|Hollywood Bowl - Front Cover||Hollywood Bowl - Back Cover|
|Hollywood Bowl - Gatefold Interior|
|Hollywood Bowl - Inner Bag (Front)|
|Catalogue No.||EMTV 4|
|Release date||6th May 1977|
|U.K. Album Chart Detail :|
|Detail :||The Beatles first No.1 album for SEVEN years, and their last for the next SEVENTEEN !
From the summer of 1976 E.M.I. embarked on a new series of T.V. advertised albums, the first of these was EMTV 1 -
The Beach Boys "20 Golden Greats" which stayed at the top slot for 10 weeks. Glen Campbell was EMTV 2, The Shadows were the
third, and The Beatles became the 4th ... hence the unusual catalogue number.
The Hollywood Bowl concerts a year apart were recorded by Capitol records using a three-track recording system. The 1964
concert recording engineer was Hugh Davies, and the 1965 was Pete Abbott which were produced by Voyle Gilmore under the
supervision of George Martin. But the results were technically disappointing (not surprising with 17,000 continuously
screaming fans) and the idea was shelved for over 10 years.
So there we have it, most of us had bootleg copies of these performances, but here was an official version, great stuff. For the best bootlegs have a look at Live At Shea Stadium L.P., and Live At Shea Stadium E.P.'s both of which were actually the 1964 Hollywood bowl concert !
The album did sell over a million copies worldwide.
The cover shows items of U.S. memorabilia, and the inner bag (shown bottom of page) advertised all the Beatles official
The front cover shows tickets from the 23rd August 1964 and 29th August 1965, but the recordings from the 1965 concert were
the following day. In fact here is a list of the complete playlist of each of the two concerts, highlighting those numbers
used on this release :
On 3rd September 1984 the L.P. was re-issued on the E.M.I. budget label "Music For Pleasure", catalogue no. MFP 4156761.
With no promotion this failed to chart.
|Twist And Shout||Russell-Medley||30th August 1965||1:20|
|She's A Woman||Lennon-McCartney||30th August 1965||2:45|
|Dizzy Miss Lizzy||Williams||30th August 1965||3:00|
|Ticket To Ride||Lennon-McCartney||30th August 1965||2:18|
|Can't Buy Me Love||Lennon-McCartney||30th August 1965||2:08|
|Things We Said Today||Lennon-McCartney||23rd August 1964||2:07|
|Roll Over Beethoven||Berry||23rd August 1964||2:10|
|Boys||Dixon-Farrell||23rd August 1964||1:57|
|A Hard Day's Night||Lennon-McCartney||30th August 1965||2:30|
|Help !||Lennon-McCartney||30th August 1965||2:16|
|All My Loving||Lennon-McCartney||23rd August 1964||1:55|
|She Loves You||Lennon-McCartney||23rd August 1964||2:10|
|Long Tall Sally||Johnson-Penniman-Blackwell||23rd August 1964||1:54|