Album release: Live At The Hollywood Bowl

The Beatles released Live At The Hollywood Bowl, an album of remixed and remastered recordings from 1964 and 1965, on 9 September 2016.

The album is released to coincide with the Ron Howard documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, which promises a wealth of previously-unseen footage and photographs. A vinyl edition of the album will follow on 18 November 2016.

The new album – released on CD and digital download on 9 September, and on vinyl on 18 November – contains 17 songs: eight from the 1964 show, two from the first 1965 show, six from the second 1965 show, and a composite version of Dizzy Miss Lizzy from the two 1965 recordings (similar to the 1977 album).

Extracts from the three concerts – 23 August 1964, and 29 and 30 August 1965 – were released in 1977 as The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl, but the album has been long out of print.

A technical fault left Paul McCartney’s vocals and introductions inaudible during the first four songs of the 29 August 1965 show, rendering a substantial portion of the recordings unusable.

Five songs from 30 August 1965 appeared on The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl: ‘Twist And Shout’, ‘She’s A Woman’, ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy’, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’, and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. The album version of ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy’ was a composite edit incorporating parts of the 29 and 30 August performances.

The track listing on the 2016 album is almost identical to that of the 1977 album, aside from four extra tracks, three of which are previously unreleased.

Last updated: 24 July 2021
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