22-24 June 1961 - Thursday - Saturday
Friedrich Ebert Halle
Hamburg, Germany

The Tony Sheridan Sessions
See notes at the bottom of the page.


Photographer: Astrid Kirchherr

The Tony Sheridan Recordings (revisited)

Recorded 22-24 June 1961 at Friedrich Ebert Halle in Hamburg.

The recordings are commonly available (the most comprehensive is "Beatles Bop - Hamburg Days" on Bear Family Records) so they will not be featured here. The files featured here are remixes I've done that you might find interesting. I find them more listenable than the reverb drenched mixes that are officially released and they help represent more accurately what The Beatles sounded like. The source for these recordings is "Beatles Bop - Hamburg Days" (Bear Family Records).

OOPSED (out of phase stereo)
for a description of "oopsing" see - here

"Oopsing" is a trick frequently applied to The Beatles' recordings. However, I've never heard it used on their recording with Tony Sheridan.
When applied to this set of recordings, the result is a virtual elimination of the reverb drenching sound used on the original mixes.


These mixes are, essentially, the instrumental channel of each track. However, some additional trickery was done to maintain the integrity of the lead guitar found on the vocal channel.