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Producer Hints at “Top Secret” Beatles Project
The Beatles’ highly anticipated new collection of BBC recordings has only been out for one day, but one of the producers of On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 is already hinting at a new “secret” Beatles project.
"There is something, but I don't think we're allowed to talk about it yet,” said Kevin Howlett, who compiled the BBC collection with Mike Heatley. “If you're involved in these Beatles projects, you have to be very discreet. It's all top secret."
Talk about a cruel tease! But there is one thing Howlett CAN disclose: there probably won’t be a third installment of BBC recordings.
“There are no plans at the moment,” Howlett admitted. “I think these two albums are wonderful from the point of view of presenting the real highlights of the Beatles' BBC sessions. The Beatles completists out there may want to own every version of 'Twist And Shout,' and I can understand that because every version of 'Twist And Shout' is really good, but I don't know that we want to go that far."
Howlett makes a good point. There certainly is plenty of Beatles material out there. But on the other hand, well, these are The Beatles we’re talking about--maybe we should get to hear every version of “Twist and Shout.” In fact, maybe they should release a whole album consisting entirely of different performances of “Twist and Shout.” Just take this whole nostalgia thing all the way!