Monday, 26 August 2013

On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 cover photo

The cover photo - click for bigger version

Upon researching the internet for possible leaks about the upcoming new album release of The Beatles' BBC recordings, I discovered three things:
- The full album title will be "On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2"
- This is very likely the album cover
- The release will be in November

What I discovered, was that MCA Music (which is the Universal Music company in the Philippines) announced these three facts on their facebook site on August 8th. The cover photo is a familiar old black and white photo by Dezo Hoffman, which has been colourised. Further examination of the cover photo here.

More about the history of Beatles BBC recordings on this page.

12 comments:

Lance said...

I actually said "WOW" outloud as I saw the cover for the first time. It's beautiful. The color, the photo itself, the font. Well done, Apple folks. Thanks for sharing, Roger!

John Medd said...

I wonder if the powers that be have ever thought of colourising A Hard Day's Night?

Stephane said...

No, thanks...

Mark McKendrick said...

Colourise 'A Hard Days Night'....?

Why would you...?

rmadler said...

Check Youtube there are concert scenes already colorized.

rmadler said...

Check Youtube there are concert scenes already colorized.

Roger Stormo said...

I've seen the colourised AHDN scenes and I don't like it. The original b/w film is a work of art. Magic is lost in the colorisation.

Jon Oye said...

Colorizing A Hard Day's Night would suck the gritty, atmospheric look and esthetic feel - the essence of its visual character - out of the film. It would be the ocular equivalent of finding a different artist to re-record the Beatles' soundtrack music.

feipeng wu said...

Thanks for sharing.

Len Prentice said...

Director Richard Lester said no to offer to colorize A Hard Day's Night.

John Medd said...

Too late it would appear.

John Medd said...

Too late it would appear.