It's so far unconfirmed, but there's an unofficial report that a second volume of radio recordings by the Beatles from their sessions for the BBC, “The Beatles: Live at the BBC, Vol. 2” will be released this October, according to an unconfirmed report from an internal release list at Universal Music by a blogger Aug. 21. Universal Music or Capitol Records has yet to officially announce the disc will actually be released.
According to the unconfirmed report, the new album will tentatively be released Oct. 4, according to a reported internal release list, and will not have any repeats from the first “Live at the BBC,” a two-disc set with 69 tracks that was released quietly in 1994. The two-CD release was also accompanied by a separate four-track EP titled “Baby It's You” which featured more BBC music not on the two-disc set
As we reported recently, a new book, “The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970,” will be in U.S. stores Oct. 29 and also be available from Amazon.co.uk. The new book will include the surviving transcripts from the Beatles’ appearances on BBC radio and TV from 1962 to 1970, plus rare documents and pictures, plus commentary by author Kevin Howlett. Howlett was the author of “The Beatles at the Beeb,” a book released around the time the Beatles BBC shows were first exposed to American radio audiences on Memorial Day weekend in 1982. Some kind of release by the Beatles has been rumored over the past couple of months, the least of which would likely have been a digital release of the Beatles' BBC tracks already available.
The BBC recordings have been bootlegged extensively, with unauthorized (illegal) releases of available recordings of all the broadcasts.
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