The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963

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The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963
Live album / compilation album by The Beatles
Released 17 December 2013 (2013-12-17)
Recorded 1963
Genre Merseybeat, rock and roll
Length 134:53
Label Apple, Universal Music Group
Producer George Martin (studio outtakes)
The Beatles chronology
On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2
(2013)
The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963
(2013)
The U.S. Albums
(2014)

The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 is a compilation album of 59 recordings by The Beatles, released on 17 December 2013, exclusively through the iTunes Store,[1] initially appearing to have only been available for a few hours.[2] The album is currently available again for purchase.[3] The compilation was released worldwide in order to prevent the recordings on the album from legally entering the public domain in Europe due to revised copyright laws.[1] Officially unreleased recordings from the band's 1962 recording sessions, including outtakes from the Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do", previously entered public domain in 2012.[citation needed]

Composition[edit]

The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 includes 15 studio outtakes and 44 live BBC tracks, adding to those released previously on the albums Live at the BBC (1994) and On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 (2013).[4] The album also includes John Lennon's demo recordings of "Bad to Me" and "I'm in Love", later released as singles by Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas and The Fourmost, respectively.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "There's a Place" (Takes 5 & 6) John Lennon and Paul McCartney 2:19
2. "There's a Place" (Take 8) Lennon–McCartney 1:58
3. "There's a Place" (Take 9) Lennon–McCartney 2:04
4. "Do You Want to Know a Secret" (Track 2, Take 7) Lennon–McCartney 2:17
5. "A Taste of Honey" (Track 2, Take 6) Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow 2:12
6. "I Saw Her Standing There" (Take 2) Lennon–McCartney 3:07
7. "Misery" (Take 1) Lennon–McCartney 1:54
8. "Misery" (Take 7) Lennon–McCartney 1:56
9. "From Me to You" (Takes 1 & 2) Lennon–McCartney 3:24
10. "From Me to You" (Take 5) Lennon–McCartney 2:17
11. "Thank You Girl" (Take 1) Lennon–McCartney 2:09
12. "Thank You Girl" (Take 5) Lennon–McCartney 2:04
13. "One After 909" (Takes 1 & 2) Lennon–McCartney 4:29
14. "Hold Me Tight" (Take 21) Lennon–McCartney 2:42
15. "Money (That's What I Want)" (RM 7 Undubbed) Janie Bradford and Berry Gordy 2:48
16. "Some Other Guy" (Live at the BBC for "Saturday Club", 26 January 1963) Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Richard Barrett 2:02
17. "Love Me Do" (Live at the BBC for "Saturday Club", 26 January 1963) Lennon–McCartney 2:31
18. "Too Much Monkey Business" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 11 June 1963) Chuck Berry 1:50
19. "I Saw Her Standing There" (Live at the BBC for "Saturday Club", 16 March 1963) Lennon–McCartney 2:38
20. "Do You Want to Know a Secret" (Live at the BBC for "Saturday Club", 25 May 1963) Lennon–McCartney 1:50
21. "From Me to You" (Live at the BBC for "Saturday Club", 25 May 1963) Lennon–McCartney 1:54
22. "I Got to Find My Baby" (Live at the BBC for "Saturday Club", 29 June 1963) Berry 1:59
23. "Roll Over Beethoven" (Live at the BBC for "Saturday Club", 29 June 1963) Berry 2:29
24. "A Taste of Honey" (Live at the BBC for "Easy Beat", 23 June 1963) Scott, Marlow 2:01
25. "Love Me Do" (Live at the BBC for "Easy Beat", 20 October 1963) Lennon–McCartney 2:29
26. "Please Please Me" (Live at the BBC for "Easy Beat", 20 October 1963) Lennon–McCartney 2:08
27. "She Loves You" (Live at the BBC for "Easy Beat", 20 October 1963) Lennon–McCartney 2:19
28. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Live at the BBC for "Saturday Club", 21 December 1963) Lennon–McCartney 2:19
29. "Till There Was You" (Live at the BBC for "Saturday Club", 21 December 1963) Meredith Willson 2:16
30. "Roll Over Beethoven" (Live at the BBC for "Saturday Club", 21 December 1963) Berry 2:16
31. "You Really Got a Hold on Me" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 4 June 1963) Smokey Robinson 2:54
32. "The Hippy Hippy Shake" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 4 June 1963) Chan Romero 1:43
33. "Till There Was You" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 11 June 1963) Willson 2:14
34. "A Shot of Rhythm and Blues" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 18 June 1963) Terry Thompson 2:06
35. "A Taste of Honey" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 18 June 1963) Scott, Marlow 1:56
36. "Money (That's What I Want)" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 18 June 1963) Bradford, Gordy 2:41
37. "Anna (Go to Him)" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 25 June 1963) Arthur Alexander 3:02
38. "Love Me Do" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 10 September 1963) Lennon–McCartney 2:29
39. "She Loves You" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 24 September 1963) Lennon–McCartney 2:16
40. "I'll Get You" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 10 September 1963) Lennon–McCartney 2:05
41. "A Taste of Honey" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 10 September 1963) Scott, Marlow 2:00
42. "Boys" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 17 September 1963) Luther Dixon and Wes Farrell 2:12
43. "Chains" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 17 September 1963) Gerry Goffin and Carole King 2:22
44. "You Really Got a Hold on Me" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 17 September 1963) Robinson 2:57
45. "I Saw Her Standing There" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 24 September 1963) Lennon–McCartney 2:41
46. "She Loves You" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 10 September 1963) Lennon–McCartney 2:15
47. "Twist and Shout" (Live at the BBC for "Pop Go The Beatles", 24 September 1963) Phil Medley and Bert Russell 2:36
48. "Do You Want to Know a Secret" (Live at the BBC for "Here We Go", 12 March 1963) Lennon–McCartney 1:55
49. "Please Please Me" (Live at the BBC for "Here We Go", 12 March 1963) Lennon–McCartney 1:57
50. "Long Tall Sally" (Live at the BBC for "Side by Side", 13 May 1963) Enotris Johnson, Robert Blackwell and Richard Penniman 1:49
51. "Chains" (Live at the BBC for "Side by Side", 13 May 1963) Goffin, King 2:23
52. "Boys" (Live at the BBC for "Side by Side", 13 May 1963) Dixon, Farrell 1:53
53. "A Taste of Honey" (Live at the BBC for "Side by Side", 13 May 1963) Scott, Marlow 2:04
54. "Roll Over Beethoven" (Live at the BBC for "From Us to You", 26 December 1963) Berry 2:17
55. "All My Loving" (Live at the BBC for "From Us to You", 26 December 1963) Lennon–McCartney 2:06
56. "She Loves You" (Live at the BBC for "From Us to You", 26 December 1963) Lennon–McCartney 2:21
57. "Till There Was You" (Live at the BBC for "From Us to You", 26 December 1963) Willson 2:12
58. "Bad to Me" (Demo) Lennon–McCartney 1:29
59. "I'm in Love" (Demo) Lennon–McCartney 1:32

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