Remastered Melbourne concert to be aired in Australia
The Beatles concert performance at Melbourne’s Festival Hall with Ringo reinstated in the group has always been among the toppermost of the poppermost of filmed Beatles live appearances. Now for one night only, a remastered version of the concert is to be screened on TV – downunder.
As The Music Network reports, The Beatles played a sold-out show at Melbourne’s Festival Hall back in 1964, performing tracks including ‘She Loves You’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ and ‘Long Tall Sally’.
Nine will be airing the full concert, titled One Night Only – The Beatles in Oz, on Monday (July 13) at 9:30pm AEST. It will also be available to stream on 9Now. The concert will be remastered and will include never-before-seen footage. The Music Network says that Jimmy Nicol was on drums for the night, but that’s not so – Ringo had returned and The Beatles were in top form in the concert.
The concert has been a favourite bootleg Dvd for the fans for years, and with audio quality from the radio concert added. Perhaps now, the songs that weren’t on the televised version of the concert are included?
Back in 1994, Swedish television was allowed to reprise their Drop In TV show from 1963 one last time before the Beatles took control and used parts of the show in their Beatles Anthology TV series. Now that the Melbourne concert is a one night only event, perhaps wider distribution by Apple will follow?
source: The Music Network