Friday, 19 August 2016

1st preview from Hollywood Bowl

Advertisement from the September edition of Record Collector
Today, a foretaste of the upcoming new edition "Live at the Hollywood Bowl" album was released, in the form of "Twist and Shout". You can find it on Spotify, or buy it as a single from iTunes and Amazon. The latter two also provide a short sample of the already shortened song - The Beatles only performed an abbreviated version live at the Bowl.


The media is also very aware of the release, especially thos oriented towards the "old rock music" segment, like Mojo.

Mojo, including a special "Live Beatles" collector's cover.
Mojo includes two art prints inside, one is of the original Candlestick Park concert poster, the other is a fake poster of the Royal Variety Concert, which I believe NEMS themselves printed up in 1964 (see our previous discussion here).

Here's the blurb from Mojo: "It’s the Beatles: Live! With a new Fabs’ movie – the Ron Howard-directed Eight Days A Week doc – coming to cinemas on September 15th, MOJO lifts the lid on the Beatles’ on-the-road story, from the Kaiserkeller to Candlestick Park with Paul, Ringo, Ron and more. Inside this issue’s handsome card wallet you’ll find our 15-track CD, presenting the songs the Beatles rocked at their formative shows, by Ray Charles, Gene Vincent, The Top Notes and more PLUS two beautiful vintage repro Beatles posters."
The "Live Beatles" cover.

From preview screenings of the new documentary in London and USA, you'll find pre-release reviews here:

Daily Mail

From the reports we are hearing from die hard fans who have attended these screenings, it seems clear that from the unseen footage the film people have amassed, no more than ten minutes at the most has been used in the film. Apart from that, they are finding the film quite enjoyable.

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