Saturday, January 22, 2005

Petition for The Beatles At the Hollywood Bowl on Official CD Format

John Whelan from The Ottawa Beatles Site has started a petition for an official CD release of The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl, to be forwarded to Capitol and Apple Records. The petition is here:

(link outdated)

I think that a CD release for this album is long overdue. It is a great live set consisting of performances from 1964 and 1965 at the L.A. venue. The sound can probably be made even better with modern remixing and remastering technology. My review of the album is here (the second paragraph down) http://rarebird9.net/beatles.html . I don't know who or how many people are required to approve such a reissue, but if enough people sign the petition, it should send them a message.

The Beatles - The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl


7/24/16 Update: More than a decade later, I am happy to finally report that the album is being released on CD and digitally on September 9th, 2016, as Live at the Hollywood Bowl. It has been newly remixed and remastered, and contains four previously unreleased bonus tracks.

9/12/16 Update: The reissue does not disappoint. The remixing made a major improvement, making the sound much clearer, and bringing the music further to the front of the mix while pushing the audience's screaming into the background. The four previously unreleased tracks are: "You Can't Do That" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand" from the 1964 show, and "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby" and "Baby's In Black" from the 1965 show.

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