Listen: 'On Air — The Beatles Live at The BBC, Volume 2' Streaming Online

by Guitar World Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at 10:59am

Capitol Records is streaming On Air — The Beatles Live at The BBC, Volume 2, the latest archival Beatles release. You can hear the entire album below.

The double album, which will be released November 11, features 63 tracks, including brief spoken-word pieces and song introductions and more. None of the tracks on Volume 2 appear on 1994's Live at The BBC, the fist volume of songs the Beatles recorded at the BBC.

That album sold more than five million copies worldwide within its first six weeks of release.

Commenting on the release, Paul McCartney said in a statement: "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, the BBC broadcast 275 musical performances by the Beatles recorded especially for "the Beeb." The group played 88 distinct songs in those sessions; some recorded many times, while others were performed only once. They played songs on 39 radio shows in 1963 alone. On their busiest BBC day, July 16, 1963, the Beatles recorded 18 songs for three editions of their Pop Go The Beatles series in less than seven hours.


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