The Beatles' Hollywood Bowl Concerts Album Set For Release With Ron Howard Documentary
July 20, 2016 at 12:36 PM (PT)
APPLE CORPS LTD. and UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP will release "THE BEATLES: Live At The HOLLYWOOD BOWL," a new album recorded at the band’s three sold-out concerts at the historic venue in 1964 and 1965. A companion to "THE BEATLES: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years,"
OSCAR-winner RON HOWARD’s authorized documentary feature film about the band’s early career, "THE BEATLES: Live At The HOLLYWOOD BOWL" will be released worldwide on CD and for digital download and streaming on SEPTEMBER 9th, followed by a 180-gram gatefold vinyl LP on NOVEMBER 18th. The album includes a 24-page booklet with an essay by noted music journalist DAVID FRICKE, and its cover art features a photo taken on AUGUST 22nd, 1964 by THE BEATLES’ then-U.S. tour manager, BOB BONIS, as the foursome boarded a chartered flight from SEATTLE TACOMA AIRPORT to VANCOUVER, BC for their first concert in CANADA.
While the new album references the long out-of-print 1977 album, it is an entirely new release, directly sourced from the original three-track tapes of the concerts. GRAMMY-winning producer GILES MARTIN and GRAMMY-winning engineer SAM OKELL have expertly remixed and mastered the recordings at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS, including the 13 tracks from the original album produced by GILES’ father, plus four additional, previously unreleased recordings from the momentous concerts.
GILES explained: “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. This is the closest you can get to being at the HOLLYWOOD BOWL at the height of BEATLEMANIA. We hope you enjoy the show…”
Following a world-premiere event in LONDON on SEPTEMBER 15th, the film will roll out theatrically worldwide with release dates set in the U.K., FRANCE and GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 15th); the U.S., AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND (SEPTEMBER 16th); and JAPAN (SEPTEMBER 22nd). In the U.S., HULU is the presenting partner for ABRAMORAMA's theatrical release of the film, which will be available to stream exclusively to HULU subscribers beginning SEPTEMBER 17th. For more information about the film, visit www.thebeatleseightdaysaweek.com.