180 Gram Vinyl Record
New LP captures the Beatles' riotous mid-60s L.A. concerts!
Remastered 180-gram live album features previously unreleased music
Coincides with new Ron Howard-directed documentary about the group
Back in 1977, Capitol Records released The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl, a 13-track album culled from three Beatles shows recorded at the Los Angeles venue in 1964 and 1965. The record reached No. 2 on the U.S. chart and No. 1 in the U.K., but has been long out of print and was never reissued as part of the group's massive catalog overhaul.
Coming Nov. 18 as a 180-gram vinyl LP, a new set titled The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl will be released that includes that original album plus four previously unreleased cuts. It's being touted as a new collection and not a reissue, tied to Ron Howard's upcoming documentary "The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years."
The new 17-track set includes performances from the Beatles' Aug. 23, 1964 and Aug. 29-30, 1965, shows at the Hollywood Bowl. Songs include hits such as "Twist and Shout," "Ticket to Ride," "Help!," and "I Want to Hold Your Hand." The album will also be available as a digital download.
The music has been remastered from the original 3-track tapes of the concerts by Giles Martin (son of the Beatles' late producer George Martin) and engineer Sam Okell. The songs from the 1977 album have been remixed and cleaned up for the new release. "Technology has moved on since my father worked on the material all those years ago," Giles Martin said in a press release announcing The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl. "Now there's improved clarity, and so the immediacy and visceral excitement can be heard like never before. ... What we hear now is the raw energy of four lads playing together to a crowd that loved them. This is the closest you can get to being at the Hollywood Bowl at the height of Beatlemania."
The companion film, "Eight Days a Week," is scheduled for a world premiere in London, with screenings in France and Germany, on Sept. 15, followed by U.S., Australia and New Zealand openings on the 16th and Japan on Sept. 22.
|Twist And Shout|
|She's A Woman|
|Dizzy Miss Lizzie|
|Ticket To Ride|
|Can't Buy Me Love|
|Things We Said Today|
|Roll Over Beethoven|
|A Hard Day's Night|
|All My Loving|
|She Loves You|
|Long Tall Sally|
|You Can’t Do That|
|I Want To Hold Your Hand|
|Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby|
|Baby’s In Black|