63 Songs, 2 Hours 9 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The second collection of The Beatles’ BBC sessions draws from the prolific series of live-in-the-studio performances captured between 1962 and 1964. Filled with lively banter and exuberant performances, this brilliant volume includes a pair of previously unreleased rarities: a direct-to-air performance of Chuck Berry’s “I’m Talking About You” and a rollicking cover of “Beautiful Dreamer.” Even though the recordings have significant historical value for fans—including an early version of the band’s cover of Buddy Holly’s “Words of Love”—the broad appeal of these sessions lies in the uninhibited, freewheeling spirit of the musicians themselves. Covers of Chuck Berry (“Memphis, Tennessee”) and Little Richard (“Lucille”), plus a substantial collection of material from the extensive Pop Go The Beatles programs, are included as well.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The second collection of The Beatles’ BBC sessions draws from the prolific series of live-in-the-studio performances captured between 1962 and 1964. Filled with lively banter and exuberant performances, this brilliant volume includes a pair of previously unreleased rarities: a direct-to-air performance of Chuck Berry’s “I’m Talking About You” and a rollicking cover of “Beautiful Dreamer.” Even though the recordings have significant historical value for fans—including an early version of the band’s cover of Buddy Holly’s “Words of Love”—the broad appeal of these sessions lies in the uninhibited, freewheeling spirit of the musicians themselves. Covers of Chuck Berry (“Memphis, Tennessee”) and Little Richard (“Lucille”), plus a substantial collection of material from the extensive Pop Go The Beatles programs, are included as well.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
360 Ratings
360 Ratings
Shirisaa ,

so im a 13 year old fan....

I've known the beatles since i was born because of my grandparents, but i never really gave their music a chance. i thought old music was washed out and that the new generations have taken over (typical teenage girl right?)

when i watched their itunes featured video, i instantly fell in love. they were lively, funny, and quite cute <3; plus their songs actually have meaning behind them, unlike most of todays music. i changed my mind about vintage music and i'm now totally into it.

so basically i, a teenager of the 21st century, am now addicted to the beatles and i no longer listen to the trashed up mainstream of today because of them. they're total life changers and i can't wait for these live recordings to be released :')

Kak ger ,

Beautiful

I'm crying because they're still together in my eyes; these four legends will live on inextricably. I love this kind of raw audio because its so intimate. And every time I hear a Beatles song I'd never heard before I get really excited because I pretend it was just released.

coopdizzle34 ,

how can you not love the Beatles

This collection seems to be more chronological than Vol. 1. It seems like Apple has made a decision to hew closer to their original chronological releases (even though some of the songs were released later). This makes this collection an alternate history the Beatles early releases; Please Please Me, With The Beatles, and parts of A Hard Days Night. I’m inclined to believe that Vol. 3 (if there is one) will follow the same logic in that it will follow the general sequence of their official releases Beatles For Sale, Help, and Rubber Soul.

Overall, the sound is very good even though in Mono. I’m reminded that these guys were very good live given the limitations of amplification, lack of overdubbing, and the absence of the multi tracks. It’s a marvel of the day and I can only imagine that their music must have leapt off the radio. Their sound (now taken for granted) was absolutely revolutionary at the time.

Who could have imagined a pop group capable of writing and performing their own music and having the balls to put forward a vision that has been unmatched since? The confidence and raw power is breathtaking. Put into the context of the time, these guys were simply geniuses.

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