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The Beatles releasing new compilation of BBC performances November 11th

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Prepare for "new" music from the Fab Four. On November 11th, The Beatles will release a followup to their 1994 album Live at The BBC. On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 will include 63 tracks that hit the BBC airwaves between 1963 and 1964. None of the content here overlaps with the prior BBC compilation, according to a newly issued press release. Performances include 37 songs that are previously unreleased commercially, and fans will also hear 23 unreleased recordings of in-studio chatter between John, Paul, George, Ringo, and various radio hosts.

“There’s a lot of energy and spirit. We are going for it, not holding back at all, trying to put in the best performance of our lifetimes," said Paul McCartney of the compilation. The entire tracklist is now available at, and special pre-order bundles that toss in a T-shirt (or high quality lithograph) are also up for grabs. Of course, the new Beatles release will also be sold digitally via iTunes, marking the continuation of a partnership forged with Apple in 2009. For fans of physical media, On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 will be available in two-CD and vinyl packages. And lastly, the original Live at The BBC album has been given the same remastering treatment as the band's studio catalog and will be re-released alongside its follow-up on November 11th. Aside from straightforward remasters, The Beatles last released "new" music with the 2006 remix album Love, created for the Cirque du Soleil show of the same name.