From an early Hamburg gig to the Hollywood Bowl, these live albums showcase the energy and fun that made the world fall in love with the Fab Four.
Sure, “The White Album” and “Sgt. Pepper” have their advocates but what about the Fab Four’s early live LP?
German rarities and Fab Four re-takes are included in these thematic Beatles collections from the ’70s and ’80s. While they may’ve been snubbed by purists, these records actually prove to be more than you’d first guess.
Assembled in a bit of a rush to appease their label (and a hungry American public), this collection holds together surprisingly well. From “Can’t Buy Me Love” to the epic title track, it showcases the Fab Four in a totally joyful way.
Decades after splitting, the Fab Four continue to generate a ton of discussion (and yes, controversy).