Beatles live album to be reissued

Beatles LIve At The Hollywood Bowl
Beatles LIve At The Hollywood Bowl

The Beatles’ 1977 live album is being remastered, repackaged and reissued

1977’s chart-topping ‘The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl’ album is being remastered and expanded to coincide with documentary film release

The Beatles’ out-of-print 1977 live album The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl, which was recorded across three shows at the famous venue in 1964 and 1965, is being remastered and reissued to coincide with the release of Ron Howard’s Beatles documentary Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, which is out on 15 September.

All tracks on the new version of the album – now titled Live At The Hollywood Bowl, and featuring a cover shot of the band boarding a plane in 1964 – have been remastered from the original three-track sound desk recordings by Giles Martin (son of George) and engineer Sam Okell. Four songs have also been added to the tracklist that didn’t feature on the original LP: You Can’t Do That, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby and Baby’s In Black.

In a statement, Martin said: “Technology has moved on since my father worked on the material all those years ago. Now there’s improved clarity, and so the immediacy and visceral excitement can be heard like never before.”

The album now includes a 24-page booklet by Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke, and is out on 9 September – though if you want the vinyl, you’ll have to wait until 18 November.

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