Live At The BBC (1994)

Live At The BBC (1994)

Live At The BBC (1994)

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A collection of tracks culled from 4 years of performances on various BBC radio programs, Live At The BBC is an excellent look at the lifestyle of the band during this area. Consisting two discs of skits and dialogue as well as unreleased originals and variations, the album also features incredibly detailed linear notes and rare photos. Since the BBC had only two of the many sessions starring the Beatles in its archives (one of which was incomplete), most of the tracks from Live At The BBC were taken from collectors’ private collections and previously released bootlegs. The cover photo was a heavily retouched version of the original photo by Dezo Hoffman, with many building signs and markings edited out. Grammy nominated for Best Historical Album.

2013 reissue and extra tracks

The 2013 reissue featured a new cover as well as three new tracks. The cover was a more black and white version of the original cover, which was more of a sepia tone (see below). A new song, From Us To You, closed disc 2. A new speech track, What Is It, George? was placed on disc 1 between Carol and Soldier Of Love. The speech track Ringo? Yep! was added to disc two, replacing Have A Banana! as track 3. Most of Have a Banana! was incorporated into the end of the previous track, A Hard Day’s Night, but the phrase itself, from which the original speech track got its title, was removed.

Track list

Disc 1

  1. Beatle Greetings
  2. From Us To You
  3. Riding On A Bus
  4. I Got A Woman (Charles)
  5. Too Much Monkey Business (Berry)
  6. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby (Goffin/King)
  7. I’ll Be On My Way (Lennon/McCartney)
  8. Young Blood (Leiber/Stoller/Pomus)
  9. A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues (Thompson)
  10. Sure To Fall (Perkins/Claunch/Cantrell)
  11. Some Other Guy (Leiber/Stoller/Barrett)
  12. Thank You Girl (Lennon/McCartney)
  13. Sha la la la la!
  14. Baby It’s You (David/Williams/Bacharach)
  15. That’s Alright Mama (Crudup)
  16. Carol (Berry)
  17. What Is It, George?
  18. Soldier Of Love (Cason/Moon)
  19. A Little Rhyme
  20. Clarabella (Pingitore)
  21. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) (Thomas/Biggs)
  22. Crying Waiting Hoping (Holly)
  23. Dear Wack!
  24. You Really Got A Hold On Me (W. Robinson)
  25. To Know Her Is To Love Her (Spector)
  26. A Taste Of Honey (Scott/Marlow)
  27. Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell)
  28. I Saw Her Standing There (Lennon/McCartney)
  29. The Honeymoon Song (Theodorakis)
  30. Johnny B. Goode (Berry)
  31. Memphis, Tennessee (Berry)
  32. Lucille (Penniman/Collins)
  33. Can’t Buy Me Love (Lennon/McCartney)
  34. From Fluff To You
  35. Till There Was You (Wilson)

Disc 2

  1. Crinsk Dee Night
  2. A Hard Day’s Night (Lennon/McCartney)
  3. Ringo? Yep!
  4. I Wanna Be Your Man (Lennon/McCartney)
  5. Just A Rumour
  6. Roll Over Beethoven (Berry)
  7. All My Loving (Lennon/McCartney)
  8. Things We Said Today (Lennon/McCartney)
  9. She’s A Woman (Lennon/McCartney)
  10. Sweet Little Sixteen (Berry)
  11. 1822!
  12. Lonesome Tears In My Eyes (Burnette/Burnette/Burlison/Mortimer)
  13. Nothin’ Shakin’ (Fontaine/Colacrai/Lampert/Gluck)
  14. The Hippy Hippy Shake (Romero)
  15. Glad All Over (Bennett/Tepper/Schroeder)
  16. I Just Don’t Understand (Wilkin/Westberry)
  17. So How Come No One Loves Me (Bryant/Bryant)
  18. I Feel Fine (Lennon/McCartney)
  19. I’m A Loser (Lennon/McCartney)
  20. Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby (Perkins)
  21. Rock And Roll Music (Berry)
  22. Ticket To Ride (Lennon/McCartney)
  23. Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Williams)
  24. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey (Lieber/Stoller/Penniman)
  25. Set Fire To That Lot!
  26. Matchbox (Perkins)
  27. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Kesler/Feathers)
  28. Love Those Goon Shows!
  29. I Got To Find My Baby (Clayton)
  30. Ooh! My Soul (Penniman)
  31. Ooh! My Arms
  32. Don’t Ever Change (Goffin/King)
  33. Slow Down (Williams)
  34. Honey Don’t (Perkins)
  35. Love Me Do (Lennon/McCartney)
  36. From Us To You

Release history

  • Apple 7243 8 31796 2 6 (CD), released November 30, 1994 (UK), December 6, 1994 (US)
  • Apple PCSP 726 (vinyl, UK), released December 6, 1994
  • Apple 3749153 (CD), released November 12, 2013
  • Apple 3758940 (vinyl), released 2013

Original (1994) cover

Live At The BBC

Original (1994) track listing:

Disc 1

  1. Beatle Greetings
  2. From Us To You
  3. Riding On A Bus
  4. I Got A Woman (Charles)
  5. Too Much Monkey Business (Berry)
  6. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby (Goffin/King)
  7. I’ll Be On My Way (Lennon/McCartney)
  8. Young Blood (Leiber/Stoller/Pomus)
  9. A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues (Thompson)
  10. Sure To Fall (Perkins/Claunch/Cantrell)
  11. Some Other Guy (Leiber/Stoller/Barrett)
  12. Thank You Girl (Lennon/McCartney)
  13. Sha la la la la!
  14. Baby It’s You (David/Williams/Bacharach)
  15. That’s Alright Mama (Crudup)
  16. Carol (Berry)
  17. Soldier Of Love (Cason/Moon)
  18. A Little Rhyme
  19. Clarabella (Pingitore)
  20. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You) (Thomas/Biggs)
  21. Crying Waiting Hoping (Holly)
  22. Dear Wack!
  23. You Really Got A Hold On Me (W. Robinson)
  24. To Know Her Is To Love Her (Spector)
  25. A Taste Of Honey (Scott/Marlow)
  26. Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell)
  27. I Saw Her Standing There (Lennon/McCartney)
  28. The Honeymoon Song (Theodorakis)
  29. Johnny B. Goode (Berry)
  30. Memphis, Tennessee (Berry)
  31. Lucille (Penniman/Collins)
  32. Can’t Buy Me Love (Lennon/McCartney)
  33. From Fluff To You
  34. Till There Was You (Wilson)

Disc 2

  1. Crinsk Dee Night
  2. A Hard Day’s Night (Lennon/McCartney)
  3. Have A Banana!
  4. I Wanna Be Your Man (Lennon/McCartney)
  5. Just A Rumour
  6. Roll Over Beethoven (Berry)
  7. All My Loving (Lennon/McCartney)
  8. Things We Said Today (Lennon/McCartney)
  9. She’s A Woman (Lennon/McCartney)
  10. Sweet Little Sixteen (Berry)
  11. 1822!
  12. Lonesome Tears In My Eyes (Burnette/Burnette/Burlison/Mortimer)
  13. Nothin’ Shakin’ (Fontaine/Colacrai/Lampert/Gluck)
  14. The Hippy Hippy Shake (Romero)
  15. Glad All Over (Bennett/Tepper/Schroeder)
  16. I Just Don’t Understand (Wilkin/Westberry)
  17. So How Come No One Loves Me (Bryant/Bryant)
  18. I Feel Fine (Lennon/McCartney)
  19. I’m A Loser (Lennon/McCartney)
  20. Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby (Perkins)
  21. Rock And Roll Music (Berry)
  22. Ticket To Ride (Lennon/McCartney)
  23. Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Williams)
  24. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey (Lieber/Stoller/Penniman)
  25. Set Fire To That Lot!
  26. Matchbox (Perkins)
  27. I Forgot To Remember To Forget (Kesler/Feathers)
  28. Love Those Goon Shows!
  29. I Got To Find My Baby (Clayton)
  30. Ooh! My Soul (Penniman)
  31. Ooh! My Arms
  32. Don’t Ever Change (Goffin/King)
  33. Slow Down (Williams)
  34. Honey Don’t (Perkins)
  35. Love Me Do (Lennon/McCartney)

9 track sampler, front cover

Live At The BBC 9 track sampler, front cover

9 track sampler, back cover

Live At The BBC 9 track sampler, back cover