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The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl Special Limited Edition, Import
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Not only does this release have "turntable rumble" and surface noise, just like a record L.P but there is also an "electrical hum" like there was some kind of interference during the vinyl dub to compact disc.
It's shame this is so poorly made because the cd design artwork re-creates the original album very well.
Don't buy this cd.
The Beatles' Hollywood Bowl concerts in 1964 and '65 were recorded by Capitol for a potential release, and even though that release didn't come until many years later, the recordings still bring light on what Beatlemania must have felt like -- more so, in my opinion, than the live cuts on the Anthology discs. It's a true shame that this record is no longer available. I'm sure many young people who are just getting into the Beatles, some of whom probably don't own a turntable, would value this on CD as a historical document of this amazing time and place of history. Likewise, for the older generation, it would serve a a way to preserve their memories.
This album rocks. You can tell the Beatles are really enjoying themselves, and the fans are wild and very enthusiastic. If you go see Paul McCartney nowadays, you will have a good time, but it is only a dim recollection of the energy that the Beatles had in the early- to mid-60s. That's not to say Paul is a nostalgia act -- actually he's far from it -- but nothing on Earth compares to the magic that blossomed from the four of them together.
This is an amazing album. Even though it's not officially on CD yet, I would strongly recommend finding a good-quality turntable and transport yourself back to the greatest era in rock history.
Like Jay (who just happened to post a review the same day as I did), I love the mastering. I also agree that Disc 2 is not the greatest, and that the Introduction on Disc 1 is unnecessarily long and it shows how silly those DJs were in 1964. The Beatles deserved a better presentation than that other than self-serving AM DJs, but that is just a sign of the times. The interviews are interesting in that they show the attitude of the Beatles in 1964 and 1965, as compared to later years.
Just a note: one of the DJs (in unison) introducing the Beatles in the August 30, 1965 concert is Casey Kasem, who would later become famous as the voice of Shaggy in Scooby Doo and of other animated features, and lent his distinctive voice to the radio shows American Top 40 and Casey's Top 40 from 1970 to the 1990s. It's too bad that he couldn't have lent his voice to a more fitting introduction of the Beatles.
The crowd noise is actually not that bad, but I guess I am already used to it from the American release. It really gives you a taste of Beatlemania.Read more ›
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I had picked up the double ticket cover boot with the interviews -the set is great to a certain extent. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sarah Billbrough
Technically speaking, it had to be rough trying to perform with little tiny amplifiers, no foldback monitor speakers and thousands of screaming fans. Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by Robert
I purchased the album for my brother-in-law's birthday. It was in very good condition and we couldn't beat the price. Read morePublished on May 12, 2012 by ~B.
I tell to the Beatles fans all over the world who are checking this title at Amazon. This is bootleg, never released officially in Japan also any other countories. Read morePublished on April 23, 2012 by EuroProgMania
It was a good package. This magazine arrived in good shape. It arrived on time and I really loved to get what I wanted. Congratulations on send me this with no problem at all.Published on February 4, 2012 by Luck
Record was shipped and received very quickly. Came in a very protective box which kept it in great condition. Was identical to the description.Published on January 5, 2012 by Eric
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I was so excited to see this album! I originally owned this album, back in 1977. It was my first Beatles album, and I absolutely fell in love with them. Read morePublished on September 4, 2011 by alienmom