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The Beatles - The Beatles Live! at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962 CD (album) cover

THE BEATLES LIVE! AT THE STAR CLUB IN HAMBURG, GERMANY; 1962

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1.86 | 21 ratings

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Walkscore
2 stars Great performances, poor sound quality.

This is a bootleg-quality recording of the Beatles playing live in the Star Club in Hamburg, before they released even their first single. The performances are high-energy and a lot of fun. Although they play some originals, the majority of tracks here are cover tunes, some of whom would not grace any of their subsequent albums. So, this is a worthy archive just for that. Also, while some of the covers are a bit cheesy or intentionally humourous (like "Your Feets Too Big", "Lend Me Your Comb", and "Besame Mucho"), others really rock (eg "Kansas City", "Hippie Hippie Shake", "Be Bop-a-lulu"). There are also some covers we are used to ("Roll Over Beethoven", "Long Tall Sally") but I would not say they are any better than the studio-recorded versions. Unfortunately, the sound quality is poor, making this only for true fans.

Walkscore | 2/5 |

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