Hollywood Bowl – official announcement

The delay of the vinyl album is likely caused by capacity issues at the remaining vinyl records plants.

The Beatles’ Companion Album to New Ron Howard-Directed Feature Documentary Presents Remixed and Mastered Recordings from Three Hollywood Bowl Concerts.

Preorder The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl:

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Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group are pleased to announce global release plans for The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl, a new album that captures the joyous exuberance of the band’s three sold-out concerts at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965. A companion to The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about the band’s early career, The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl will be released worldwide on CD and for digital download and streaming on September 9, followed by a 180-gram gatefold vinyl LP on November 18. The album includes a 24-page booklet with an essay by noted music journalist David Fricke, and its cover art features a sunny photo taken on August 22, 1964 by The Beatles’ then-U.S. tour manager, Bob Bonis, as John, Paul, George and Ringo boarded a chartered flight from Seattle Tacoma Airport to Vancouver, BC for their first concert in Canada.

Documenting The Beatles’ Hollywood Bowl concerts on tape was no easy feat, as producer Sir George Martin explained in his album notes for 1977’s The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl: “The chaos, I might almost say panic, that reigned at these concerts was unbelievable unless you were there. Only three track recording was possible; The Beatles had no ‘fold back’ speakers, so they could not hear what they were singing, and the eternal shriek from 17,000 healthy, young lungs made even a jet plane inaudible.”

While The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl references the long out of print 1977 album, it is an entirely new release, directly sourced from the original three track tapes of the concerts. To preserve the excitement of the shows while unveiling the performances in today’s best available clarity and quality, GRAMMY Award® winning producer Giles Martin and GRAMMY Award® winning engineer Sam Okell have expertly remixed and mastered the recordings at Abbey Road Studios, including the thirteen tracks from the original album produced by Giles’ father, plus four additional, previously unreleased recordings from the momentous concerts.

“A few years ago Capitol Studios called saying they’d discovered some Hollywood Bowl three track tapes in their archive,” says Giles Martin. “We transferred them and noticed an improvement over the tapes we’ve kept in the London archive. Alongside this I’d been working for some time with a team headed by technical engineer James Clarke on demix technology, the ability to remove and separate sounds from a single track. With Sam Okell, I started work on remixing the Hollywood Bowl tapes. Technology has moved on since my father worked on the material all those years ago. Now there’s improved clarity, and so the immediacy and visceral excitement can be heard like never before. My father’s words still ring true, but 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. We hope you enjoy the show…”

Featuring rare and exclusive footage, Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. The film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years touches on the band’s Hollywood Bowl concerts and includes footage of the “Boys” performance featured on The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl.

White Horse Pictures’ GRAMMY Award®-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci, and Academy Award® and Emmy Award®-winner Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment are producing with Howard. Apple Corps Ltd.’s Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde are serving as executive producers, along with Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East and Nicholas Ferrall.

Following a world premiere event in London on September 15, the film will roll out theatrically worldwide with release dates set in the U.K., France and Germany (September 15); the U.S., Australia and New Zealand (September 16); and Japan (September 22). In the U.S., Hulu is the presenting partner for Abramorama’s theatrical release of the film, which will be available to stream exclusively to Hulu subscribers beginning September 17. Studiocanal and PolyGram Entertainment are also anchor partners on the film, having acquired U.K., France, Germany and Australia and New Zealand rights. For more information about the film, visit www.thebeatleseightdaysaweek.com.

The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl track list:

1. Twist and Shout [30 August, 1965]

2. She’s A Woman [30 August, 1965]

3. Dizzy Miss Lizzy [30 August, 1965 / 29 August, 1965 – one edit]

4. Ticket To Ride [29 August, 1965]

5. Can’t Buy Me Love [30 August, 1965]

6. Things We Said Today [23 August, 1964]

7. Roll Over Beethoven [23 August, 1964]

8. Boys [23 August, 1964]

9. A Hard Day’s Night [30 August, 1965]

10. Help! [29 August, 1965]

11. All My Loving [23 August, 1964]

12. She Loves You [23 August, 1964]

13. Long Tall Sally [23 August, 1964]

14. You Can’t Do That [23 August, 1964 – previously unreleased]

15. I Want To Hold Your Hand [23 August, 1964 – previously unreleased]

16. Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby [30 August, 1965 – previously unreleased]

17. Baby’s In Black [30 August, 1965 – previously unreleased]*

* Although labeled previously unreleased in the press statement, the Hollywood Bowl live version of “Baby’s In Black” from 1965 was previously out as a b-side to the “Real Love” single in 1996.

12 Responses

  1. Unknown says:

    Do the complete concerts exist for all 3 shows? If so then this is underwhelming, why not give the fans that will actually pay for it everything? If Dylan can sell a 15 disc set of outtakes the Beatles can sell a 2 disc set of the complete concerts.
    But I don't really know what else is available so if this is all they have then I understand.
    Still would prefer they use the original art, as this ties it into the movie instead of letting it stand on its own as a live album.

  2. ALK says:

    There was 1 30 minute show recorded in 1964 and 2 30 minute shows recorded in 1965. One of the 1965 show's recording was ruined by microphone problems. So, that's a total of 60 minites of music and we're getting about 45 minutes of that with this release.

  3. NP says:

    Part of the 'ruined' 1965 show is on the 1977 LP, the sound problem was just that Paul's microphone didn't work or the first three four songs.

  4. Unknown says:

    Why put the new songs at the end of the release, after Long Tall Sally? They should try to make this release more of an actual concert experience by incorporating a more natural flow for the songs. Put Everybodys Trying to Be My Babt more in the middle of the release, not at the end! thats just dumb…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Joe Dee said…
    Do the complete concerts exist for all 3 shows?

    Look at this:



  6. Pancho says:

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  7. Pancho says:

    The songs that doesn't appear on the album, but were played at Hollywood Bowl, are "If I Fell", "I Feel Fine", "I Wanna Be Your Man" and "I'm Down". The last three songs were played live at the Budokan… Maybe we can expect a second Beatles live album

    Liverpool, 07.12.1963 OR Washington, 11.02.1964
    “From Me to You”
    “I Saw Her Standing There”
    “Please Please Me” (Not played in Liverpool)
    “Till There Was You”
    “This Boy”
    “Money (That’s What I Want)” (Not played in Washington)

    Hollywood, 23.04.1964
    “If I Fell”

    Paris, 20.06.1965
    “I’m a Loser”
    “Rock and Roll Music”

    Hollywood, 29.08.1965
    “I Feel Fine”
    “I Wanna Be Your Man”
    “I’m Down”

    Tokyo, 01.07.1966
    “If I Needed Someone”
    “Day Tripper”
    “Nowhere Man”
    “Paperback Writer”

  8. Anonymous says:

    the august 29th 1965 version of everybody's trying to be my baby is better than the august 30th performance.but it does have a small par where the tape sounds messed up.maybe that is why they didn't use it.but the singing and guitar performance by george is much better on the 29th version.

  9. James19 says:

    I wonder if they will edit the songs so Paul or George introduce baby's in black as the last number etc. They can just edit it to make it seem like that was the last number

  10. James Percival says:

    Like most Beatles fans, I expect, I am pleased at this news. And like most I have a treasured vinyl copy of the original release, so it will be nice to finally add an extended and improved cd copy to my collection. If ever we get a more extensive release of live performances I would hope for a collection that focuses on the summer of 1963, a time the Beatles arguably peaked as a live band. The Scandinavian performances in particular were very strong. As an aside I do wish Keith Richards would stop making fatuous comments about the Beatles. If he thinks it will add lustre to his own reputation he is sadly mistaken.

  11. Martin says:

    Shame they aren't releasing the Paris shows on vinyl.
    Agree about Keef too. I like him, but he's full of crap at times. As well as his digs at the Fab Four, Richards' constant trashing of Brian Jones is also tiresome.

  12. James Percival says:

    For those who don't know Keef had a very recent interview with the NME where he stated the Beatles never got it together as a live band. Now some of the later performances at the end of Beatlemania weren't great, but listen to the Stockholm performances from Anthology 1. Clearly Keef hasn't. And where this notion the Stones were a great live band comes from I don't know. I saw them in 1982 and they weren't that great.
    Dismissing the size of Jagger's penis wasn't that classy either!

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