14 Sep 2013

New album of Beatles songs to be released

6:46 am on 14 September 2013

A set of previously unreleased recordings and studio chat by The Beatles including early hits and cover versions is to be released later this year.

The tracks from radio broadcasts at the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1963 and 1964 include 37 performances which have never been issued before now and 23 tracks of conversations featuring the Fab Four.

In a statement on Friday, Apple and Universal Music said On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2, is a follow-up to a similar box set released in 1994 and will be available from 11 November.

It includes two songs which were never recorded for their record label and which have not had official release, Beautiful Dreamer and Chuck Berry's I'm Talking About You.

The Beatles performed 275 times at the BBC between March 1962 - June 1965, playing 88 different songs in total, mostly done in one take.

The previous volume of BBC recordings sold five million copies worldwide. It has been remastered and will come out the same day.