This release is the 18th of the UK collection "The Beatles Vinyl Collection", published by De Agostini. It contains an 8-page booklet.
On Air features 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 newly available speech tracks. Between March 1962 and June 1965 no less than 275 unique musical performances by The Beatles were broadcast by the BBC in the UK. The group played 88 different songs on the national radio - some were recored many times; others were played just once. Ten of the songs on this album were never recorded by the group for EMI in the sixties. Two of those are released for the first time ever: The Beatles' version of the old standard "Beautiful Dreamer" and the group's direct-to-air performance of Chuck Berry's "I'm Talking About You". On Air also features BBC recordings of 30 well-loved songs from The Beatles' catalogue, including five number ones. The Beatles' lively radion banter is heard throughout the album and there are also four canded interviews dating from November 1965 and May 1966.