The Beatles ‎– The Beatles Broadcasts / The Decca Tapes

Circuit Records (3) ‎– LK 4450
2 × Vinyl, Unofficial Release, LP, Compilation


A1 Opening Theme: Pop Go The Beatles
A2 Long Tall Sally
A3 Carol
A4 Soldier Of Love
A5 Lend Me Your Comb
A6 Clarabella
A7 Memphis
A8 I Got A Woman
A9 Sure To Fall
A10 Do You Want To Know A Secret?
B1 Hippy Hippy Shake
B2 'Till There Was You
B3 Matchbox
B4 I'm A Loser
B5 She's A Woman
B6 I Feel Fine
B7 Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
B8 I'll Follow The Sun
C1 Hello Little Girl 1:43
C2 Three Cool Cats 2:28
C3 Crying, Waiting, Hoping 2:06
C4 Love Of The Loved 1:54
C5 September In The Rain 1:58
C6 Besame Mucho 2:42
C7 Searchin' 3:06
D1 Like Dreamers Do 2:41
D2 Money (That's What I Want) 2:26
D3 Till There Was You 3:02
D4 The Sheik Of Araby 1:45
D5 To Know Her Is To Love Her 2:38
D6 Take Good Care Of My Baby 2:29
D7 Memphis Tennesse 2:23
D8 Sure To Fall (In Love With You) 2:04


Sides A+B: Pop Go The Beatles
Sides C+D: Decca Records Audition Tapes

Fifteen songs recorded at the audition on 1 January 1962 -three Lennon/McCartney compositions and twelve cover versions. Five of the songs were included on Anthology 1.
Fourteen of the fifteen tracks appeared on a series of coloured vinyl singles with picture sleeves, released in 1978 on the Deccagone label through Joe Pope's fanzine Strawberry Fields Forever.
Due to the questionable copyright status of these performances (recorded prior to the group's EMI contract), the Decca audition was commercially distributed in various configurations starting in 1981; some of these "grey market" albums omitted the three Lennon/McCartney songs. By the late 1980s, legal action by The Beatles had halted commercial availability of the albums. In addition to continued inclusion on bootlegs, a small U.S. record label issued the songs on CD through mail order in 2007 as The Lost Decca Sessions, which it described as legal and licensed.