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Live At The BBC - The Collection
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Audio CD, CD, 11 November 2013
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 17.4 x 12.8 x 2.59 cm; 265.92 Grams
- Manufacturer : LHUJW
- Manufacturer reference : 3758447
- Original Release Date : 2013
- Run time : 4 hours and 25 minutes
- Label : LHUJW
- ASIN : B00FMF3R0I
- Country of origin : USA
- Number of discs : 4
- Best Sellers Rank: 22,581 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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In 1994, The Beatles' Live at the BBC was released to worldwide acclaim - hitting number one in the U.K. and number three in the U.S. and selling more than five million copies within six weeks. Now comes a new companion to The Beatles' first BBC collection, On Air Live at the BBC Volume 2. 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.
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 presents the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation. Thrilled to hear these exciting recordings again, Paul McCartney said, 'There's a lot of energy and spirit. We are going for it, not holding back at all, trying to put in the best performance of our lifetimes.'
Between March 1962 and June 1965, no fewer than 275 unique musical performances by The Beatles were broadcast by the BBC in the U.K. The group played songs on 39 radio shows in 1963 alone. 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.' On their busiest BBC day, 16 July 1963, The Beatles recorded 18 songs for three editions of their Pop Go The Beatles series in fewer than seven hours.
Packaging Slipcase includes:
The Beatles Live at The BBC -
2 CDs packaged in soft pack, 56 songs (plus 13 intros) recorded live by the Beatles in the BBC studios between 1962 and 1965, 48 page booklet. /
The Beatles on Air-Live at The BBC Volume 2 - 2 CDs packaged in soft pack, 63 tracks total, 37 unreleased performances, 23 tracks of in-studio banter, 48 page booklet with rare photos and an introduction by Paul McCartney, Compiled and researched by producers Kevin Howlett and Mike Heatley.
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Whilst I was very happy with the music content of these discs (the BBC sessions are superb), I was less than happy with the terrible packaging. The slipcase is very flimsy, and as both of the 2CD BBC sets come in gatefold cardboard packaging it offers them no protection at all against wear and tear. I cannot understand why they did not make the outer packaging plastic in order to offer better protection.
I bought that as a completist collector, and was seriously let down by the lack of thought that has gone into this 'collector's box.'
Also, Amazon's packaging to ship these discs is just another layer of cardboard with no bubble wrap, so when this set arrived it had been crushed in the post, and the outer box as well as the BBC sets were ruined. I send it back to Amazon, only to have the same problem again second time around.
If you want this in one piece I would seriously considering buying it from an actual shop (spoken like a precious Fab Four collector!)
I suppose I shouldn't say this out loud...but don't wait for Apple Corps to get their corporate arse in gear if you ever want to hear what's still languishing in the BBC vaults....
I love this collections and the presentation is superb. It. Is. Not. Definitive. Peace and love.x
So alive and exciting to hear these songs, lesser known ones and the 'hits'.
This is a bargain, thoroughly recommended to anyone who likes live rock/pop music at it's very best!