Watch The Beatles' Feature Film Ahead Of BBC Rarities Album Release [Video]
by Lauren James
17 September 2013
The new album from The Beatles will be an exciting addition to any fan's collection.
A new video has been released to promote The Beatles' upcoming album release showcasing songs that the Liverpudlian band performed in session with the BBC. Entitled, On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2, the new record will comprise of a 63 track, 2 disc album featuring a "48 page booklet with rare photos and introduction by Paul McCartney" as well as 37 unreleased performances and 23 excerpts of solid studio banter.
A New Album Of The Beatles Recordings Will Be Released.
On Air... will reportedly also include 10 previously unheard songs that the band played together but did not record with their record label, EMI, including their cover of Chuck Berry's 'I'm Talking About You' and the 19th century, oft covered 'Beautiful Dreamer,' according to The Independent.
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Though it seems like a large offering of music from the band, the 63 tracks selected for the new album have been selected from the 275 unique musical performances The Beatles played for the BBC between March 1962 and June 1965.
The Album Will Feature 37 Unheard Recordings & 10 Unrecorded Songs.
True Beatles fans will value the addition of the famous four-piece's studio banter. The group were known for their wit and sense of humour and the new speech excerpts will offer a new window into the inter-band relationships and BBC-based tomfoolery with radio hosts Brian Matthew and Alan Freeman. Due on release in November this year, the new record will serve as the sequel to 1994's Live At The BBC that sold 5 million copies.
Sir Paul McCartney has spoken about the imminent release and the importance of the recordings, saying "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."
The Beatles Held The BBC In High Esteem.
McCartney also spoke warmly of the BBC and the significance the broadcaster held for his band: "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."
The release will be available in a special 180-gram vinyl package with a 48-page booklet as well as on CD and download.