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#23. The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl (MFP 41 5676 4)
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#23-1 The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl (1st. Issue "Direct Print in Red Ink with mfp logo": MFP 41 5676 4)
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TITLE
THE BEATLES AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
CATALOG NUMBER MFP 41 5676 4
RELEASE DATE
September 1984 / First Issue
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1
SIDE 2
Twist And Shout
Boys
She's A Woman
A Hard Day's Night
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Help
Ticket To Ride
All My Loving
Can't Buy Me Love
She Loves You
Things We Said Today
Long Tall Sally
Roll Over Beethoven
CASSETTE CASE
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TAPE

CASE FRONT CASE BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click!
label label label label
The cassette cases ("Norelco" cases) were clear plastic at the front and around the spine area, and black plastic at the rear.
The first UK issue has direct print in red ink on the shell with mfp logo
INLAY

INLAY: FRONT INLAY: INSIDE
label label
Custom inlay. With EMI and "mfp" logo.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve The "mfp=Music for Pleasure)" logomark and catalog No. were printed on the inlay.
sleeve The inlay design is different from the EMTV series cassette.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve The cassette of the album "At The Hollywood Bowl' is recorded in the same order as the LP.
INLAY: FRONT CLOSE UP
sleeve
Catalog number "MFP 41 5676 4", mfp logomark,  DOLBY logo, and barcode were printed on the spine.
INLAY: INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve "Air London Studios, January 1977" credit was printed on the inside of the inlay.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label sleeve
"MFP 41 5676 4 " catalogue number and "EMI Records Ltd." were printed.
The fmp logomark was printed on the label.
"DOLBY SYSTEM" logo was printed on the label.
NO mark was moulded into cassette shells.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 No track list appear on the cassette label.
(See inlay card for details)
The cassette of the album "At The Hollywood Bowl' is recorded in the same order as the LP.
label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label "Made in England/Made in U.S.A" was not embossed on the shell.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Direct print in red ink on the shell with mfp and Dolby logo
MIX STEREO / DOLBY B-type
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME EMI Records Ltd
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K."
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RECORDING  PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1977
INLAY FORM Custom inlay (Foldover)
SHELL Light Grey Shell
CASSETTE CASE
"Norelco" cases: clear plastic at the front and around the spine area, and black plastic at the rear.
PRINTER CREDIT -
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES -
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS Release by Music For Pleasure Records.
This is a collectable early 1980's reissue on EMI's emp imprint. J-Card inlay with barcode, grey tape shell and red on-body text.
Direct print in red ink label with mfp logo cassette.
Music For Pleasure:
Label started in 1965 as a joint venture between Hamlyn and EMI Records, selling low cost re-issues and also some original material. EMI provided the music and Hamlyn the publishing. The logo around this time has 'Paul Hamlyn' and 'EMI Records' circling the "mfp" logo.


Album (LP) was released May 6, 1977 in U.K.
From the summer of 1976 E.M.I. embarked on a new series of T.V. advertised albums, the first of these was EMTV 1 - The Beach Boys "20 Golden Greats" which stayed at the top slot for 10 weeks. Glen Campbell was EMTV 2, The Shadows were the third, and The Beatles became the 4th ... hence the unusual catalogue number.
EMTV 5 was The Supremes, EMTV 6 was Cliff Richard, EMTV 7 was The Black and White Minstrels, EMTV 8 was Buddy Holly, EMTV 9 was Nat 'King' Cole, and EMTV 10 was Frank Sinatra.
All of the above were heavily (and expensively) promoted on nationwide T.V. and all had immense chart success, eight of the ten reaching number one. E.M.I. budgeted £200,000 of advertising on the Beatles release and this was one of the eight chart-toppers.


The Beatles' only official live album was recorded over three nights at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, in 1964 and 1965.
During their first full American tour Capitol agreed to record the group's concert at the Hollywood Bowl on 23 August 1964.
The Beatles performed 12 songs at the concert: Twist And Shout, You Can't Do That, All My Loving, She Loves You, Things We Said Today, Roll Over Beethoven, Can't Buy Me Love, If I Fell, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Boys, A Hard Day's Night and Long Tall Sally.
George Martin was initially reluctant to tape the concert, and after mixing the tracks on 27 August Capitol decided the quality of the recording was not suitable for release. They did, however, include a 48-second extract from Twist And Shout on the 1964 documentary album The Beatles' Story.
The Beatles returned to the Hollywood Bowl the following year, playing two further sell-out concerts on 29 and 30 August 1965. Capitol Records again recorded the two shows.
They played the same set on both nights: a truncated version of Twist And Shout, followed by She's A Woman, I Feel Fine, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Ticket To Ride, Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby, Can't Buy Me Love, Baby's In Black, I Wanna Be Your Man, A Hard Day's Night, Help! and I'm Down.
Although they had hoped the 1965 recordings would be better than the previous year's, Capitol decided that the quality was insufficient for release. The tapes remained in the record company vaults for several years, and in 1971 were given to Phil Spector to see if an album could be prepared. However, Spector's work came to nothing, and the tapes remained unreleased for several more years.
In the mid-1970s Capitol president Bhaskar Menon gave George Martin the tapes and asked him to compile an official live album. Although impressed with The Beatles' performances, he found the sound quality disappointing. Nonetheless, in January 1977 he began working with studio engineer Geoff Emerick to clean up the master tapes and assemble a set of songs for release.
Six songs were included from the 23 August 1964 concert tapes: Things We Said Today, Roll Over Beethoven, Boys, All My Loving, She Loves You and Long Tall Sally.
Due to an error, the tracklisting for The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl lists all the recordings as dating from 1964 or 30 August 1965. However, three of the songs - Ticket To Ride, Dizzy Miss Lizzy and Help! - originated from 29 August 1965. Unfortunately a technical fault left Paul McCartney's vocals and introductions inaudible during the first four songs of the first 1965 show, rendering a substantial portion of the recordings unusable.

Five songs from 30 August 1965 appeared on The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl: Twist And Shout, She's A Woman, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Can't Buy Me Love and A Hard Day's Night. The album version of Dizzy Miss Lizzy was a composite edit incorporating parts of the 29 and 30 August performances.
(from the "Beatles Bible")


DOLBY B-type:
A Dolby noise-reduction system, or Dolby NR, is one of a series of noise reduction systems developed by Dolby Laboratories for use in analog audio tape recording.
The first was Dolby A, a professional broadband noise reduction system for recording studios in 1965, but the best-known is Dolby B (introduced in 1968)  for the consumer market, which helped make high fidelity practical on cassette tapes, which used a relatively noisy tape size and speed.
From the mid-1970s, Dolby B became standard on commercially pre-recorded music cassettes.



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