A small flurry of Beatles and McCartney releases has appeared in the last week;
“60’s At The BEEB” is a new release from Unicorn. Taken from a Westwood One transcription disk featuring narration by Andy Peebles, the tracks are compiled from the BBC archives and are promoted as being from the best possible source.
“First US Concert” is the premier outing for the Fab’s show at the Washington Coliseum, USA on February 11th, 1964. This is the first time that the show has appeared on silver disk with the final track, “Long Tall Sally”. This is on the Medusa label.
Another premier for the new Stockholm show that appeared on the internet recently, “Live In Stockholm Sweden 1964”, is the first release for the show and it’s on Misterclaudel. The label have put two versions of the abbreviated show on disk here – an original version and ‘remastered’ version (The files appeared as MP3s originally) it also includes a 2 source version of the bands ABC Theatre show from Blackpool in the UK, recorded earlier the same month.
Lets say hello to a new label – Green Apple – who are putting out some McCartney shows.
The first is “Lets Hear It For John”, a digital audience recording of the Estadio De Madrid La Peineta, Spain show on the 30th May, 2004.
Next up is “Live At The Apollo Theatre”, another digital audience recording from Macca’s show at the famed Apollo Theater in New York on December 13th, 2010. This show was also released from the SiriusXM broadcast by Rattlesnake soon after it’s airing.
Finally, we shoot right up to date with a digital audience recording of Paul’s show at the Times Union Center, Albany, NY on July 5th, this year on the latest leg of the “Out There” tour.
Medusa did a fine job with the I-Tunes transfer of the Beatles DC show. While nothing can beat watching this concert on Misterclaudel’s single DVD (OT-O1), its nice to have a great sounding and complete cd for the car ect. The packaging on this release is first class .The front cover opens to reveal some brief liner notes describing the techniques used in transferring the tape to disc , as well as some nice color photos of tickets and other concert related ephemera . This is another nice 1964 upgrade on silver disc to go along with Medusa’a Hollywood Bowl and Idol Mind’s Philadelphia Off Reel .