Beatles ‘Live at the BBC’ Followup Coming
According to an internal memo from Universal Music — which now owns the Beatles’ home label Capitol Records — plans are in motion to release a second set of performances the group recorded from 1962 to 1965 for the BBC Radio. In addition to a reissue of 1994’s treasure trove Live At The BBC on October 4th, a new companion set, called, Live At The BBC Vol. 2, will also be released. According to the usually reliable website, Wogew.blogspot.com, which broke the story, “In 2012, the BBC had a campaign, asking their listeners to bring the home taped shows to the BBC for review. Hopefully, some more (or better quality) Beatles shows will have appeared in the wake of this.”
The new reissues are believed to be timed with the fall release of author Kevin Howlett’s eagerly awaited new book, The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970.