THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: BEATLES - ATLANTA, MUNICH, SEATTLE

February 20, 2011 – 3:43 am

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THE BEATLES
Atlanta/Munich/Seattle [Spank, 1CD]

Live at Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, GA, August 18, 1965 (AM broadcast); Circus-Krone-Marsstrasse, Munich, Germany, June 24, 1966 (TV broadcast); Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA, August 21, 1964 (audience recording).

This CD from Vigotone’s “Spank” label brings together recordings from the Fab Four’s tours. The sound is reasonably good on the Atlanta and Munich shows, but very distant for the Seattle show. - Philip Cohen

It’s likely the folks behind this CD really needed something to fill up the last third and had no choice but to use the Seattle 1964 show. These tracks are really for the completists, the diehard fans, maybe those who are from Seattle and probably those who had attended the show. It’s really a wall of screaming fans, with the Beatles (vaguely) in the background. While it puts the listener in the thick of Beatlesmania [as if anyone needed to experience that at this point in time], the Beatles are more audible on the last three tracks.

The CD included sleeve notes by Beatles publicist Tony Barrow. Here are two extracts:

Atlanta: John appears in a dug-out to inspect the pre-show situation from ground level. Only his black cap is visible above ground so he remains unobserved by the fans. Neil [Aspinall?] points out the positions of the speakers, indicates the tunnel the Beatles will emerge from and makes sure John realizes the distance the group must run between there and the stage. At the end of the concert, instead of running back and risking a mobbing, the boys will pile into a limousine or maybe an ambulance or even a catering company truck which will be kept just behind the stage with its engine running from the moment Neil gives a cue that the Beatles are beginning their last number. There is never an encore, never an unscheduled extra song, never a second’s delay in the departure…

Germany: There were two evening shows at Munich’s impressive Circus Krone. Aware that the later one was being shown by ZDF Television, Brian made a special plea to the boys, requesting that they should give a good performance. They needed no urging. There would be old friends in the audience, people who would compare the Beatles’ 1966 appearance with the best shows the boys had given during their last visits to Germany.
(Click here for the full write-up.)

Thanks to Phil for sharing the tracks.

Note: A longtime music fan, Philip Cohen was a contributor to the now-defunct ICE Magazine and compiled the boxsets for The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, Humble Pie and Nice.

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Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, GA; August 18, 1965
Track 01. Introduction by Paul Drew (4.8MB)
Track 02. Twist And Shout (2.1MB)
Track 03. She’s A Woman (4.7MB)
Track 04. I Feel Fine (4.2MB)
Track 05. Ticket To Ride (4.2MB)
Track 06. Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby (4.3MB)
Track 07. Can’t Buy Me Love (4.0MB)
Track 08. Baby’s In Black (4.3MB)
Track 09. I Wanna Be Your Man (4.1MB)
Track 10. Help (5.0MB)
Track 11. I’m Down (4.7MB)

Circus Krone Marsstrasse, Munich, Germany; June 24, 1966
Track 12. Tuning (1.1MB)
Track 13. Rock And Roll Music (2.4MB)
Track 14. Baby’s In Black (4.1MB)
Track 15. I Feel Fine (3.9MB)
Track 16. Yesterday (3.8MB)
Track 17. Nowhere Man (4.1MB)
Track 18. I’m Down (3.8MB)

Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA; August 21, 1964
Track 19. Introduction (4.2MB)
Track 20. Twist And Shout (2.1MB)
Track 21. You Can’t Do That (4.4MB)
Track 22. All My Loving (4.1MB)
Track 23. She Loves You (4.1MB)
Track 24. Things We Said Today (3.9MB)
Track 25. Roll Over Beethoven (3.9MB)
Track 26. Can’t Buy Me Love (4.6MB)
Track 27. If I Fell (4.4MB)
Track 28. I Want To Hold Your Hand (4.1MB)

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  1. 16 Responses to “THE PHILIP COHEN COLLECTION: BEATLES - ATLANTA, MUNICH, SEATTLE”

  2. Thanks for the posting. Interesting historically, but I will stick with the Hollywood Bowl (’64 and ‘65 tour sets) and Shea (’65) shows for repeated listening.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Feb 21, 2011

  3. FYI, these shows are all available (with additional songs) from Purple Chick.

    By psykomyko on Feb 21, 2011

  4. Anyone who hasn’t heard the Atlanta show should check it out. Rather than going through the motions as they were tending to do at this point, they really give a spirited, rocking performance. I’ve heard it may be because they had a better stage set-up here, and could actually hear themselves playing. One of their best shows, IMO.

    By Chance on Feb 22, 2011

  5. I agree with Chance, the Atlanta show rocks!

    By Just Bill on Feb 23, 2011

  6. Indeed - the Atlanta show is the real deal. Very good sound and a hard-driving performance that swings like a mofo. I will return often - it’s a blast from start to finish. The Munich show is OK - a bit ragged and they were winding down their touring days. The Seattle show is a non-starter due to the poor sound. Thanks for the post, bigO!

    By Jeremy Shatan on Mar 1, 2011

  7. I was there at the atlanta stadium show, I was 13 and have some vivid memories of them running out of the dugout to the second base stage,

    By phil coley on Apr 1, 2013

  8. I am friends with a retired WQXI (atlanta)radio personality who helped hire the beatles, he met them before the show and gave ringo a buck owens album, 6 months later, ‘act Naturally” was on a beatles album, also, He said that they gathered speakers and amps from south carolina to add to the equipment that baker audio had in atlanta, I was at the show and I remember that the speakers for the whole atlanta studium were only 4 altec A-7s at first and third bases, they were leaned back supported by bricks and facing the audience! the beatles said they could hear themselves in atlanta so there must has been some sort of on stage monitors, I remember that as soon as they finished they quickly jumped into a black limo parked behind the stage and as they drove off they threw some white towels out the windows,

    By phil coley on Apr 1, 2013

  9. The first two concerts are good, the third is very faint, and frustrating also to the synchronized clapping by the crowd. Taper was just too far away.

    By 5yrsnojob on Apr 3, 2013

  10. I remember that as soon as they finished they quickly jumped into a black limo parked behind the stage and as they drove off they threw some white towels out the windows,

    darth has pictures of those white towels in storage.

    By cafeteria beans on Apr 3, 2013

  11. Great shows, thanks bigO and Phil Cohen!

    By Mark E on Apr 4, 2013

  12. The Beatles have confirmed details of their anticipated On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 collection.

    The album will be released Monday, November 11 in 2CD and 180-gram vinyl packages with a 48-page booklet. On Air’s 63 tracks include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band’s members and their BBC radio hosts.

    Paul McCartney said, “There’s a lot of energy and spirit. We are going for it, not holding back at all, trying to put in the best performance of our lifetimes.”

    The full tracklisting for On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 is:

    CD ONE
    And Here We Are Again (Speech)
    WORDS OF LOVE
    How About It, Gorgeous? (Speech)
    DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET
    LUCILLE
    Hey, Paul… (Speech)
    ANNA (GO TO HIM)
    Hello! (Speech)
    PLEASE PLEASE ME
    MISERY
    I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU
    A Real Treat (Speech)
    BOYS
    Absolutely Fab (Speech)
    CHAINS
    ASK ME WHY
    TILL THERE WAS YOU
    LEND ME YOUR COMB
    Lower 5E (Speech)
    THE HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE
    ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
    THERE’S A PLACE
    Bumper Bundle (Speech)
    P.S. I LOVE YOU
    BEAUTIFUL DREAMER
    DEVIL IN HER HEART
    The 49 Weeks (Speech)
    SURE TO FALL (IN LOVE WITH YOU)
    Never Mind, Eh? (Speech)
    TWIST AND SHOUT
    Bye, Bye (speech)
    John - Pop Profile (Speech)
    George - Pop Profile (Speech)

    CD TWO
    I SAW HER STANDING THERE
    GLAD ALL OVER
    Lift Lid Again (Speech)
    I’LL GET YOU
    SHE LOVES YOU
    MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SATURDAY CLUB
    Now Hush, Hush (Speech)
    FROM ME TO YOU
    MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT)
    I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
    Brian Bathtubes (Speech)
    THIS BOY
    If I Wasn’t In America (Speech)
    I GOT A WOMAN
    LONG TALL SALLY
    IF I FELL
    A Hard Job Writing Them (Speech)
    AND I LOVE HER
    Oh, Can’t We? Yes We Can (Speech)
    YOU CAN’T DO THAT
    HONEY DON’T
    I’LL FOLLOW THE SUN
    Green With Black Shutters (Speech)
    KANSAS CITY/HEY-HEY-HEY-HEY!
    That’s What We’re Here For (Speech)
    I FEEL FINE (STUDIO OUTTAKE)
    Paul - Pop Profile (Speech)
    Ringo - Pop Profile (Speech)

    By 5yrsnojob on Sep 13, 2013

  13. The Beatles have confirmed details of their anticipated On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2 collection.

    so the beatles is now paul ?
    I thought he was the walrus.

    By c 90 on Sep 13, 2013

  14. Now this is more like it !!!! The Beatles will always be THE best band ever ! I want Every live concert ever by the Beatles lol

    By Sarah Novak on Jun 23, 2014

  15. Sarah Novak, there are LOTS of Beatles concerts here, including studio work. Search through here at BigO. Don’t forget to check out their solo recordings. Very fine! Philip Cohen provides the best! Also look for the annual live performances from 1964-66? of British bands, because the Beatles played those too. Anything you want that’s available but not open, you can send an email to request it be opened, and BigO is usually very happy to oblige you. One of my favs is Live in Japan 1966. The Day Tripper bass line is fantastic in that performance.

    By Job Hunter on Jun 23, 2014

  16. Could you please repost the full write-up? The link doesn’t work. Thanks a lot!
    Alex

    By Alex D on Jun 23, 2014

  17. Thank you Job Hunter I have found many Beatles related material on here now. I do want to pocess ALL thier live concerts 1963-1966. Thanks

    By Sarah Novak on Jun 24, 2014

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