The Beatles Expand 'Live At The Hollywood Bowl' For Reissue


(hennemusic) The Beatles will release an expanded version of 1977's "Live At The Hollywood Bowl" package this fall. Due September 9, the set mixes the band's performances from 1964 and 1965 at the famed venue, alongside four previously unreleased tunes.

"The chaos, I might almost say panic, that reigned at these concerts was unbelievable unless you were there," wrote producer Sir George Martin in his album notes for the original 1977 package. "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."

The revamped reissue was newly-remastered by the late Beatles producer's son, Giles Martin, and engineer Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios. "A few years ago Capitol Studios called saying they'd discovered some Hollywood Bowl three track tapes in their archive," explains Giles. "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´┐Ż"

"The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl" is being issued as a companion to director Ron Howard's upcoming feature film documentary, "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years." Read more including the tracklisting here.

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