If you are a Beatles fan, you are always looking for new songs to be unearthed and released. Well, you will be able to find some new songs later this week since the Beatles’ album, The Beatles’ Bootleg Recordings 1963, will be released as an iTunes exclusive. Merry Beatles Christmas.
The album will have 59 tracks. Count ’em. 59! 44 of them were recorded live from the BBC radio. The other 15 are outtakes of studio recordings. Fans will love being able to hear these rare gems, which they have not heard before. So why are they releasing them now? Well, according to the BBC, the release of this album is to help extend the copyright on the session tapes of the songs. Not out of the kindness of their hearts or because they have the Christmas spirit.
This is because under EU law, copyright is given for 70 years if the song or album is officially released, otherwise it is only valid for 50 years. This is a great Christmas gift to Beatles fans everywhere since we can never get enough of the best band in history. It’s too bad we don’t have any bands of their caliber in this generation.