Friday, 25 July 2008

Live before America

The Beatles - Live before AmericaThe new Purple Chick release chronicles the Beatles' live recordings before they went to America, with the exception of the Star Club material, which was another Purple Chick release.

The Beatles
Live Before America
Purple Chick

You probably don't need another live Beatles collection, but here's one anyway: every surviving non-radio performance between the Star Club and Ed Sullivan.

Carefully compiled and restored from the best sources we could find. As always, we didn't just copy the audio from the listed souces - instead, we tried to work some of our patented sonic magic when necessary. Of course, the quality still varies from dire to delightful, but you knew that already.

Anyway, enjoy this peek at the Beatles at their peak: before they landed in the U.S.A.


DISC ONE

Pops and Lenny - 16 May, 1963
From Me To You taken from a video of this TV-show

The Mersey Sound- 27 August, 1963
A movie about the emerging Mersey Beat scene, The Beatles perform Twist And Shout, I Saw Her Standing There and She Loves You.

Sunday Night at the Palladium - 13 October, 1963

The Beatles play on ITV's "Sunday Night at the London Palladium" which is broadcast to 15 million viewers. Here's the audio, pieced together from various sources: intro, From Me To You, I'll Get You, She Loves You, Twist And Shout , outro.

Pop ‘63 - 24 October, 1963
The legendary Swedish Radio Show: intro, I Saw Her Standing There, From Me To You, Money (That's What I Want), Roll Over Beethoven, You Really Got A Hold On Me, She Loves You and Twist And Shout.

Drop In - 30 October, 1963
They also performed on TV in Sweden: intro, She Loves You, Twist And Shout, I Saw Her Standing There and Long Tall Sally+ outro.

The Royal Variety Performance - 4 November, 1963
Rattle your jewellery with From Me To You, She Loves You, Till There Was You and Twist And Shout + outro.

The Early Beatles - 9 Nov, 1963
I Saw Her Standing There.

The Jack Paar Program - 16 Nov, 1963
From Me To You.

The Beatles Come To Town - 20 November, 1963
Derek Taylor's first Beatles experience in Manchester: She Loves You, Twist And Shout and From Me To You.

Morecambe and Wise - 2 Dec, 1963
Combined from Mythology & Anthology 1, here's intro, This Boy, All My Loving, I Want To Hold Your Hand, not like it was in your day (spoken), Moonlight Bay and outro.

DISC TWO

It’s The Beatles! - 7 December, 1963
Back in Liverpool, The Beatles are again captured for TV. A recent youtube version of this performance seems to have improved sound and PC has mixed this anew with Mythology and Ultimate Live Masters as secondary sources: From Me To You, I Saw Her Standing There, All My Loving, Roll Over Beethoven, Boys, Till There Was You, She Loves You, This Boy, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Money (That’s What I Want), Twist And Shout and From Me To You (reprise).

Sunday Night at the Palladium - 12 January, 1964
Another performance on this prestigious venue: intro, I Want To Hold Your Hand, This Boy, All My Loving, Money (That’s What I Want), Twist And Shout+outro.

Cinéma Cyrano, Versailles - 15 January, 1964
All that's available is From Me To You.

L’Olympia Theatre, Paris - 16 January, 1964 (afternoon)
DarthDisc's excellent City Of Light is the source for From Me To You, I Saw Her Standing There,
this boy intro, Twist And Shout, From Me To You, Long Tall Sally, From Me To You (reprise).

L’Olympia Theatre, Paris - 16 January, 1964 (evening)
Again from City of Light: From Me To You, She Loves You, This Boy, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Twist And Shout, From Me To You (reprise), and Long Tall Sally + From Me To You (reprise) from the German news reel "Tumult um Die Beatles"

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