Wednesday afternoon The AIR brings you brand-new episodes of Beatles Blast and Curtain Call!  You can tune in at the website, or or you could just stay on this page, and  listen to the convenient embedded radio player lurking over in the right-hand column of this blog.

At 2 PM, your truly returns to host a special George Harrison-focused Beatles Blast mixtape. We dive into the deluxe boxed set of the 50th anniversary edition of his classic album, All Things Must Pass, and bring you an hour of some of the unreleased treats and alternate takes included in that set.

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George Harrison
All Things Must Pass Mixtape Special

“Going Down To Golder’s Green”
“Dehra Dun”
“Cosmic Empire”
“Wah Wah (Take 1)”
“Hear Me Lord (Take 5)”
“Almost 12 Bar Honky Tonk (Take 1)”
“All Things Must Pass (Day One Demo)”
“My Sweet Lord (Day One Demo)”
“Om Hare Om (Gopala Krishna)”
“Sour Milk Sea (Day One Demo)”
“Isn’t It A Pity (Take 14)”
“Woman Don’t You Cry For Me (Take 5)”

Beatles Blast can be heard every Wednesday at 2 PM, with replays Thursday at 10 PM, Friday at 1 PM,  and Saturday afternoon.

At 3 PM on Curtain Call, Mel Larch also brings you a mixtape. With Curtain Call it’s a collection of songs by Broadway stars from their non-cast-album recordings. Mel opens with a new song from Ben Platt, the original star of Dear Evan Hansen. Check out this star-studded line-up…

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Ben Platt “Carefully”
Barbara Streisand with Barry Gibb “If Only You Were Mine”
Mark Seibert “Who Wants To Live Forever”
Kyle Taylor Parker “You Could Drive A Person Crazy”
Leslie Odom “Without You”
Rita Moreno “Take It Easy”
Rebecca Luker and Sally Wilfert “Lovely Lies”
Nick Cordero “Break It Down Again (live)”
Tim Minchin “If This Plane Goes Down”
Laura Benanti “The Boy From”
Lea Salonga “Nothing”
Jessica Vosk “The Music Makes Me Dance”
Betty Buckley “Every Little Thing”

Curtain Call can be heard on The AIR Wednesday at 3 PM, with replays Thursday at 8 AM and 9 PM, Saturday at 8 PM and Monday at 9 AM. A six-hour marathon of classic episodes can be heard Sunday evening starting at 6 PM, and an all-night marathon of Curtain Call episodes can be heard Wednesday nights, beginning at Midnight.