Published Aug 28, 2013Nearly 20 years after a series of radio recordings of the Beatles were issued as Live at the BBC, a second volume is rumoured to be in the works.
Fan site WogBlog [via the Guardian] discovered that MCA Music in the Philippines, which is a division of Universal Music, had posted on its Facebook page that a new anthology collection was on the way that featured unreleased BBC recordings from the mid-'60s. That post has since come down, but WogBlog posted the supposed album art and a tentative November release date. You can see the cover image in question up above.
None of this, mind you, has been confirmed by Universal or by the Beatles. As such, no tracklisting details have been revealed just yet, if there are any at all.
The original Live at the BBC compiled 69 songs recorded between 1963 and 1965 for the BBC's Light Programme radio show.
In related news, BBC Books will publish a new book called The Beatles - The BBC Archives: 1962-1970 by Kevin Howlett. It is described as an "in-depth account of the Beatles' BBC appearances" with conversation transcripts and unreleased photographs, ranging "from the unprecedented excitement of Beatlemania to the mature reflection of the last interviews before the group's split." It's expected to arrive in the UK in October and in North America in November.