Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Petrofsk, Jul 18, 2016.
I just want to be sure that everyone has now safely backed off the ledge based on the positive reviews. Oh wait, the movie is coming out next week, back to the ledge!
Capitol commissioned their Los Angeles recording staff (headed by Voyle Gilmore) to record the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl. Simple as that.
I think the fact that the album was released years after the band broke up, rather than during Beatlemania, contributes to the sense that it's not part of the canon -- it's CANON, people -- as well as that it came out during that 70s period when Capitol and/or EMI seemed to have free reign to put together throwaway Beatle product in a way they didn't have before or since.
However, it is an official Beatles record with unique content (as opposed to recycled), put together by the Beatles' producer. So I don't think it should be swept into the dumpster of history with Love Songs and Rock & Roll Music and that movie songs album.
Ah,OK then! See,if Martin had been producer,He'd called this "A Lost Cause".
Apple marches to its own beat. I doubt they regret anything. I'm glad remixes weren't issued 20 years ago. They'd probably sound pretty crappy.
More like lack of imagination on the new cover art. A hype sticker tying it to the film would have been enough!
Could we please stay on topic and avoid bickering/personal attacks?
But a Beatles "fringe" release will sell more and have a longer shelf life than even Elvis, Zep, Stones, U2 etc "fringe releases", now that is a fact
With the release date today and now 7 years ago since the big remasters reissue campaign, this thread is over flowing.....
I just got notification that my Amazon order arrived. The "Hollywood Bowl" CD, some Chicago style pizza and a loud music playing night is ahead!
Canon or cannon?:
playing it now.......awesome, gives me the chills at times. Good stuff! Been a Beatles fan from the beginning.
Babs was tough but the Hollywood Bowl CD just knocked her off as #1 physical sales for "Hollywood Bowl". The vinyl "HB" comes in at #100 and it is not out for 2 months.
Sounds a bit fuller than I remember - I played the '77 LP to death so it's practically burned into my brain.
I bet Ozzy Osbourne has his copy already!
Too many exciting moments to mention. All the books in the world can't describe what this CD does. Judging by pre-reviews, the movie is much the same.
As far as Ron Howard's name on the cover, why not? Great director, beloved actor and the Beatles have always said there in it to sell. Its called smart promotion to the masses, IMO.
Wondering if Vinyl was released simultaneously if it would have a shot at number one. Either way, not bad for 50 year old concerts and a re-release from almost 30 years ago! BTW who is buying the Babs stuff. I am all about open mindedness just not sure I understand the market. I guess its the same people that give there old vinyl to thrift stores that make me shift through 10 BABs vinyl lps?
Waited 30 years for the CD and almost 40 years since the original release. #1 will not happen in two weeks but top 10 is definitely a chance for "Hollywood Bowl".
Babs sold almost 150k of her latest duets album. Huge sales and I would guess 90% or more physical product for her. Not a fan, but good for her!
The vinyl release right at the start of the Xmas shopping season was no mistake, a second life in sales and on the charts will happen 2 months from now because of that for "HB". Probably also coinciding with the "Eight Days A Week" Blu-ray/dvd coming out that same day!
Where are you getting this information? It's not what I've read.
It wasn't Capitol's doing that it didn't appear earlier. Bruce Spizer said in his books that Capitol wanted to issue a live LP in 1964 and again in 1966 (when there was going to be no Christmas release in the US), but the Beatles braintrust kept it from happening.
Capitol had no qualms about issuing live LPs with screams. The Beach Boys Live LP went to #1 in late 1964, and the one track I heard from it had screams galore. All Capitol saw was $$$, and a Beatles Live LP in the '60s was guaranteed $$$.
Just picked up a copy from Zia's they had maybe a dozen copies, will give it a listen tomorrow.
Saw it in Target. Figured what the heck. Played the LP once in 30 years. CD will now join it collecting dust on the shelf.
Almost every live CD that I purchase, I have to rip and re-index the whole thing! Is it that tough to put the intros with the actual song? If it's long (>10sec), then make a separate track. Sheesh!
The process does, however, afford me the opportunity to also edit out long sections of crowd applause, or the band noodling around before the song. Retag and enjoy the separated songs in any set.
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