A new companion to The Beatles’ first BBC collection, On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2
, is presented as a 2CD or 180-gram vinyl packages. On Air’s 63 tracks, none of which overlap with The Beatles’ first BBC release, includes 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band’s members and their BBC radio hosts. Ten of On Air’s songs were never recorded by the group for EMI in the 1960s, including two making their debuts with the new release: The Beatles’ direct-to-air performance of Chuck Berry’s “I’m Talking About You” and a rocking cover of the standard “Beautiful Dreamer.” On Air also includes different versions of six rarities from the 1994 BBC collection: Little Richard’s “Lucille,” Chuck Berry’s “Memphis, Tennessee,” Chan Romero’s “The Hippy Hippy Shake,” Ray Charles’ “I Got A Woman,” and two songs they learned from records by Carl Perkins, “Glad All Over” and “Sure To Fall.” On Air also features BBC recordings of 30 well-loved songs from The Beatles’ catalogue, including five number ones and other favorites such as: “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Twist And Shout,” “Do You Want To Know A Secret,” “Boys,” “Please Mister Postman,” “Money,” “And I Love Her,” and “If I Fell.” Like its critically acclaimed predecessor, On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 includes audio of The Beatles talking to DJs Brian Matthew and Alan Freeman and Pop Go The Beatles hosts Lee Peters and Rodney Burke.
THE BEATLES On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2 (2013 UK 63-track 2-CD album set - a digitally remastered and repackaged issue of 1996 release featuring BBC recordings spanning 1962-1965 with bonus interview tracks. Housed in a 6-panel fold-outdigipak picture sleeve with 48-page booklet - still sealed)