The Beatles' 1964 and 1965 concerts at the Hollywood Bowl were recorded at the recommendation of George Martin to Capitol with the intent to release a live album. However, only 3-track tapes were available, and the immense crowd noise rendered the recordings unreleasable. More than ten years later the available technology was improved enough to create a proper mix.
Songs from the 1964 show not included on the album are Twist And Shout, You Can't Do That, Can't Buy Me Love, If I Fell, I Want To Hold Your Hand, and A Hard Day's Night. Songs from the 1965 show not included on the album are I Feel Fine, Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby, Baby's In Black, I Wanna Be Your Man, and I'm Down. Baby's In Black, from the 1965 Hollywood Bowl concert, however, was issued as the B-Side of the 1996 Real Love single, and I Want To Hold Your Hand from the 1964 concert was mixed into the studio version of the song for the 2006 Love album.
At The Hollywood Bowl is out of print and has not officially been released digitally or on compact disc.
A new release, Live At The Hollywood Bowl, was announced on July 20, 2016, for release on September 9, 2016 containing the 13 tracks from At The Hollywood Bowl along with 4 new, unreleased recordings.
- Twist And Shout
- She's A Woman
- Dizzy Miss Lizzy
- Ticket To Ride
- Can't Buy Me Love
- Things We Said Today
- Roll Over Beethoven
- Capitol SMAS 11638, released May 6, 1977
- Parlophone EMTV 4, released May 6, 1977
- Music For Pleasure MFP 4156761, released September 3, 1984