Beatles About to Release “Official” Bootlegs

There are still plenty of recordings of the Beatles floating about that have never seen the light of day–officially, anyway.

The Beatles organization have decided to combat things by release an “official” set of booleg recordings via iTunes. The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963–a 59 collection of BBC recordings and various outtakes and alternate mixes–will appear next week.

A full tracklisting can be found at The Examiner.

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3 thoughts on “Beatles About to Release “Official” Bootlegs

  • December 11, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    I would suggest that this is being done for reasons of 50-year copyright. You could assume that the online-only collection they released to little fanfare earlier was to test the waters for digital collections, and now Apple will knock out a series of previously-bootlegged collections every year.

    Still though… Hard to complain.

  • December 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Hey, finally. I have several of these Beatles bootlegs in my collection. I found them in the late 70s mostly, including several 7" Deccagons" (the label says Decca but…), the Abbey Road Three album, the Beatles Christmas album to name a few.

  • December 12, 2013 at 4:13 am

    A 59 WHAT collection?


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