There is not much to add to the other reviewer's remarks. I bought this with his recommendation in mind, and was not disappointed. Whoever has made this CD (and I think it is fair to say that this CD has never been officially released in this country or any western country, OR any eastern country) has done an excellent job. The bass and treble DO cut through the jet-engine roar of the audience, even though the sound balance is necessarily poor at times (two guitars sharing the same track, vocals and bass sharing another, on the original tapes). The mastering seems very good, and quite loud, especially compared to the unofficial mid-nineties CD of the two complete shows (still available as AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
), which comes from passable rough mixes of the original three-track (yes, really!) tapes, but now sounds very feeble in terms of recording levels.
Back in the later nineties, after the 'Anthology' project, Ringo promised that "the 'Get Back' album and the Hollywood Bowl" would be be attended to next. Well, 'Let It Be - Naked' (not exactly the 'Get Back' album) DID follow, but nothing came of 'At the Hollywood Bowl', perhaps the only chart-topping album not to be found on CD.
This is an album that I have wanted to have on CD for years. It now can sit proudly with my other Beatles CDs. It is not going to be a vital purchase for everyone, but for those, to whom it matters, PURCHASE WITH CONFIDENCE.