Talk:Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962

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Good article Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962 has been listed as one of the Music good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
November 6, 2009 Good article nominee Listed
WikiProject The Beatles (Rated GA-class, High-importance)
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This article should be put up for a GA review.--andreasegde (talk) 17:06, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

It's a fine article, but I think it should make clear that Harrison appeared in court in person to stop the 1998 re-release; this generated a lot of publicity at the time but it's not really touched upon here. That should be expanded.--Pawnkingthree (talk) 20:41, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
I added another sentence about Harrison's role. - Mainstream Nerd (talk) 00:40, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: SilkTork *YES! 19:05, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria

  1. Is it reasonably well written?
    A. Prose quality:
    B. MoS compliance:
  2. Is it factually accurate and verifiable?
    A. References to sources:
    B. Citation of reliable sources where necessary:
    C. No original research:
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. Major aspects:
    B. Focused:
  4. Is it neutral?
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. Is it stable?
    No edit wars, etc:
  6. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
    A. Images are copyright tagged, and non-free images have fair use rationales:
    B. Images are provided where possible and appropriate, with suitable captions:
  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:

I'll take at look in the next few days and give my initial impression. SilkTork *YES! 19:05, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

  • Prose is clear.
  • The WP:Lead needs expanding to become a summary of the topic. Details of the recording history, for example, need to be in the lead.
Added a few sentences to the lead, particularly about the recording circumstances. -Mainstream Nerd (talk) 03:44, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Only one image used, which is compliant.
Not a GA requirement, however, if an image of the Star Club could be found, that would be useful. This - File:Hh-grossefreiheit.jpg - is a rather cluttered image, but at least it shows the street, and gives something of the atmosphere of the place. Perhaps Flickr has something? SilkTork *YES! 12:11, 25 October 2009 (UTC)
There's no recent photo available, since the club closed in 1969 and the building itself burned down in the 1980s. I found a couple copyrighted photos of the club/street from the 60s, but I'm concerned that they wouldn't be close enough to the article topic to justify fair use. -Mainstream Nerd (talk) 03:44, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Albums tends to be fairly straightforward as regards GA requirements as they tend to be self contained and rather small topics. Much easier to assess than articles on cities or countries! This one is particularly pleasing as all the aspects that one might think about are included - the background, the recording, the marketing, etc. Quite a decent article on a little known and little regarded album.
  • The intro needs expanding - and the background section needs some attention as it assumes a little too much knowledge from the reader. A bit more time spent on the background details would be useful.
Added a few sentences to the background section. -Mainstream Nerd (talk) 03:44, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Once that is done, this will be a pass. SilkTork *YES! 11:54, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I am putting this on hold for seven days to allow the work to be done. As the nominator has not logged in since 16 Sept, I have notified the appropriate WikiProject. Any queries, please ping my talkpage. SilkTork *YES! 12:51, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks for doing that. I'm passing this as meeting the criteria. SilkTork *YES! 12:27, 6 November 2009 (UTC)