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Update: The Beatles’ Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 back on iTunes

on December 17, 2013, 4:00pm

beatles20082013 Update: The Beatles Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 back on iTunes

Earlier this morning, fast-acting Beatles fans might’ve gotten ahold of The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963, a rare 59-song collection that was briefly released on iTunes. The $40 set, which has since been pulled, featured over two hours of previously unreleased (but often bootlegged) material, including demos, album outtakes, and BBC performances.

The release was purchasable for only a few hours and only in a few select countries. It’s believed that The Beatles and their label, Apple Corps, made the collection available in order to extend its tracks’ 50-year copyright. Because the songs were published (even for a short time), they will be protected for up to 70 years, according to the newest iteration of European Union copyright laws which favors officially released material.

Update: At the time of the original article’s publishing, the album was not on iTunes. As of today (12/20), however, the collection appears to be available for purchase.

The collection included various takes of “There’s A Place”, “Misery”, and “Thank You Girl”, as well as recordings of “I Saw Her Standing There”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, and “Love Me Do”, taken from BBC sessions circa 1963.

Below, check out the full tracklist for The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 (via Beatles blogger Roger Stormo):

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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