This week, Capitol Records finally got around to releasing a second edition of BBC recordings by The Beatles. For those who are curious, back in the early 60's many bands performed live for the BBC as opposed to the DJs just spinning discs. The Beatles were no exception as they spent many hours recording sessions for "Beeb" as it was affectionately known. The first set, released in 1995, was a delight as it offered alternate and rare performances captured during early Beatlemania. The greatest revelation was the between-song banter that showed the boys' endearing charm and wit. These recordings serve as an excellent reminder of why the world fell in love the Liverpudlians.
Preview the recording here:
Morningbell Records has stocked this release on vinyl.
If you haven't been to the new location of Morningbell Records (just past Maywood Mart), you might want to take an opportunity to do so. They've been getting some excellent used vinyl in as well as brand new stuff. They even have a selection of turntables to gear you up for your new wax. But if vinyl isn't your thing, they also have CDs and guitar strings n' picks. Support this local business!
In other news, 3 of the 4 original members of R.E.M. (Mike Mills, Peter Buck, and Bill Berry) got together last night in Athens at the legendary 40 Watt Club and played "Don't Go Back To Rockville." If this video makes you half as happy as it does me, then you're in for a great weekend... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gLqa2aHYdg" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gLqa2...