Beatles – Live from the Sam Houston Colosseum rare 2 LP set

Beatles - Live from the Sam Houston Colosseum - A scarce 2 LP Beatles live album.


Offered for sale is a scarce 2 LP live album by the Beatles, entitled Live from the Sam Houston Colosseum.

There are plenty of live recordings of the Beatles, recorded during their three American tours from 1964-1966, and one official live album, The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl.  Most of these recordings are poor quality, and came from low-quality sources.

The official Hollywood Bowl album offers improved sound, but features recordings from several different concerts held a year apart.

Live from the Sam Houston Colosseum, on the other hand, was recorded from a soundboard tape made by radio station KILT, which was, at that time, the predominant pop/rock radio station in the Houston, Texas area.  Recorded on August 19, 1965, this two record set contains the complete concerts from both the afternoon and evening performances.  While the screaming that you always here in live Beatles recordings is present, the overall quality of the recording is among the best we’ve heard.

The front cover photo features an outtake photo from the 1966 sessions that produced the cover for the infamous Yesterday and Today “Butcher cover.”  The back cover photo was taken from their 1965 performance at Shea Stadium in New York.

The cover is M- and retains its original shrink wrap.  Discs are VG++, and have just slight paper scuffs.  This set appears to have only been played a couple of times.

A nice copy of a hard to find Beatles artifact.

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