Apple Records has released the Beatles’ On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2, just in time for the holiday season.
Available now on 180-gram vinyl and digitally via iTunes, the set, which features 63 tracks, is the sequel to 1994’s Live at the BBC.
Coinciding with the release of Volume 2, Volume 1 has been remastered and repackaged as well.
Meanwhile, The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970 was recently released, and the book, together with the two audio sets, provide Beatles fans a new look at The Beatles’ early days.
“You may think the Beatles were universally adored, but the audience research reports in the book confirm that’s not so,” says Kevin Howlett, the book’s author. “There’s a big dividing line, usually by age. Twenty was regarded as old in those days. It was really the youngsters that loved the Beatles. So you get these comments in the audience research reports that say the Beatles were making ‘obnoxious noise’ and that they were ‘amateur’ and ‘vastly overrated.’ It kind of puts you back in the era.”
All three releases are available now on Amazon.com.