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Live at the BBC

First released: 1994, November 30

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Tracks
  1. Beatles Greetings (0:13)
    This was part of the introduction for a BBC program called "The Public Ear" recorded on October 9, 1963.
  2. From Us to You (0:28)
    Previously unreleased. A slight adaptation of their third single, this was recorded February 28, 1964 and used for the theme for three subsequent programs.
  3. Riding on a Bus (0:53)
    Brian Matthew interviewing the Beatles November 17, 1964 on "Top Gear."
  4. I Got a Woman (2:49)
    Previously unreleased. Recorded for "Pop Goes The Beatles" on July 16, 1963.
  5. Too Much Monkey Business (2:05)
    Previously unreleased. Recorded September 3, 1964 for "Pop Goes The Beatles."
  6. Keep Your Hands off My Baby (2:30)
    Previously unreleased. Recorded January 22, 1963 for the program "Saturday Club."
  7. I'll Be on My Way (1:58)
    The only known recording of this song, recorded April 4, 1963 on BBC radio.
    Also a single by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, Apr 1963.
  8. Young Blood (1:57)
    Previously unreleased. A song from the program "Pop Goes The Beatles" recorded June 1, 1963, this was the B-side of the Coasters' hit, "Searchin."
  9. A Shot of Rhythm and Blues (2:15)
    Previously unreleased. Recorded August 1, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles"
  10. Sure to Fall (In Love With You) (2:08)
    Previously unreleased. The first of four times the Beatles would record this Carl Perkins song for the BBC. This version was recorded June 1, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles"
  11. Some Other Guy (2:00)
    Previously unreleased. Some Other Guy was first recorded in 1962 by Richie Barrett. Not much of a bit anywhere, but a Liverpool anthem as almost every Mersey group tackled it.
  12. Thank You Girl (2:02)
    Recorded at the same performance as "Some Other Guy" also for "Easy Beat."
  13. Sha La La La La! (0:27)
    Introduction to "Baby It's You."
  14. Baby It's You (2:44)
    Recorded June 1, 1963 for the "Pop Goes The Beatles" program, this Shirelles song was included on the Beatles first album, Please Please Me. This BBC version was also released as a single in 1995.
  15. That's All Right (Mama) (2:54)
    Previously unreleased. Recorded July 2, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles", this was Elvis Presley's first single in America.
  16. Carol (2:35)
    Previously unreleased. A 1958 Chuck Berry song, this version was recorded July 2, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles."
  17. Soldier of Love (2:00)
    Previously unreleased. A wonderful cover of Arthur Alexander's original version, this was recorded July 2, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles."
  18. A Little Rhyme (0:26)
    Introduction to "Clarabella."
  19. Clarabella (2:39)
    Previously unreleased. Also recorded for "Pop Goes The Beatles" on July 2, 1963.
  20. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) (2:01)
    Previously unreleased. Another cover of an Elvis song, this version is from "Pop Goes The Beatles" recorded July 16, 1963.
  21. Crying Waiting, Hoping (2:10)
    Previously unreleased. Recorded by Buddy Holly right before his death, the Beatles recorded this version July 16, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles."
  22. Dear Wack! (0:42)
    Introduction to "You Really Got a Hold on Me."
  23. You Really Got a Hold on Me (2:37)
    Recorded July 30, 1963 for "Saturday Club", this Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' song was also recorded for With the Beatles.
  24. To Know Her Is to Love Her (2:50)
    Previously unreleased. Recorded July 16, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles", this song was written by Phil Spector, would would go on to produce the last album released by the Beatles, Let It Be.
  25. A Taste of Honey (1:57)
    From the program "Pop Goes The Beatles", this was recorded July 10, 1963 and also appeared on Please Please Me.
  26. Long Tall Sally (1:53)
    Another from "Pop Goes The Beatles" recorded, July 16, 1963, this Little Richard song was later released on the Beatles' "Long Tall Sally" EP.
  27. I Saw Her Standing There (2:32)
    In front of a live audience, this was recorded October 16, 1963 for the "Easy Beat" program.
  28. The Honeymoon Song (1:39)
    Previously unreleased. This song was recorded July 16, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles."
  29. Johnny B Goode (2:51)
    Previously unreleased. This Chuck Berry classic was recorded by the Beatles January 7, 1964 for "Saturday Club."
  30. Memphis, Tennessee (2:13)
    This Chuck Berry number was recorded July 10, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles."
  31. Lucille (1:49)
    Previously unreleased. A Little Richard song recorded September 7, 1963 for "Saturday Club."
  32. Can't Buy Me Love (2:07)
    The current Lennon/McCartney single.
  33. From Fluff to You (0:28)
    Introduction to "Till There Was You".
  34. Till There Was You (2:13)
    Recorded February 28, 1964 for program entitled "From Us To You", this song was originally from The Music Man and was released on With The Beatles in 1963.
  35. Crinsk Dee Night (1:04)
    Introduction to "A Hard Day's Night."
  36. A Hard Day's Night (2:24)
    This version, recorded July 14, 1964 for the program "Top Gear", features an obvious edit of the piano part from the released version.
  37. Have a Banana! (0:22)
    Introduction to "I Wanna Be Your Man."
  38. I Wanna Be Your Man (2:09)
    Recorded February 28, 1964 for "From Us To You", this Lennon/McCartney song was given to The Rolling Stones for their first hit.
  39. Just a Rumour (0:20)
    Introduction to "Roll Over Beethoven."
  40. Roll Over Beethoven (2:16)
    This Chuck Berry song from With The Beatles was again recorded February 28, 1964 for "From Us To You."
  41. All My Loving (2:04)
    A McCartney song released on With The Beatles, this version was recorded February 28, 1964 for "From Us To You."
  42. Things We Said Today (2:18)
    Another McCartney song recorded July 14, 1964 for "Top Gear", this song appeared on A Hard Day's Night.
  43. She's a Woman (3:15)
    Recorded November 17, 1964 for "Top Gear", this Lennon/McCartney song was originally the flip side of "I Feel Fine."
  44. Sweet Little Sixteen (2:21)
    Previously unreleased. Originally a Chuck Berry song, this was recorded July 16, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles."
  45. 1822! (0:10)
    A funny intro by John to "Lonesome Tears In My Eyes."
  46. Lonesome Tears in My Eyes (2:36)
    Previously unreleased. Recorded July 10, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles", this song was originally released by Johnny Burnette and his Rock 'n' Roll Trio in 1957.
  47. Nothin' Shakin' (2:59)
    Previously unreleased. This Eddie Fontaine number was recorded for "Pop Goes The Beatles" on July 10, 1963.
  48. The Hippy Hippy Shake (1:49)
    Previously unreleased. Recorded July 10, 1963, again for "Pop Goes The Beatles", this song was written and recorded by Chan Romero in 1959.
  49. Glad All Over (1:52)
    A 1957 Carl Perkins song, this version was recorded July 16, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles."
  50. I Just Don't Understand (2:47)
    Previously unreleased. Another "Pop Goes The Beatles song recorded July 16, 1963.
  51. So How Come (No One Loves Me) (1:53)
    Previously unreleased. An Everly Brothers song recorded July 10, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles."
  52. I Feel Fine (2:13)
    With the feedback opening, this Lennon/McCartney song was recorded November 17, 1964 for the "Top Gear" program.
  53. I'm a Loser (2:33)
    Another Lennon/McCartney song from "Top Gear", this was also recorded November 17, 1964.
  54. Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby (2:21)
    A song also found on Beatles For Sale, this Carl Perkins song was recorded for "Saturday Club" on November 25, 1964.
  55. Rock and Roll Music (2:01)
    The Beatles recorded this Chuck Berry song on November 25, 1964 for the "Saturday Club" program.
  56. Ticket to Ride (2:56)
    This Lennon/McCartney song from Help! was recorded for a special program entitled "The Beatles Invite You To Take A Ticket To Ride." The song was recorded May 26, 1965, the last BBC apperance by the Beatles.
  57. Dizzy Miss Lizzy (2:42)
    Also recorded May 26, 1965, this Larry Williams song is also found on Help!
  58. Kansas City / Hey Hey Hey Hey! (2:38)
    Preceding the medley on Beatles For Sale, this version was recorded July 16, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles."
  59. Set Fire to That Lot! (0:27)
    Introduction to "Matchbox."
  60. Matchbox (1:57)
    Ringo singing lead on this Carl Perkins song, recorded July 10, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles."
  61. I Forgot to Remember to Forget (2:09)
    Previously unreleased. This cover of the Elvis song was recorded May 1, 1964 for "From Us To You."
  62. Love These Goon Shows! (0:27)
    Introduction to "I Got To Find My Baby."
  63. I Got to Find My Baby (1:56)
    Previously unreleased. The Chuck Berry song was recorded June 1, 1963 for "Pop Goes The Beatles."
  64. Ooh! My Soul (1:37)
    Previously unreleased. The Beatles recorded this Little Richard number August 1, 1963 for "Pop Goes the Beatles."
  65. Ooh! My Arms (0:35)
    Introduction to "Don't Ever Change."
  66. Don't Ever Change (2:02)
    Previously unreleased. Originally recorded by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, this version was recorded for "Pop Goes The Beatles" August 1, 1963.
  67. Slow Down (2:36)
    The only time the Beatles recorded this for the BBC was for "Pop Goes The Beatles" on July 16, 1963.
  68. Honey Don't (2:12)
    Recorded August 1, 1963, this version features John singing lead, unlike the Beatles For Sale version which features Ringo.
  69. Love Me Do (2:30)
    This was recorded July 10, 1963, one of the nine times the Beatles recorded their first single for the BBC.
Credits
From 1962 to 1965, the Beatles recorded a staggering 288 songs for the BBC. This album, compiled by executive producer George Martin, contains 56 songs, the best performances by the Beatles at the BBC. The 13 tracks of dialogue were added, according to Martin, to give one the feeling that they were listening to a radio broadcast.

Producer: George Martin
Recorded Live: March, 1962 - June, 1965
Compiled by: George Martin
Cover Design by: Richard Ward / The Team
Line notes: Kevin Howlett

George Harrison: Vocals, Lead guitar
John Lennon: Vocals, Rhythm guitar, Harmonica
Paul McCartney: Vocals, Bass guitar
Ringo Starr: Vocals, Drums
Releases
1994, November 30 Apple / Parlophone PCSP 726 (UK)
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