More Beatles BBC Sessions to be Released
A new set of Beatles performances made for the British Broadcasting Corporation will soon see the light of day. As reported by the New York Times, On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 will be released on November 11. The two-disc set features 63 tracks comprised of 40 songs and 23 spoken segments.
The new set remedies many of the complaints leveled at The Beatles Live at the BBC, the original collection of Beatles BBC recordings released in 1994. Missing from the 1994 release were such hits as “Please Please Me,” “She Loves You” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” all of which are included in the new collection. All told, The Beatles performed 88 songs on the BBC, including 36 songs the band never recorded at Abbey Road Studios. A remastered version of the original 1994 BBC set will be issued at the same time as the new collection.