The Beatles

Around The World

Label: 44337 - Entertainment Properties Inc. 1988

Taped before a studio audience on Tuesday 28th April 1964, The Beatles participated in this TV special along with the creme of the UK pop scene.

The Beatles performed a music set as well as participating in a humorous spoof of the interlude section of a Midsummer Nights Dream. 

Apart from this John, Paul and George were seen miming a trumpet fanfare, while Ringo was seen hoisting the title flag and setting 
off a cannon ball. The Beatles perform complete versions of Twist and Shout, Roll Over Beethoven, I Wanna Be Your Man, Long Tall 
Sally and Can't Buy Me Love. They also perform a medley of the following tunes: Love Me Do, Please Please Me, From Me To You, 
She Loves You and I Wanna Hold Your Hand. They finish with a version of Shout! 

The 2nd part of this unique release is footage of The Beatles 1st ever concert at Washington Coliseum on 11th February 1964. 

The 3rd part is one of their last concerts together at the Budokan Hall in Toyko on 1st July 1966. 29 tracks in total. See the true 
meaning of Beatles hysteria as they perform all their hits to 1000's of screaming fans. These two concert films are a rare 
insight into the Beatles during their domination of the world music scene. 

Around The Beatles (UK TV Show) - 28th April 1964
Twist and Shout, Roll Over Beethoven, I Wanna Be Your Man, Long Tall Sally, Can't Buy Me Love, Medley: Love Me Do / Please Please Me
From Me To You / She Loves You / I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Shout!

Washington Coliseum - 11th February 1964
Roll Over Beethoven, From Me To You, I Saw Her Standing There, This Boy, All My Loving, I Wanna Be Your Man, Please Please Me
Till There Was You, She Loves You, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Twist and Shout

Budokan Hall, Tokyo - 1st July 1966
Rock and Roll Music, She's a Woman, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Baby's in Black, I Feel Fine, Yesterday, I Wanna Be Your Man,
Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer, I'm Down

The music of this concert is also on the CD The Beatles - Live in Japan

The DVD also contains rare 16mm film footage in Black & White and Colour.

Five shows in the Nippon Budokan Hall, one on 30 June and two each on 1 and 2 July, before 10,000 fans on each occasion.

The opening show (on 30 June) and the first on 1 July were video taped in colour by Nippon Television (NTV), both performances still 
existing today in their entirety, best distinguished by the groups apparel: in the first they wore black suits, in the second white ones.

Highlights from the two performances were put together and shown in the second half of a one hour program 'The Beatles Recital, from
Nippon Budokan, Tokyo' screened by NTV Channel 4 on Friday 1 July, 9:00-10:00pm. The first half of the program presented Japanese singers 
Yuya Uchida and Isao Bitoh plus colour footage of The Beatles arrival at Haneda airport and a press conference they later gave at the 
Hilton Hotel in Tokyo.

From 'The Complete Beatles Chronicle' by Mark Lewisohn

© 2005 David Laurie