recorded 16 July 1963 at BBC Paris Theatre, London. Transmitted on 20 August 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
2-21. Recorded 25 November 1964 in Studio One, Aeolian Hall, London. Transmitted on 26 December 1964 "Saturday Club".
2-22, 2-23. Recorded 26 May 1965 in Number One Studio, BBC Piccadilly Theatre, London. Transmitted on 7 June 1965 "The Beatles Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride".
2-27. Recorded 1 May 1964 at BBC Paris Theatre, London. Transmitted on 18 May 1964 "From Us To You Say The Beatles".
2-34. Recorded 1 August 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. Transmitted on 3 September 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
2-36. Recorded 28 February 1964 in Number One Studio, BBC Piccadilly Theatre, London.

Vol. 2: "On Air - The Beatles Live At The BBC Volume 2".
3-1. Recorded 10 July 1963 in Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London. Transmitted on 23 July 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
3-2. Recorded 16 July 1963 at BBC Paris Theatre, London. Transmitted on 20 August 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
3-3, 3-4, 3-17, 3-25. Recorded 10 July 1963 in Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London. Transmitted on 30 July 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
3-5. Recorded 3 September 1963 in Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London. Transmitted on 17 September 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
3-6, 3-8, 3-12 to 3-15, 3-23, 3-24. Recorded 17 June 1963 in Studio Five, BBC Maida Vale, London. Transmitted on 25 June 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
3-7. Recorded 1 August 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. Transmitted on 27 August 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
3-9. Recorded 16 July 1963 at BBC Paris Theatre, London. Transmitted on 13 August 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
3-10. Recorded 6 March 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. Transmitted on 12 March 1963 "Here We Go".
3-11. Transmitted live on 16 March 1963 from Studio 3A, Broadcasting House, London. "Saturday Club".
3-16. Recorded 3 September 1963 in Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London. Transmitted on 24 September 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
3-18. Recorded 2 July 1963 in Studio Five, BBC Maida Vale, London. Transmitted on 16 July 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
3-19, 3-20. Recorded 3 September 1963 in Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London. Transmitted on 10 September 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
3-21, 3-22. Recorded 1 August 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. Transmitted on 3 September 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
3-26. Recorded 22 January 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 26 January 1963 "Saturday Club".
3-27 to 3-30, 3-32. Recorded 3 September 1963 in Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London. Transmitted on 24 September 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
3-31. Recorded 16 July 1963 at BBC Paris Theatre, London. Transmitted on 6 August 1963 "Pop Go The Beatles".
3-33, 3-34. Recorded 30 November 1965 in NEMS Office, London. "Pop Profile" BBC Transcription Service.
4-1, 4-4 to 4-7. Recorded 7 September 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 5 October 1963 "Saturday Club".
4-2, 4-3. Recorded 30 July 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 24 August 1963 "Saturday Club".
4-8, 4-9. Recorded 16 October 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 20 October 1963 "Easy Beat".
4-10, 4-11. Recorded 18 December 1963 at BBC Paris Theatre, London. Transmitted on 28 December 1963 "From Us To You Say The Beatles".
4-12, 4-13. Recorded 17 December 1963 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 21 December 1963 "Saturday Club".
4-14. Recorded 7 January 1964 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 15 February 1964 "Saturday Club".
4-15. Recorded 31 March 1964 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 4 April 1964 "Saturday Club".
4-16 to 4-19, 4-21. Recorded 14 July 1964 in Studio S2, Broadcasting House, London. Transmitted on 16 July 1964 "Top Gear".
4-20. Recorded 28 February 1964 in Number One Studio, BBC Piccadilly Theatre, London. Transmitted on 30 March 1964 "From Us To You Say The Beatles".
4-22, 4-23, 4-26. Recorded 17 November 1964 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Transmitted on 26 November 1964 "Top Gear".
4-24. Recorded circa May or June 1965. "Top Of The Pops" BBC Transcription Service.
4-25. Recorded 25 November 1964 in Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London. Transmitted on 26 December 1964 "Saturday Club".
4-27. Recorded 17 November 1964 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. Undubbed version. The overdubbed version was transmitted on 26 November 1964 "Top Gear".
4-28, 4-29. Recorded 2 May 1966 at BBC Playhouse Theatre, London. "Pop Profile" BBC Transcription Service.

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