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The Beatles - Live at the Hollywood Bowl

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Arie van der Graaf Format: Album
Release date: 2016-09-09 Year: 2016
Label: Universal
Genre: Pop Rock
Producer: Giles Martin
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Review

The recordings back then were is such an awfull state that a commercial release would be impossible.

After many many years finally the recordings were taken from hibernations and were remastered with modern techniques in such a way that it is bearable, the screaming girls which constantly have their throat open have been lowered in volume a bit due to modern techniques which make this one a great disc for all fans that were not there back in the days.
And for those who were there, please don't scream, just listen...!
For sure, the first sound heard on Live at the Hollywood Bowl is that of screaming and it continues thruout all the songs.
But where it was almost the only thing which could be heard previously it's now like a background instrument making one contant sound.
It's a matter of forcing the brain not to listen to that and trying to focus on the music.

Back in the day The Beatles had no monitors and barely could hear eachother on stage.
This alone makes it incredible that they stayed in tune most of the time.

The sound is not polished and it does not sound manufactured. The producing team remained it raw and pure which also includes vocals that sometimes are a bit false, which to me is great. it should be pure, it's live!

Four newly-remixed bonus tracks not on the 1977 release have been included on this release.
This alone makes the album essential for fans.  “You Can’t Do That” and especially “I Want to Hold Your Hand” crackle with energy.  Carl Perkins’ “Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby” is a sprightly dose of rockabilly, while the waltzing “Baby’s in Black” is about the slowest item on this set.

An extensive 24-page booklet printed on heavy, glossy stock is enclosed within the digipack.
The booklet contains David Fricke’s informative and entertaining essay as well as photos, replicas of period articles, and George Martin’s liner notes for the original 1977 LP.  (Of particular amusement are the concert tickets with a face value of $30 and $5.50!)
But on a critical note i really don't understand why thecover had to include the title of the Ron Howard Beatles movie "Eight Days A Week, the Touring Years" which is be released soon as well.

Finally Beatlemaniacs can get this of their live release wish list on cd, This release will probably do very well and is to be expected in the album charts soon.

Tracklisting 1. Twist and Shout (Live)
2. She's a Woman (Live)
3. Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Live)
4. Ticket to Ride (Live)
5. Can't Buy Me Love (Live)
6. Things We Said Today (Live)
7. Roll Over Beethoven (Live)
8. Boys (Live)
9. A Hard Day's Night (Live)
10. Help! (Live)
11. All My Loving (Live)
12. She Loves You (Live)
13. Long Tall Sally (Live)
14. You Can't Do That (Live) [Bonus Track]
15. I Want to Hold Your Hand (Live) [Bonus Track]
16. Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby (Live) [Bonus Track]
17. Baby's In Black (Live) [Bonus Track]


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