Listen: Rare Beatles 1963 Recordings For Sale at iTunes, Hear Excerpts

A 59-track collection of previously unreleased but bootlegged recordings, The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963, is currently for sale at iTunes today for $40.

A BBC news report explains: “The 2-disc set was apparently released, then removed, early on Tuesday, causing speculation it was only being published briefly to extend the copyright period.”

In Europe, in order for copyright of recordings to be extended past 50 years, the recordings have to be made available to the public. This accounts for two sets of Bob Dylan recordings, one from 1962 and one from 1963, that have been released in very limited quantities by Columbia Records during the past two years. And for the availability of the Beatles’ recordings.

However, the set is currently available. I just purchased and downloaded the recordings from iTunes.

Listen to 30-second excerpts here, where you can also currently buy them.

The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 Tracklist:

01. There’s A Place – Takes 5, 6 (2:19)
02. There’s A Place – Take 8 (1:58)
03. There’s A Place – Take 9 (2:04)
04. Do You Want To Known A Secret – Track 2, Take 7 (2:17)
05. A Taste Of Honey – Track 2, Take 6 (2:12)
06. I Saw Her Standing There – Take 2 (3:07)
07. Misery – Take 1 (1:54)
08. Misery – Take 7 (1:56)
09. 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)

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