Live At Shea! (Archive Master Series)
Shea Stadium, Flushing, NY – August 15th, 1965
“ABC-TV”: Introduction, I’m Down, Concert Documentary, Murray The K introduction, Discotech Dancers: Soul Twist, The King Kurtis Band: I Can’t Help Myself Brenda Holloway: Fingertips Sound Incorporated: backstage, Ed Sullivan introduction, Twist And Shout, I Feel Fine, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Ticket To Ride, Act Naturally, Can’t Buy Me Love, Baby’s In Black, A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, I’m Down, ending. Remembering Shea. Complete soundtrack
The Beatles’ Shea Stadium concert in 1965 remains one of the most important concerts in the history of rock and has deservedly drawn much attention on both official and unofficial releases. Live At Shea on the Archive Master Series is the first time it’s been released on Blu-Ray.
The Blu-Ray contains the the original ABC 35mm film of the entire concert telecast from 1967. Also included is the documentary Remembering Shea and the complete soundtrack that surfaced several years ago. It has a run time of two hours and the first twenty come with a sticker.
This is the first Blu-Ray release on the Archive Label and is Overall it is a very good and worthy effort. The improvement in the visuals are not overtly dramatic, but are noticable enough to be worth having.
Truly new Beatles material has been quite uncommon the past several years. Shea, Memphis 66, Revolution #1 monotonous fade out. So much left forever in EMI’s vaults seems a real shame. I blame it on Paul. Always the perfectionist extraordinaire I don’t think he wants the public to hear his screw-ups during the Beatles vast archives of recording sessions. Thus we are doomed to bootleggers repeating and compiling the previously-released session escapees.