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Live At the Hollywood Bowl
11 May 2014
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Father McCartney
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p.s. I didn't phrase that very well. When I say 'built in' I don't mean I think there is a bass-boost literally built in to the recording by sound engineers - just that the bass is so loud it feels like that...

11 May 2014
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PC's album notes

Admittedly this is not the most exciting Purple Chick release – there’s nothing much new here, and you’ve heard it all before. Nevertheless, this set does compile the various Hollywood Bowl mixes and edits in one place. However, these two discs don’t include the unedited recordings – we’ll save these for a Purple Chick live compendium (if we ever get around to that).

Instead, disc one presents the 1977 LP mix (with a 1996 mix edited in at the side flip for maximum continuity) while disc two presents vintage mixes and edits of the 1964 (mono) and 1965 (stereo) shows. [OK, 1965 might not be a vintage mix, but it’s a different mix/edit from somewhere.]

Don’t let the “Hollywood Bowl Complete” source designation fool you – these are not straight copies of the Yellow Dog release. That CD, especially the 1964 show, sounds rather flat, so we used our proprietary equalization process (first introduced to create the “Revolution” composites on The Beatles Deluxe vol. 6) to make these tapes sound exactly like the vibrant released version. We think it’s a nice improvement.

As always, Purple Chick discs are fan created and NEVER FOR SALE.

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11 May 2014
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Seriously!!! Again under moderation!!!

Nothing is bad, dodgy or worthy of being flagged so what the hell? Just feck off!!!!!!

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12 May 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Seriously!!! Again under moderation!!!

Nothing is bad, dodgy or worthy of being flagged so what the hell? Just feck off!!!!!!

blue-meanieblue-meanie

And yet this isn't...

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12 May 2014
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mmm, what was that you were saying that the mods had to earn their keep? I wonder why this keeps happening to you? @Joe, do you have any idea why mmm's posts keep getting put under moderation? It was post 22 that was under moderation when I logged in. (However, the thread title wasn't in red.?.?)

12 May 2014
1.59pm
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I've always liked this album, as stated earlier here by others I too would prefer complete shows over a "hybrid", but this particular collection was very well done and does atleast sound like one complete show for those who don't know any better.  A big reason for the success of this lost classic is the masterful care taken by George Martin who took recordings that weren't engineered under the most ideal of circumstances using dated technology and turned it into something brilliant, and his own personal account of the process is forever immortalized in the liner notes on the sleeve for posterity.  This still remains, in my opinion, the highest quality recordings of The Beatles performing live and anything I've heard since fails to measure up in the fidelity department, and it's a shame that it's yet to see the light of day on CD...:-) 

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12 May 2014
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meanmistermustard said

If they are going to release it please dont give us just the 30 minute LP only, the complete '64 concert and one complete '65 show would fit easily onto a single cd.  

Did their setlist change considerably between those two years? I wouldn't want to see a lot of duplication on such a release (even though it's only theoretical).

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12 May 2014
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Interesting. So "Yesterday" and "If I Needed Someone" weren't added until '66, then?

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12 May 2014
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Both Yesterday (Paul accompanying himself on an electric organ) and If I Needed Someone were part of the UK December '65 tour as were Act Naturally (it didnt just fall off the radar after Shea) and We Can Work It Out (the only tour it was performed on)

UK Tour - December 1965

  1. I Feel Fine,
  2. She's A Woman,
  3. If I Needed Someone,
  4. Act Naturally,
  5. Nowhere Man,
  6. Baby's In Black,
  7. Help!,
  8. We Can Work It Out,
  9. Yesterday,
  10. Day Tripper
  11. I'm Down.
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13 May 2014
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Both Yesterday (Paul accompanying himself on an electric organ) and If I Needed Someone were part of the UK December '65 tour as were Act Naturally (it didnt just fall off the radar after Shea) and We Can Work It Out (the only tour it was performed on)

UK Tour - December 1965

    1. I Feel Fine,
      1. She's A Woman,
        1. If I Needed Someone,
          1. Act Naturally,
            1. Nowhere Man,
              1. Baby's In Black,
                1. Help!,
                  1. We Can Work It Out,
                    1. Yesterday,
                      1. Day Tripper
                        1. I'm Down.

                        A recording from this tour is at the very top of my wishlist of unreleased/unheard recordings of The Beatles, I pray (something that I don't do very often) that a recording of one of these shows does actually exist and will surface one day, this, along with the legendary 20 minutes+ take of 'Helter Skelter' would make my Beatles experience compleat, 'Carnival Of Light' can disintegrate into cosmic dust for all I care...:-)

                        16 May 2014
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                        Father McCartney
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                        Just playing this again, and have to say, I think Ringo's voice is bloody terrific on Boys.

                        17 May 2014
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                        Good 'ol Ebay

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                        But as you know YouTube has it all.............. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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                        17 May 2014
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                        $25 for a knock-off copy!!! 

                        Its like paying £300 for a fake DKNY handbag which is extra shiny.

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                        Los Angeles Confidential interview with Dave Stewart about the Hollywood Bowl show in anticipation of the anniversary concert.

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                        12 July 2014
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                        I'd love an official release, but I'm not holding my breath.  I have it on vinyl.  Sure, I could just download a bootleg copy, but it's not the saaaaammmeee.....

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                        24 August 2014
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                        In response to my post about the 50th anniversary celebration here, I figure it's more appropriate to post a review here than at the news thread.

                        Nothing awesome happened. At all.

                        This is an exceptionally kind review of the show. But IMO, it was, in the words of other concert goers posting at the Hollywood Bowl Facebook page and tweeters at large, more akin to a high school talent show than a celebration worthy of The Beatles. And I think the Bowl knows it, because they haven't bothered to showcase either Friday or Saturday night in a post.

                        It makes me wonder if Bob Eubanks and Dave Stewart couldn't gather the talent they were hoping for, or people bailed. Because there's no way Dave Stewart actually set out to feature members of his family for a show of Hollywood Bowl caliber. Or for Billy Ray Cyrus (Miley's dad, of "Achy Breaky Heart" fame) to be the headliner! 

                        There were highlights, such as Vanessa Amorosi - one of the few who seemed to be actually into the material - but she wasn't enough to hold down the entire show. I even liked Dave's kid Kaya's rendition of "Don't Let Me Down," though some of the lyrics seem fairly inappropriate for a 14-year-old. And Liv Warfield, who was lackluster during the first half of the show faithfully replicating the Beatles' Hollywood Bowl setlist, suddenly woke up for "Come Together" during the second half. And I loved the production design.

                        But the low points far overshadowed the few highlights. The fact that it was a tribute show wasn't the problem. Even having unknowns wouldn't haven't been a problem in a far less historic venue. But for a celebration of this size, most of us (particularly those who paid substantially more than I did) were expecting some big names, something akin to the Grammy tribute. On top of that, most of the performers seemed uninterested or unfamiliar with the early material, barely giving it life. Stewart's kid Django is actually a decent singer that I've seen perform with his quirky former band The Midnight Squires in a smaller venue, but he doesn't have the charisma to handle a mainstream Beatle show of this size, and his one dance move wasn't going to cut it. Last night, Michelle Branch (named after the Beatles song) performed "Eleanor Rigby," and she absolutely murdered it with flat notes. Overall, the worst moment was the band having to transpose "Hey Jude" several keys down for Billy Ray Cyrus, who still had trouble hitting the notes. The song became a funeral dirge. Edit: Here's a video.

                        No Beatle showed up, but producer Bob Eubanks read a greeting from Paul at the beginning of the show. And it's just as well they didn't, as I would have been embarrassed for them. They certainly deserved much better. 

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                        25 August 2014
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                        Thanks for the review, parlance. Sorry it did not go better for you and the rest of the folks who expected more. It seems you tried very hard to come up with positives from the show and I hope it doesn't take long for your tongue to heal.

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                        28 August 2014
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                        The LA Times wrote on the fallout.

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                        28 August 2014
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                        Thanks for posting that parlance. I enjoyed the pictures.a-hard-days-night-george-10

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