LIVE AT THE SHEA-STADIUM

Company: Benbecula Records
Matrix Number: NTT 10A / NTT 10B
Release date: mid - late 1973

Country: Europe
 

SIDE A

1. TWIST AND SHOUT
2. YOU CAN’T DO THAT
3. ALL MY LOVING
4. SHE LOVES YOU
5. THINGS WE SAID TODAY
6. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

SIDE B

7. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE
8. BOYS
9. A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
10. LONG TALL SALLY
11. PLEASE DON’T BRING YOUR BANJO BACK
12. EVERYWHERE IT’S CHRISTMAS
13. WHAT’S THE NEWS MARY JANE

Sound Quality: VG mono, #13 VG stereo

 

SOURCE:
1-10: Hollywood Bowl, August 23, 1964
11-12: Beatles Fan Club Christmas Messages
13: Unreleased Apple b-side

COMMENTARY

This album erroneously claims in the liner notes to be the first European bootleg. The Hollywood Bowl tracks are taken from one of the U.S. bootlegs using the SHEA1/2 plate. This album features the first appearance of the What’s The News Mary Jane in stereo.

ISSUES

Mid-late 1973 (photo below the title). The record was released in the second half of 1973, but its precise release date and country of production is unknown. It had a deluxe laminated cover with title on front and notes on back. The label was black with track listing.

INTEREST. The only historical interest is the appearance of What's the News Mary Jane in stereo and in better quality than the previous mono releases. **

THE JAPANESE COPY

The Benbecula release was soon copied in Japan by the company OG Records, operating as Offshore Records. It can be excluded that the Japanese release was the first one, quickly copied by the Benbecula, because the European record has the audience screams at the start of side A, before the announcer introduction "Here they are, the Beatles", about one second longer. This japanese copy had two releases, with identical cover but with different labels and, as typical of the company, each pressing was released from newly cut masters.

1. Late 1973. Cover reproducing the original Benbecula records, red and black and in white background. The disc label was blank white and the matrix was 718 A 1L / 718 B 1L, printed, with scratches before 718 on both sides, probably erasing the letters OG.

2. Early 1974. Same cover, blue label with titles, matrix OG 802 A 1J / OG 802 B 1J, printed. This record was pressed in 300 copies.

INTEREST. Most of the OG record are rather scarce in the market and they can be considered as collectors items. **

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