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Tuesday
Nov192013

New Video Showcases Beatles' "Words of Love" Performance from "On Air" Compilation

Apple Corps Ltd.A new official video has been created to accompany The Beatles' rendition of Buddy Holly's "Words of Love" that appears on the recently released Fab Four compilation, On Air -- Live at the BBC Volume 2.  The clip, which is viewable now on YouTube and VEVO.com, features a clever mix of archival footage of the band members and original animation.

The video, which celebrates early years of the group's fame, includes home movies of the band mates clowning around; footage of the rockers' performing, being interviewed and being mobbed by fans; and scenes taken from The Beatles' debut film A Hard Days' Night.

Much of the film footage has been enhanced with a variety of whimsical animations.  The clip also features a few stylized, fully animated segments that pay homage to the band's trips from Liverpool to London to record the radio shows that are the basis of the On Air album.  Among the scenes depicted are the Fab Four freezing in the back of a van that's being driven through a snowstorm to London, and the group playing "Words of Love" on the stage of a theater in front of a small audience that includes Buddy Holly himself.  The final segment of the clip shows a cartoon airplane that's apparently whisking The Beatles off to the U.S. for the first time.

As previously reported, On Air -- Live at the BBC Volume 2 is culled from the many appearances The Beatles made on various radio shows between March 1962 and May 1966. It's is available as a two-CD set and a 180-gram vinyl-LP package.  The version of "Words of Love" featured on the album was recorded in July 1963 for an episode of the "Pop Goes the Beatles" program.

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