The Beatles are set to re-release their 1977 live album ‘Live At The Hollywood Bowl’. The album features a number of live performances from The Fab Four’s three historic shows that took place at the venue between 1964 and 1965.
The album release is set to accompany an upcoming documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Ron Howard entitled ‘Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years’ which will be released on September 15 of this year.
‘Live At The Hollywood Bowl’ was a notoriously difficult album to record due to the noise levels of The Beatles adoring fans. The man originally tasked with mixing the album was legendary producer George Martin. Upon its release in 1977 Martin said of the task: “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.”
This time around, the album has been remastered by Martin’s son Giles Martin and producer Sam Okell, who have attempted to improve the quality of the original 17 recordings using the same three track mixing desk.
The re-release will be made available for purchase on September 9 with the vinyl version coming out on November 18. It will feature brand new album artwork comprised of a picture taken of the band boarding a flight from Seattle in 1964. It will also include a comprehensive 24 page essay by esteemed journalist David Fricke.
The Beatles controversially decided to stop playing live in 1966 due to excessive crowd noise. Their only other live performance after that was the legendary rooftop concert above Apple records in 1969.
‘Live At The Hollywood Bowl’ will be the only official live Beatles album ever released in the UK aside from their ‘Live At The BBC’ recordings.
Here is the full track list:
‘Twist And Shout’
‘She’s A Woman’
‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy’
‘Ticket To Ride’
‘Can’t Buy Me Love’
‘Things We Said Today’
‘Roll Over Beethoven’
‘A Hard Day’s Night’
‘All My Loving’
‘She Loves You’
‘Long Tall Sally’
‘You Can’t Do That’
‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’
‘Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby’
‘Baby’s In Black’