Beatles’ new CD of banter and hits

Beatles.PREVIOUSLY unreleased recordings of early hits, cover versions and studio banter by The Beatles are set to go on sale.

The tracks from BBC radio in 1963 and 1964 include 37 never-before-issued performances.

The album, On Air — Live At The BBC Volume 2, features two songs never recorded for their record label and which have not had official release — Beautiful Dreamer and Chuck Berry’s I’m Talking About You.

The album is a follow-up to a 1994 collection of BBC recordings.

The new set includes different versions of six songs which appeared on that album — Lucille, Hippy Hippy Shake, I Got A Woman, Glad All Over, Sure To Fall and Memphis, Tennessee.

The release also includes audio of the group talking to presenters such as Brian Matthew, who still presents on Radio 2.

The Fab Four performed a huge catalogue of songs at the BBC between March 1962 and June 1965, with 275 music performances.

George Harrison later recalled: “Everything was done instantly. We used to drive 200 miles in an old van to London. Then we’d probably drive back to Newcastle for a gig.

The double CD set is out November 11. There will also be a vinyl version for collectors.

The original Live At The BBC has also been remastered and will come out the same day.

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