Sunday, 29 September 2013

No no-noise on the remastered BBC album

The Beatles, being noisy in Sweden, 1963

This from Steve Hoffman's Music forums: Robert Haagsma interviewed Kevin Howlett for a Dutch music magazine about the upcoming releases. Howlett is not only the author of the upcoming new book about the Beatles' recording sessions for BBC radio, he has also been heavily involved in recompiling the remastered "Live at the BBC" album from 1994, due out November 11, along with the new album "On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2". The interview made Haagsma look forward to the reissue of the 1994 BBC sessions album even more. Howlett said that because of improved techniques the set sounds considerably better. In some cases they found better sources for the songs. Kevin also mentioned that they got rid of a lot of the 'no noise' treatment that was used the first time around, because these days "people don't mind a little hiss, when it makes the music sound so much better".

Photo: © 2013 Apple Corps Ltd.
This is, indeed, good news for Beatles aficionados. Sonic solution's "no-noise" filtering techniques were very much in vogue around the time the original album was assembled, but audio enthusiasts have always complained that this also affects the sound of the recordings. "It takes the life out of the material, rendering a 'dead' sound", is an often heard complaint.

Another Beatles related example is the 1993 streamlining of Paul McCartney's albums on CD, released as a series, "The Paul McCartney Collection". McCartney's albums were released on CD in the eighties in a hap-hazard way, without a master plan behind it. The albums appeared randomly on CD, in no particular order. This was remedied by the 1993 re-release plan, but the amount of "no-noise" techniques applied by remastering engineer Peter Mew to the new CD series made audio fans hold on to their eighties versions of the same CD's, which may have been noisier, but also livelier.

Peter Mew was also the engineer who worked on the initial release of "Live at the BBC" and retires from Abbey Road studios this autumn, having worked there for 48 years.

Also, of course, we are happy to hear that Howlett now confirms having replaced some of the original sources for that album with newly found better recordings of the same radio broadcasts. As far as we know, better versions of songs like "The Honeymoon Song", "That's All Right", "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby", "Slow Down" and a few other recordings used on "Live at the BBC" have so far been aired on BBC radio in later years.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Target edition of "New" comes with DVD

Target version of "New"
Word just reached us that there's going to be a version of Paul McCartney's album "New" exclusive to the U.S.A. store chain "Target", which will include a limited edition DVD. The DVD will contain the Canadian TV feature "A Rendez-vous with Paul McCartney", a 22 minutes long documentary about the Canadian leg of the "Out There" tour. The DVD will be included in the initial DeLuxe edition at the "Target" stores.

So, time for summing it all up again, I guess:

Standard edition: Has the basic 12 tracks, plus hidden track: "Scared"

Regular DeLuxe edition: Same as Standard edition, plus 2 bonus tracks: "Turned Out" and "Get Me Out Of Here"

Best Buy exclusive: Same as Regular DeLuxe edition, plus photo cards and a badge

Target edition: Standard edition, plus a DVD.

Japanese DeLuxe edition: Same as Regular DeLuxe edition, but with one added bonus track "Struggle"

iTunes deluxe edition: Has 14 tracks, 13 of them still unnamed but with timings. The final track is listed as 6 mins 15 secs, possibly then "Secret Life of a Party Girl", which has previously been listed on Amazon as a bonus track, but has been removed from there. OR it could be that the timing indicates that these are actually two tracks, with the hidden "Scared" tacked onto "Get Me Out of Here".

Vinyl: Likely just the 12 standard tracks, probably with the hidden 13th track, possibly includes download card.

Friday, 27 September 2013

"New" - Japanese special edition

The Japanese cover
According to Universal Music's site in Japan, there are three bonus tracks on their Special edition of Paul McCartney's "New" album. These are "Turned Out","Get Me Out Of Here" and "Struggle". The latter is exclusive to Japan and was produced by Giles Martin. Thanks to Masashi for this info.

Ringo gets French medal

Incredibly, an old yellow submarine was on hand for a photo opportunity

On September 24, 2013 Ringo received the French Medal of Honor, being appointed a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters. The award was presented to him in front of the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco which showcased the work of public figures with a hidden passion for art, including musicians like Ringo Starr, and his friends Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Graham Nash and Ronnie Wood. Ringo owns an apartment in Monaco.
The show, entitled "Arternativelight", features work inspired by the fabulous world of magic and mystery of the seas and oceans and is on display from September 25 to October 13. At the opening Ringo was quoted saying, with his trademark wit: "I'm a drummer, but I can do other things. Like painting, living, breathing..."

And another thing is acting. We were recently tipped off that it looks like Ringo is returning to his acting profession again. The film "Rockland", currently in pre-production, features the drummer as himself, as well as in the role of wise men from Nepal.  Directed by Valeri Davidiouk and written by Valeri Davidiouk and Alexander Mann, the film stars Eric Roberts, Yun-Fat Chow and Ringo Starr. The plot: To save a child, and stop a lunatic Crime Lord, two friends risk all, in a deadly game of winner take all. Paul McCartney's nineties collaborator and band member Hamish Stuart has provided original music for the film, as well as appearing as a wise man in Nepal himself.
Stuart was of course also a member of one of Ringo's All Starr Bands.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Halfway through Lewisohn


The Saturday-night dance in Port Sunlight, July 1962. Photo: Little, Brown Book Group.

It's not me that's half way through the new Beatles biography, it's some of the other reviewers. My review copy of Mark Lewisohn's "Tune In" is still in the mail. Here's David Hepworth's half way through review.

I'm in two minds about the book. The review copy will be the standard edition, made for mass consumption. I have plans to acquire the special edition, consisting of Lewisohn's original manuscript, before he was told to shorten it.
So I'll probably wait it out 'till November. Or else, I'd be wasting my time, and have to re-read stories again when the real deal is out.

Meanwhile, you'll find extracts and stories from the book all over the www. Like the exclusive Telegraph extracts I told you about in an earlier blog post. And yesterday, this photo popped up in the U.K. press:

Lennon and a bespectacled McCartney, Summer 1961. Did he just borrow John's glasses? Photo:
Little, Brown Book Group/PA Wire

Lewisohn is said to have bought this photo from a fan in Liverpool decades ago. It finally reaches a broader audience through his book, but as it has now been published in U.K. newspapers, it will already have been seen by many more people than the potential book buyers.

The first book in Mark Lewisohn's three volume set is the one I'm looking forward to the most. After 1962, the Beatles lived very hectic and very public lives. This will be the book of revelations.

Official site

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

On Air - On Vinyl

Photo: © 2013 Apple Corps Ltd.
Looks like it's a triple album, folks!

It's £29.99 and the first 1000 copies of the vinyl ordered from the official Beatles store will come with a FREE 14 Track Promotional Album CD. Another reason for purchasing this on LP is that the accompanying 48-page booklet will also look much nicer in the 12" format. Just like the old "Magical Mystery Tour" booklet looked better in 12" (USA) than in 7" (UK), prompting EMI to release it as an album in the U.K. back in 1976.

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.
A new companion to The Beatles’ first BBC collection, On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2, will now be released on 11 November.

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. 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.”
UK Store | US Store | Japan Store

Paul McCartney's free Hollywood Concert

After his expensive Las Vegas performance, Paul McCartney gave a free mini concert on Hollywood Boulevard for live transmission on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" last night. The songs he played were:

Magical Mystery Tour
Save Us
Junior's Farm
Jet
New
Lady Madonna
Birthday
Another Day
Everybody Out There
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Band on the Run
Back in the USSR
Day Tripper
Let It Be
Hey Jude

Here's "New":



Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that this will be the DeLuxe album cover for "New" and the track list from Amazon UK still features "Secret Life of a Party Girl".

Monday, 23 September 2013

Final "New" album cover

Paul McCartney just tweeted what's supposedly the final version of the album cover.
Along with updated info on the songs, some of which has been previously published on this very blog.

1. Save Us (produced by Paul Epworth)
2. Alligator (produced by Mark Ronson)
3. On My Way To Work (produced by Giles Martin)
4. Queenie Eye (produced by Paul Epworth)
5. Early Days (produced by Ethan Johns with additional production by Giles Martin)
6. New (produced by Mark Ronson with additional production by Giles Martin)
7. Appreciate (produced by Giles Martin)
8. Everybody Out There (produced by Giles Martin)
9. Hosanna (produced by Ethan Johns)
10. I Can Bet (produced by Giles Martin)
11. Looking At Her (produced by Giles Martin)
12. Road (produced by Paul Epworth)

The Deluxe edition includes these bonus tracks:

13. Turned Out (produced by Ethan Johns with additional production by Giles Martin)
14. Get Me Out Of Here (produced by Giles Martin)

Album info:

Executive Producers: Paul McCartney and Giles Martin
Mixed by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent
Deluxe edition total Running Time: 52:15

The album was recorded at Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles; Avatar Studios, New York; Abbey Road Studios, London; Air Studios, London; Wolf Tone Studios, London and Hog Hill Mill, East Sussex.

Artwork information:
NEW album cover inspired by Dan Flavin with special thanks to Stephen Flavin
Logo and cover concept: Rebecca and Mike
Consultancy and design: YES
Cover Image: Ben Ib

As we have posted earlier, there are probably a couple more bonus tracks lined up for exclusive DeLuxe editions for some store chains and foreign markets.

The title track "New" has been out on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes and other outlets for a while, and also made it's live debut in Paul's concert at the iHeart Radio Festival in Las Vegas the past week-end. During that concert, McCartney also previewed two more songs from the album, the opening track "Save Us" along with track no 8, "Everybody Out There".

Bonus tracks not mentioned in this press statement: "Secret Life of a Party Girl" and "Scared". The track "Scared" was revealed to be a "hidden track" in the latest edition of the MOJO magazine, and thus is not listed. "Secret Life of a Party Girl" even has a timing (6:15) and was one of the tracks Mark Ronson produced. It has been rumoured as one of the bonus tracks on the "regular" DeLuxe edition, but now that the official track list is out, is nowhere to be found. It may appear again, perhaps on a Japanese ultra-DeLuxe edition of the album, who knows?

Last week, we revealed a "Best Buy" variation on the "New" cover in this blog post.That was a 12 track edition, but with bonus items like a postcard pack and a promotional badge included.

Paul McCartney is booked to appear on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! ABC TV-show from Los Angeles tonight, perhaps he will treat the audience to further tracks from the new album. The show is billed as "Paul McCartney, Patrick Dempsey – plus Sir Paul performs a special Hollywood Blvd concert".

Extracts from Lewisohn





The Telegraph is running a series of extracts from Mark Lewisohn's upcoming Beatles biography "Tune In". Access them here:


The Beatles: the making of Lennon
The Beatles: the Sixties Start Here
The Beatles: the birth of the band

     

Sunday, 22 September 2013

New songs debut live


Paul McCartney headlined the iHeartRADIO festival in Las Vegas. During the concert, three songs from his upcoming album "New" was performed. Beside the title track, "Save Us" and "Everybody Out There", yet unheard in their studio versions, thrilled the fans.

His setlist was:

Magical Mystery Tour
Save Us
Let Me Roll It
Everybody Out There
Another Day
New
Lady Madonna
Live and Let Die


McCartney was backed by his regular band, Abe's drums had a new logo


Photo gallery

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Free tickets to McCartney's BBC performance


BBC Radio's "6 Music Live at Maida Vale" is returning with another amazing week of live music featuring the very best from 6 Music's diverse musical styles. Paul McCartney is to be the star attraction at next month’s 6 Music Live at Maida Vale.
McCartney will take to the Maida Vale stage on Wednesday October 16, returning to the same BBC studios he played in with John, George and Ringo in the 60s.
Join Sir Paul McCartney live at Maida Vale Studios on Wednesday 16 October!
The ticket giveaway is open from now until Friday 27 September at 7pm. Tickets are free and will be allocated at random. You can apply for a maximum of one pair of tickets and applicants must be 18 years of age or over. And UK residents, we may add, having unsuccessfully tried to fill in the form.

Apply here

Friday, 20 September 2013

Missed opportunity



Upon returning from the UK with the profits from his British tour, singer Tommy Roe also brought with him a promo pack for the Please Please Me album by the Beatles, including the album itself.
During coffee in New York City on April 9th, 1963 with ABC-Paramount's president Samuel Clarke, national sales manager Larry Newton and the company's A&R man Don Costa, the LP was put to a test spin on the turntable, starting with that killer opening "I Saw Her Standing There".



After a few minutes and less than complimentary looks passing between the execs, Sam suddenly snatched up the record and frisbeed it into the trash bin saying, "Gentlemen, that was crap!"

Sourced from Martin Creasy's book "Beatlemania! The real story of The Beatles UK tours 1963-1965". Now available for Kindle.

More Macca Mojo


On sale from Tuesday, September 24, the latest issue of MOJO magazine goes large on Paul McCartney: his new album, New and the irksome fog of myth that surrounds the Beatles. In an exclusive interview, briefly excerpted here, Paul explains how the new song "On The Way To Work" alludes to his between-Hamburg-stints stopgap as a driver’s mate for "Speedy Prompt Deliveries", and that he had more complaints about the "Nowhere Boy" film than previously reported.
The free CD, "Songs In The Key Of Paul", presents power pop in the benign shadow of Macca; Flamin’ Groovies, Robyn Hitchcock, Cotton Mather, Yo La Tengo, Redd Kross and Squeeze pitch in.

Free Lennon program from BBC


BBC Radio 4: An in-depth portrait of John Lennon, told through the edited audio of Jann Wenner's seminal 1970 New York interview with Lennon for Rolling Stone magazine. 45 minutes. Originally broadcast July 6th, 2007.


It’s 1970 and John Lennon is about to release his first solo album. He’s not long emerged from months of Primal Therapy with its creator, Arthur Janov and he’s about to give his first major interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

In the interview, he’ll talk openly about his solo career, the break-up of the world’s most famous band, his marriage and a lot more besides.

Wenner and Yoko Ono also look back on the event, but the focus is very much on Lennon, who seems energised by what he sees as his freedom from the Beatles. It’s John Lennon at his most honest - and on occasion, his most abrasive. There is frequent use of strong language.

The program is available for listening as well as for downloading from BBC Radio 4.

The full 3.5 hours of interview is also available as a FREE iTunes podcast at the iTunes music store, courtesy of Rolling Stone magazine.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Beatles calendars for 2014


As usual this time of the year, news about the upcoming Beatles calendars for next year emerge. Most will be available for purchase, some in the near future. As usual, there's a variety to choose from. The above depicted one is from Danilo, and is branded as an "official" calendar. Here's the back, with all the monthly pictures in miniature:


This calendar is also available with a different front page, depicting an album sleeve:


Mead Products in Ohio also produces some Beatles calendars this year, here's a look:

A 16-month calendar, front

January 2014

The back, with monthly miniatures
Mead Products also has a novelty round calendar, shaped like an LP. It commemorates the Beatles First US Visit.

The calendar is housed in a "sleeve"

The back of the sleeve shows all pages

And here's what it looks like on the wall
The Dream company also has a Beatles 2014 calendar on offer:

Front

Back, with miniatures
As usual, of all the individual Beatles, only John Lennon gets his own official 2014 calendar, by Pyramid:

Front

Back, with miniatures

For a look at all the Beatles calendars on offer, check out the UK Astore or the US Astore.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Confirmed McCartney track list

PaulMcCartney.com just confirmed the 12 tracks on the regular edition of Paul's new CD album "New", including producer credits for each track.

    #
    Title
    Time
    Producer/Bonus
    1
    Save Us
    2:39
    Paul Epworth
    2
    Alligator
    3:27
    Mark Ronson
    3
    On My Way To Work
    3:43
    Giles Martin
    4
    Queenie Eye
    3:48
    Paul Epworth
    5
    Early Days
    4:07
    Ethan Johns
    6
    New
    2:56
    Mark Ronson
    7
    Appreciate
    4:28
    Giles Martin
    8
    Everybody Out There
    3:21
    Giles Martin
    9
    Hosanna
    3:29
    Ethan Johns
    10
    I Can Bet
    3:21
    Giles Martin
    11
    Looking At Her
    3:05
    Giles Martin
    12
    Road
    4:36
    Giles Martin
    13
    Scared
    2:59
    UK/USA/Fr/Japan
    14
    Secret Life of a Party Girl
    6:15
    UK/USA/Japan
    15
    Turned Out
    France/Japan
    16
    Get Me Out Of Here
    France/Japan

Executive Producer: Giles Martin
Mixed by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent

Total Running Time for the regular CD (Tracks 1-12) is 46:11

The final four tracks are bonus tracks for deluxe editions of the CD in various countries. These are still unconfirmed by Paul McCartney's official site.

Beatles BBC Sampler

Ltd. ed. litho from the official Beatles store. Photo: © 2013 Apple Corps Ltd.
Just got word that there's going to be produced a 14-track limited edition sampler from "On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2", both on vinyl and CD. Of course, this will only be a promotional item, not intended for sale.

Now that the tracklist is out, it's strange that they didn't try to make the 1995 vinyl and CD single/EP "Baby It's You" redundant. All three bonus tracks, "Boys", "Devil In Her Heart" and "I'll Follow The Sun" that weren't included on the original "Live at the BBC" album will be available on the second volume. However, on the new album is the second BBC performance of ‘Devil In Her Heart’. The first version, recorded on 20 August 1963, is still only available on the Baby It's You EP, and the only reason to still keep the EP. Or to search for it if you haven't got it.


One more thing: the track most likely to have been inserted to replace "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport", is this:
I Feel Fine (studio out-take) (Lennon-McCartney)
Rec: 17 November 1964
BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
Producer: Bernie Andrews
The Beatles began using a four-track machine at EMI in October 1963, but multi-tracking did not start at the BBC until the seventies. There was a method to ‘overdub’ by copying a first recording to another tape, while at the same time adding more instruments or vocals. This take of ‘I Feel Fine’ is the one onto which John overdubbed another lead vocal. The completed version is included on the first volume of Live At The BBC.

It'll be fun to see what else Apple/Universal/Capitol and of course, the BBC itself has in store for us while we're waiting. Not to mention iTunes!
We do expect some sort of podcasts and radio specials, after all, the material is tailored for such use.

"On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2" back cover photo. Photo: © 2013 Apple Corps Ltd.

On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 - notifications

Digipack

For posterity, here's the email sent out by The Beatles to advertise the upcoming new album.
New 2 CD and Vinyl LP Collections Feature 40 Performances from The Beatles’ 1963-1964 BBC Radio Broadcasts
In 1994, The Beatles’ Live at the BBC was released to worldwide acclaim - hitting number one in the U.K., number three in the U.S. and selling more than five million copies within six weeks. Now, a new companion to The Beatles’ first BBC collection, On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2, will be released Monday, November 11 in 2 CD and 180-gram vinyl packages with a 48-page booklet.
"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." (Ringo)
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.
"We used to drive 200 miles in an old van down the M1, come into London, try and find the BBC and then set up and do the program. Then we’d probably drive back to Newcastle for a gig in the evening!" (George)
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. When first broadcast, pop fans were amazed to hear such witty irreverence on the rather formal BBC and it is great fun to hear these extracts now. In addition, On Air releases, for the first time, the group’s candid interviews for the Pop Profile series recorded in November 1965 and May 1966.
"An exhilarating portrait of a band in the process of shaping its own voice and vision." (Rolling Stone, on 1994’s Live At The BBC)
Ten of On Air’s songs were never recorded by the group for EMI in the 1960s, including two making their debuts with the new release: The Beatles’ direct-to-air performance of Chuck Berry’s "I’m Talking About You" and a rocking cover of the standard "Beautiful Dreamer." On Air also includes different versions of six rarities heard on the 1994 BBC collection: Little Richard’s "Lucille," Chuck Berry’s "Memphis, Tennessee," Chan Romero’s "The Hippy Hippy Shake," Ray Charles’ "I Got A Woman," and two songs they learned from records by Carl Perkins, "Glad All Over" and "Sure To Fall".
"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." (Paul)

Check out the trailer for the new album at thebeatles.com

Live At The BBC Vol 1

Newly remastered for reissue on November 11, The Beatles’ first Live at the BBC album sounds and looks better than ever. This collection of the group’s BBC sessions mixed versions of their hits with a treasure trove of 30 songs The Beatles performed on air but never released on record in the 1960s. The compelling track list ranged from a rare performance of the little known Lennon-McCartney original "I'll Be On My Way" to covers of classic rock ’n’ roll and contemporary rhythm and blues songs.
In the studios of the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Beatles performed music for a variety of radio shows. On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 presents the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation.
On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2 is now available for pre-order via your local official Beatles Stores or your local retailer
Many thanks
thebeatles.com

Here's a less detailed track list than the one we published yesterday, actual songs in CAPITAL LETTERS:

On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 tracklist:
Disc 1
01. And Here We Are Again (Speech)
02. WORDS OF LOVE
03. How About It, Gorgeous? (Speech)
04. DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET
05. LUCILLE
06. Hey, Paul… (Speech)
07. ANNA (GO TO HIM)
08. Hello! (Speech)
09. PLEASE PLEASE ME
10. MISERY
11. I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU
12. A Real Treat (Speech)
13. BOYS
14. Absolutely Fab (Speech)
15. CHAINS
16. ASK ME WHY
17. TILL THERE WAS YOU
18. LEND ME YOUR COMB
19. Lower 5E (Speech)
20. THE HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE
21. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
22. THERE’S A PLACE
23. Bumper Bundle (Speech)
24. P.S. I LOVE YOU
25. PLEASE MISTER POSTMAN
26. BEAUTIFUL DREAMER
27. DEVIL IN HER HEART
28. The 49 Weeks (Speech)
29. SURE TO FALL (IN LOVE WITH YOU)
30. Never Mind, Eh? (Speech)
31. TWIST AND SHOUT
32. Bye, Bye (speech)
33. John – Pop Profile (Speech)
34. George – Pop Profile (Speech)

Disc 2

01. I SAW HER STANDING THERE
02. GLAD ALL OVER
03. Lift Lid Again (Speech)
04. I’LL GET YOU
05. SHE LOVES YOU
06. MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
07. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SATURDAY CLUB
08. Now Hush, Hush (Speech)
09. FROM ME TO YOU
10. MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT)
11. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
12. Brian Bathtubes (Speech)
13. THIS BOY
14. If I Wasn’t In America (Speech)
15. I GOT A WOMAN
16. LONG TALL SALLY
17. IF I FELL
18. A Hard Job Writing Them (Speech)
19. AND I LOVE HER
20. Oh, Can’t We? Yes We Can (Speech)
21. YOU CAN’T DO THAT
22. HONEY DON’T
23. I’LL FOLLOW THE SUN
24. Green With Black Shutters (Speech)
25. KANSAS CITY/HEY-HEY-HEY-HEY!
26. That’s What We’re Here For (Speech)
27. I FEEL FINE (STUDIO OUTTAKE)
28. Paul – Pop Profile (Speech)
29. Ringo – Pop Profile (Speech)

The full Press Release from The Beatles/Apple/Universal is published over at The Beatles bible, and the tracklist there has links to each song's entry in the bible.

The 1994 release "Live at the BBC" is also being released, remastered. By the looks of things, the cover also seems to have lost it's original sepia tone.

Photo: © 2013 Apple Corps Ltd.
Here are the Amazon entries for USA and UK:
     

Double vinyl albums have also been announced for both volumes, both in the UK and USA, but so far no Amazon entries for these yet.

Photo: © 2013 Apple Corps Ltd.
Oh, and the video clip has become embeddable:

Thursday, 12 September 2013

BBC Beatles trailer

George's short tie is back!

Tracklisting CD1 

    1. And Here We Are Again
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 23 July 1963
      Rec: 24 May 1963
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery
      During the summer of 1963, fifteen editions of Pop Go The Beatles were broadcast on Tuesday evenings at five o’ clock. Rodney Burke presented the series from July to September. Having gained experience as an actor in Canada for two years, he auditioned for the BBC in July 1957. Credited as Rodney Bunker, he was seen in the TV series Hawkeye And The Last Of The Mohicans.
    2. Words Of Love (Holly)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 20 August 1963
      Rec: 16 July 1963
      BBC Paris Theatre, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery
      ‘Words Of Love’ was released in the UK on an album called Buddy Holly in July 1958. This BBC recording was broadcast fifteen months before the song’s inclusion on Beatles For Sale. John and Paul sang the two-part harmony which, through primitive but effective overdubbing, Buddy had sung with himself.
    3. How About It, Gorgeous?
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 30 July 1963
      Rec: 10 July 19633
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London 3
      Producer: Terry Henebery3
      The Pop Go The Beatles format included The Beatles reading some of the many letters sent to the BBC. George reads one referring to The Flowerpot Men. This was a puppet show for children broadcast from 1952 on the BBC’s television service. The lead characters, whose bodies were formed from flowerpots, were Bill and Ben. Many generations of British children have deciphered the ‘flobalobalob’ sounds of the Flowerpot Men. After adventures in the garden, Bill and Ben returned to slumber inside flowerpots on either side of their friend and protector Little Weed.
    4. Do You Want To Know A Secret (Lennon-McCartney)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 30 July 1963
      Rec: 10 July 1963
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery 
      This is the last of six radio performances of a song from The Beatles’ debut album Please Please Me. At the time of the broadcast, ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’ was at the top of the British EP chart as one of the four tracks on Twist And Shout. A version recorded by Billy J. Kramer with The Dakotas reached number one in several British music papers’ charts in June. In America, as the A-side of a Beatles single on the Vee-Jay label, ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’ peaked at number two behind Louis Armstrong’s ‘Hello, Dolly’ in May 1964.
    5. Lucille (Collins-Penniman)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 17 September 1963
      Rec: 3 September 1963
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London
      Producer: Ian Grant
      Little Richard’s rocker made the UK Top Ten during the summer of 1957. This is the first recording The Beatles made for the BBC. Their other broadcast version of ‘Lucille’, taped four days later for Saturday Club, was included in the first volume of Live At The BBC.
    6. Hey, Paul...
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 25 June 1963
      Rec: 17 June 1963
      Studio Five, BBC Maida Vale, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery
      For the initial four-week run of Pop Go The Beatles, the presenter was Lee Peters (or ‘Pee Litres’, as The Beatles liked to call him). His was a familiar voice on the network. He played the character of David Owen in the daily soap opera The Dales, first broadcast in January 1948 as Mrs Dale’s Diary. Here, he encourages Paul to talk about his birthday party in a session recorded the day before it was due to happen. ‘Harry and His Box’ was an enigmatic topic raised during several Beatles radio appearances in 1963.
    7. Anna (Go To Him) (Alexander)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 27 August 1963
      Rec: 1 August 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, Manchester
      Producer: Ian Grant
      Written and recorded by country-soul singer Arthur Alexander, ‘Anna’ was an American Top Ten R&B hit at the end of 1962. Following the single’s UK release in December 1962, The Beatles taped the song a couple of months later at Abbey Road for their debut album Please Please Me.
    8. Hello!
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 25 June 1963
      Rec: 17 June 1963
      Studio Five, BBC Maida Vale, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery
      For Pop Go The Beatles, Lee Peters acted the role of a posh BBC straight man apparently struggling to keep order amongst the send-ups and antics of the cheeky Liverpudlians.
    9. Please Please Me (Lennon-McCartney)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 13 August 1963
      Rec: 16 July 1963
      BBC Paris Theatre, London
      Producer: Ian Grant
      This is the eleventh of twelve BBC radio performances of their first UK number one (on most charts, including that used by the BBC). None of the broadcast versions has John playing harmonica as heard on the Parlophone single.
    10. Misery (Lennon-McCartney)
      Here We Go
      Trans: 12 March 1963
      Rec: 6 March 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, Manchester
      Producer: Peter Pilbeam
      The Beatles recorded this song from their debut album seven times at the BBC. All of the broadcast performances lack the descending piano runs overdubbed by George Martin onto the version made at EMI for Please Please Me.
    11. I’m Talking About You (Berry)
      Saturday Club
      Trans: 16 March 1963 Live
      Studio 3A, Broadcasting House, London
      Producers: Jimmy Grant and Bernie Andrews
      Chess Records released Chuck Berry’s song in February 1961. It arrived on a single in the UK seven months later and was then featured on the LP Juke Box Hits in June 1962. This BBC version was performed live from the Saturday Club on-air studio. Their songs for the show could not be pre-recorded as usual, because a heavy cold had made it impossible for John to sing.
    12. A Real Treat
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 25 June 1963
      Rec: 17 June 1963
      Studio Five, BBC Maida Vale, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery
      Although he always mispronounced Ringo’s name as ‘Ring-oh’, The Beatles responded well to the corny links of Lee Peters. Paul is heard pointing out that the request was for pupils at the sister school to the establishment he attended - the Liverpool Institute.
    13. Boys (Dixon-Farrell)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 25 June 1963
      Rec: 17 June 1963
      Studio Five, BBC Maida Vale, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery
      The Shirelles’ original was the flip-side of the biggest of their three British hits - ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’. The single topped the American charts - one of 22 pop hits scored by The Shirelles in the States. This Pop Go The Beatles recording was released in 1995 on an EP of four BBC performances called Baby It’s You.
    14. Absolutely Fab
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 25 June 1963
      Rec: 17 June 1963
      Studio Five, BBC Maida Vale, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery
      When the fourth show of the Pop Go The Beatles series was broadcast, the BBC’s weekly magazine Radio Times reported that ‘two days after the first broadcast, the producer Terry Henebery received over one hundred cards from listeners all over the country expressing their delight that this remarkable group now have their own programme’. The production team were swamped with many more letters as the weeks went by. Here ‘Gorgeous George’ steps up to the microphone to read one.
    15. Chains (Goffin-King)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 25 June 1963
      Rec: 17 June 1963
      Studio Five, BBC Maida Vale, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery
      The original by The Cookies - female backing singers on many other Gerry Goffin and Carole King hits on the Dimension label - was in the US Top 40 when The Beatles first tried ‘Chains’ in a BBC studio in January 1963. George had bought The Cookies’ single at NEMS, the Liverpool record store run by the group’s manager Brian Epstein. This is The Beatles’ third BBC performance of a song included on their LP Please Please Me.
    16. Ask Me Why (Lennon-McCartney)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 24 September 1963
      Rec: 3 September 1963
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London
      Producer: Ian Grant
      ‘Ask Me Why’ became the first ever Lennon-McCartney song to be broadcast when it was featured during Here We Go in June 1962. The Beatles recorded the B-side of ‘Please Please Me’ four times for BBC radio; this is their final performance.
    17. Till There Was You (Willson)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 30 July 1963
      Rec: 10 July 1963
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery
      Paul was inspired to sing this highlight from The Music Man by Peggy Lee’s UK Top Thirty hit from April 1961. Meredith Willson’s Broadway show had a long run on stage from 1957 and was then adapted for a movie version released in 1962. Having been part of the group’s stage act for two years, ‘Till There Was You’ was released on With The Beatles in November 1963. A later recording made for the radio show From Us To You was included on the first volume of Live At The BBC.
    18. Lend Me Your Comb (Twomey-Wise-Weisman)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 16 July 1963
      Rec: 2 July 1963
      Studio Five, BBC Maida Vale, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery
      ‘Lend Me Your Comb’ was on the fourth Carl Perkins single released in the UK in April 1958. It was a staple of The Beatles’ act for several years before they made their BBC recording. John and Paul replicate the harmony singing of Carl and his brother Jay heard on the original. This track was first released in 1995 on The Beatles’ Anthology 1.
    19. Lower 5E
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 10 September 1963
      Rec: 3 September 1963
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London
      Producer: Ian Grant
      Paul and George attended the Liverpool Institute grammar school for boys. A request from pupils in the current fifth form triggered their memories of teachers and their nicknames.
    20. The Hippy Hippy Shake (Romero)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 10 September 1963
      Rec: 3 September 1963
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London
      Producer: Ian Grant 
      Although not a hit, ‘The Hippy Hippy Shake’ by Chan Romero became popular in Liverpool when DJ Bob Wooler played it at The Cavern Club. He recalled lending his copy of the UK Columbia single to Paul so the group could learn it. When The Beatles appeared on the BBC TV programme Juke Box Jury in December 1963, they reviewed ‘The Hippy Shake’ by their Mersey mates The Swinging Blue Jeans. Their unanimous judgement that it would be a hit proved to be true, both in the UK and America. Chan Romero had recorded his song in 1959 at Gold Star studio in Los Angeles with the same musicians who played on ‘La Bamba’ by his hero Ritchie Valens.
    21. Roll Over Beethoven (Berry)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 3 September 1963
      Rec: 1 August 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, Manchester
      Producer: Ian Grant 
      Following three BBC broadcasts of Chuck Berry’s song during the summer of 1963, the group made it the side two opener of With The Beatles released in November. The EMI version was made at Abbey Road two days before this performance. The 1994 collection of the group’s radio performances includes their last BBC recording of ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ made in 1964.
    22. There’s A Place (Lennon-McCartney)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 3 September 1963
      Rec: 1 August 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, Manchester
      Producer: Ian Grant 
      The penultimate track on Please Please Me, in the USA it was on the B-side of ‘Twist And Shout’. In his 1980 interview with David Sheff, John described ‘There’s A Place’ as ‘my attempt at a sort of Motown black thing’. The mature lyric explored a theme revisited in one of John’s last songs ‘Watching The Wheels’.
    23. Bumper Bundle
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 25 June 1963
      Rec: 17 June 1963
      Studio Five, BBC Maida Vale, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery
      Lee Peters borrowed this name applied to multiple requests for the same song from Two-Way Family Favourites. The extremely popular BBC radio show, broadcast each Sunday lunchtime, linked families to their loved ones serving with British forces overseas. George also dedicated the next song to his sister-in-law Irene.
    24. P. S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 25 June 1963
      Rec: 17 June 1963
      Studio Five, BBC Maida Vale, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery
      ‘P.S. I Love You’ was the B-side of The Beatles’ first Parlophone single ‘Love Me Do’ released in October 1962.
    25. Please Mister Postman (Dobbins-Garrett-Holland-Bateman-Gorman)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 30 July 1963
      Rec: 10 July 1963
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery
      In December 1961, The Marvelettes’ record on the Tamla label was the first American pop number one for Berry Gordy’s Motown company. American hits issued on Tamla and Motown struggled to be heard on the BBC in the early sixties. When The Beatles became successful, they were tireless champions of the labels’ artists, particularly Marvin Gaye, The Miracles and Mary Wells.
    26. Beautiful Dreamer (Foster-New words and music: Keller-Goffin)
      Saturday Club
      Trans: 26 January 1963
      Rec: 22 January 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Jimmy Grant
      The song was written in the mid-nineteenth century by American writer Stephen Foster. Recordings by crooners Bing Crosby and Al Jolson ensured ‘Beautiful Dreamer’ remained a popular standard in the next century. In the late fifties, there was a trend for reviving ‘oldies’ by adding a faster rhythm. Tony Orlando’s ‘Beautiful Dreamer’, updated by songwriters Gerry Goffin and Jack Keller, was released in the UK at the end of 1962. A few weeks later The Beatles’ cover of his single, including all the changes to the original lyric and its added ‘hully-gully’ beat, was recorded for Saturday Club.
    27. Devil In Her Heart (Drapkin)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 24 September 1963
      Rec: 3 September 1963
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London
      Producer: Ian Grant
      This is the second BBC performance of ‘Devil In Her Heart’. The first version, recorded on 20 August 1963, was released on the Baby It's You EP in 1995. ‘Devil In His Heart’ was the B-side of ‘Bad Boy’ - the only record made by four Detroit school girls called The Donays. Their American single on Brent was picked up by the British label Oriole for release in September 1962.
    28. The 49 Weeks (Drapkin)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 24 September 1963
      Rec: 3 September 1963
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London
      Producer: Ian Grant
      In fact, Pop Go The Beatles ran for fifteen weeks. Rodney Burke was the presenter for eleven of the programmes.
    29. Sure To Fall (In Love With You) (Perkins-Claunch-Cantrell)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 24 September 1963
      Rec: 3 September 1963
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London
      Producer: Ian Grant
      The song was included on Dance Album Of Carl Perkins recorded in 1956. The Beatles covered four songs from that LP at the BBC. The sleeve note for the album released in the UK in November 1959 described its contents: ‘For the most part, they’re happy songs - light, toe-tapping rhythm numbers that just naturally make you feel a little gayer’.
    30. Never Mind, Eh?
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 24 September 1963
      Rec: 3 September 1963
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London
      Producer: Ian Grant
      The Beatles dedicate their last number of the Pop Go The Beatles series to each other.
    31. Twist And Shout (Medley-Russell)
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 6 August 1963
      Rec: 16 July 1963
      BBC Paris Theatre, London
      Producer: Terry Henebery
      ‘Twist And Shout’ made its initial impact through a single by The Isley Brothers. The Beatles’ characteristic falsetto whoops had been sparked by Little Richard, but the vocal gymnastics on the Isleys’ ‘Twist And Shout’ and their earlier American hit ‘Shout’ also influenced the group’s sound in 1963. The Beatles used ‘Twist And Shout’ as the rousing closer of their debut album and many live shows. They performed it nine times in BBC radio studios. This version was recorded on a day when, in less than seven hours, they recorded eighteen songs for three Pop Go The Beatles programmes.
    32. Bye, Bye
      Pop Go The Beatles
      Trans: 24 September 1963
      Rec: 3 September 1963
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London
      Producer: Ian Grant
      A sung farewell to what is now regarded as an historically significant radio series.
    33. John - Pop Profile (Bonus interview track)
      Pop Profile BBC Transcription Service
      Rec: 30 November 1965
      NEMS office, London
      Producer: Pete Dauncey
    34. George - Pop Profile (Bonus interview track)
      Pop Profile BBC Transcription Service
      Rec: 30 November 1965
      NEMS office, London
      Producer: Pete Dauncey
      Three days before the release of The Beatles’ album Rubber Soul, Brian Matthew recorded separate interviews with John and George for the series Pop Profile. The programmes were pressed on seven-inch discs running at LP speed and distributed to radio stations around the world by the BBC Transcription Service.
  • Tracklisting CD2 

    1. I Saw Her Standing There (Lennon-McCartney)
      Saturday Club
      Trans: 5 October 1963
      Rec: 7 September 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      The group performed this song eleven times in BBC studios. The recording in front of an audience for Easy Beat was included on the first collection of Live At The BBC. This version was taped for the fifth anniversary of Saturday Club.
    2. Glad All Over (Bennett-Tepper-Schroeder)
      Saturday Club
      Trans: 24 August 1963
      Rec: 30 July 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      The third British single by Carl Perkins was released in December 1958. Not a hit on either side of the Atlantic, ‘Glad All Over’ entered The Beatles’ live repertoire in 1960. Their first BBC version was included on the first collection of radio songs in 1994. This is the other recording made two weeks later. The Beatles all loved the music of Carl Perkins and each of them sang one of his songs at the BBC. In 1985, George and Ringo joined Carl Perkins on stage for the televised tribute concert Blue Suede Shoes: A Rockabilly Session.
    3. Lift Lid Again
      Saturday Club
      Trans: 24 August 1963
      Rec: 30 July 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      With the hope of making their request stand out from the hundreds of postcards and letters sent to the BBC, inventive listeners went to great lengths. Paul is heard investigating an elaborately designed item, which prompted another mention of the mysterious Harry and ‘his box’.
    4. I’ll Get You (Lennon-McCartney)
      Saturday Club
      Trans: 5 October 1963
      Rec: 7 September 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      Released on the other side of the ‘She Loves You’ single, ‘I’ll Get You’ is a Beatles B-side gem. Anthology 1 presents a live TV performance of the song from Sunday Night At The London Palladium broadcast 13 October 1963. The British press described the screaming enthusiasm of fans outside the theatre that night as ‘Beatlemania’.
    5. She Loves You (Lennon-McCartney)
      Saturday Club
      Trans: 5 October 1963
      Rec: 7 September 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      The Beatles’ biggest selling single in Britain spent twelve weeks in the Top Three, including two stints at number one. In the States, Capitol declined to release it in 1963 so the Philadelphia-based independent Swan Records distributed the record. After four weeks at number two, behind ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, ‘She Loves You’ became The Beatles’ second American number one in March 1964.
    6. Memphis, Tennessee (Berry)
      Saturday Club
      Trans: 5 October 1963
      Rec: 7 September 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      First released on the flip-side of Chuck Berry’s ‘Back In The USA’ in the summer of 1959, ‘Memphis, Tennessee’ reached number six in the British charts four years later. Paul remembers learning ‘Memphis, Tennessee’ in John's bedroom when the two lads decided it had ‘the greatest riff ever!’.
    7. Happy Birthday Dear Saturday Club (Hill-Hill)
      Saturday Club
      Trans: 5 October 1963
      Rec: 7 September 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      To celebrate the fifth birthday of the BBC Light Programme’s most successful music show, The Beatles rocked up ‘Happy Birthday’.
    8. Now Hush, Hush
      Easy Beat
      Trans: 20 October 1963
      Rec: 16 October 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Ron Belchier
      The announcement that The Beatles’ had been included in the Royal Variety Performance, playing for The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, gave their success a regal seal of approval. The British media were fascinated by this news.
    9. From Me To You (Lennon-McCartney)
      Easy Beat
      Trans: 20 October 1963
      Rec: 16 October 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Ron Belchier
      Performed in sixteen radio shows, ‘From Me To You’ is The Beatles’ most frequently performed song at the BBC. Number one in the UK throughout May and June 1963, the song was the first by Lennon-McCartney to crack the US charts when Del Shannon’s cover reached number 77 in the Hot 100.
    10. Money (That’s What I Want) (Bradford-Gordy)
      The Beatles Say From Us To You
      Trans: 26 December 1963
      Rec: 18 December 1963
      BBC Paris Theatre, London
      Producer: Bryant Marriott
      Motown founder Berry Gordy gained his first national hit as a label owner with this song. He had co-written it with the company’s receptionist Janie Bradford. Recorded by Barrett Strong, ‘Money’ was an American R&B number two and reached 23 in the US pop chart. The disc made little headway in the UK, but the song was popularized by The Beatles when included as the closing track of their second LP.
    11. I Want To Hold Your Hand (Lennon-McCartney)
      The Beatles Say From Us To You
      Trans: 26 December 1963
      Rec: 18 December 1963
      BBC Paris Theatre, London
      Producer: Bryant Marriott
      With advance orders from shops of a million, The Beatles’ fifth single quickly replaced their previous disc - ‘She Loves You’ - at the top of the UK charts. Two months later, ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ became only the fourth record by a British act to reach number one in the US charts. The single’s success launched The Beatles’ musical domination of the world.
    12. Brian Bathtubes
      Saturday Club
      Trans: 21 December 1963
      Rec: 17 December 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      This verbal combat was typical of the way the group and Brian Matthew conducted their interviews. The DJ remembered that, ‘They were quite sparky and always very different from any of the other artists and groups who appeared on the show. I think their main object in life seemed to be how to put me down in as good natured a way as possible. But it was great fun always to talk to The Beatles.’
    13. This Boy (Lennon-McCartney)
      Saturday Club
      Trans: 21 December 1963
      Rec: 17 December 1963
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      Released in the UK on the flip-side of ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, ‘This Boy’ is distinguished by a three-part harmony, sung at one microphone, by John, Paul and George. This distinctive blend of their voices can also be heard on the BBC recording of ‘To Know Her Is To Love Her’, included on the first volume of Live At The BBC, and a later B-side ballad ‘Yes It Is’.
    14. If I Wasn’t In America
      Saturday Club
      Trans: 15 February 1964
      Rec: 7 January 1964
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      The group knew that when their Saturday Club session was broadcast, they would be in Miami Beach, Florida to rehearse for a second live appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show the next day. Ringo used the idiomatic expression ‘act the goat’, meaning to behave in a silly way to get a laugh.
    15. I Got A Woman (Charles-Richard)
      Saturday Club
      Trans: 4 April 1964
      Rec: 31 March 1964
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      The Beatles heard this Ray Charles song on Elvis Presley’s first British album called Rock ’N’ Roll released in October 1956. Elvis was described in the sleeve note as ‘the jazz phenomenon to end all phenomena’. The group’s first version, recorded for Pop Go The Beatles in August 1963, was on the first volume of Live At The BBC. For this later version, John duets with himself by overdubbing a second lead vocal.
    16. Long Tall Sally (Johnson-Penniman-Blackwell)
      Top Gear
      Trans: 16 July 1964
      Rec: 14 July 1964
      Studio S2, Broadcasting House, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      The group had performed the song ever since 1957 when it had erupted in the UK on a record by Little Richard. The UK single coupled his first two American hits from a year before: ‘Long Tall Sally’ and the equally thunderous ‘Tutti Frutti’. The first collection of Live At The BBC featured a recording made at the BBC in August 1963 for Pop Go The Beatles.
    17. If I Fell (Lennon-McCartney)
      Top Gear
      Trans: 16 July 1964
      Rec: 14 July 1964
      Studio S2, Broadcasting House, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      A high point of A Hard Day’s Night, ‘If I Fell’ was coupled with Paul’s ballad ‘And I Love Her’ on an American single and also featured on the British EP Extracts From The Film A Hard Day's Night.
    18. A Hard Job Writing Them
      Top Gear
      Trans: 16 July 1964
      Rec: 14 July 1964
      Studio S2, Broadcasting House, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      Producer Bernie Andrews remembered, ‘I wanted to get the pre-recorded sessions at a higher standard ...somewhere near matching the record quality. When I started Top Gear, I tried very hard to do that. I was very pleased when The Beatles went along with me and helped launch this programme’.
    19. And I Love Her (Lennon-McCartney)
      Top Gear
      Trans: 16 July 1964
      Rec: 14 July 1964
      Studio S2, Broadcasting House, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      For this BBC performance, George played his solo on electric guitar rather than the nylon-strung acoustic used for the record. ‘And I Love Her’ was soon the subject of a variety of cover versions that dispensed with a simple beat group arrangement. Beatles favourites Smokey Robinson & The Miracles made a sensitive recording for their 1970 LP What Love Has ...Joined Together.
    20. Oh, Can’t We? Yes We Can
      From Us To You Say The Beatles
      Trans: 30 March 1964
      Rec: 28 February 1964
      Number One Studio, BBC Piccadilly Theatre, London
      Producer: Bryant Marriott
      The Australian DJ Alan ‘Fluff’ Freeman had planned a short visit to the UK in 1957. Having quickly become one of the country’s best-loved DJs, he stayed forever. From 1962, he had been presenting the BBC’s Sunday chart show Pick Of The Pops. In this era, it was the most exciting record show on the air in the UK. In His Own Write, John’s book of poetry, prose and drawings was published the week before this ‘bank holiday’ programme was broadcast.
    21. You Can’t Do That (Lennon-McCartney)
      Top Gear
      Trans: 16 July 1964
      Rec: 14 July 1964
      Studio S2, Broadcasting House, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      Released first as the flip-side of ‘Can't Buy Me Love’, ‘You Can't Do That’ is a swaggering R&B workout that became a highlight of the non-film-songs side of A Hard Day’s Night.
    22. Honey Don’t (Perkins)
      Top Gear
      Trans: 26 November 1964
      Rec: 17 November 1964
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      The B-side of Carl Perkins’ Top Ten UK hit ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘Honey Don’t’ was a Beatles stage favourite for several years before it appeared on their fourth album. John sings on an earlier BBC recording that was released on the first Live At The BBC album. At the final session for Beatles For Sale in October 1964, he generously gave ‘Honey Don’t’ to Ringo for his featured vocal on the LP. From then on, it was exclusively Ringo’s number.
    23. I’ll Follow The Sun (Lennon-McCartney)
      Top Gear
      Trans: 26 November 1964
      Rec: 17 November 1964
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      This early song of Paul's was at least four years old by the time it was revisited for Beatles For Sale. It was featured, along with three others from that album, during their second appearance on the late-night show Top Gear presented by Brian Matthew. This BBC recording was first issued in 1995 on the hit EP Baby It’s You.
    24. Green With Black Shutters
      Top Of The Pops BBC Transcription Service
      Rec: May/June 1965
      Producer: Pete Dauncey
      In addition to broadcasting to the UK, Brian Matthew introduced a programme produced by the BBC for distribution to international radio stations. This interview was recorded exclusively for that weekly show called Top Of The Pops.
    25. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Leiber-Stoller/Penniman)
      Saturday Club
      Trans: 26 December 1964
      Rec: 25 November 1964
      Studio Two, Aeolian Hall, London
      Producers: Jimmy Grant and Brian Willey
      ‘Kansas City’ was an American number one for Wilbert Harrison in May 1959. Little Richard’s medley of ‘Kansas City’ with his previously released ‘Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey! (Goin' Back To Birmingham)’ was a Top Thirty UK hit during the summer of 1959. That single was the model for The Beatles’ interpretation. Their earliest recording was included on the first album of BBC performances; this is the third and final BBC version.
    26. That’s What We’re Here For
      Top Gear
      Trans: 26 November 1964
      Rec: 17 November 1964
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      The group’s second appearance on Top Gear was broadcast the night before ‘I Feel Fine’/‘She’s A Woman’ was released in the UK. Their new single topped the UK and US charts during Christmas 1964, bringing their tally of American number ones in that year to six.
    27. I Feel Fine (studio out-take) (Lennon-McCartney)
      Rec: 17 November 1964
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Bernie Andrews
      The Beatles began using a four-track machine at EMI in October 1963, but multi-tracking did not start at the BBC until the seventies. There was a method to ‘overdub’ by copying a first recording to another tape, while at the same time adding more instruments or vocals. This take of ‘I Feel Fine’ is the one onto which John overdubbed another lead vocal. The completed version is included on the first volume of Live At The BBC.
    28. Paul - Pop Profile (Bonus interview track)
      Pop Profile BBC Transcription Service
      Rec: 2 May 1966
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Pete Dauncey
    29. Ringo - Pop Profile (Bonus interview track)
      Pop Profile BBC Transcription Service
      Rec: 2 May 1966
      BBC Playhouse Theatre, London
      Producer: Pete Dauncey
      Having recorded highly personal interviews with John and George for Pop Profile, Brian Matthew talked to Paul and Ringo for the series five months later. The interviews took place on a day-off from sessions started in April 1966 to produce a new album - Revolver.