THE BEATLES AT SHEA STADIUM 08-15-65 ~ 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION

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The Beatles' record-breaking first concert performance at New York's Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965 was attended by 55,600 fans, and marked the beginning of the group's second full US concert tour.

The filmed documentary special on the concert, "The Beatles At Shea Stadium", making it's US debut on ABC-TV, aired in colour at 7.30pm on 10 January 1967. The film, introduced by the Boston Pop's distinguished conductor, Arthur Fiedler, began with the concert's closing song, I'm Down, and featured excerpts of some of the other acts, before the Beatles were introduced by Ed Sullivan:

"Now, ladies and gentlemen, honored by their country, decorated by their Queen, loved here in America, here are The Beatles!"

The Beatles ran onto the field and took to the stage at 9.16pm, to a barrage of deafening screams. Despite new 100-watt guitar amplifiers especially designed for the group by Vox, they were insufficiently loud and The Beatles needed to use the in-house PA system at the massive ballpark.

Their set, which was mostly retained throughout that US tour, comprised 12 songs; the group's 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, Act Naturally, A Hard Day's Night, Help! and I'm Down.

Exclusive DVD Special Features: The concert footage, accompanied by it's original, raw soundboard recorded audio, is a special feature included on this 50th Anniversary DVD. (00:28:33)

In addition, whilst playing the televised documentary film, you can select two alternate audio channels, using your DVD/Blu-ray player's remote control to hear different audio content:

Audio Channel 1: The Beatles At Shea Stadium (default) (00:57:24)

Audio Channel 2: Larry Kane Interviews The Beatles (00:57:15)

Audio Channel 3: The Beatles Abroad with Brian Matthew (00:57:31)

 


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