Beatles fan discovers release plans
A Beatles fan has unearthed plans for the release of unreleased recordings made by the Fab Four at the BBC.
Roger Stormo, who runs a webpage called WogBlog, came across an announcement on the Facebook page of a Philippines record label affiliated to Universal, who own the rights.
He discovered the collection is to be called On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 and is due for release in November.
Stormo says: “In an internal list Universal Music recently revealed plans to re-release The Beatles’ Live At The BBC along with a new release.
“The BBC had a habit of reusing their tapes, which means that most of the Beatles’ radio shows from the 60s were wiped. Quite a few have later been rescued, courtesy of listeners taping the shows at home, and BBC transcription records which were sent to radio stations abroad.
“In 2012 the BBC had a campaign asking listeners to bring the home-taped shows to the BBC for review. Hopefully, some more, or better quality, Beatles shows will have appeared in the wake of this.”
The first BBC anthology was released in 1994.
Meanwhile, Paul McCartney has confirmed he’ll release an album called New on October 14. Hear lead track Got To Get You Into My Life below.