The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 is released on iTunes

A set of previously unreleased outtakes, demos and BBC recordings by The Beatles has been released on the iTunes store.

Download on iTunesThe Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 contains 59 tracks which are being issued to prevent them falling out of copyright.

Copyright law in the European Union last for 70 years if recordings have previously been officially released, or 50 years if they have not.

The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 cover artwork

The song collection first appeared on iTunes' New Zealand store, where it retailed for $15.99. However, it was later withdrawn and reappeared at $69.99. The US and UK stores followed, retailing at $39.99 and £34.99 respectively.

The tracks, which include demo recordings of two songs never performed by The Beatles - Bad To Me and I'm In Love - have all previously appeared on bootleg. The official release is designed to stop the recordings entering the public domain.

Following a recent change to the law, the master tape for the Please Please Me remains under copyright protection until 2033, but the unreleased recordings from the sessions would not.

Paul McCartney live at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
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