Who’d have thought it? There is still enough unreleased Beatles recordings to fill yet another compilation.
Multiple sources are reporting that Apple has set Oct. 3 as the release date for ‘Live at the BBC, Vol. 2,’ which arrives nearly 20 years after ‘Vol. 1.’ And like its predecessor, it compiles live performances that the Fab Four delivered at the famous BBC studios in London.
The first volume, released in 1994, filled two CDs with 69 songs from appearances the band made between 1962-65. It’s unknown right now, how many tracks or discs ‘Vol. 2′ will boast, but it will focus on performances previously thought to be lost due to the BBC’s policy of erasing and reusing tapes after shows.
Now it seems, Apple has apparently compiled enough rarities to release another album. The new volume may include some of the bonus tracks issued as B-sides on the ‘Baby It’s You’ single from ‘Vol. 1′ (‘I’ll Follow The Sun,’ ‘Devil In Her Heart’ and ‘Boys’)
‘Live at the BBC, Vol. 2′ will be released alongside a new book, titled ‘The Beatles: The BBC Archives: 1962-1970,’ written by Kevin Howlett, author of ‘The Beatles at the Beeb 1962-1965′ and ‘The Beatles at the BBC.’ It’s set to arrive in stores in October too.
In other Beatles’ related news, sadly just last week, The man responsible for the groups legendary Shea Stadium concert in 1965, Sid Bernstein, died at the age of 95.