The Beatles Live At The BBC 1962 to 1965

The Beatles Live At The BBC is a double CD compilation of live in the studio songs performed by The Beatles for the BBC between 1962 and 1965.

The Beatles Live At The BBC

Songs On The Beatles Live At The BBC

Disc: 1

1. Beatle Greetings (Speech)
2. From Us To You (Opening)
3. Riding On A Bus (Speech)
4. I Got A Woman
5. Too Much Monkey Business
6. Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
7. I’ll Be On My Way
8. Young Blood
9. A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
10. Sure To Fall (In Love With You)
11. Some Other Guy
12. Thank You Girl
13. Sha La La La La! (Speech)
14. Baby It’s You
15. That’s All Right (Mama)
16. Carol
17. What Is It, George? (Speech)
18. Soldier Of Love
19. A Little Rhyme (Speech)
20. Clarabella
21. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)
22. Crying, Waiting, Hoping
23. Dear Wack! (Speech)
24. You Really Got A Hold On Me
25. To Know Her Is To Love Her
26. A Taste Of Honey
27. Long Tall Sally
28. I Saw Her Standing There
29. The Honeymoon Song
30. Johnny B. Goode
31. Memphis, Tennessee
32. Lucille
33. Can’t Buy Me Love
34. From Fluff To You (Speech)
35. Till There Was You

Disc: 2

1. Crinsk Dee Night (Speech)
2. A Hard Day’s Night
3. Ringo? Yep! (Speech)
4. I Wanna Be Your Man
5. Just A Rumor (Speech)
6. Roll Over Beethoven
7. All My Loving
8. Things We Said Today
9. She’s A Woman
10. Sweet Little Sixteen
11. 1822! (Speech)
12. Lonesome Tears In My Eyes
13. Nothin’ Shakin’
14. The Hippy Hippy Shake
15. Glad All Over
16. I Just Don’t Understand
17. So How Come (No One Loves Me)
18. I Feel Fine
19. I’m A Loser
20. Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby
21. Rock And Roll Music
22. Ticket To Ride
23. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
24. Medley: Kansas City/Hey!-Hey!–Hey!-Hey!
25. Set Fire To That Lot! (Speech)
26. Matchbox
27. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
28. Love These Goon Shows! (Speech)
29. I Got To Find My Baby
30. Ooh! My Soul
31. Ooh! My Arms
32. Don’t Ever Change
33. Slow Down
34. Honey Don’t
35. Love Me Do
36. From Us To You (Closing)

We are very short of well recorded live recordings by The Beatles. Hollywood Bowl showed the problem of recording the concerts, so these in the studio live recordings avoid the overwhelming audience screaming.

If you are a really keen fan of The Beatles, then this album and volume 2 are both essential.

It has plenty of covers that you won’t hear anywhere else and there’s a freshness to the well known songs. You also get spoken sections that highlight the personality and humour of The Beatles although I find them distracting.

To the casual fan, there are better places to focus your attention. My personal favourites are Rubber Soul, The White Album and the second side of Abbey Road and it’s hard to overlook the Red 62-66 and the Blue 67-70 compilations.

Other fans will advocate Revolver and Sergeant Pepper as their best albums.

I’ve owned Live At The BBC and it proved to be too far down my list of albums to hear when I was in the mood for The Beatles but then, I have extremely cosmopolitan tastes that continually search for variety.

If you want to hear The Beatles songs performed live and sung by a Beatle, it’s hard to overlook Paul McCartney’s live albums. I wish he’d do more Lennon songs but I particularly like the vigour on Tripping The Live Fantastic (Highlights).

Other people love this album.

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