The Empire Strikes Back

A new, fan made CD has just been made available on the internet, featuring upgraded sound from The Beatles’ appearance at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool in 1963. Also, a different audio source for the Royal Variety Performance has been found and included, as well as some appearances at the Jukebox Jury program.

Here are the contents of the disc.

IT’S THE BEATLES Empire Theatre, Liverpool txd 7th Dec 1963

Tracks marked (*) from newly-discovered off-air audio

1. Prelude / From Me To You

2. I Saw Her Standing There*

3. Intro

4. All My Loving*

5. Intro

6. Roll Over Beethoven*

7. Intro

8. Boys*

9. Intro

10. Till There Was You*

11. She Loves You*

12. Intro

13. This Boy

14. I Want To Hold Your Hand*

15. Intro

16. Money*

17. Twist And Shout*

18. From Me To You (instrumental)

19. Recollections by David Jacobs (2004)

JUKE BOX JURY Empire Theatre, Liverpool txd 7th Dec 1963

Speed corrected and with upgraded insert

20-28. David Jacobs chairs The Beatles

THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE Prince Of Wales Theatre txd 10th Nov 1963

Optical soundtrack from film recording

29. ATV ident and Twist and Shout extract

30. Harry Secombe

31. From Me To You

32. Intro

33. She Loves You

34. Intro

35. Till There Was You

36. Intro

37. Twist And Shout

38. Joe Loss and his Orchestra

39. Dickie Henderson

BONUS MATERIAL:

THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE Prince Of Wales Theatre txd 10th Nov 1963

New upgraded audio from original off-air recording

40. Intro

41. Till There Was You

42. Intro

43. Twist And Shout

JUKE BOX JURY Television Centre, London txd 29th June 1963

Speed corrected

44-50. John shares the panel with Katie Boyle, Caroline Maudling and Bruce Prochnik

JUKE BOX JURY Television Centre, Londontxd 1st Aug 1964

Speed corrected

51-61. George shares the panel with Reg Varney, Carole-Anne Ford and Alexandra Bastedo

A DVD is also forthcoming.

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