New Beatles BBC Set Coming?

Volume 2 of "Beatles Live at the BBC" will be released this October, 19 years since the first set hit the streets.

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A request last year by the BBC for fans to bring them rare Beatles recordings appears to have paid off, with reports that Volume 2 of "Live at the BBC" will be released this October, 19 years since the first set hit the streets, AntiMusic reports.

Beatle fan site Wog Blog says Universal Music has added "Live At The BBC Vol. 2" to its release schedule for October 4.

If true, the blog writes, it fits with plans for a book about the Beatles' BBC recordings to be released in October in the UK and November in North America. "If Universal Music carries on the EMI tradition, the re-release and the new release will also be available on vinyl, and as digital downloads on iTunes," the blog speculates. "And with the new merchandising deal, presumably some related products will be made available via the Beatles Official Stores."

The BBC routinely recorded over the tapes of their performances, but many recordings survive thanks to fans taping them at home, or in the form of BBC transcription records which were sent to radio stations in other countries.

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    I feel bad for you younger people who constantly ridicule and put down the greatest band of all time. I guess not having lived in those days, and being able to absorb the effects of something so amazing that it not only changed the way music was made/composed/played and produced, it actually changed the worlds culture as a whole. Trying to compare 50 year old music to whats considered newer or popular now is completely missing the point. When you are all older and the news is still talking about these guys and not about the people that you thought were so much better/important...maybe then you get it.....
    I am young. And they are by far the greatest band of all time. They are idols to me. They are not human, they are too good musically to be called humans. They were just perfect
    I'm listening to their full BBC recordings right now on youtube. Those sets were fantastic, it's the Beatles live without all the screaming. You realise that they were a fantastic live group, very tight playing and harmonies especially.
    AWESOME. The Greatest Band Ever...Its astonishing to still see releases up to this day, more than 50 years since their formation.
    If true, awesome. I've got the first set and I'll be picking this up on release day.