Live at the Hollywood Bowl [Bonus Tracks] [CD]

  • Artist: The Beatles
  • SKU: 5551405
  • Release Date: 09/09/2016
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99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (265 out of 269)

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  • Twist and Shout
  • She's a Woman
  • Dizzy Miss Lizzy
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Can't Buy Me Love
  • Things We Said Today
  • Roll Over Beethoven
  • Boys
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Help!
  • 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


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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good But Why Not All 3 Concerts?

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    kurtvrich
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    Let's face facts. Nineteen sixty-five was a heady year for the Beatles. Early in the year they had toured western Europe giving 16 concerts in eight cities. Their movie "Help!" had been released in the early summer to both record crowds and critical acclaim. The movie's namesake single dominated the pop music charts while its B side, the rocker "I'm Down" locked up the second position. Near mid-August the group began its second invasion of America. The fabled Shea Stadium concert was first, followed by a return appearance on Ed Sullivan's Sunday night TV show, then came concerts in Toronto, Atlanta, Bloomington, Chicago, Houston, the Hollywood Bowl, San Diego, Portland. The tour ended at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. It was Beatlemania at its peak. For the past 7 years I've been listening to all three Beatles concerts at the Hollywood Bowl courtesy of a 2 CD bootleg set I bought and downloaded on my iPod. Warts and all, this CD set has been...and continues to be...well worth the listen. Now in 2016, Capitol/EMI/Parlophone has finally decided to remaster and expand their '77 vinyl and cassette release of the ballyhooed Hollywood Bowl concerts. For years the studio and supposedly the Beatles themselves had demurred, claiming the '64 and both '65 concerts were of subpar quality. Less-than-enthused, a compliation of 13 remixed and edited songs from the three concerts was nonetheless released in 1977. The tapes and concert videos were then trundled back to the vaults. Since the beginning of the digital era Beatles fans have sat by patiently waiting and debating which would be remastered and released first, the legendary Shea Stadium concert or the much maligned Hollywood Bowl tapes? An average Beatles concert lasted less than 40 minutes, never featured an encore and almost never exceeded 10-12 songs. In spite of increased digital technology Capitol/EMI/Parlophone in 2016 hands us the same jumbled 13 songs released in '77 along with 4 out of sequence "bonus" tracks tacked on at the end. In reality they should have remastered the entire '64 and one, or a spliced together "one," of the Beatles two '65 performances. Two complete Hollywood Bowl concerts = 20 songs, almost certainly totaling less than 80 minutes. A single CD can handle this easily. Why reissue another so-so live-in-concert disc now when with a little more work and a few extra songs you could have a very good one? In 2016 we're still deprived of performances of "If I Fell," "I Feel Fine," and ""I'm Down." One further bit of pique. Over the years I have noticed and become increasingly irritated that the studios have always edited the Beatles' intro of the next song in with their just finished song. Since we're listening to a mix of '64 and '65 concerts, this patter is out of synch and endlessly confusing. Their introductory and between songs patter could easily have been edited in a way so it would have its own number in the soundtrack. We are also deprived of much of John's in-between songs humour as well as his comments about Paul's faulty mic or amplifier. The warts of the Beatles Hollywood Bowl concerts lie primarily in their first (29 August) '65 show. During their first three songs, the truncated opener 'Twist & Shout', 'She's A Woman,' and 'I Feel Fine," Paul's mic or his mic and amplifier are dead. Lennon's mic picks up only echoes and a faint hint of Paul's singing. Only prior to the set's fourth song "Dizzy Miss Lizzy," when Paul asks "Can you hear me now," do we know he's not referring to the audience noise but to the failure of his sound system. Such are the hazards of a live performance and no pre-concert sound check. Inasmuch as "She's A Woman," the second song, is a McCartney song, Paul's dead mic or sound system is a monumental flub. Even knowing they were being taped, the Beatles never bothered to stop the concert, get a new mic or check their sound system and re-perform the three muffed songs. With all the screaming going on, who would have noticed...or cared? Only bootleg copies of the concert will have these flubs and this interesting bit of Beatles concert trivia. Now, how about more live concerts?Capitol/EMI/Parlophone should set about remastering both the video and audio of the Beatles Shea Stadium concert (live soundtruck feeds exist and are are very good) to go forward with the long delayed release of the remastered flim "Let It Be." In the interim true Beatlemaniacs should invest in bootlegs of the Beatles in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and their two August '65 shows in Houston. The latter features excellent sound and a character of its own. After finishing "A Hard Day's Night" the Houston afternoon crowd rushes the stage, halting the performance for nearly 10 minutes. It's also well worth listening just to hear Paul intone "Howdy, Y'all," and John Lennon screw up the lyrics for "Help!" You can almost hear Lennon nonchalantly laugh off his flub. I'll still continue to listen to the Hollywood Bowl concerts on my iPod and all 32 tracks of the Beatles rooftop concerts. Maybe some time in the next decade Giles Martin will get around to remastering these too.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We Hope You Will Enjoy The Show!

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    rockband2
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    The Beatles Live At The Hollywood Bowl is finally on CD album after years of waiting and out of print. It sounded much better, bigger, and louder than the original 1977 LP Vinyl Record Album. When I first bought the LP album, all I can hear are mostly screaming fans, but not the Beatles. You could hardly hear the Beatles singing. It's like this the screaming fans are the lead vocal, and the Beatles are singing the background vocals. Thanks to technology, you can hear the Beatles singing lead vocals and the screaming fans are in the background. The Beatles Live At The Hollywood Bowl is the must have CD live album that Beatles fans including myself have been waiting for years. It is in conjunction to the Ron Howard film The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years. So seat and enjoy listening to the Beatles Live At The Hollywood Bowl. We hope you will enjoy the show.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beatles, the Bowl, and a lot of Fun!

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    V183182
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    Everyone knows so much has been written and said about the Beatles and their impact on popular as well as rock music. It is difficult to believe the impact they had primarily in only a ten year period! I have an aunt and a cousin who were lucky enough to have attended one of the Hollywood Bowl concerts and they always talked about it so of course when the live LP was released in 1977 we all immediately snapped it up. The performances are strong and of course one of the things that made the Beatles so endearing was the on stage banter, joking, and comments made to the fans! Now we get that cleaned-up even better than the original release of 13 songs, along with four additional tracks (“You Can’t Do That”, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, “Everybody’s Trying to be My Baby”, and “Baby’s in Black”). Along with nice packaging and an informative booklet, this is a must have if you are a fan and just plain fun!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic live release from the Fab Four

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    TTC817
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    When it comes to rock/pop, you can't beat the Beatles. Despite the band's greatness and worldly reputation, they have very little out in the way of live material. A concert recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in 1965-1966 was released on vinyl in the late 70s, but never ported to CD. And even then, that release suffered from atrocious sound quality. Giles Martin and company to the rescue. The release, appearing officially on CD for the first time, has been completely remixed and remastered, and four additional live cuts have been added. The release is very raw and feels like an unadulterated live album that has not been "touched up" in the studio or anything like that. The result here is going to be that you get what you are looking for and then some. This is exactly what a Beatles live album should be, and fans are not going to be disappointed.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Must For Beatles Fans

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    revird
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    The remaster by Giles Martin is a significant improvement over the 1977 LP version produced by his father George w/ '70's technology. The sound is as good as it will ever be w/ just the right balance of vocals, instruments, and crowd noise. The booklet w/ comprehensive liner notes is excellent, much of it lifted from the Ron Howard documentary film. By the way, the cd cover is awkwardly confusing. The movie is NOT the Hollywood Bowl concert, but rather an overview of the Beatles touring years. Some theaters show the Bowl concert as a separate double feature to Howard's film. And the cd is NOT a soundtrack to the film. My four stars reflects the mindboggling mishmash of titles on the cd packaging. Buy the DVD when it appears in November. Pair it w/ this cd and you're good to go.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally on CD, but still incomplete

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    david1973
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    It is great to finally have the Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl on CD. It was great when this was finally released the first time, on vinyl in 1977. It is good that the 2016 version has four additional songs. But it is unfortunate that only some of the songs performed at the three shows in 1964 and 1965 are contained on the CD. Reportedly the sound quality of the not-included songs was considered to be not good enough for release. However, even if that is true (we do not know because we have not heard the songs), the entirety of each of the three concerts should have been released. Now that the Beatles' Hollywood Bowl concerts (at least portions) have been released on CD, hopefully other Beatles concerts will also be released on CD.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hollywood bowl finally!

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    Bill255
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    The Hollywood bowl was released on record in 1977. It has never been released on CD until now. Long wait, but the sound has been upgraded and they have added 4 bonus tracks. The cover has been changed to tie in with the Ron Howard film Eight Days A Week. I think Apple missed an opportunity to release a comprehensive live Beatle set. As usual fans have to settle for less when it comes to the Beatles. That said, this is the only live set on the official market and is definitely worth picking up. Fans will have to continue to look to bootlegs for more live material.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally, We Get This Beatles Album

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    rfetn
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    I have seen the record of this in stores when I was younger and as I got older in collectable record stores for the big $$$. Now, finally, we get this long overdue album on CD. The concert sounds great, better than the bootlegs I have. Giles Martin did some modern magic to make it sound so great. The most curious aspect of the album is it is a combination of two concerts performed about a year apart. My advice to potential purchases of this album are to collect the Beatles standard albums first. If you still want more, then branch out into these others.

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