We recently reported that various online sources hinted at a possible second volume of Beatles’ sessions recorded at the BBC, to be released in october or november. The first volume, simply titled “Live at the BBC”, was released in 1994. It was the first official release by The Beatles of previously unissued performances since “The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl” in 1977, and the first containing previously unreleased songs since “Let It Be” in 1970.
We can now confirm that this second volume of live performances by The Beatles recorded at the BBC will be issued by Apple/Universal on 11 November 2013. It will be available as 2CD and 180-gram vinyl packages with a 48-page booklet. The 63 tracks on this set 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.
The original “Live at the BBC” compilation from 1994 has been remastered in 2013 and renamed “On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 1″. This will be reissued on the same day as the new set.