Just in time for the holiday season, Apple Records is releasing the Beatles' On Air — Live at the BBC Volume 2. Out Nov. 11, the 63-track, two-CD set — also available on 180-gram vinyl and digitally through iTunes — is the sequel to 1994's Live at the BBC, which has been remastered and repackaged for a simultaneous release.
If that wasn't enough for Beatlemaniacs' holiday stockings, The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970, a 336-page book chronicling the Beatles' BBC radio and television appearances, was published in late October by Harper Collins. Written by Kevin Howlett, who also served as a producer on the latest BBC audio release and penned the set's liner notes essay, the elaborate tome comes packaged in a mock tape box, with the cover of the book designed to look like a tape reel.
Separately or taken together, the newly released recordings and the book offer new perspective into the Beatles' early days when the Fabs shoehorned in frequent BBC radio performances in between theirRead More »from The Beatles Release Another BBC Bonanza