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Rare Beatles songs to be released online

Apple Records will make available 59 downloads of Beatles songs which have never been officially released.

The rare recordings will go on sale on Tuesday and feature a number of tracks from the early 60s which were previously only available on bootlegs, including versions of 'She Loves You', 'There’s a Place' and 'A Taste of Honey'.

Outtakes, demos and live performances for BBC Radio will as made up the downloads. Industry spectators have suggested the release is due to changes in copyright law which mean that unreleased material now becomes free of copyright after 50 years.

The downloads also include songs the legendary band recorded and gave to other artists. Such releases could become a trend: last year Sony released a four CD set comprising 86 Bob Dylan songs, wittily titled The 50th Anniversary Collection: The Copyright Extension Collection, Volume 1. Only 100 copies were released and now go for £700 on eBay. 

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