Monday, 18 July 2016

Hollywood Bowl reissue planned?

Illustration (1977 release)
One of our blog readers, Daniel Whitleley, who works in a record shop, reported to us that the title "The Beatles - Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl" recently showed up in their database as a record to be distributed by Universal Music:
LP: Cat no. 5705499
CD: Cat. no. 5705497
Release date was given as July 19, 2016. That's tomorrow, folks! The title is slightly different than the 1977 vinyl album and cassette release, as the word "Live" wasn't part of the title back then. So, perhaps a re-thinking of the contents and art work as well?
This may or may not be a tie-in with the upcoming "Eight Days A Week" documentary, and it may have been rescheduled to appear closer to the release date of the film. After all, The Beatles usually prepare for an upcoming release by a campaign before the release date. We'll just have to wait and see, I guess.

Further reading: The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl revisited

UPDATE: It has been suggested by one of our sources that Tuesday is the day of the announcement, and not the release day. Another source says it is indeed a re-release of the original Hollywood Bowl album, including 4 bonus songs (from the same shows) which has previously only been available on bootlegs. Release date will be around September/October to coincide with the Ron Howard's documentary. You'll probably get all the details tomorrow then, if our sources are to be believed.

7 comments:

Colin Fletcher said...

I hope it's true, but isn't the worldwide release dates for physical products now a Friday? I suppose there's nothing stopping it being released as a download though.

DiBoLandsTVAndNewsCenter said...

no tomorrow comes the Let it be DVD/Blu Ray Box

Hugh Nique said...

Wow, four bonus songs...

James19 said...

Your sources were correct...the Pre-order is up on Amazon

Jess Hernandez said...

It sounds right...It'll probably be a remix of the concerts 3-track tapes, not just a remastering of the 1977 album. My prediction of the four bonus tracks...Baby's in Black (previously the B-side of the 1996 Real Love single,) I'm Down, I Want to Hold Your Hand, and maybe You Can't Do That.

James19 said...

I really hope they put I want to hold your hand. Great version. Agree 100% on baby's in black

Stephen Peeples said...

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