The Beatles Rarities Album To Be Released: 'On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2'

A new album from The Beatles will be released in November showcasing songs the Liverpool band recorded in the BBC's studios. The record, entitled On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2, will serve as the sequel to 1994's Live At The BBC and will feature ten unreleased songs from the 1960s that the band never recorded for their record label EMI.

The Beatles
A New Album Of The Beatles' Songs Will Be Released In November.

The rarities, according to The Independent, will include the famous four-piece's cover of Chuck Berry's 'I'm Talking About You' and the 19th century, oft covered 'Beautiful Dreamer.' All live-to-air pieces without editing, the songs will only emphasise The Beatles' musical proficiency and ability to make great music together.

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The Band Gelled Well In The Studio, Bantering With Each Other And The Hosts.

The 63 track compilation has been extracted from the impressive 275 unique musical performances The Beatles played for the BBC Between March 1962 and June 1965 and will also include 23 previously unreleased excerpts of studio conversation. Famed for their sharp wit, the band can be heard bantering with their BBC radio hosts, including Brian Matthew and Alan Freeman.

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The Beatles Were Inspired By The BBC.

Sir Paul McCartney has spoken warmly of the imminent release, saying "We'd been raised on the BBC radio programmes. 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," adding "The album includes The Beatles' tribute to the BBC's most important pop show of the early '60s - "Happy Birthday, Dear Saturday Club."

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Though The Band Are No Longer Around, The New Record Will Be A Welcome Treat For Fans.

The new album will also include different versions of 30 Beatles classics such as 'I Saw Her Standing There' and cover versions of Ray Charles' 'I Got A Woman.' There will also be two songs they learned from Carl Perkins, "Glad All Over" and "Sure To Fall," on the On Air set of recording that McCartney calls "the best performance of our lifetimes."

"There's a lot of energy and spirit. We are going for it, not holding back at all," he said.


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