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The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles

The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles

THE 4 COMPLETE ED SULLIVAN SHOWS STARRING THE BEATLES,DIGITALLY REMASTERED AND INCLUDING SOME PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL, TO BE ISSUED ON DVD BY UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES When The Beatles stepped onto Sullivan’s New York stage on Sunday, Febr

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  1. Michael Ricigliano says:

    Review by Michael Ricigliano for The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles
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    Like other reviewers and Beatle People, I’m wondering why this is being hailed as a “new release” when most of us bought this the last time it was released a few years ago.

    If there were any new bonus features or additional footage, I imagine they they would be touting those in the promotional material. So far, I’ve seen none.

    This leads me to believe that the licensing rights to the original Ed Sullivan tapes has changed hands, and the new licensees have given it a new package and put it out.

    If anyone here buys/watches this, please post to let us know if there is anything new or different about this release.

    Thanks!

  2. David Brown says:

    Review by David Brown for The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles
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    Overall it is still a very good set. These are the original shows featuring the commercials as it was aired on those very special days. I agree though, there is nothing new about this 2 disc set. I also agree that production must have switched hands. Regardless it is still worth the money for this very cool piece of history. Imagine a night with the family, connect a DVD player to a old B&W TV, shake up a pan of Jiffy Pop and go back in history! Love it!

  3. LindsM says:

    Review by LindsM for The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles
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    I am so excited for this DVD to come out! I love all the classic rock n roll performances from The Ed Sullivan Show but that firt Beatles show was historic. My understanding is that this DVD also includes some unseen footage and interviews of the Beatles and Ed Sullivan. I think if you are a fan of the Beatles, rock n roll and the golden era of television than you have to get this DVD. This is a piece of US history!

  4. Maclen says:

    Review by Maclen for The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles
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    If you’re here looking at this DVD chances are the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show is meaningful to you. This is ground zero for modern Rock music, sure Elvis popularized Rock `n Roll, but this is where everything switches from singles to Albums and later to an Art form. The performances speak for themselves; the Boys are in fine form and in spite of the antiquated, very primitive sound system they sound great. This new version of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan DVD has been improved, the picture is brighter and a bit more clean, the 5:1 surround sound is quite good. If you’re playing this through a surround sound system, the subwoofer handles the bass parts very nicely with little or no audible rumble, the vocals are clear and the overall presentation is quite remarkable especially considering the circumstances. A must buy for anyone of a certain age who wants to bask in the glory of the old days, and for newcomers who want to see what the fuss was all about. If you have the original SOFA release and you don’t have a surround sound sytem, the old version will suffice, if you’ve got the Surround Sound, then spring for the new one, it’s worth the investment. You shoulda been there.

  5. James C. Darling says:

    Review by James C. Darling for The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles
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    Since this DVD set isn’t out yet – and I can’t possibly have seen it – this “review” is based on things I have heard from some reliable Beatles sources.

    This release will be pretty similar to the SOFA Home Entertainment release from 2003, with the addition of some 13 additional minutes of footage. This additional content will consist of a brief London interview with The Beatles by Sullivan which apparently has not been seen since the day it aired (May 24, 1964); a 1966 b&w commercial for Beatles dolls introduced by Sullivan in color; and the host reading a 1967 telegram from The Beatles congratulating him on the renaming of the studio to “The Ed Sullivan Theater.”

    Also, the Miami, FL show is being refurbished as the original taping (which was done in a hotel and not in a TV studio) was pretty weak.

    It’s up to you to decide if this is worth it or not (if you already have the previous SOFA release). I probably will not bother.

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