The Beatles – On Air – Live at BBC Volume 2

Reviewing a Beatles album is intimidating task. Can you really even review them? They are only the most popular band ever. If you say nice things then you are pandering and if you dare to say anything negative you might be hung. No winning here for the critic. What you do get is a ton of material on this album. Sixty three tracks to be precise. They are all rare, previously unreleased tracks from the band recorded live in the BBC studios while on a variety of shows at the station. Plenty of covers rather than their songs and most are from the 1950s and 1960s. “The Hippy Hippy Shake”, “Please Mr. Postman”, “Long Tall Sally” and “Lucille” are just a couple of the rare gems. Plus you get live versions of them doing “Roll Over Beethoven”, “”Twist and Shout”, “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Money (That’s What I Want)”. Many of the songs are rather raw (i.e. imperfect) but all are high in energy. John, Paul, George and Ringo all get their chance to shine. It is also cool to hear them live without all their fans screaming in the background. A rare opportunity. You can hear how much they enjoyed performing. A great forty-eight page booklet as well as some bonus interviews are included in the two disc package

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