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'Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963' holds on to top rock spot on iTunes

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“The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963,” which vaulted to the top of the best-selling rock albums on iTunes on the first day of its release, held firmly onto that position Dec. 18 and remained at #1 through Wednesday. The collection of studio outtakes, BBC tracks and demos, which is only available throughout the world on iTunes, was the eighth best-selling album on the service overall at 10:40 p.m. ET, which was down four places from the first day.

The buzz from the release of the 59-track album may have also given other Beatles albums a little help (or is that “Help!). On the rock album best-seller chart, the Beatles “1” album was the 8th best-selling disc. Other listings had “Abbey Road” at #53, “The Beatles (The White Album)” at #62, “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” at #65, “On Air: Live at the BBC,” a recently released collection of more BBC tracks, at #66 and “Rubber Soul” at #154.

“The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963” will be available on iTunes for the foreseeable future.

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