Since our story last week on the still-unconfirmed “Live at the BBC, Vol. 2,” more information has surfaced, the latest Aug. 26, though all of it is still unofficial.
A rumored cover photo sourced from an Aug. 10 post by Universal Music Philippines Facebook page was posted today by Roger Stormo's Wog Blog, saying the album will be released in November, a change in date from original reports saying it would be out in October.
That cover looks somewhat like a Spanish Beatles BBC bootleg with 13 CDs and 2 DVDs we found on eBay. Bootleg fans know that bootleggers have created some intricate covers over the years and this might be just another Photoshop creation. (See the photos of other BBC collections in the slide show.)
One thing that is pretty obvious is that if it's coming a release date within the next two months for the holiday season would be logical.
What the actual album will contain has been the bigger unknown quantity. Recent reports say the album would contain all new tracks not on the original, which several sites have picked up as true without any official confirmation. But sources have confirmed to Beatles Examiner that an upgrade of the original album, which was the tone of the earliest reports about the album as in this story in the New York Post (they said the release would be in September), has always been a possibility and could, in fact, be what is planned.
One interesting point is that the original “Live at the BBC” album is still readily available. By contast, EMI pulled the original "Yellow Submarine" DVD off the racks well in advance of what turned out to be its failed 3D "Yellow Submarine" project.
Interest in another Beatles BBC album, whatever form it comes in, is high. A whopping 75 percent of voters in a poll at Steve Hoffman's music forum said that they would buy it. But we still don't have a track list to confirm what is or is not happening. It does appear, though, something is in the works.
Hold tight. This ride could get interesting.
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