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Which beatles or solo-beatles live-album do you like most?
20 September 2012
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GeorgeTSimpson
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My favourite live-album is wings over america although I absolutley love concert for bangladesh, concert for the people at kompuchea and tripping the live fantastic. I don't like the beatles live albums very much, mainly because I don't like the songs they play (but I think you all know that :) ) There are of course no beatles live-albums with the late stuff so luckily the individual members later played some of the songs live

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20 September 2012
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Concert for Bangladesh. ahdn_george_07

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20 September 2012
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Not a fan of the Hollywood Bowl Beatles album simply because its a cut and paste job, will play a full concert instead of it every time (expect some major ranting if Apple give us an overview of their career and no complete shows). Never had any desire to listen to or see the Bangladesh or Kampuchea concerts, same goes for the Concert for George. John's MSG and Toronto concerts could do with a new mix to give them both some life as could Pauls Live Over America (both MSG and LOA desperately need remastering as well).

Actually the only official concert release ive ever trully enjoyed is Tripping The Live Fantastic but i havent played it in a very long time. I did have a copy of the concert George gave for The Natural Law Party in Londons Royal Albery Hall in '92 and enjoyed that a lot but dont any more and havent heard for years. Tried to find it in a few online but no working joy and i dont use torrent sites.

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20 September 2012
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GeorgeTSimpson
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I read many times that wings over america is going to be the next release on the paul mccartney archive collection, together with rockshow. It will probably be released in early 2013. You will find much if you google wings over america remastered, wings over america 2013 (or 2012) or wings over america paul mccartney archive collection

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21 September 2012
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The next release in the Archive collection is next year!? We are going to be here forever. Probably a good thing then that the releases are expensive and stupidily released (ie unable to download all the superdeluxe tracks as well as buying the box) as it means i won't be buying them anyway.

Shouldnt Rockshow be released at the same time as Venus and Mars (not that i know the history line just sounds right what with Rockshow being on that album)?

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21 September 2012
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No. Rockshow is the concert DVD from the Wings Over America tour. Although released in (I believe) 1981, it was filmed (again, I'm not positive) at the one of the LA shows.

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21 September 2012
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mr. Sun king coming together said
No. Rockshow is the concert DVD from the Wings Over America tour. Although released in (I believe) 1981, it was filmed (again, I'm not positive) at the one of the LA shows.

Well then that makes sense. Still, would be nice if the remasters got a move on otherwise Joe's great great grandson will be sending by the power of thought alone an article on Flowers In The Dirt which is beamed directly into the minds of those who are signed up.

Is there 1 person doing all the work and he/she can only work on alternate Saturdays or are they looking to beat the 22 years it took The Beatles to remaster their catalogue and get in the Guiness Book of Records?

 

To go back on topic:

 

Has anyone listened to a Ringo live album (John, Paul and George have all been mentioned)? Was it any good? I saw an Anthology release for his All Starr Band but i dont pay full price for music unless it is The Beatles or something very special (McCartney II super douper online download).

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21 September 2012
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For me it's a toss up between JOhn Lennon's toronto concert and Bangladesh.

21 September 2012
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Here are my favorite live albums:

1) George Harrison – Live In Japan

2) The Concert For George (If This Counts)

3) Concert For Bangladesh

4) Tripping The Live Fantastic

5) Wings Over America

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21 September 2012
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Bangladesh is my favorite, one of my favorite live albums period, though as it was more of an "all-star" album, I don't know that I actually count it as being a solo-Beatle live album.  So, George's Live in Japan can slide into the George- slot on my list.

Although John's live albums had some good parts ("Yer Blues" from Live Peace blows me away), overall, not so good.

Haven't listened to Ringo live.

Paul's Good Evening NYC is one of my favorites -- I saw Paul on that tour, exceeded my expectations (GREAT show, and I see a lot of concerts), and Good Evening plays like a memento of the show that I saw.

With the technical limitations/constraints that plagued live large-venue concerts during the Beatles' touring years, and their complaints both about the crowd noise (shut up, already, I want to hear the band!) and being unable to replicate their songs onstage as they progressed further away from their more live-in-the-studio early recordings, Paul's shows these days make me really wonder what kind of amazing concert experience we could have seen if the boys had been able to do in the 60s the kinds of things that can be done today. 

But then again, an "unplugged" show would have been nice as well.

Happy Friday, folks!

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21 September 2012
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"Rockshow" coming out on DVD?! Wow, that's good news! Three weeks ago I was idly speculating to a friend about when that would finally be released. (That same friend, incidentally, is the only person I know who owns the original "Live At the Hollywood Bowl" LP, which he won as a prize at a carnival in 1978 or thereabouts.)

I don't usually care much for most live albums by (non-improvisatory) rock & pop acts, since usually it means you're just going to get the same old songs with not much difference aside from inferior audio and annoying crowd sounds. (And on certain occasions, REALLY annoying crowd sing-a-longs.) So the only live (ex)Beatle things I've ever owned are "Wings Over America", "Live Peace in Toronto" and the live album included with "Some Time In NYC".

I've never heard the albums of "Bangladesh" or John's NYC concert, but I did view the videos of both of them way back in the '80s, and wouldn't mind owning DVDs of those performances. (I'd appreciate the Bangladesh one a lot more than I did originally, not being a Dylan fan in those days.)

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21 September 2012
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Von Bontee said
"Rockshow" coming out on DVD?! Wow, that's good news! Three weeks ago I was idly speculating to a friend about when that would finally be released. (That same friend, incidentally, is the only person I know who owns the original "Live At the Hollywood Bowl" LP, which he won as a prize at a carnival in 1978 or thereabouts.)

I don't usually care much for most live albums by (non-improvisatory) rock & pop acts, since usually it means you're just going to get the same old songs with not much difference aside from inferior audio and annoying crowd sounds. (And on certain occasions, REALLY annoying crowd sing-a-longs.) So the only live (ex)Beatle things I've ever owned are "Wings Over America", "Live Peace in Toronto" and the live album included with "Some Time In NYC".

I've never heard the albums of "Bangladesh" or John's NYC concert, but I did view the videos of both of them way back in the '80s, and wouldn't mind owning DVDs of those performances. (I'd appreciate the Bangladesh one a lot more than I did originally, not being a Dylan fan in those days.)

Ive never been one for Hey Jude live where Paul gets the men to sing then the woman then the right handers then the left handers then the ones with one foot the same size as one of their hands. Really grates me. The Olympic Ceremony reminded me of that. Its great when youre there but not on a record.

NYC would have to have an option where you can remove Yokos yelping and shreiking (or her entirely).

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21 September 2012
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Actually, Yoko mixed herself out of the Live in NYC album.

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21 September 2012
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mr. Sun king coming together said
Actually, Yoko mixed herself out of the Live in NYC album.

But not the tv edit that airs on Sky Arts (not sure if that was the same edit as the video that was released of the concert – some of Yoko's songs were omitted). i had to sit thru her wailing over John singing Give Peace A Chance and others (i recall Hound Dog being one but i was mentally scared) so there is the chance her 'vocals' might appear on any dvd release.

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21 September 2012
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Wow, she mixed HERSELF out?! That's really weird and admirable in a way – assuming it was her own decision and not just something done "on her behalf" by some EMI staffer or whoever.

As for the video, I assume she COULDN'T mix herself out of the recordings properly because they weren't multitrack or just because they'd look weird if you could see her mouth moving with no sound coming out.

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21 September 2012
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Von – the cynic in me says she did it to make it more sell more – I know for a fact that 99% of people would be less eager to shell out cash for a J&Y album as opposed to an all Lennon album. Myself included. But it is remarkable she put her professional pride behind her to do so (or let someone else do it – even if it was a staffer, she still approved it).

I'll actually never heard the Toronto concert. A problem ought to rectify, but I haven't got around to doing so yet.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
21 September 2012
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Well, I suspect it would've sold equally well even with her vocals – as long as her NAME wasn't on the cover alongside John's, so who knows. Anyways it was a good decision to mix herself out, and I say that as someone who generally supports Yoko. Background singing certainly wasn't her thing.

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21 September 2012
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It wasnt background singing, it was warbling and wailing at full pelt into a mic as John sang. Im one who would have been delighted and amused if Yoko had been standing at the mic and there was no sound. Might sound harsh but im a John fan not a Yoko one and therefore have no desire to hear her to any degree.

It may have been one of the Instant Karma takes on TOTP but there is a live song where Yoko had a mic and was using it but it either wasnt up high enough or not on at all – tho that might have been a statement of John and Yoko's (IK on TOTP had a live John vocal alongside one of the ones on the record).

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22 September 2012
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Well, not "background" singing – I meant she's no good at accompaniment in general.

The TOTP performance had Yoko blindfolded (!) & holding up signs but was totally silent, yes. I don't think she had a mic; if she did, she ignored it entirely.

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22 September 2012
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Von Bontee said
Well, not "background" singing – I meant she's no good at accompaniment in general.

The TOTP performance had Yoko blindfolded (!) & holding up signs but was totally silent, yes. I don't think she had a mic; if she did, she ignored it entirely.

The performance is on youtube and whilst Yoko is blindfold, holds up signs and is silent she does have a mic and occasionally 'sings' into it but there is no audible noise eminating from it. No idea if it was a statement, a remix for a later performance where she was mixed out, or just that someone turned her down/off.

There is at least one more TOTP performance where she is knitting again blindfolded.

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