The Hollywood Bowl concert tapes from 1964 have always been a gem to me. All the official releases, however, have been disappointing. Spliced together with the 1965 concert at the same venue, with extra reverb added by George Martin, it sounds horrendous, and several key tracks (I Want To Hold Your Hand, If I Fell, You Can’t Do That etc.) were left off of the album. The unofficial bootlegs held more appeal, but the quality of those varied from mono mixes, to stereo mixes with a great bit of tape hiss. Locating a usable source tape to work with was not easy, but at last I found one! Still not in the best of shape, I decided to equalize the entire concert and then apply some very light noise reduction to restore the audio spectral dynamics without assaulting my ears with very loud tape hiss and poor signal -to-noise ratios throughout. This is my finished result… the entire unedited concert including introductions culled from 2 separate source tapes and carefully edited together. The only thing omitted was a 37-second tuning session (Why Brian Epstein never told them to tune their instruments in advance, prior to hitting the stage, I’ll never understand)… just seconds before they launched into their opening number, “Twist And Shout”, and an extended introduction from Paul McCartney, of bandmate Ringo Starr (while waiting for Ringo to set up his vocal mic) prior to launching into his only vocal performance of the evening; “Boys”. The rest remains as it was on that warm night in 1964. Enjoy!