January 11, 2021 – 6:12 am

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Live 01: Star Club 1962 [Purple Chick/Darthdisc PC-157/58, 2CD]

Live at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany; December 25, 28 and 31, 1962. Audience recording.


This release clears up a lot of speculation about the Beatles’ Star Club tapes, thanks to an unedited and unprocessed source tape (for which we cannot thank DarthDisc and the Darthelves enough). Although the recording dates are still guesses, we now know the correct order for about 2/3 of the songs. Even so, the second half of disc one is sequenced based more on smooth transitions than solid setlist information.

We tried to make sure every Star Club sound was accounted for, but not repeated: auditioning many “Live At The Star Club” CDs and LPs on a number of labels. Even so, we used Darthdisc’s unprocessed tape wherever possible. As well as offering upgrades and previously unheard chat “Red Hot,” though still incomplete, is twice as long as before. “Red Sails” now has an extra verse compared with the released version, while “I Saw Her Standing There” on Disc Two has an extra guitar solo. Conversely, we removed looped portions of “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down”, “Twist And Shout” and “I Remember You.”

It’s by no means perfect, but it’s the best we have at the moment. And it’s the first time we’ve listened to the Star Club tapes in years. Hopefully you’ll gain a new appreciation for these historic recordings as well.

All tracks mono, at the correct speed, and eq’d for the most coherent listening experience. Enjoy!

As always, Purple Chick discs are fan created and NEVER FOR SALE.

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Disc 1
December 25(?), 1962
Track 101. Be-Bop-A-Lula 3:02
Track 102. I Saw Her Standing There (1) 3:35
Track 103. Hallelujah I Love Her So 2:36
Track 104. Red Hot 1:03
Track 105. Sheila 2:40
Track 106. Kansas City-Hey Hey Hey Hey 2:29
Track 107. Shimmy Like Kate 3:15
Track 108. Reminiscing 2:35
Track 109. Red Sails In The Sunset 2:33
Track 110. Sweet Little Sixteen 3:55
Track 111. Roll Over Beethoven (1) 2:57
Track 112. A Taste Of Honey (1) 1:58
Track 113. Ask Me Why 2:36
Track 114. Long Tall Sally 1:50
Track 115. Besame Mucho 2:35
Track 116. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You) 1:43
Track 117. Twist And Shout 1:28
Track 118. Mr Moonlight 2:20
Track 119. Falling In Love Again 2:08
Track 120. I’m Talking About You (1) 1:57
Track 121. I Remember You 1:33
51 mins

Disc 2
December 28(?), 1962
Track 201. Nothing Shaking (But The Leaves On The Trees) 2:28
Track 202. I Saw Her Standing There (2) 3:35
Track 203. To Know Her Is To Love Her 3:41
Track 204. Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby 3:20
Track 205. Till There Was You 2:43
Track 206. Where Have You Been All My Life 3:26
Track 207. Lend Me Your Comb 2:24
Track 208. Your Feet’s Too Big 2:29
Track 209. I’m Talking About You (2) 2:58
Track 210. A Taste Of Honey (2) 3:04
Track 211. Matchbox 3:22
Track 212. Little Queenie 4:56
Track 213. Roll Over Beethoven (2) 2:57

December 31(?), 1962
Track 214. Road Runner 2:02
Track 215. The Hippy Hippy Shake 2:26
Track 216. A Taste Of Honey (3) 2:09
Track 217. Money 3:39

December 31(?), 1962
Track 218. Sparkling Brown Eyes (King Size Taylor and the Dominos) 2:10
Track 219. Lovesick Blues (King Size Taylor and the Dominos) 2:47
Track 220. First Taste Of Love (King Size Taylor and the Dominos) 2:10
Track 221. Dizzy Miss Lizzy (King Size Taylor and the Dominos) 2:59
Track 222. Hully Gully (Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers) 2:01
64 mins

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  1. 10 Responses to “THE BEATLES - LIVE 01: STAR CLUB 1962 [PURPLE CHICK 2CD]”

  2. 201 Ain’t Nothing Shaking But The Leaves on the Tree. Was released as a Country-Western song sung by Billy Crash Craddock in about 1973-74. It was a hit on KLAC 740 AM in Los Angeles.

    By ScarRad on Jan 11, 2021

  3. 215 The Hippy Hippy Shake was a hit by The Swinging Blue Jeans. It was not an official release by The Beatles, but it is sure a fun song.

    By ScarRad on Jan 11, 2021

  4. Rumor has it the Fab Four was a band of Lil Uns

    By U L E on Jan 11, 2021

  5. With John being the Lilst Un

    By U L E on Jan 11, 2021

  6. I was a total beatles fan growing up . Being born in 81 , obviously I missed out on the 60s , but my parents were hard core groupies and big beatles fans . They were larger than life. Naturally I always assumed that their pricks were large too . What a disappointment to find out this . Yes I saw the two virgins album cover . Johns penis was small and pathetic.

    By Dee Dee Longley on Jan 11, 2021

  7. My mom who was a rock groupie told me that she banged Bob Seger backstage after a show once when he came to our town . It was backstage. It was before I was born . My dad didn’t mind , because after all it was Bob Seger . Mom said he was very very big .

    By Dee Dee Longley on Jan 11, 2021

  8. Excellent!

    By Blair Frodelius on Jan 11, 2021

  9. Who are these bozos? They aint got no future.

    By Derrick on Jan 12, 2021

  10. I love penises

    By U L E on Jan 12, 2021

  11. Please post the rest of the live cds in this box set BigO

    By Sarah Novak on Jan 12, 2021

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