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New Rolling Stones' compilation "On Air" features the band's early BBC radio performances

Polydor/UMeThe Rolling Stones have dug deep into their archives to compile a new album featuring a collection of live performances that aired on various BBC radio shows from 1963 to 1965.

The Rolling Stones -- On Air will be released on December 1, and will be available a single CD, a deluxe two-CD set, a high-quality vinyl LP and a limited-edition colored vinyl disc.

The album features recordings from such U.K. radio programs as Saturday Club, Top Gear, Rhythm and Blues and The Joe Loss Pop Show. The track list includes covers of various rock 'n' roll, blues, R&B and soul tunes, as well as renditions of original Stones songs like "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," "The Last Time" and "The Spider and the Fly."  Eight of the songs were never recorded commercially by The Stones, and never appeared on any of their previous albums.

On Air's lead track, a rendition of Chuck Berry's "Come On" recorded in October 1963 on the Saturday Club show, has been released as the album's first single, and is available now at digital and streaming services. You can also listen to the tune now at The Stones' official VEVO YouTube channel.

The new album album is a companion to the recently published book Rolling Stones On Air in the Sixties, which chronicles the history of the band's appearances on various BBC radio and television programs during the decade.

Here is the full track list of the On Air album, including the deluxe edition's bonus disc:

"Come On" -- Saturday Club, October 26, 1963
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" -- Saturday Club, September 18, 1965
"Roll Over Beethoven" -- Saturday Club, October 26, 1963
"The Spider and the Fly" -- Yeah Yeah, August 30, 1965
"Cops and Robbers" -- Blues in Rhythm, May 9, 1964
"It's All Over Now" -- The Joe Loss Pop Show, July 17, 1964
"Route 66" -- Blues in Rhythm, May 9, 1964
"Memphis, Tennessee" -- Saturday Club, October 26, 1963
"Down the Road Apiece" -- Top Gear, March 6, 1965
"The Last Time" -- Top Gear, March 6, 1965
"Cry to Me" -- Saturday Club, September 18, 1965
"Mercy, Mercy" -- Yeah Yeah, August 30, 1965
"Oh! Baby (We Got a Good Thing Goin')" -- Saturday Club, September 18, 1965
"Around and Around" -- Top Gear, July 23, 1964
"Hi Heel Sneakers" -- Saturday Club, April 18, 1964
"Fannie Mae" -- Saturday Club, September 18, 1965
"You Better Move On" -- Blues in Rhythm, May 9, 1964
"Mona" -- Blues in Rhythm, May 9, 1964

Bonus Tracks (Deluxe)
"I Wanna Be Your Man" -- Saturday Club, February 8, 1964
"Carol" -- Saturday Club, April 18, 1964
"I'm Moving On" -- The Joe Loss Pop Show, April 10, 1964
"If You Need Me" -- The Joe Loss Pop Show, July 17, 1964
"Walking the Dog" -- Saturday Club, February 8, 1964
"Confessin' the Blues" -- The Joe Loss Pop Show, July 17, 1964
"Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" -- Top Gear, March 6, 1965
"Little by Little" -- The Joe Loss Pop Show, April 10, 1964
"Ain't That Loving You Baby" -- Rhythm and Blues, October 31, 1964
"Beautiful Delilah" -- Saturday Club, April 18, 1964
"Crackin' Up" -- Top Gear, July 23, 1964
"I Can't Be Satisfied" -- Top Gear, July 23, 1964
"I Just Want to Make Love to You" -- Saturday Club, April 18, 1964
"2120 South Michigan Avenue" -- Rhythm and Blues, October 31, 1964

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