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The Beatles



3.23 | 73 ratings

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2 stars This compilation of recordings done by the band for the BBC shows them in their early years (1963- 1965) playing a lot of songs, most of them covers of songs (29 of them never before released on their albums) by other bands and soloists, and with a few original songs, with only one of these original songs not previously released by them ("I'll Be On My Way", a song they gave to Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas to record and a song that The Beatles never tried to record in the studio for one of their albums). It seems that this BBC recording is the only known recording of "I'll Be On My Way " done by The Beatles. It also seems that the long "musical marathons" they had to play in Hamburg in their early years forced them to learn a lot of songs because they had to play at the night clubs in that city for 7-8 hours daily. So, this BBC album is mostly interesting to listen to all these previously unreleased songs.There are also some fragments from interviews which also show their wit and good humour, both things that helped them to achieve the charisma they had among the fans and to reach the very well deserved respect and fame they had, not only for being very good musicians. All the recordings are in Mono, and I think that there are mostly interesting as historic documents for the most dedicated fans and collectors of their music.
Guillermo | 2/5 |


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