November 30, 2013

Write on Music Contest: Win 2-CD Set, 'The Beatles: On Air - Live at the BBC, Volume 2'

The Beatles produced an abundance of music in the time they were together, but die-hard fans knew there was even more material that had long remained unreleased. In the nineties, finally, it seemed like the band’s archives broke open like a rock ‘n’ roll piñata, yielding three double-disc volumes to accompany the similarly epic Anthology documentary, which was preceded by a collection teeming with performances The Beatles gave at the BBC. Indeed 1994’s Live at the BBC was so profuse—listening to it in its entirety often felt like an interminable (albeit enjoyable) experience—the possibility of there being additional BBC recordings seemed all but unfathomable.

Apparently, though, that first volume barely scratched the surface. With the release of On Air - Live at the BBC, Volume 2 comes another 37 performances as well as nearly two dozen tracks of conversation, interviews, and banter by John, Paul, George, and Ringo on such BBC programs as Saturday Club and their own Pop Go The Beatles

Write on Music readers now have the opportunity to win a copy of the new two-CD set, On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2, along with a magnet, mug, and key chain bearing the album cover art. Just follow the instructions in the widget below. U.S. entries only, please. The winner will be notified on Monday, December 16, 2013.

The Beatles: On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 is available now at retail and digital outlets.