viernes, 31 de julio de 2009

·"Live Shea Stadium - New York City, NY (Line Recording), August 15th 1965" - The Beatles

The Beatles staged their second concert tour of the United States (with one date in Canada) in the late summer of 1965. At the peak of American Beatlemania, they played a mixture of outdoor stadiums and indoor arenas, with a historic stop on this venture. The Shea Stadium concert on August 15 was record breaking and one of the most famous concert events of its era. It was the first concert to be held at a major outdoor stadium and set records for attendance and revenue generation — promoter Sid Bernstein said, "Over 55,000 people saw the Beatles at Shea Stadium. We took $304,000, the greatest gross ever in the history of show business" demonstrating that outdoor concerts on a large scale could be successful and profitable. The Beatles were transported to the roof of the World's Fair by helicopter, then taking a Wells Fargo armored truck to the stadium. Film footage taken at the concert shows many teenagers and women crying, screaming, and even fainting. The crowd noise was such that security guards can be seen covering their ears as the the Beatles enter the field. The sound was so deafening that none of The Beatles could hear much of anything. Vox had specially designed 100-watt amplifiers for this tour and it was still not anywhere near loud enough, and so the Beatles used the house amplification system. John Lennon described the noise as "wild" and also twice as deafening when the Beatles performed. Not being able to hear each other or even themselves, The Beatles just played through a list of songs nervously, not knowing what kind of sound was being produced. At the end of the show (during "I'm Down"), John Lennon saw the whole show as being so ridiculous that he just began playing the keyboard with his elbows while the whole group laughed hysterically. The Beatles section of the concert was extremely short by modern standards (just 30 minutes), but was the typical 1965 Beatles tour set list, with Ringo opting to sing "Act Naturally" instead of "I Wanna Be Your Man." A documentary entitled The Beatles at Shea Stadium was produced by Ed Sullivan, NEMS Enterprises Ltd., and the Beatles company Subafilms Ltd. The project utilized twelve cameras to capture the mayhem and mass hysteria that was Beatlemania in America in 1965. With overdubs recorded by the Beatles in London in January 1966 to cover audio problems throughout the concert recording, the documentary aired in the United States in 1966 on the ABC television network, and has been widely available on the bootleg circuit for decades. In May 2007, a recording of the entire show sourced from the actual in-line stadium public address system surfaced. The recording offers a fascinating minute-by-minute document of the complete concert, and more importantly for fans, it offers the actual Beatles performance unaltered by overdubs and sweetening. This is what you’ll hear here.


01- Intro
02- Twist & Shout
03- She's a Woman
04- I Feel Fine
05- Dizzy Miss Lizzy
06- Ticket to Ride
07- Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
08- Can't Buy Me Love
09- Baby’s In Black
10- Act Naturally
11- A Hard Day's Night
12- Help!
13- I'm Down
14- Outro

Bonus Tracks:

Shindig (recorded 3 October 1964 – broadcasted 20 January 1965)

15- Kansas City
16- Boys
17- I’m a Loser
18- Closing theme

Ed Sullivan Show (recorded 14 August 1965 – broadcasted 12 September 1965)

19- Intro
20- I Feel Fine
21- I'm Down
22- Act Naturally
23- Ticket to Ride
24- Outro - Intro
25- Yesterday
26- Help!
27- Outro

Bonus Tracks:

28- Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (stereo)
29- Kansas City (from master tape)

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