Beatles Hollywood Bowl Album: Demixed But Not De-Screamed

The Beatles’ notorious live album is revamped, reissued after 29 years out of print.

The Beatles Live At The Hollywood Bowl

IT’S THE DEFINITIVE document of Beatlemania, an album culled from live recordings from their 1964 and 1965 LA gigs which features the group gamely charging through their world-changing ditties amidst a maelstrom of high-pitched human feedback: the screams of unhinged Beatlemaniacs. First released in May 1977 in the teeth of punk rock, The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl is one of few Beatle products never to have been reissued, until now.

The Beatles Live At The Hollywood Bowl CD cover
The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl CD cover. Yes Beatle boffins, that is the Beatles in Tacoma WA, August 22, 1964. Pic by Bob Bonis.

The screams are still very much a feature of a brand new new version, repackaged to coincide with the release of Ron Howard’s Eight Days A Week documentary movie, although in Sam Okell and Giles Martin’s ‘de-mix’, sourced from the original three track tapes of the concerts, there’s more focus on the band, with the playing and singing coming through more strongly.

The reissue, retitled The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl, also features previously unreleased versions of You Can’t Do That, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby and Baby’s In Black. Full tracklisting follows…

The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl

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]

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 package includes a 24-page booklet with an essay by MOJO contributor David Fricke.

For more information, visit www.thebeatles.com.

PHOTO: ©Apple Corps Ltd.

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