Monday, December 30, 2013

2013: Best Release of Older Music

Last time I Saw Marie she was waving goodbye with hurry-home-drops on her cheek that trickled from her eye: Marie is only 6 years old so information please try to put me through to her in Memphis Tennessee...  Chuck Berry - Memphis Tennessee

The Beatles second volume of music recorded at the BBC was a rich blessing of 2013.  The release included 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles' first BBC release.  The 2 discs included 37 previously unreleased performances, 7 cover songs not on original Beatle albums; 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio conversation between the band's members and their BBC radio hosts including 4 short interviews with each Beatle.

John Lennon singing Chuck Berry's Memphis Tennessee is the highlight of the set.  Another is the in-studio recording of I Feel Fine with numerous false starts.  Like the first BBC release the witty banter captures The Beatle's humor and charisma.

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