The Beatles may be planning a major holiday surprise for fans.
The online Beatles Examiner blog reports that the Fabs will be releasing a new compilation called "1963 Bootleg Recordings" on December 17 via iTunes, sporting 59 songs -- 15 outtakes from sessions for the "Please Please Me" and "With The Beatles" albums and 44 previously unreleased live performances on the BBC.
The studio recordings include demos for the John Lennon-written "Bad To Me" and "I'm In Live," which were hits for Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas and the Fourmost, respectively, along with alternate takes of "There’s a Place," "Do You Want to Know a Secret," "I Saw Her Standing There," "From Me to You," "One After 909" and more.
The BBC tracks meanwhile, will be from shows such as "Saturday Club," "Easy Beat" and "Pop Go the Beatles."
Beatles Examiner's Steve Marinucci writes that the album was created "to counter the recent non-EMI releases in Europe that have included Beatles tracks."
The Beatles camp has not yet confirmed the release.