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Beatles - At The Hollywood Bowl (Used LP) - Vinyl Record LP - 1

Beatles - At The Hollywood Bowl (Used LP)

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The Beatles live in 1964 & 1965! 1st US press with embossed gatefold cover.


This is the official record of Beatlemania in full cry, a composite of two concerts recorded a year apart in Los Angeles' vast concrete amphitheater, the Hollywood Bowl, only about a mile away from the Capitol Records tower. It nearly didn't get out at all. Producer George Martin had misgivings from the start about recording the band live, and those doubts were borne out by the results, an outgunned rock quartet without stage monitors trying to play over the sheer noise of 17,000-plus kids screaming their lungs out. By 1977, Martin had been cajoled into making something out of these tapes, but there was only so much a brilliant producer could do with three-track tapes recorded under conditions that were, well, unprecedented. The band sounds muffled, tentative in spots, trying to crank out the songs by rote as best they can over the constant screaming. The album opens with five songs from the 1965 concert, then picks up the 1964 concert for three numbers, bounces back to 1965 for two more, and concludes with three from 1964. In general, the 1965 performances are better the 1964 ones, and a bit more together and less prone to lapses of concentration. Perhaps the experience of playing in such chaotic conditions in 1964 proved useful in 1965; indeed, somehow, John, Paul, and George even manage to follow Ringo's tricky rhythm on "Ticket to Ride" amidst all of the madness. In fact, Ringo was the unsung hero of these wild events, always laying down a solid beat come hell or what may. In his stage announcements, John seems to be talking only to himself, while Paul the showman does make an attempt to connect with the crowd. Though a bit late for the rush of flashback Beatlemania that accompanied the release of the Red and Blue albums in 1973, The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl still managed to rocket up to number two on the album charts, thus knocking the bootleggers temporarily off their axis. However, the album has yet to be issued on CD -- the probable reasoning being that the CD medium would further expose the sonic problems. But that didn't stop EMI from issuing the Anthology series -- and besides, this is history, folks.

-All Music


A1 Twist And Shout 1:20
A2 She's A Woman 2:45
A3 Dizzy Miss Lizzie 3:00
A4 Ticket To Ride 2:18
A5 Can't Buy Me Love 2:08
A6 Things We Said Today 2:07
A7 Roll Over Beethoven 2:10
B1 Boys 1:57
B2 A Hard Day's Night 2:30
B3 Help 2:16
B4 All My Loving 1:55
B5 She Loves You 2:10
B6 Long Tall Sally 1:54


Original Release Year: 1977

Label: Capitol

Catalog #: SMAS-11638

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: Used - Cover in overall good shape, light edge wear, some very light water damage on bottom front. Vinyl in excellent condition - shiny with only a few light scratches. Includes original printed inner sleeve which has seam splits on two sides and light wear. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.

Vinyl: VG+

Cover: VG+

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