Monday, September 22, 2008

"Beatles Live at the Star-Club Hamburg 1962, The" by The Beatles – ***

First released: 1977

Released roughly at the same time as "The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl", I purchased this when I first became a Beatles fan, as the price couldn’t be beat. Unfortunately, the sound quality could and I immediately hated it. Nowadays, I fully understand its historical significance despite the sound quality and was happy to discover that it was Ringo with the group on the recordings (I always thought it was Pete Best and even Stu Sutcliffe in tow until I became a more educated Beatlefan). For those trying to compile a complete Beatles live performance collection, this is an absolute must.

No comments: