To the best of my knowledge this release will conform to the same tracklisting as the original 1994 album. Given the improvement in Re-mastering technology I'm expecting (nay, demanding!) this re-issue to sound better than the previous one. As I, and I'm sure many others have all the available Beatles BBC Sessions on bootleg, its worth noting that in some cases - notably 'That's All Right Mama' 'I Forgot To Remember To Forget' and 'Youngblood' - the bootleg versions sounded better than the official EMI release from '94. Hope this helps.
With the re-release of The Beatles Live at the BBC originally released in 1994 (Now calling it volume1) I should imagine that the release of volume2 would complete all the recordings that the Beatles did at the Beeb between 1962-65.
Hi. Sorry to disappoint you but Volume 2 is another cherry-picked selection of BBC performances and chat from the many sessions the group gave during this period.
If you want the complete BBC Sessions (or at least the ones that have survived), you will need to purchase them via bootlegs. I myself collected the ten volume series from 'Dream Baby' to 'I Feel Fine'. You will find them on Amazon and can read my review for volume 4 'I Got A Woman' to get further information. Failing that, try 'Unsurpassed Broadcasts' 1 - 12, which as well as the music and chat features interviews the group gave during this period, hence the larger number of volumes. The upgraded 2010 version is/was download only although a bootleg cd series has emerged. I've ordered it and wait to see if it delivers. Please note you can buy a DVD that has all the 'Unsurpassed' sessions on one disc. Nice and convenient and for the most part sounds great.
There will still be five songs and five 'oddities' still unreleased. Why these have been left off is anyone's guess. (The audio quality on three of the songs is as good as the rest and the other two aren't bad, whatever Apple/EMI might say. Maybe it's because Ringo doesn't play on those two.)
Thats why I collected the BBC Sessions on bootleg. Yes, there's a lot of repetition because they played some songs MANY times but you can never have too much Beatles. Apple know these bootlegs are out there so why didn't they release their own box-set (similar to the Mono set from 2009), with state-of-the-art Remastering, as a 'Complete Sessions' box-set? Then again, being 'official' would have meant an expensive price-tag wouldn't it?
Maybe so, but it didn't stop them releasing the Mono albums in box set form only when they perhaps should have made them available seperately like they did with the Stereo Remasters. They could have done this with the BBC Sessions too.Then people would have a choice. The 'real' fans would get the box set and the casual (the horror, the horror) fans could just buy one or two.