Monday, January 28, 2013
The Beatles - The Complete BBC Sessions (Purple Chick) (10 Discs plus Bonus Disc)
In the meantime, I hope this one tides you all over: The Complete BBC Sessions, put out by the good people at Purple Chick back in 2004. This is the updated and expanded ten-disc set they put out in late 2004 (they originally released a three-disc set earlier that year), containing (by my count) all fifty-one Beatles shows aired on BBC Radio between 1962 and 1965. And if THAT'S not enough, there's a little something extra I've included with this post - the elusive 11th disc in this set, containing interviews the band and band members conducted on a variety of shows between 1963 and 1970, along with songs from guest bands that were included as part of their many BBC shows (very few of their BBC shows were 100% Beatles material - music from groups the Fabs liked were usually included to fill out the programs).
I've been getting quite a bit of demand for this set over the past week, so I figured I'd post it, and let the masses have a crack at it as well! I've converted all of the albums over from FLAC to .mp3 - sound quality is still good, and the files are much smaller and iTunes-friendlier. And all the song names and interviews denote the shows they originated from - it took me a while to find and append that information on each file, especially on the bonus disc - but it was worth it.
So, for your (extensive) listening pleasure, I proudly present you with The Beatles' Complete BBC Sessions, nearly 20 solid hours of nonstop listening spread over eleven discs, courtesy of Purple Chick. Enjoy this humongous stopgap done to rectify my recent lack of posts . . . and as always, please let me know what you think.
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