The Beatles Live At The BBC Volumes 1 & 2 4CD
The Beatles Live At The BBC Volumes 1 & 2 4CD
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The Beatles Live At The BBC Volumes 1 & 2 4CD

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Mastered By Guy Massey and Alex Wharton At Abbey Road Studios!
Includes Both Volumes of Live At the BBC In One 4CD Set!


In 1994, The Beatles’ Live at the BBC was released to worldwide acclaim - hitting number one in the U.K., number three in the U.S. and selling more than five million copies within six weeks. A new companion to The Beatles’ first BBC collection, On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 is now released as a 2CD package with a 48-page booklet. On Air’s 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles’ first BBC release, 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.

This 4-CD collection combines both Volumes 1 & 2 together in one set.

In the studios of the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Beatles performed music for a variety of radio shows. On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 presents the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation. Thrilled to hear these exciting recordings again, 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.”

Ten of On Air’s songs were never recorded by the group for EMI in the 1960s, including two making their debuts with the new release: The Beatles’ direct-to-air performance of Chuck Berry’s “I’m Talking About You” and a rocking cover of the standard “Beautiful Dreamer.” On Air also includes different versions of six rarities heard on the 1994 BBC collection: Little Richard’s “Lucille,” Chuck Berry’s “Memphis, Tennessee,” Chan Romero’s “The Hippy Hippy Shake,” Ray Charles’ “I Got A Woman,” and two songs they learned from records by Carl Perkins, “Glad All Over” and “Sure To Fall.”

The Beatles’ tribute to the BBC’s most important pop show of the early ’60s – “Happy Birthday, Dear Saturday Club” – is another surprise. As John Lennon recalled in 1980, “We did a lot of tracks that were never on record for Saturday Club – they were well recorded, too.” Paul remembers, “We’d been raised on the BBC radio programs. One of the big things in our week was Saturday Club – this great show was playing the kind of music we loved, so that was something we really aspired to.”

Between March 1962 and June 1965, no fewer than 275 unique musical performances by The Beatles were broadcast by the BBC in the U.K. The group played songs on 39 radio shows in 1963 alone. Ringo Starr said in 1994, “You tend to forget that we were a working band. It’s that mono sound. There were usually no overdubs. We were in at the count-in and that was it. I get excited listening to them.” On their busiest BBC day, July 16, 1963, The Beatles recorded 18 songs for three editions of their Pop Go The Beatles series in fewer than seven hours.

The group played 88 distinct songs in their BBC sessions – some were recorded many times; others performed just once. At the time, three national BBC stations provided all daytime radio broadcasting in the U.K. Only the Light Programme network might occasionally play a record. Most broadcast music was live music. Consequently, to promote their releases, The Beatles had to play live at the BBC. “Everything was done instantly,” remembered George Harrison, “But before that, we used to drive 200 miles in an old van down the M1, come into London, try and find the BBC and then set up and do the program. Then we’d probably drive back to Newcastle for a gig in the evening!”

On Air also features BBC recordings of 30 well-loved songs from The Beatles’ catalogue, including five number ones and other favorites such as: “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Twist And Shout,” “Do You Want To Know A Secret,” “Boys,” “Please Mister Postman,” “Money,” “And I Love Her,” and “If I Fell.”

Like its critically acclaimed predecessor, On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 includes audio of The Beatles talking to DJs Brian Matthew and Alan Freeman and Pop Go The Beatles hosts Lee Peters and Rodney Burke. When first broadcast, pop fans were amazed to hear such witty irreverence on the rather formal BBC and it is great fun to hear these extracts now. In addition, On Air releases, for the first time, the group’s candid interviews for the Pop Profile series recorded in November 1965 and May 1966.

On Air - Live at the BBC Volume Two was compiled and researched by producers Kevin Howlett and Mike Heatley and the album has been meticulously mastered by engineers Guy Massey and Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios. The booklet includes Kevin Howlett’s essay on the history of The Beatles’ BBC radio sessions and his detailed commentaries on all of the tracks.

Live at the BBC (Volume One) was assembled by George Martin in 1994. Newly remastered for 2013 release, The Beatles first Live At the BBC album sounds and looks better than ever. This collection of the group's BBC sessions mixed version of their hits with a treasure trove of 30 songs The Beatles performed on air but never released on record in the 1960s. The compelling track list ranged from a rare performance of the little known Lennon-McCartney original "I'll Be On My Way" to covers of classic rock 'n' roll and contemporary rhythm and blues songs. At the time of its release, Live At the BBC was hailed by Rolling Stone as "an exhilarating portrait of a band in the process of shaping its own voice and vision". It earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Historical Album.

Meticulously mastered by engineers Guy Massey and Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios.

The booklet includes Kevin Howlett's essay on the history of The Beatles' BBC radio sessions and his detailed commentaries on all of the tracks.

Features:
• Contains Both 2-CD Volumes of Live At the BBC
• 4-CD set
• Each 2-CD set housed in soft pack
• Volume 1 Remastered for 2013 release
• Mastered by Guy Massey and Alex Wharton
• Mastered at Abbey Road Studios
• 48-page booklet with rare photos and introduction by Paul McCartney

Selections:
CD 1 - Live At the BBC Volume 1

1. Beatle Greetings (speech)
2. From Us To You (opening)
3. Riding On A Bus (speech)
4. I Got A Woman
5. Too Much Monkey Business
6. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
7. I'll Be On My Way
8. Young Blood
9. A Shot of Rhythm and Blues
10. Sure to Fall (In Love With You)
11. Some Other Guy
12. Thank You Girl
13. Sha La La La La! (speech)
14. Baby It's You
15. That's All Right (Mama)
16. Carol
17. What Is It, George? (speech)
18. Soldier of Love
19. A Little Rhyme (speech)
20. Clarabella
21. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry Over You
22. Crying, Waiting, Hoping
23. Dear Wack! (speech)
24. You Really Got A Hold On Me
25. To Know Her Is To Love Her
26. A Taste of Honey
27. Long Tall Sally
28. I Saw Her Standing There
29. The Honeymoon Song
30. Johnny B. Goode
31. Memphis, Tennessee
32. Lucille
33. Can't Buy Me Love
34. From Fluff To You (speech)
35. Till There Was You

CD 2 - Live At the BBC Volume 1
1. Crinsk Dee Night (speech)
2. A Hard Day's Night
3. Ringo? Yep! (speech)
4. I Wanna Be Your Man
5. Just A Rumor (speech)
6. Roll Over Beethoven
7. All My Loving
8. Things We Said Today
9. She's A Woman
10. Sweet Little Sixteen
11. 1822! (speech)
12. Lonesome Tears In My Eyes
13. Nothin' Shakin'
14. The Hippy Hippy Shake
15. Glad All Over
16. I Just Don't Understand
17. So How Come (No One Loves Me)
18. I Feel Fine
19. I'm A Loser
20. Everybody's trying To Be My Baby
21. Rock and Roll Music
22. Ticket To Ride
23. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
24. Medley: Kansas City / Hey!-Hey!--Hey!-Hey!
25. set Fire to That Lot! (speech)
26. Matchbox
27. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
28. Love These Goon Shows! (speech)
29. I Got To Find My Baby
30. Ooh! My Soul
31. Ooh! My Arms
32. Don't Ever Change
33. Slow Down
34. Honey Don't
35. Love Me Do
36. From Us To You (closing)

CD 3 - On-Air: Live At the BBC Volume 2
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 4 - On-Air: Live At the BBC Volume 2
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)
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This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

Mastered By Guy Massey and Alex Wharton At Abbey Road Studios!
Includes Both Volumes of Live At the BBC In One 4CD Set!


In 1994, The Beatles’ Live at the BBC was released to worldwide acclaim - hitting number one in the U.K., number three in the U.S. and selling more than five million copies within six weeks. A new companion to The Beatles’ first BBC collection, On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 is now released as a 2CD package with a 48-page booklet. On Air’s 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles’ first BBC release, 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.

This 4-CD collection combines both Volumes 1 & 2 together in one set.

In the studios of the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Beatles performed music for a variety of radio shows. On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 presents the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation. Thrilled to hear these exciting recordings again, 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.”

Ten of On Air’s songs were never recorded by the group for EMI in the 1960s, including two making their debuts with the new release: The Beatles’ direct-to-air performance of Chuck Berry’s “I’m Talking About You” and a rocking cover of the standard “Beautiful Dreamer.” On Air also includes different versions of six rarities heard on the 1994 BBC collection: Little Richard’s “Lucille,” Chuck Berry’s “Memphis, Tennessee,” Chan Romero’s “The Hippy Hippy Shake,” Ray Charles’ “I Got A Woman,” and two songs they learned from records by Carl Perkins, “Glad All Over” and “Sure To Fall.”

The Beatles’ tribute to the BBC’s most important pop show of the early ’60s – “Happy Birthday, Dear Saturday Club” – is another surprise. As John Lennon recalled in 1980, “We did a lot of tracks that were never on record for Saturday Club – they were well recorded, too.” Paul remembers, “We’d been raised on the BBC radio programs. One of the big things in our week was Saturday Club – this great show was playing the kind of music we loved, so that was something we really aspired to.”

Between March 1962 and June 1965, no fewer than 275 unique musical performances by The Beatles were broadcast by the BBC in the U.K. The group played songs on 39 radio shows in 1963 alone. Ringo Starr said in 1994, “You tend to forget that we were a working band. It’s that mono sound. There were usually no overdubs. We were in at the count-in and that was it. I get excited listening to them.” On their busiest BBC day, July 16, 1963, The Beatles recorded 18 songs for three editions of their Pop Go The Beatles series in fewer than seven hours.

The group played 88 distinct songs in their BBC sessions – some were recorded many times; others performed just once. At the time, three national BBC stations provided all daytime radio broadcasting in the U.K. Only the Light Programme network might occasionally play a record. Most broadcast music was live music. Consequently, to promote their releases, The Beatles had to play live at the BBC. “Everything was done instantly,” remembered George Harrison, “But before that, we used to drive 200 miles in an old van down the M1, come into London, try and find the BBC and then set up and do the program. Then we’d probably drive back to Newcastle for a gig in the evening!”

On Air also features BBC recordings of 30 well-loved songs from The Beatles’ catalogue, including five number ones and other favorites such as: “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Twist And Shout,” “Do You Want To Know A Secret,” “Boys,” “Please Mister Postman,” “Money,” “And I Love Her,” and “If I Fell.”

Like its critically acclaimed predecessor, On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 includes audio of The Beatles talking to DJs Brian Matthew and Alan Freeman and Pop Go The Beatles hosts Lee Peters and Rodney Burke. When first broadcast, pop fans were amazed to hear such witty irreverence on the rather formal BBC and it is great fun to hear these extracts now. In addition, On Air releases, for the first time, the group’s candid interviews for the Pop Profile series recorded in November 1965 and May 1966.

On Air - Live at the BBC Volume Two was compiled and researched by producers Kevin Howlett and Mike Heatley and the album has been meticulously mastered by engineers Guy Massey and Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios. The booklet includes Kevin Howlett’s essay on the history of The Beatles’ BBC radio sessions and his detailed commentaries on all of the tracks.

Live at the BBC (Volume One) was assembled by George Martin in 1994. Newly remastered for 2013 release, The Beatles first Live At the BBC album sounds and looks better than ever. This collection of the group's BBC sessions mixed version of their hits with a treasure trove of 30 songs The Beatles performed on air but never released on record in the 1960s. The compelling track list ranged from a rare performance of the little known Lennon-McCartney original "I'll Be On My Way" to covers of classic rock 'n' roll and contemporary rhythm and blues songs. At the time of its release, Live At the BBC was hailed by Rolling Stone as "an exhilarating portrait of a band in the process of shaping its own voice and vision". It earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Historical Album.

Meticulously mastered by engineers Guy Massey and Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios.

The booklet includes Kevin Howlett's essay on the history of The Beatles' BBC radio sessions and his detailed commentaries on all of the tracks.

Features:
• Contains Both 2-CD Volumes of Live At the BBC
• 4-CD set
• Each 2-CD set housed in soft pack
• Volume 1 Remastered for 2013 release
• Mastered by Guy Massey and Alex Wharton
• Mastered at Abbey Road Studios
• 48-page booklet with rare photos and introduction by Paul McCartney

Selections:
CD 1 - Live At the BBC Volume 1

1. Beatle Greetings (speech)
2. From Us To You (opening)
3. Riding On A Bus (speech)
4. I Got A Woman
5. Too Much Monkey Business
6. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
7. I'll Be On My Way
8. Young Blood
9. A Shot of Rhythm and Blues
10. Sure to Fall (In Love With You)
11. Some Other Guy
12. Thank You Girl
13. Sha La La La La! (speech)
14. Baby It's You
15. That's All Right (Mama)
16. Carol
17. What Is It, George? (speech)
18. Soldier of Love
19. A Little Rhyme (speech)
20. Clarabella
21. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry Over You
22. Crying, Waiting, Hoping
23. Dear Wack! (speech)
24. You Really Got A Hold On Me
25. To Know Her Is To Love Her
26. A Taste of Honey
27. Long Tall Sally
28. I Saw Her Standing There
29. The Honeymoon Song
30. Johnny B. Goode
31. Memphis, Tennessee
32. Lucille
33. Can't Buy Me Love
34. From Fluff To You (speech)
35. Till There Was You

CD 2 - Live At the BBC Volume 1
1. Crinsk Dee Night (speech)
2. A Hard Day's Night
3. Ringo? Yep! (speech)
4. I Wanna Be Your Man
5. Just A Rumor (speech)
6. Roll Over Beethoven
7. All My Loving
8. Things We Said Today
9. She's A Woman
10. Sweet Little Sixteen
11. 1822! (speech)
12. Lonesome Tears In My Eyes
13. Nothin' Shakin'
14. The Hippy Hippy Shake
15. Glad All Over
16. I Just Don't Understand
17. So How Come (No One Loves Me)
18. I Feel Fine
19. I'm A Loser
20. Everybody's trying To Be My Baby
21. Rock and Roll Music
22. Ticket To Ride
23. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
24. Medley: Kansas City / Hey!-Hey!--Hey!-Hey!
25. set Fire to That Lot! (speech)
26. Matchbox
27. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
28. Love These Goon Shows! (speech)
29. I Got To Find My Baby
30. Ooh! My Soul
31. Ooh! My Arms
32. Don't Ever Change
33. Slow Down
34. Honey Don't
35. Love Me Do
36. From Us To You (closing)

CD 3 - On-Air: Live At the BBC Volume 2
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 4 - On-Air: Live At the BBC Volume 2
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)
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Artist
The Beatles
Title
Live At The BBC Volumes 1 & 2
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