November 4, 2013 12:29

Preview of 'The Beatles Live at The BBC: Volume 2' album streams online – listen

The second volume of the compilation is released on November 11

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A preview of the second volume of The Beatles 'Live At The BBC' collection is being streamed online – listen to it below.

The original collection of recordings was released in 1994, hitting Number One in the UK charts and selling more than five million copies worldwide within its first six weeks of release. Its follow-up, 'On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2' will be released on Monday, November 11.

The double album contains 63 tracks in total – none of which appear on the original collection. Some 37 previously unreleased performances will feature, as well as 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio chat between the band and BBC radio hosts.

Commenting on the release, Paul McCartney said in a statement: "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."

Between March 1962 and June 1965, 275 Beatles performances were broadcast by the BBC in the UK. The group played live on 39 radio shows in 1963 alone. One day in 1963, the band recorded 18 tracks for three editions of their Pop Go The Beatles show.

Two tracks on the compilation were never recorded by the group's record label EMI so make their debut on the release. These include a performance of Chuck Berry's 'I'm Talking About You' and a cover of 'Beautiful Dreamer'. The release also includes audio of the band in conversation with BBC DJs Brian Matthew and Alan Freeman and Pop Go The Beatles hosts Lee Peters and Rodney Burke.

'Live at the BBC' was assembled by longtime Beatles producer George Martin in 1994. 'On Air - Live at the BBC Volume Two' was compiled and researched by producers Kevin Howlett and Mike Heatley.

'The Beatles: On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2' tracklisting:

CD1:

'And Here We Are Again' (Speech)
'Words Of Love'
'How About It, Gorgeous?' (Speech)
'Do You Want To Know A Secret'
'Lucille'
'Hey, Paul…' (Speech)
'Anna (Go To Him)'
'Hello!' (Speech)
'Please Please Me'
'Misery'
'I'm Talking About You'
'A Real Treat' (Speech)
'Boys'
'Absolutely Fab' (Speech)
'Chains'
'Ask Me Why'
'Till There Was You'
'Lend Me Your Comb'
'Lower 5E' (Speech)
'The Hippy Hippy Shake'
'Roll Over Beethoven'
'There's A Place'
'Bumper Bundle' (Speech)
'P.S I Love You'
'Please Mister Postman'
'Beautiful Dreamer'
'Devil In Her Heart'
'The 49 Weeks' (Speech)
'Sure To Fall (In Love With You)'
'Never Mind, Eh?' (Speech)
'Twist And Shout'
'Bye, Bye' (speech)
'John - Pop Profile' (Speech)
'George - Pop Profile' (Speech)

CD2

'I Saw Her Standing There'
'Glad All Over'
'Lift Lid Again' (Speech)
'I'll Get You'
'She Loves You'
'Memphis, Tennessee'
'Happy Birthday, Dear Saturday Club'
'Now Hush, Hush' (Speech)
'From Me To You'
'Money (That's What I Want)'
'I Want To Hold Your Hand'
'Brian Bathtubes'
'This Boy'
'If I Wasn't In America'
'I Got A Woman'
'Long Tall Sally'
'If I Fell'
'A Hard Job Writing Them' (Speech)
'And I Love Her'
'Oh, Can’t We? Yes We Can' (Speech)
'You Can't Do That'
'Honey Don't'
'I'll Follow The Sun'
'Green With Black Shutters' (Speech)
'Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!'
'That’s What We’re Here For' (Speech)
'I Feel Fine' (Studio outtake'
'Paul - Pop Profile' (Speech)
'Ringo - Pop Profile' (Speech)




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