Did You Grab Your Beatles Bootleg Recordings?

According to some reports, The Beatles Bootleg Recordings–a collection of unreleased Beatles’ sessions–were put up for sale on iTunes for a few hours and then yanked.  This is a bit confusing because as I write this, I’m just completing the $40 purchase from the iTunes Canada store.  Weird.

In case you don’t know the story, new European Union copyright rules have forced Apple Corps. to issue this recordings just so the company can retain control of them (read the full story here.)  Here’s a tracklisting of all 59 songs courtesy of the Beatles blog, WogBlog: All Things Beatle.   If you’re a fan, you might want to act fast just in case these stories about a super-limited release are true.

1. There’s A Place – Takes 5, 6 (2:19)
2. There’s A Place – Take 8 (1:58)
3. There’s A Place – Take 9 (2:04)
4. Do You Want To Known A Secret – Track 2, Take 7 (2:17)
5. A Taste Of Honey – Track 2, Take 6 (2:12)
6. I Saw Her Standing There – Take 2 (3:07)
7. Misery – Take 1 (1:54)
8. Misery – Take 7 (1:56)
9. From Me To You – Take 1 & 2 (3:24)
10. From Me To You – Take 5 (2:17)
11. Thank You Girl – Take 1 (2:09)
12. Thank You Girl – Take 5 (2:04)
13. One After 909 – Take 1 & 2  (4:29)
14. Hold Me Tight – Take 21 (2:42)
15. Money (That’s What I Want) – RM 7 Undubbed (2:48)
16. Some Other Guy – Live At BBC For “Saturday Club” / 26th January, 1963 (2:02)
17. Love Me Do – Live At BBC For “Saturday Club” / 26th January, 1963 (2:31)
18. Too Much Monkey Business – Live At BBC For “Saturday Club” / 26th January, 1963 (1:50)
19. I Saw Her Standing There – Live At BBC For “Saturday Club” / 16th March, 1963 (2:38)
20. Do You Want To Know A Secret – Live At BBC For “Saturday Club” / 26th January, 1963  (1:50)
21. From Me To You – Live At BBC For “Saturday Club” / 26th January, 1963 (1:54)
22. I Got To Find My Baby – Live At BBC For “Saturday Club” / 26th January, 1963 (1:59)
23. Roll Over Beethoven – Live At BBC For “Saturday Club” / 29th June, 1963 (2:29)
24. A Taste Of Honey – Live At BBC For “Easy Beat” / 23rd June, 1963 (2:01)
25. Love Me Do – Live At BBC For “Easy Beat” / 20th October, 1963 (2:29)
26. Please Please Me – Live At BBC For “Easy Beat” / 20th October, 1963 (2:08)
27. She Loves You – Live At BBC For “Easy Beat” / 20th October, 1963 (2:29)
28. I Want To Hold Your Hand – Live At BBC For “Saturday Club” / 21st December, 1963 (2:19)
29. Till There Was You – Live At BBC For “Saturday Club” / 21st December, 1963 (2:16)
30. Roll Over Beethoveen – Live At BBC For “Saturday Club” / 21st December, 1963 (2:16)
31. You Really Got A Hold On Me – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 4th June, 1963 (2:54)
32. The Hippy Hippy Shake – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 4th June, 1963 (1:43)
33. Till There Was You – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” /11th June, 1963 (2:14)
34. A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 18th June, 1963 (2:06)
35. A Taste Of Honey – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 18th June, 1963 (1:56)
36. Money (That’s What I Want) – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 18th June, 1963 (2:41)
37. Anna – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 25th June, 1963 (3:02)
38. Love Me Do – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 10th September, 1963 (2:29)
39. She Loves You – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 24th September, 1963 (2:16)
40. I’ll Get You – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 10th September, 1963 (2:05)
41. A Taste Of Honey – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 10th September, 1963 (2:00)
42. Boys – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 17th September, 1963 (2:12)
43. Chains – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 17th September, 1963 (2:22)
44. You Really Got A Hold On Me – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 17th September, 1963 (2:57)
45. I Saw Her Standing There – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 24th September, 1963 (2:41)
46. She Loves You – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 10th September, 1963 (2:15)
47. Twist And Shout – Live At BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 24th September, 1963 (2:36)
48. Do You Want To Know A Secret – Live At BBC For “Here We Go” / 12th March, 1963 (1:55)
49. Please Please Me – Live At BBC For “Here We Go” / 12th March, 1963 (1:57)
50. Long Tall Sally – Live At BBC For “Side By Side” / 13th May, 1963 (1:49)
51. Chains – Live At BBC For “Side By Side” / 13th May, 1963 (2:23)
52. Boys – Live At BBC For “Side By Side” / 13th May, 1963 (1:53)
53. A Taste Of Honey – Live At BBC For “Side By Side” / 13th May, 1963 (2:04)
54. Roll Over Beethoven – Live At BBC For “From Us To You” / 26th December, 1963 (2:17)
55. All My Loving – Live At BBC For “From Us To You” / 26th December, 1963 (2:06)
56. She Loves You – Live At BBC For “From Us To You” / 26th December, 1963 (2:21)
57. Till There Was You – Live At BBC For “From Us To You” / 26th December, 1963 (2:12)
58. Bad To Me – Demo (1:29)
59. I’m In Love – Demo (1:32)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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