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'Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963' slips from top iTunes rock spot

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After several days as the top-selling rock album on iTunes, The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963” has dropped to #2 as of Dec. 21. The Beatles iTunes-only album zoomed to #1 when it was released on Tuesday and held that position for the days following until now.

The release of “The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963” was a move to extend copyright protection in Europe to tracks from 1963 for another 20 years. But it's too late for some of their earlier tracks, which have already been released in several public domain collections.

On Amazon.co.uk, you can find “Beatles First Single: “Love Me Do”/“P.S. I Love You,” which features both the title song and “P.S. I Love You,” but fills out the CD with “original versions of songs the Beatles covered” from Chuck Berry, the Shirelles, the Isleys and more. Add “The 1962 British Hit Parade Part Three: September to December,” which includes the Beatles' “Love Me Do,” along with its companion set, “The 1962 British Hit Parade: The B Sides Part Three: September to December,” that has “P.S. I Love You.” And there's this "Love Me Do" star-shaped vinyl single.

Finally, there's "I Saw Her Standing There" (also on vinyl) which uses the Beatles Hamburg tapes and BBC appearances from 1962, but also includes Tony Sheridan tracks which haven't fallen into public domain. The situation could presumably get complicated if they don't release more tracks each year at the 50-year limit, probably not something the Beatles want to let happen.

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