In an era when nearly every new album is leaked in one form or another, it should come as little surprise that a forthcoming release of new material from The Beatles was unearthed by some very savvy internet sleuths. Apparently set for an November release, Australian-based Beatles blog WogBlog discovered the information thanks to a quietly placed post on the MCA Music – Philippines (MCA is owned by Universal Records, which own the rights to The Beatles catalog) Facebook page (that’s currently inaccessible) a few weeks ago.
The new album, titled “On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2” is a follow-up to the first volume which was released nearly twenty years ago and topped the charts in the UK when it came out. The timing of this release makes quite a bit of sense, as The BBC is set to publish a book on the band and their history with the BBC on October 10, and many expect the two to be sold as a bundle for a discount.
Though the track-list and other details have yet to be revealed, it has been speculated that these new recordings were the result of the much publicized “Listeners Archive” campaign that The BBC ran last year, as the network reached out to citizens to collect any “bootleg” recordings they may have made, as The BBC did not actively archive their own recordings until the 1970’s.
The first volume of the Live At The BBC compilations gave the world 30 songs that had never before been released, and the real question is what sort of similar gems may have been uncovered for this upcoming installment.
Article originally published at Death and Taxes