Details of The Beatles’ forthcoming BBC album has been announced with a tracklisting including 37 previously unreleased performances.
In total ‘On-Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2’ will consist of 63 tracks, including 23 unreleased recordings of in-studio banter between the band and numerous radio hosts.
The release of the BBC album comes 19 years after ‘Live At The BBC’, which topped the UK artist album charts reaching No. 3, and reached 200 on the Billboard chart in the US.
The two-part compilation CD will appear as a 180-gram vinyl album and will include a 48-page booklet. Since Universal acquired EMI, this will be the first album from The Beatles to be issued on the label.
“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,” said Paul McCartney of the compilation.
The forthcoming album also includes an original Beatles song never previously released, the group’s tribute to the BBC Light Programme radio show Saturday Club, alternative versions of six songs that featured in the 1994 BBC album, and BBC versions of a number of the band’s most famous songs.
All tracks have been mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Guy Massey and Alex Wharton.
Between March 1962 and June 1965, The Beatles have managed to record 275 different musical performances for the BBC.
‘On-Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2’ will be released on November 11. A remastered version of Live At The BBC will also be released on the same day.
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
6. Hey, Paul… (Speech)
7. ANNA (GO TO HIM)
8. Hello! (Speech)
9. PLEASE PLEASE ME
11. I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU
12. A Real Treat (Speech)
14. Absolutely Fab (Speech)
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)
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)