The Beatles Officially Unveil 'Live at the BBC Volume 2'

The Beatles Officially Unveil 'Live at the BBC Volume 2'
After a brief period of uncertainty, the Beatles' rumoured second volume of BBC recordings has been confirmed. Titled On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2, it arrives on double CD and vinyl November 7 in North America and November 11 in the UK. The release was confirmed today (September 12) on the Beatles website, as well as with a trailer video for the set featuring vintage sights and sounds. You can see the clip here on YouTube.

The collection features 63 tracks recorded for BBC programs between 1963 and 1964, including 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 tracks of "lively studio banter" from the Fab Four.

"There's a lot of energy and spirit," Paul McCartney said in a statement. "We are going for it, not holding back at all, trying to put in the best performance of our lifetimes."

In addition to live versions of "Please Please Me," "Words of Love" and "I Saw Her Standing There," the set also features previously unheard covers of Chuck Berry's "I'm Talking About You" and the Stephen Foster-penned "Beautiful Dreamer," as well as threads in a tribute to BBC pop program Saturday Club called "Happy Birthday, Dear Saturday Club."

"We'd been raised on the BBC radio programs," McCartney added. "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."

On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 will arrive on 180-gram vinyl, as well as CD and digitally, and the physical editions include a 48 page booklet with rare photos and an introduction from McCartney. The release follows 1994's Live at the BBC.

On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2:

Disc One:

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)



Disc Two:


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)