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Live at the BBC Vol 2
17 November 2013
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On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 debuted at number 12 in the UK album charts (Sunday 17th November), which is seems pretty low but not that surprising. On Air Volume 1 is at #57.

Does this make it lowest placing Beatles album since the compilations in the early 80's, possibly Reel Music – no 20 Greatest Hits (not including reissues, itunes exclusives and box sets)? Is it the lowest placing official Beatles album featuring 'new', previously unreleased material?

edited to add a couple more Apple promo vids

And to make a trio, and in case anyone missed it

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
18 November 2013
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The chart placing doesn't surprise me; I think it's ok considering the content – I suspect many people would have looked at it – said "I've already got most of those songs" – and moved on.

18 November 2013
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Ok I am REALLY confused.  I just saw this:

This is NOT on the album I bought off of Amazon.  I looked on iTunes and it looks totally different.  WTF?  This is really bothering me.  I really like the album and was so happy to get it, and now I feel really cheated.  

I took some screen shots, I hope someone can explain.  

This is the version that I have:

 

This is the version that is on iTunes:

Help!  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

18 November 2013
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WAIT.  I'm an idiot.  I figured it out.

I bought fucking Volume one, not two.  How did that happen?  paul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartney

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

18 November 2013
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Well, not necessarily a bad thing assuming you didn't already have Volume 1. You've got yourself the remastered version, and Volume 1 is the more interesting of the two as it includes the motherlode of songs never recorded at EMI. You just need to get Volume 2 now…

(btw. How do you do that screenshot thingy and put them on the forum? mmm asked how it was done over in "Weird things happening with the forum?" Any chance you could go by and post an explanation?)

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18 November 2013
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^^ I had to save then on my tumblr to post the pictures here.

I am on my way to the store right now to get Volume 2!  

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18 November 2013
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No deal.  London Drugs had nothing, Target had it but it was sold out.  Disappointing as that is…  it was nice to see The Beatles sold out, while Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Avril Lavigne, and Katy Perry all still had copies.  Still killing the competition in 2013!

This is why I usually shop online.  Stores just can't compete these days.  

I COULD order it on iTunes, but I want to physically have it.  Ordered it on Amazon, be here by Wednesday.  a-hard-days-night-john-1

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

18 November 2013
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LongHairedLady said
No deal.  London Drugs had nothing… be here by Wednesday.  a-hard-days-night-john-1

I often have the same problem with London drugs. No can do, dry spell. Hopefully Wednesday. a-hard-days-night-george-10 Still, the wait can make it more worthwhile! a-hard-days-night-george-4

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18 November 2013
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mja6758 said

LongHairedLady said
No deal.  London Drugs had nothing… be here by Wednesday.  a-hard-days-night-john-1

I often have the same problem with London drugs. No can do, dry spell. Hopefully Wednesday. a-hard-days-night-george-10 Still, the wait can make it more worthwhile! a-hard-days-night-george-4

Cha!  It's like getting a present!  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

18 November 2013
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LongHairedLady said
WAIT.  I'm an idiot.  I figured it out.

I bought fucking Volume one, not two.  How did that happen?  paul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartney

You may have answered your own question…  before you asked it…. :D

18 November 2013
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It may be at 12 on the UK album charts, but it is # 1 on the UK Record Store chart (not sure what that means):

http://www.live4ever.uk.com/20…..ore-chart/

It is also # 3 in rock on Amazon, and # 4 in music today, but I think it was previously # 3 in music overall.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

19 November 2013
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Expert Textpert said
It may be at 12 on the UK album charts, but it is # 1 on the UK Record Store chart (not sure what that means):

http://www.live4ever.uk.com/20…..ore-chart/

It is also # 3 in rock on Amazon, and # 4 in music today, but I think it was previously # 3 in music overall.

For the record store chart, see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O…..tore_Chart

And also looks like it will be in the top 10 on the next Billboard charts (around 8-10).

 

20 November 2013
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Why did Apple lop off the Don't Pass Me By dialogue section of 'A Hard Job Writing Them' where Ringo first mentions the existence of the song four years before it appears on The White Album? Its one of the more interesting and revealing pieces of dialogue recording during the BBC sessions. Maybe Ringo wouldn't give them permission.

Also Honey Don't appears in a truncated form, i guess the full song doesn't exist in the vaults in excellent quality (you can hear the missing part on bootlegs, i think taped off the radio).

 

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20 November 2013
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Got Volume 2 now!  a-hard-days-night-john-6

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21 November 2013
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LongHairedLady said
Got Volume 2 now!  a-hard-days-night-john-6

Glad to see you are all sorted.

 

21 November 2013
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LongHairedLady said
Got Volume 2 now!  a-hard-days-night-john-6

Good to hear. You'll have to let us know what you think, and whether you'll still disappointed to have got Volume 1 by mistake to begin with.

 

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21 November 2013
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I'm very pleased with both albums!  I LOVE the longer interviews on Volume 2, but Volume 1 has some really good performances!  

I really enjoyed both versions of "I Got a Woman", which is my favourite Ray Charles song.  a-hard-days-night-john-1heart

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

22 November 2013
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Glad to hear that you like it, LHL, because I think I remember you been quite un-keen on listening to their really early stuff. Wish you'd done it sooner? :D

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

22 November 2013
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According to Rolling Stone BBC Vol. 2 debuted at number 7, making it the 31st Beatles album to make the top 10:

http://www.rollingstone.com/mu…..d-20131121

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22 November 2013
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Expert Textpert said
According to Rolling Stone BBC Vol. 2 debuted at number 7, making it the 31st Beatles album to make the top 10:

http://www.rollingstone.com/mu…..d-20131121

It's kind of interesting how few sales it takes to hit the charts these days.  How many did 1 sell in its first week just over a decade ago?

 

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