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Live At The BBC [4 CD] Box set
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In the studios of the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Beatles performed music for a variety of radio shows. Live At The BBC and On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 presents the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation. Thrilled to hear these exciting recordings again, Paul McCartney said, '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.'
Between March 1962 and June 1965, no fewer than 275 unique musical performances by The Beatles were broadcast by the BBC in the U.K. The group played songs on 39 radio shows in 1963 alone. Ringo Starr said in 1994, 'You tend to forget that we were a working band. It's that mono sound. There were usually no overdubs. We were in at the count-in and that was it. I get excited listening to them.' On their busiest BBC day, 16 July 1963, The Beatles recorded 18 songs for three editions of their Pop Go The Beatles series in fewer than seven hours.
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The Beatles Live at The BBC -
2 CDs packaged in soft pack, 56 songs (plus 13 intros) recorded live by the Beatles in the BBC studios between 1962 and 1965, 48 page booklet. /
The Beatles on Air-Live at The BBC Volume 2 - 2 CDs packaged in soft pack, 63 tracks total, 37 unreleased performances, 23 tracks of in-studio banter, 48 page booklet with rare photos and an introduction by Paul McCartney, Compiled and researched by producers Kevin Howlett and Mike Heatley.
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Finally, in 1994, Capitol/EMI released the first official version of The Beatles' BBC sessions, Live At The BBC. The two-CD set contained 56 songs, including 30 that were previously unreleased. It sold over five million copies worldwide, reaching Number One in the UK and Number Three in the U.S. Four additional BBC recordings appeared in 1995: three on the Baby It's You CD single, and a fourth recording on Anthology 1.Read more ›
John, Paul, George, and Ringo appeared no less than 52 times at the Beeb between 1962 and 1965, performing for "The Light Programme" at the beginning of their careers both in studio and before audiences on a variety of live shows. However, it's been nearly 20 years since the first volume of selected recordings from that era, "Live at the BBC," was officially released in 1994. It was a phenomenon, a number one box set that sold in the millions. It's been remastered and paired with a new set entitled "On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2," which at last brings us more of these broadcasts, two CDs full of great music, youthful exuberance, wit and humor. Both boxes contain 48-page booklets with an introduction (the second one by Sir Paul), a long essay, numerous photos, session details, and track-by-track commentary.
The first volume included 56 musical performances and 13 tracks of dialogue; 30 of the songs were previously unreleased by the BBC, EMI, Apple or Capitol.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This set, along with The Complete Star Club Sessions (sold separately), really is what the earliest Rocknroll music from across the pond sounded like. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
You really can't go wrong with a Beatles collection. We were pleased with the way this collection personalized the group and let you get to know them a little.Published 6 months ago by Mike Bates
There have been numerous reviews of “The Collection”, the 2013 BBC release. What I will attempt to do
is provide some information that will help you make a decision as to... Read more
What they sounded like live without the screaming in the back ground. A must for any Beatles fan.Published 10 months ago by David L. Walker Sr.
Excellent collection that contains both editions, that have been digitally remastered. The sound is not perfect, but it is the best you will get, due to the condition of the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Edward S. Brown
... if you don't have either "Live At The BBC" released in 1994 or "Live At The BBC, Vol 2" issued in 2013. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Janet Chandler