Beatles’ Shea Stadium Concert Finally Sees Re-Release
The Beatles' Aug. 15, 1966 performance at Shea Stadium will be included in theater showings of Ron Howard's Eight Days a Week: The Beatles Touring Years. The long-bootlegged footage, originally broadcast in the U.S. as part of a 1967 ABC special, has only been officially shown in edited form – notably in the 1995's Anthology – in the decades since.
Eight Days a Week is set to premiere on Sept. 15. That's just a few days after the Beatles' Hollywood Bowl performance, another long-awaited piece of Beatles history, is finally reissued.
"From a fan's point of view, it's great, it's exciting," Dave Schwensen, author of The Beatles at Shea Stadium, said via Billboard. "For all these years, we've had unofficial footage. I'd be very interested with today's technology how this stuff is going to look."
Watch a trailer for Howard's film, and check out the complete Shea Stadium setlist below. This new sound remastering was handled by Giles Martin – son of Beatles producer George Martin – and Sam Okell at Abbey Road studios. The same team was involved with the Hollywood Bowl release, and last year's reissue of Beatles 1.
Ron Furmanek oversaw video remastering of the Shea footage, which was filmed by 14 35mm color cameras before 55,000 screaming fans. British viewers originally only saw the Shea Stadium concert in black and white, however, during a 1966 BBC broadcast. Ed Sullivan introduced the Beatles to the New York City crowd.
The Beatles Shea Stadium Set List
"Twist and Shout"
"She’s a Woman"
"I Feel Fine"
"Dizzy Miss Lizzy"
"Ticket to Ride"
"Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby"
"Baby’s in Black"
"A Hard Day’s Night"
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