A new, remastered live album containing the Beatles' performances at the Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965 will be released this fall. The album, Live at the Hollywood Bowl, coincides with a new documentary by Ron Howard about the band's early career, dubbed Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.
The album contains recordings from three different concerts, which took place on August 23rd, 1964 and August 29th and 30th, 1965, and the repertoire covers many of their early hits, including "Twist and Shout," "Ticket to Ride" and "A Hard Days Night," among others.
Although the group put out the platinum-selling The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl in 1977, the new record contains a different track list with four previously unreleased songs. The recordings were sourced directly from the three-track tapes of the concerts and were remixed and mastered at Abbey Road by George Martin's son, Giles, and engineer Sam Okell.
"Technology has moved on since my father worked on the material all those years ago," Giles said in a statement. "Now there's improved clarity, and so the immediacy and visceral excitement can be heard like never before. ... What we hear now is the raw energy of four lads playing together to a crowd that loved them. This is the closest you can get to being at the Hollywood Bowl at the height of Beatlemania."
A CD and digital edition will come out on September 9th, while a vinyl LP is due out on November 18th. The album includes a 24-page booklet with liner notes by Rolling Stone's David Fricke.
The Howard doc will focus on the Beatles between 1962 and 1966 and has been produced with the cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. The film will get a world premiere in London on September 15th. Hulu users in the U.S. will be able to stream it on September 17th.
01 Twist and Shout (Live).m4a
02 She's a Woman (Live).m4a
03 Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Live).m4a
04 Ticket to Ride (Live).m4a
05 Can't Buy Me Love (Live).m4a
06 Things We Said Today (Live).m4a
07 Roll Over Beethoven (Live).m4a
08 Boys (Live).m4a
09 A Hard Day's Night (Live).m4a
10 Help! (Live).m4a
11 All My Loving (Live).m4a
12 She Loves You (Live).m4a
13 Long Tall Sally (Live).m4a
14 You Can't Do That (Live) [Bonus T.m4a
15 I Want to Hold Your Hand (Live) [.m4a
16 Everybody_s Trying to Be My Baby.m4a
17 Baby's In Black (Live) [Bonus Tra.m4a