THE BEATLES 'ON AIR - LIVE AT THE BBC VOLUME 2' AND ITS ACCLAIMED, REMASTERED PREDECESSOR, 'LIVE AT THE BBC,' AVAILABLE NOW FOR GLOBAL DIGITAL PRE-ORDER EXCLUSIVELY ON ITUNES
LISTEN TO AN EXCLUSIVE STREAM OF 'SHE LOVES YOU' AT THEBEATLES.COM/ONAIR
In 1994, The Beatles' Live at the BBC was released to worldwide acclaim - hitting number one in the U.K., number three in the U.S. and selling more than five million copies within six weeks. The new companion to The Beatles' first BBC collection, On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2, is available now for digital pre-order exclusively on iTunes. On Air will be released on Monday, November 11; the Mastered for iTunes LP includes a 48-page booklet.
PRE-ORDER THE BEATLES 'ON AIR - LIVE AT THE BBC VOL 2' ON ITUNES
On Air's 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles' first BBC release, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band's members and their BBC radio hosts.
Newly re-mastered, The Beatles' Live at the BBC will also make its global digital debut on November 11 exclusively on iTunes. Sounding and looking better than ever, Live at the BBC Mastered for iTunes LP is also available now for pre-order exclusively on iTunes.
In the studios of the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Beatles performed music for a variety of radio shows. Live at the BBC and On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 present the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation.
Tune-in to 'On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2' and you can hear a full streaming broadcast of She Loves You - and so much more!
From today, we are broadcasting from thebeatles.com/onair. Launching with 'She Loves You', you can also preview tracks from the album through our custom vintage radio player. Standby for more to come!
As John Lennon recalled in 1980, "We did a lot of tracks that were never on record for Saturday Club - they were well recorded, too." Paul remembers, "We'd been raised on the BBC radio programs. One of the big things in our week was Saturday Club - this great show was playing the kind of music we loved, so that was something we really aspired to."
Ringo Starr said in 1994, "You tend to forget that we were a working band. It's that mono sound. There were usually no overdubs. We were in at the count-in and that was it. I get excited listening to them."
"Everything was done instantly," remembered George Harrison, "But before that, we used to drive 200 miles in an old van down the M1, come into London, try and find the BBC and then set up and do the program. Then we'd probably drive back to Newcastle for a gig in the evening!"