With Ron Howard’s upcoming documentary of The Beatles entitled Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, it has been announced that the famous Beatles concerts at the Hollywood Bowl are to be released, on CD and digital download.
The two shows were released as a live album entitled Live at the Hollywood Bowl in 1977, but have never officially been released on CD or MP3. To promote Howard’s documentary, the remixed version will be released this autumn.
The remastered recordings have been produced by Giles Martin, the son of the late producer George Martin, who passed away this March.
Giles Martin released a press statement in conjunction with the announcement, stating: “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.”
He continued: “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 CD and digital remasters are set to be released on 9th September, with the vinyl reissue slated for the 18th November. Ron Howard’s documentary Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years will be out in cinemas on 15th September in the UK and 16th September in the US.
Watch the trailer for the documentary below.