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The Beatles Live At The Star Club
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9 November 2017
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After having read this wonderful, inspiring post by Von Bontee (thanks a lot for that), I just spent over an hour binging on the incredible tracks of this live recording from 1962 and when I saw it didn't have an own thread yet, I thought Live At The Star Club certainly deserves an own thread.

The pathetic two times I had listened to it before I had done this album a great wrong by never really paying attention and rating it badly. 

Fortunately though, now this terrible misstep is only barely more than a dark memory of times, in which an ignorant version of me didn't know why Ringo's band was called Rory Storm & the Hurricanes. Well, if you want to know the answer, listen for yourselfa-hard-days-night-george-10:

This ending is unreal. I can't wrap my mind around the fact that a human being is capable of playing like that. I also can't wrap my mind around how one can be so full of energy without causing short circuits in the whole building. This recording proves it: you don't need the best gear or the perfect musical education if you have the right energy. Oh yeah, and it proves another thing: The Beatles actually are the best band in the world and not the least bit overrated.a-hard-days-night-john-1

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Not once does the diversity seem forced -- the genius of the record is how the vaudevillian "When I'm 64" seems like a logical extension of "Within You Without You" and how it provides a gateway to the chiming guitars of "Lovely Rita. - Stephen T. Erlewine on Sgt Pepper's

9 November 2017
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The sound quality may be less than ideal, tho better now than in the above video, but some of the Star Club performances are insanely good and brilliantly highlight how much energy and excitement the four could produce on stage. There are only a handful of shows post-1963 where you get a feel of just how good they actually were.

There is a stupid myth out in the world that the Beatles weren't that great a live band and are easily beaten by other acts, the problem being that they are unfavourably comparing live performances, as few tapes exist of the Beatles at their live peak.

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9 November 2017
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Good stuff. I think I have a few versions of these recordings but haven’t really listened in a while. I think my ex may have given me her brother’s vinyl when he died.

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9 November 2017
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Yes, I have the 1979 two-volume Pickwick vinyl release.

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9 November 2017
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Thanks for starting this, @Martha 🙂  I was considering starting one in recent weeks, but wasn't sure if the bootlegs thread covered it sufficiently.

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10 November 2017
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This, in my opinion, is the best of these remarkable performances...  Rippin' vocals and a stellar guitar solo overtop of that signature big beat sound that they had:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeLAERZ7c40

 

Pretty clear through the sub-par recording that something special was going on here...:-)

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10 November 2017
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This one here is a better recording:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11jUwVo1nJk

 

Also, I don't believe that this one was included on the official release which is somewhat puzzling...  Copyright problems perhaps?...:-)

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10 November 2017
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Where Have You Been was on the first release, @Billy Rhythm, but only in the US. While both the German/UK and US versions of Live! at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962 featured 26 tracks, between them they included 30 different songs. I Saw Her Standing There Twist And Shout Reminiscing, and Ask Me Why  on German/UK release were replaced with I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)Where Have You Been (All My Life)Till There Was You , and Sheila on the US release. It took two or three years for versions including all 30 released tracks to start appearing.

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11 November 2017
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I don't own any copy of any of these, just been listening to all the various YT links.

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12 November 2017
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That guitar melody is so pretty. As for the album itself, its fantastic. Definitely in my arsenal of evidence to refute claims such as "Ringo can't drum" or "The Beatles were a studio band".

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This is Paul's only lead vocal on any of the Beatles' masterful Chuck Berry covers and it's a unique one, Paul doing a kind of casually tossed-off delivery without much of either his compulsive commitment to melody or his self-conscious Little Richard intensity...a new dimension!

Great guitar licks throughout...love the "Peter Gunn" quote! Why should anyone care if nineteen-year-old George Harrison plays the occasional sour note out of hundreds (especially since he sounds like he's actually IMPROVISING?)

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