Video Recordings

The Beatles
Thank Your Lucky Stars
1 DVD
Misterclaudel
Compilation
MCDVD-020
Various
NTSC
4:3
Misterclaudel
Yes
Yes
Multiple
2


20th OCTOBER 1963 ORIGINAL AUDIO
01. All My Loving (partial)
02. Money
REMASTER AUDIO
03. All My Loving (partial)
04. Money
"THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS ON MERSEYSIDE"
15th DECEMBER 1963
ORIGINAL AUDIO
05. introduction
06. I'll Keep You Satisfied - Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
07. Love Of The Loved - Cilla Black
08. Kiss Me Now - Tommy Quickly
09. You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry & The Pacemakers
10. That Boy Of Mine- The Breakaways
11. Sugar And Spice - The Searchers
12. spin a disc
13. I Like It - Gerry & The Pacemakers
14. I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
15. All My Loving - The Beatles
16. Twist And Shout - The Beatles
17. She Loves You - The Beatles
REMASTER AUDIO
18. introduction
19. I'll Keep You Satisfied - Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
20. Love Of The Loved - Cilla Black
21. Kiss Me Now - Tommy Quickly
22. You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry & The Pacemakers
23. That Boy Of Mine- The Breakaways
24. Sugar And Spice - The Searchers
25. spin a disc
26. I Like It - Gerry & The Pacemakers
27. I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
28. All My Loving - The Beatles
29. Twist And Shout - The Beatles
30. She Loves You - The Beatles
"THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS SPECIAL"
14th NOVEMBER 1964
ORIGINAL AUDIO
31. I Feel Fine
32. She's A Woman
33. I'm A Loser
34. Rock'n'roll Music
REMASTER AUDIO 35.
I Feel Fine
36. She's A Woman
37. I'm A Loser
38. Rock'n'roll Music
"GOOD-BYE THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS"
25th JUNE 1966
ORIGINAL AUDIO
39. Rain
40. Paperback Writer
REMASTER AUDIO
39. Rain
40. Paperback Writer

REVIEW: “THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS” – Beatles – Misterclaudel 1 DVD (MCDVD20)

BY BEATLE BOB


There was still is a plethora of Beatles discs being issued during the later part of 2010; whether on CD or DVD – that comes from either a traditional bootleg label (issuing factory pressed discs)- or coming from collectors who remaster previously released audio and video; offering it for free via downloads(ie; folks like helter skelter80 and Hobnail) - that is done with care and respect for the material. With all the discs I’ve had backlogged for review, the smartest thing is for me to start with the oldest disc and work my way forward.

The Beatles appeared on Thank Your Lucky Stars TV program multiple times between 1963 and 1966. What this disc offers are two performances from ’63, one from 64 and one from ’66. All performances are lip-synced (mimed performances)before a live audience (except for The Lucky Stars Special ’64 and ’66) and nicely done at that. In the early years they took (miming) more seriously: Less chances of John mocking their attempts at synchronization; though by the ’64 performance, they seem to be going through the motions (see how in comparison, the ’63 lip sync performances are full of energy and excitement). These shows look to be in the best available quality that has been floating around for years (that doesn’t mean they are pristine) with one notable exception: The 11/64 show opens with “I Feel Fine” nicely segueing between two different video sources for nearly half the performance: The usual blurry version and a new (to me)much clearer source, that has improved contrast and clarity. It would be nice to see the full improved video if it’s available. My favorite is the complete 12/15/63 program Thank Your Lucky Stars On Merseyside which includes many other Mersey artists. Compared to what I have in my collection, this is an improvement in video quality. Quite possibly a 2nd generation source. It’s not perfect either, but it’s much easier on the eyes than the rest of the shows contained on this disc. The ’66 show is the typical lousy quality that strains the eyes. They’ve superimposed the title of the show over the time code (on top of the Beatles’ promo videos of “Rain” and “Paperback writer.”) Personally I’d rather read that than watch time-code numbers fly by.

The disc offers two audio choices: Original and remastered. Stick with the original as the audience is miked live masking its lip synced qualities somewhat. Switching to the remastered audio , its feel becomes one of a music video.


Thank Your Lucky Stars



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