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Live at the BBC

First released: 1994, December 6

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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
Recorded Live: March, 1962 - June, 1965
Producer: George Martin
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, December 6 Capitol CDP-8-31796-2 (US)
Reviews & comments
Tony Maxwell (2011, July 22)
For post-Beatle releases, this collection was a treasure for the insatiable Beatlologists in the 90\\\'s and nearly as essential as their original catalogue and the penultimate \\\'Anthology\\\' video series that followed: the progression of video technology, decades of film and newsreel restorations, archival searches and cataloguing of tens of thousands of hours of recorded media had to catch up to the incredible history of the Beatles. An even greater miracle was the joint approval of, and participation from, the surviving three Beatles and John Lennon\\\'s widow/estate-holder for that monumental project; and, considering that not even this historical agreement had yet occurred when these incredible BBC Sessions were first released in 1994, it might have been assumed that these radio programs would be the last great \\\'revelatory\\\' document of their legendary career. If that was to be the case (and it wasn\\\'t), the Beatles\\\' \\\'Live At the BBC\\\' compilation would have been just as satisfying a conclusion to their legacy for irrefutable proof that, first and foremost, the Beatles were a fully-functional and extraordinarily talented musical group, each of who contributed to the dedicated musicianship and unique sound that is so firmly recognized amidst the human and musical landscape that it now is simply referred to as \\\'Beatlesque\\\'. This is more comment than review, but these BBC Radio sessions put the Beatles right in front of you, unfiltered by screaming fans, recording studio enhancements, and just as \\\"live\\\" and instantly-recorded as any musical group could be at the time of available audio technology. Apart from the treat of over 50 Beatles\\\' performances that were unheard for over 30 years, you\\\'ll hear some of their early hits (\\\'A Hard Day\\\'s Night\\\', \\\'Ticket To Ride\\\') and realize that this massive sound and energy wasn\\\'t fabricated in a recording studio or spliced together on an LP- this was the Beatles at their most polished and self-confident best, and the performances contained in this collection are the closest any person will ever get to an intimate and authentic musical presentation from John, Paul, George and Ringo, barely 20 years old and already furiously creating, beat by (back)beat, the sound that will eventually come to define the popular music standard of the 20th Century. As a 21st-Century middle-age person in what is presently 2011, Paul and Ringo are alive and well, as are the memories of George and John. And of course, the music of the Beatles is eternal.
Tony Maxwell (2011, July 22)
For post-Beatle releases, this collection was a treasure for the insatiable Beatlologists in the 90\\\'s and nearly as essential as their original catalogue and the penultimate \\\'Anthology\\\' video series that followed: the progression of video technology, decades of film and newsreel restorations, archival searches and cataloguing of tens of thousands of hours of recorded media had to catch up to the incredible history of the Beatles. An even greater miracle was the joint approval of, and participation from, the surviving three Beatles and John Lennon\\\'s widow/estate-holder for that monumental project; and, considering that not even this historical agreement had yet occurred when these incredible BBC Sessions were first released in 1994, it might have been assumed that these radio programs would be the last great \\\'revelatory\\\' document of their legendary career. If that was to be the case (and it wasn\\\'t), the Beatles\\\' \\\'Live At the BBC\\\' compilation would have been just as satisfying a conclusion to their legacy for irrefutable proof that, first and foremost, the Beatles were a fully-functional and extraordinarily talented musical group, each of who contributed to the dedicated musicianship and unique sound that is so firmly recognized amidst the human and musical landscape that it now is simply referred to as \\\'Beatlesque\\\'. This is more comment than review, but these BBC Radio sessions put the Beatles right in front of you, unfiltered by screaming fans, recording studio enhancements, and just as \\\"live\\\" and instantly-recorded as any musical group could be at the time of available audio technology. Apart from the treat of over 50 Beatles\\\' performances that were unheard for over 30 years, you\\\'ll hear some of their early hits (\\\'A Hard Day\\\'s Night\\\', \\\'Ticket To Ride\\\') and realize that this massive sound and energy wasn\\\'t fabricated in a recording studio or spliced together on an LP- this was the Beatles at their most polished and self-confident best, and the performances contained in this collection are the closest any person will ever get to an intimate and authentic musical presentation from John, Paul, George and Ringo, barely 20 years old and already furiously creating, beat by (back)beat, the sound that will eventually come to define the popular music standard of the 20th Century. As a 21st-Century middle-age person in what is presently 2011, Paul and Ringo are alive and well, as are the memories of George and John. And of course, the music of the Beatles is eternal.
Race Tregg (2003, March 6)
There are a lot reasons this is a “must have” for any Beatle fan. 1]. There are stellar versions of the songs we all know & love performed “live” in the studio. No screaming fans to interrupt what are great performances. 2]. Their repertoire. It gives a glimpse into the of songs they did back in Germany & “the Cavern” days. My personal fav’s: “Some Other Guy” (which sounds like it was recorded in one of their club shows with strong Lennon/McCartney vocal leads), I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) (probably the fastest drumming on any Beatle record), “Youngblood”, & “I Got A Woman”. 3]. The inclusion of “I’ll Be On My Way”. A very “Beatlesque” sounding song from their early period, which up until this release, was unheard. (maybe on bootlegs, I don’t know). For Beatle fans, it's a brand new song. 4]. The humorous “in-between” chats with the DJ(s)introducing to England what George Martin saw when took on the Beatles. If you are a collector of Beatles material, this should rank up there with any of their originals releases & the Anthologies. It is worth it.

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