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Really good live performances
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sarah machinella
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26 September 2010 - 5.26am

What are some of the best live performances The Beatles ever did? I'm Down at Shea Stadium was pretty good.

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That's I Want To Hold Your Hand on the Morcambe & Wise show in 1964

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And that's She Loves You, live in Melbourne!

Post any clips you think are good

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mithveaen
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26 September 2010 - 3.07pm

Good choice. I love that song in LiB.

 

The sound quality might not be that good, but the performance is awesome. a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

 

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MeanMrsMustard
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9 October 2010 - 5.30am

Definitely "I'm Down" at Shea. Before I saw that video, I didn't even like the song that much. 

The video changed my mind. 

 

I also enjoyed watching "Yesterday" at the Budokan. It was really different. 

 

Basically anything at Shea. "A Hard Day's Night" was really different than the album version. (John's voice.) 

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mjb
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10 October 2010 - 6.54am

Yep - 'I'm Down' at Shea is my single most favourite bit of film / performance of The Beatles. The sheer fun John is having with George playing alongside him is magical and Paul just stands there, belting it out with his Hofner waving about.....and sweat pouring off his brow!

The live 'Baby's In Black' from Anthology comes in second with the third being 'She Loves You' from The Hollywood Bowl concert - John's voice is just so good on that.

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17 October 2010 - 6.23pm

I've always liked this performance of Help! at Blackpool Night Out. John just delivers...also, this is a nice video with the gags and that at the beginning a-hard-days-night-john-6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....8Y9YPY4jNE

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2 September 2015 - 1.06pm

As we all know by now, the inability to find a way to properly amplify (and record) the group's performances has left us with slim pickings in regards to their live sound after Beatlemania really took off.

I find this rather unfortunate, because the few times that one can find a decently amplified/recorded performance from 1964-1966, we hear the Beatles much more unleashed and harder rocking than their early records would lead one to believe them capable of.

Apart from the obvious choices (The Hollywood Bowl and Rooftop concerts), which would you rank the best live shows, in terms of audio fidelity and "tightness" of the performance? (For example, though it's a fun listen for fans, I'd exclude the Shea Stadium concert due to the fact that the performance itself is rather difficult to hear at times).

My two picks would be...

Atlanta, 1965: One of the only concerts where the group had proper amplification and stage monitors. The recording quality is mediocre, but the performance itself is very "tight" and well-played.

Munich, 1966: The opposite situation of the above - the playing is a little more sloppy than Atlanta, but it's not bad, and the recording quality is quite good. The guitars are a bit "crunchier" and louder than usual, which makes it one of my favorites ("Baby's In Black" rocks harder than usual).

Are there any other bootlegs you consider worth looking into?

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2 September 2015 - 2.06pm

Washinton '64 and Sweden '63 (most of which is on 'Anthology 1') are rightly acknowledged as two of the best live shows.

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2 September 2015 - 3.06pm

I caught the duplication before Google indexed the last two posts so I merged them into this thread.

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5 July 2016 - 1.16pm

February 9th 1964 on the Ed Sullivan show 

was my favourite Beatles concert 

but it was a close call with there rooftop concert

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5 July 2016 - 2.55pm

The live material doesn't interest me a whole lot, to be honest. It's not like listening to a jam band or an improvisational jazz quartet where the performance is significantly different every time the song is played. 

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@lovelyRita3457, I've moved your post here to be with others in the same topic.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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6 July 2016 - 6.44pm

I love their very first concert in Washington where they had to move their equipment themselves so that everyone could see them!

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7 July 2016 - 10.26pm

Not sure where it's from, but this live version of Boys is really cool. I really love the amount of energy they put into it. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

EDIT: Oops! Here, let's try this one instead: paulie-is-my-valentine.tumblr.com/post/146815773435/iheartthebeatles101-guys-i-found-the-best

EDIT 2: Oh darn it, never mind! blue-meanie

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Evangeline
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7 July 2016 - 10.55pm

WeepingAtlasCedars said
Not sure where it's from, but this live version of Boys is really cool. I really love the amount of energy they put into it. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

EDIT: Oops! Here, let's try this one instead:

http://paulie-is-my-valentine......d-the-best

EDIT 2: Oh darn it, never mind! blue-meanie  

Just experimenting, please ignore. 

Edit that's an hour late: It worked! beatlemaniacs_02_gif (Just got around to checking the link) 

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Evangeline said

WeepingAtlasCedars said
Not sure where it's from, but this live version of Boys is really cool. I really love the amount of energy they put into it. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

EDIT: Oops! Here, let's try this one instead:

http://paulie-is-my-valentine......d-the-best

EDIT 2: Oh darn it, never mind! blue-meanie  

Just experimenting, please ignore. 

Edit that's an hour late: It worked! beatlemaniacs_02_gif (Just got around to checking the link)   

Thanks for getting it to work, Evangeline! paul-mccartney-thumb_gif I'm almost never good with technology. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

Have an apple. apple01

MISTAAAAAAAAH MOOOONLIIIIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!

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