By the time The Beatles travelled to Blackpool for the first time, they had toured with the legendary American singer/songwriter, Roy Orbison; recorded several BBC radio shows, including Saturday Club, Easy Beat and Pop Go The Beatles; appeared on many, highly popular television programmes; released their debut album, Please Please Me and issued their first three EMI singles, "Love Me Do", "Please Please Me" and "From Me To You". Their fourth, "She Loves You", had just been recorded and mixed, ready for release. It was an exciting time for the band so, when they reached the popular, seaside resort for the first time, on July 7th, 1963, optimism was filling the air.
This stunning AVA Editions collectors pack contains a 10-inch record featuring two appearances made by the Beatles on the ABC television show, Blackpool Night Out; an impressive 28-page book, crammed full of previously unseen color images of the group and a high-quality reproduction of an original, 1963 concert programme signed by Skiffle legend, Chas McDevitt, who supported the Beatles on several occasions. Also included is a full color A3 poster and an exclusive DVD featuring a new, 30-minute interview with him, alongside his previously unseen, candid, color footage of the group backstage, and in performance at the ABC Theatre in August 1963. So too is a unique, fully colorized version of their 17-minute appearance before the cameras for Blackpool Night Out in August 1965.
For Beatles and music fans alike, this pack serves as a wonderful opportunity to own a unique slice of music history.
- Hand-Numbered, Limited Edition - 1000 Copies
- Mutli-Format Book Set
- 110g 10" Vinyl
- Exclusive DVD with interview & unseen footage
- Bound in a Hand-Numbered 28-page 11"x11" Hardback Book
- Full color A5 programme reproduction, signed by Skiffle legend Chas McDevitt
- Full color A3 poster of a 1964 programme cover
- Professionally re-mastered with background liners and many rare and unseen photographs
Side One - July 19, 1964:
- A Hard Day's Night
- Things We Said Today
- You Can't Do That
- If I Fell
- Long Tall Sally
Side Two - August 1, 1965:
- I Feel Fine
- I'm Down
- Act Naturally
- Ticket To Ride