Matrix: 752 SIDE I / 752 SIDE II

Released ca. 1972

Source: Audience recording from the L.A. Forum on 10 March, 1971 (not 3rd of October as everyone assumes; a listing of their 1971 tour dates & the ticket stub below prove this).

In the UK, the album was released as “faces”, in the US both the album and the concert tickets say “small faces”.

Small Faces LA F t

Side A: (I Know) I’m Losing You / Love In Vain / Turn Me On (Dancing In The Streets)
Side B: Maybe I’m Amazed / It’s All Over Now / Country Comfort

The recording only received a very low “Gs”  rating in HW. I did not find any description or sound sample on the net. Obviously, there are better sounding captures like the one below.

For comparison:

The Faces
Sports Arena, San Diego, California
March 18, 1971

01. You’re My Girl
02. I Want To Be Loved
03. Maybe I’m Amazed
04. It’s All Over Now
05. (I Know) I’m Losing You
06. Love In Vain
07. Plynth > Three Button Hand Me Down > Gasoline Alley > Plynth
encore call
08. I Feel So Good
[63:21]

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A copy of this title by the Immaculate Conception label, released in 1971 (CMBR-11):

 

The bootleggers had simply copied the art work of the official album First Step that was promoted on this tour, while WCF in turn ripped off I.C.’s design.

Immaculate Conception Records were very active in 1970 – 71 and their use of a generic album cover for a number of its releases and the constant “Best of”naming make them look like the K-tel of bootleggers (if you remember that official budget label from the 70’s & 80’s hawking an endless stream of compilations).

VAR-101 – Get Back (Beatles)
CBMR-3 – The Best Of The Who Live In Concert
CMBR-4 – The Best Of The Rolling Stones Live In Concert
CBMR-5 – Live In Concert – The Best Of The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, And Jethro Tull
CBMR-6 – The Best Of Led Zeppelin Live In Concert
CBMR-7 – The Best Of Jimi Hendrix: Live In Concert
CMBR-8 – The Best Of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Live In Concert
CMBR-9 – The Best Of The Band And Jethro Tull Live In Concert
CBMR-10 – “Experience” (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
CMBR-11 – Live At The Forum 3/10/71 (Faces)
CMBR-12 – Christmas Message (Beatles)
CBMR-13 – The Complete Neil Young Live At The Los Angeles Music Center February 1st, 1971

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Around 1973/4 TMOQ released their version of this recording and this looks like a ‘Ken job’ to me (matrix: 1817 A / B):

 

 

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Finally found: The elusive WCF # 751 release:

 

Matrix : 751 SIDE I  /  751 SIDE II

This was the first of three times WCF would release this material, ca. 1972

Source:  Radio broadcast from the Winterland  in San Francisco on 04 October 1970, the night Janis Joplin dies. This was a joint Quadrophonic broadcast on two radio stations, KSAN and KQED, which also did a video feed on its TV channel. There are claims that the bootlegs contain only half the mix  as they only contain one of the two feeds but I did not find that to be the case (compare below).

SIDE 1>Sugar Magnolia/Good Lovin’
SIDE 2>end of China Cat>I Know You Rider/Casey Jones/Uncle John’s Band

http://deadsources.blogspot.com/2013/06/october-4-5-1970-winterland-sf.html

http://lostlivedead.blogspot.com/2013/09/grateful-dead-live-fm-broadcasts-1970.html

https://archive.org/details/gd70-10-04.fm.glassberg_winters.28363.sbeok.shnf/gd1970-10-04t02.shn

Bootleg needle drop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBvoBl7kN94

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TMOQ released this show ca. April of 1972 on colored vinyl and with 1 / 2 labels and the matrix MEL – 77 A / B:

For the early pressings, I have only seen it with two ringed 1 / 2 or blank white labels. The earliest version of the insert had an intricate background image that was not always present in subsequent versions. Also notice the other differences shown here: Just the drawing, with added text, or both plus TMOQ logo.

Below: Later versions.

 

This was the first time TMOQ used the sub label (?) mammary presentations that I have so far not been able to make heads or tails of due to the random nature of how it was used. This is a list of all TMOQ titles bearing that logo:

MM4 – GRATEFUL DEAD – RECORDED LIVE IN CONCERT (71037)
MM6 – JEFFERSON AIRPLANE- TAPES FROM THE MOTHERSHIP (71038)
MM8 – THE MOODY BLUES – ANSWER TO THE MYSTERY OF LIFE (71053, September 1972)
MM11 – THE KINKS – WINTER LAND 02/77
Un-numbered:

JETHRO TULL – NOTHING IS EASY (71030, September 1971)
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD – “BLUEBIRD ROOTS” (first released January 1972, 71035, copy of the 5D Records title)
LED ZEPPELIN – GOING TO CALIFORNIA (72004)
PINK FLOYD – OMAY YAD (71049, April 1972)

 

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Contraband copied this title as well but unlike WCF they did care to brand the insert with their own (sub) label name. However, in order to cover all of TMOQ’s mammary productions logo they had to increase theirs in size. That, plus their decision not to clarify with an added ‘Records/Productions’, led to the album being called Shalom to this day.

Matrix: GD  1020 A / B

Based on that number, the release date would be mid-1974, sandwiched between the Beatles albums supertracks 2 (# 1018) and soldier of love (# 1022).

However, Contraband’s sole other Grateful Dead release high time in old town is also supposed to have a 1020 matrix. As this matrix seems to be confirmed, I am waiting for confirmation on what the actual matrix for high time in old town is. If you know, please leave a comment.

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In 1973, WCF re-issued this album as part of their 22XX Grateful Dead series from new pressing plates now marked 2266.

2222 GRATEFUL DEAD – Turn On Your Love Light
2233 GRATEFUL DEAD – “Central Park, Fillmore East, Action House”
2244 GRATEFUL DEAD – Sugaree
2255 GRATEFUL DEAD – DARK STAR
2266 GRATEFUL DEAD – “Sugar Magnolia”

 

 

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And a final time for WCF (I have not seen this reissued with a b&w cover) ca. 1974/5 in a printed folder-style cover and with blank white labels:

 

 

Dated (early) 1973 due to the recording dates and chronological numbering of this section of the 40XX list of WCF releases:

4033 Taylor, James – November ’72
4044 Taylor, James – LIVE NEW YORK – Nov. 1972
4045 Rolling Stones – LiveR Than You’ll Ever Be
4046 Santana – Live
4047 Santana – Collector’s Item
4048 Moody Blues – october 1972

Corrected track list:

Side 1: Conquistadore Rides Again (5:40) / You Just Don’t Care (5:26) / Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries (7:10)
Side 2: Waiting (6:14) / Treat (9:16) / Gumbo (4:25)

Source: Soundboard recording recorded live at Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, OH on October 21,1969

The information found online claims there were two shows that day and indicates that the material is not presented in order on all the bootlegs:

Early Show
01 Waiting
02 Evil Ways
03 Treat/Shades Of Time
04 Savor/Jingo
05 Persuasion
Late Show
01 Conquistador Rides Again
02 You Just Don’t Care
03 Fried Neckbones
04 Persuasion
05 Soul Sacrifice
06 Gumbo

This is disc one originally released in 1971 by the outfit responsible for the three collector’s item releases (Santana/Neil Young & The Who), released in limited pressings likely in the Cincinnati area.

 

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WCF # 4047:

 

The insert blatantly copied from CBM, who had released their own copy of sides 4 + 3 around the 2nd half of 1972, as determined by their list of chronological releases: 

3508 Rolling Stones – Goin’ Back To The Roots: American Tour/July 72 (5 July 1972)

3519 Beatles – Get Back To Toronto

3552 Beatles – Live Concert Atlanta
3553 Santana – Collectors Item

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Side A: Evil Ways (4:31) / Shades Of Time>Savor Jingo (14:50)
Side B: Persuasion (3:00) / Soul Sacrifice pt 1 / Michael Shrieve drum solo / Soul Sacrifice pt 2 (15:24)

 

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It appears that TMOQ’s HOT AND ALIVE comes from the same source as has the same tracks in the same lengths as sides 1 and 2 of the original double album. It is therefore likely a copy as well.

 

 

Released ca. April 1973 – the 10th cover art drawn for TMOQ by William Stout. Numbered 71073 and with matrix: S-117 A / B

 

Released ca. early 1973

About two years to 18 months after having copied pre-TMOQ’s The Stones LIVER under the title Gimme Shelter (click on the link for that post), WCF felt the need to repeat it all, this time using the original’s name and with basically an identical insert.

This new pressing came from new pressing plates – 4045-A / B

When WCF finally chose the name Berkeley Records, they reissued this album with the same matrix number as part of their b&w series ca. 1975/6 as in concert:

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History of the original TMOQ plates (if you can contribute, please leave a comment). It looks as if several safety copies were kept and used in rotation.

First matrix claims:

  • X-4172 4328 / 1X 241 X1 4237 with LURCH Records labels. Discs have no song separation and the stamp is blue.
  • The TMOQ Record Collectors wiki claimed it was X14327 / X14328 with either Lurch or Oakland Records labels.
  • There’s another claim stating: “matrix number S-2110/1 was the first pressing available to the public“.
  • 1971 – ’72: All the early reissues I reviewed – colored cardboard cover and sticker, with or without insert, large 1/2 labels (w. or w/o outer rings), often on colored wax – have the new matrix RS 510 A/B

 

  • “Made In Holland” versions: I have found one copy with a 14327/14328 matrix and another with 1X 241 14327 / X-4172 14328

 

  • 1972 – ’73: Farm pig labels and silver/gold stickers have either the RS 510 matrix or:  1X 241 14327 / X-4172 14328

Rolling Stones LiveR ora bl lbl

  • The generic cartoon cover reissue has the RS 510 matrix as well

Rolling Stones LiveR cartoon lbl

  • Smoking pig versions have Ken’s trademark 1811 A/B matrix or is detail: ‘1X241’ scratched off followed by 1811A / ‘4172’ scratched off followed by 1811B A14328

 

Online, the following statement can be found: “”LIVEr Than You’ll Ever Be” was originally remastered by David Axelrod, according to William Stout. ” If he really meant ‘remastered’, which stamper has this new version/are there audible differences between them?

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Two & half sets of RS 510 stampers sold in April of 2009:

a. All three auctions ended 04/17. This pair sold for $298. Envelopes are stamped “Aug -9 1972”

Rolling Stones RS 510 stampers II

b. Sold for $325:

Rolling Stones RS 510 stampers

c. Stamper for RS-510 B only: $169

Rolling Stones RS 510 B

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Background info about how Dub Taylor recorded the Stones on tour in ’69 can be found in this previous post.

“Positive” originals and “negative” reissues for 4033 above and 4044 below.

Original release ca. early 1973 and the release that together with WCF’s copy of the Moody Blues – october 1972 (4044) helps us date the 40XX series.

4044 runs at the incorrect speed.

Strangely, not copied by another bootleg label, Contraband instead opting to copy Rubber Dubber’s recording of Taylor’s Anaheim Convention Center concert, as In Disneyland or the more common triple set A King And Two James.

Source: November 4th, 1972 – Radio City Music Hall, NY – Very good audience recording,                                         

“I’ve got a lot to be happy for tonight,” announced an elated James Taylor at his Radio City Music Hall concert on Nov. 3, 1972. Earlier that evening, the 24-year-old troubadour had wed balladeer Carly Simon, 27, at her Manhattan apartment. No matter that the bride’s first hit had been the marriage-skeptical ”That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be” — the audience roared its approval when Simon joined her ”steamroller” on stage. ” [If that’s not on this album, than it’s probably from the 4th]

Label: From the producers that would eventually bring you Berkley Records. Mostly found as two single LP’s and as it was produced during a time when this outfit produced relatively low runs, not impossible but also not that easy to find.

Notes from a collector: “My copy comes in a double gatefold sleeve with two inserts…. The labels are blank, but the dead wax area of the first record has 4033-A and -B, and the second has 4044-A and -B engraved by hand.

Another description provided by an eBay seller: “Pressed on exceedingly heavy vinyl (I’d guess its about 200 gms). Cover is a foldopen folder-type, with pocket flpas inside to hold the records.”

I’d have to rate the show right up there with James’ best, and the recording at about an 8 out of 10. It’s a really well-done performance. For some strange reason LP2 required major speed correction, but LP1 was fine.” [comment by needle drop expert doinker]

4033 A:  Sweet Baby James / Makin’ Whoopee / Riding On A Railroad / Long Ago And Far Away / Lo And Behold / Anywhere Like Heaven / Brighten Your Night With My Day / Something In The Way She Moves
4033 B:  Highway Song / Sunny Skies / Carolina In My Mind / Rainy Day Man / Instrumental / Hymn / Fanfare

4044 A: Nobody But You / You’ve Got A Friend / Chili Dog / New Tune/ Back On My Feet Again / Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
4044 B: Country Road / One Man Parade / Steamroller Blues / Fire And Rain / — Encore: (You Can) Close Your Eyes

James Taylor
Danny Kortchmar (guitar),
Leland Sklar (bass),
Craig Doerge (keyboards)
and Russ Kunkel (drums)

http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=2128

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