The Beatles fabled performances at the Hollywood Bowl is to be presented in a new live album.
The 1965 concerts are perhaps the apex of Beatlemania in the United States, with an unprecedented 17,000 screaming teens crammed into the stadium on each of three nights.
A live album based on those recordings was released in 1977, overseen by the Fab Four's producer George Martin.
Now, newly unearthed recordings are set to form the spine of a new album celebrating the trio of concerts. In a neat twist, this new record has been overseen by Giles Martin, son of the Abbey Road legend.
“A few years ago Capitol Studios called saying they’d discovered some Hollywood Bowl three track tapes in their archive,” says Giles Martin. “We transferred them and noticed an improvement over the tapes we’ve kept in the London archive. Alongside this I’d been working for some time with a team headed by technical engineer James Clarke on demix technology, the ability to remove and separate sounds from a single track. With Sam Okell, I started work on remixing the Hollywood Bowl tapes. Technology has moved on since my father worked on the material all those years ago. Now there’s improved clarity, and so the immediacy and visceral excitement can be heard like never before. My father’s words still ring true, but what we hear now is the raw energy of four lads playing together to a crowd that loved them. This is the closest you can get to being at the Hollywood Bowl at the height of Beatlemania. We hope you enjoy the show…”
'The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl' will be released on September 9th.