Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Petrofsk, Jul 18, 2016.
They're out there to find.
You may be the first to admit you like the cover!
All Bootlegged,BTW,with compromising sound,from Good to Simply Awful!
Yeah, now you mention it!
I haven't read the thread but in fairness to me, I didn't say I liked the cover, only that I thought it was an improvement over the 1977 cover.
My ideal cover would look something like this:
Out of curiosity I listened to the cd in my record shop with to me unknown Sennheiser headphones and I was underwhelmed by the soundquality. My old needle drop sounds better. The bass is a boomy mess, the guitars are even mixed lower than on the original LP and the voices seem processed. Is that the effect of spectral demixing? And, if you're gonna remix this thing, why put drums and bass on one side and guitars on the other? To conserve the original spirit? Than just don't remix it. Whatever, I'm disappointed, since I really like the album and was looking forward to have a good sounding version on cd.
While I'm happy to have CD-Rs of the complete Hollywood Bowl shows in all the various mixes, I'm also happy that Apple didn't include the ragged performances of "I'm Down," "I Feel Fine," "I Wanna Be Your Man," etc. on this official release. There's no way the addition of those tracks wouldn't detract from the overall quality of this new release.
Sometimes less is more. I'd rather have the best quality album than the most complete album.
Cripes, folks on this forum sometimes. So many back seat drivers and Monday morning quarterbacks.
Anyway, I love this release.
What's better about it? Better tape source?
I agree with the sentiment on "She's A Woman". I think it's the best performance. I last heard this on Yellow Dog boot in the 90s and there was a channel dropout in the song at about the 60 second point which messed it up. I'm glad that is gone here. I've heard a lot of Beatles live performances since then so I have a basis of comparison, and this might be their best concert since the Wash. Coliseum concert in '64, and the microphones were all working here, I believe, unlike DC. I think they were excited about LA and the Hollywood Bowl, had a lot of peers there and they really gave it an extra effort.
I wanted to read thru the entire thread before I commented, but I read a comment that I can't wait to respond to!
Don't you dare lower your expectations when you listen to this absolutely fantastic live album!
Especially after hearing it!
See I give people the benefit of the doubt that they aren't going to have ridiculous expectations in the first place!
I think the vast majority of us are delighted that this sounds as good as it does! As I posted earlier, this is way way better than I was expecting myself, but my expectations didn't have to be lowered, they were realistic in the first place!
After hearing this hard rockin totally exciting live album, I would say raise your expectations, because this is better than you think!
As for the sound of the bass, yes part of it is the conditions at the time, but the real problem is the bass itself!
The Hofner just doesn't have a good sound! It's just sounds muffled all the time, I really wish McCartney would retire it! But I love the fact that you can hear it booming along!
I can't help it, I am still very excited about this release!
I'm totally stoked that we actually have the absolute greatest rock group in history, performing live some of the absolute greatest songs in history, and they are taking no prisoners! They aren't just some pop group, they are a hard as nails, tried and true, get down and dirty, nitty gritty hard rockin band!
I just finished listening again, and it sounds better than it did the first time! I keep hearing more and more things to appreciate!
To each his own, but this is an epic release!
I have to say it again, this should be a #1 album!
But it sounds exactly like Twist and Shout at Shea Stadium
Their live sound is very authentic; they were using the exact same instruments and amps that they were using in the studio those years.
Are your exclamation points meant to mirror the thud of the bass and drums ?
I've gotta admit this new CD sounds leagues ahead of the 1977 LP, which I know like the back of my hand 'cause I played it so much when it first came out in 1977. (I also played the hell outta my original German Bellaphon Records LIVE AT THE STAR CLUB release, which I bought the same day as the original LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL album.) Anyway, Giles and "the team" have done a better-than-expected job here. Rather than playing this disc only once, which I thought would be the case with me, I expect I'll play this more often. You can hear the music and, especially, the vocals so much better than before. Nicely done!
If I remember correctly, "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" switches from the 30-Aug-1965 to the 29-Aug-1965 performance at the beginning of the guitar solo.
Yeah, very lazy IMO to not include at least the PdF of liner notes on this release. They are definitely important to me as a music buyer on iTunes. Hope this is momentary slip up and will be fixed. I'll drop a note to iTunes/Apple customer service and let them know...
None of them sound better than the new release. No matter how many tines either of you state it.
Thanks @Arnold Grove - Very '65 heavy to start with but balances itself out by end of the bonus tracks.
In one of the interviews, Giles mentioned that they remixed every track at the start of this project (all three shows) before pruning it down to the final 17. So maybe, just maybe, after seeing the positive response to this release and reading reviews, Apple could be convinced to release "Complete Hollywood Bowl Shows" compilation on iTunes to present at least the complete 1964 & 1965 set lists to fans. Just some wishful thinking....
Nice! I also made a bunch of custom MDs with artwork (after years of custom cassettes!)
Culabula, my use of exclamations points is because it's the absolute most accurate punctuation that expresses my passion and sentiment!
I have to use them now because my passion for this album is, well I haven't been this excited about a new release since McCartney's New!
Yeah right, keep telling yourself that. My ears hear it differently than you.
One of his best rhythm guitar playing parts! I play bit of guitar myself and couldn't help not picking up and playing along those triplets.
Here's a video to teach yourself if you wanna play along:
The Harrison solo is also a fun lesson. Having ignored his early solos (to learn) until now, I am enjoying learning these little lines and playing along.
Yeah. And, if this thread had not existed, I wouldn't have known about this new CD, or the movie. In fact, the way this forum is set up, and the way I use it, I only saw this thread by chance. I'm not one of those people who obsess over all things Beatles.
There are 2 guitar solos in the song.
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