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49 mins and 41 seconds of Queen’s very first concert in Japan

Side 1 has: Procession; Now I’m Here / White Queen / Doing All Right / In The Lap Of The Gods / Killer Queen / The March Of The Black Queen / Bring Back That Leroy Brown

Side 2: Stone Cold Crazy / In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited / Big Spender / Modern Times Rock ‘n’ Roll / Jailhouse Rock / See What A Fool I’ve Been / God Save The Queen

I assume “Modern Times Rock’n Roll” was omitted due to an oversight on the side 2 label of the reissue but is actually present on the LP.

From queenlive.ca, confirming the micro-quantities pressed by OG: “This was released in 1975 not long after the show. It was the first Queen bootleg released in Japan, and is one of the most valuable Queen bootlegs of them all.

Less than 100 copies of the “Aprilfool” version exist, and under 30 copies of the “Now I’m Here” version exist.

This recording captures a fair chunk of the show, with a few seamless edits between songs. The quality improves on side B, beginning with Stone Cold Crazy.”

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Two audio sources for this concert exist and they have been merged by collectors to create the best-sounding recording possible.

 * Source 1 – “A Beautiful Album” > WAV (GoldWave pitch/speed correction on side A)
** Source 2 -: AUD -> Master cassette (Columbia C120SP low noise cassette tape)

Set list:

01. Procession [cut] **/*
02. Now I’m Here *
03. Ogre Battle **
04. Father To Son **/*
05. White Queen */**
06. Flick Of The Wrist **/*
07. Doing All Right *
08. In The Lap Of The Gods *
09. Killer Queen *
10. The March Of The Black Queen *
11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown */**
12. Son And Daughter [tape flip] **
13. Band Introduction **
14. Keep Yourself Alive **
15. Seven Seas Of Rhye **
16. Stone Cold Crazy *
17. Liar **
18. In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited *
19. Call for an encore **
20. Big Spender *
21. Modern Times Rock ‘n’ Roll *
21. Jailhouse Rock *
22. Call for an encore **
23. See What A Fool I’ve Been *
24. God Save The Queen *

 

1975-04-19 TokyoQueen75tix11975 Japan Tour program

 

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Well. not really as I don’t want to bore you with the details that have nothing to do with this blog’s topic. Just reporting back that there are very few vinyl stores in Malaysia and Singapore and no vinyl bootlegs to be found (not that I expected that). I came across the only record store on the island of Penang (it’s in the Pacific Mall next to Komtar) in Georgetown. They even had a record cleaning machine imported from Germany, which cost a fortune. I was informed that a used record cost 120 MYR – an incredible 30 Euros / US$ 33 based on today’s exchange rate!

Singapore has a few vinyl places. The first one was in the mall  next to the food stalls up from Joo Chiat complex (bus # 24 from the airport takes you there). Records averaged a whooping S$60 or US$44. Many Japanese pressings, as expected and a few local ones. While browsing there I was informed about another store, Red Point Record Warehouse, which is only two MRT stops away. A most unusual store located on the top floor of a former factory building, not easy to find. They were cheaper but the focus is more on Asian records. Huge 70’s speakers producing excellent sound reminding me of the evolution in IT from room-filling mainframes to today’s much more compact servers. While there, I was given the card to a store near Kuala Lumpur: Teenage Head Records in Selangor. Unfortunately, I was headed way East away from Singapore. Another store that carries vinyl in Sin city remains to be explored next time (they are closed Mondays, which thankfully I found out via Google maps): Zenn Records in the Bedok part of town (the proprietor developed his own record cleaning machine using centrifugal power to remove the fluid and collected gunk and claims it stacks up with the best of them – I would love to see that).

Finally, I don’t like to gloat but I managed to catch the great Andy Summers doing a Q & A following the screening of his new documentary “Can’t Stand Losing You – Surviving The Police” in Manhattan. A really nice guy, hard to believe his 72 now (plenty of young kids in the mufti-plex staring and trying to figure out who this guy was we were all queueing up to meet). Was just a short while ago he headlined Dodger Stadium & Tokyo Dome, etc with Stuart & Sting. I didn’t ask him about Police bootlegs, don’t think that is a great conversation starter in most cases and bootlegs didn’t really play such a dominant role in their careers, imho.

For me, it was a reminder of what an influential guitarist he is and personally how much music meant to me 35 years ago and still does, I guess, as the blog shows.

 

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Bad Co OG

Japan: 1975

Source: Audience recording from the Budokan on 3 March, 1975

Set list:

Opening

Deal With The Preacher

Rock Steady

Little Miss Fortune

Ready For Love

Whiskey Bottle

Feel Like Makin’ Love

Shooting Star

Seagull / Intermission

Bad Company

Easy On My Soul

Movin’ On

Can’t Get Enough

The Stealer

Good Lovin’ Gone Bad

 

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Bad Company live in Japan RS

Also available in the US with a slightly different track order on side 1 on TAKRL # 1967

 

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bad co 75 flyerBad Co tickets J 75

Clapton Live In Japan 818Clapton Live In Japan B lblClapton Live In Japan D lblClapton Live In Japan scratched             Scratched out matrix markings.

Japan: 1975

Source: Budokan, Tokyo – 2 November 1974, minus two songs

01. Smile (acoustic)
02. Let It Grow (acoustic)
03. Can’t Find My Way Home (acoustic)
04. Better Make It Through Today
05. I Shot The Sheriff
06. Key To The Highway
07. Willie And The Hand Jive
08. Get Ready
09. Badge
10. Presence Of The Lord
11. Singing The Blues
12. Layla
13. All I Have To Do Is Dream
14. Blues Power

The Band:
Eric Clapton guitar, vocals
Jamie Oldaker drums
Dick Sims keyboards
Carl Radle bass
George Terry guitar
Yvonne Elliman backing vocals
Marcy Levy backing vocals

 

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I do wonder if ERIC CLAPTON ON TOUR ’74 OG-824/825 was a re-pressing of this same album, similar to Queen’s A BEAUTIFUL ALBUM / QUEEN NOW I’M HERE.

 

Led Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 c

This is probably the one release OG will be remembered for, the first release of the famous Osaka ’71 second show “soundboard/on stage mic” tape, released in 1974.

Discussion regarding its origins found here: http://forums.ledzeppelin.com/index.php?/topic/14227-osaka-71-aud-vs-sbd/

Side 1: Immigrant Song / Heartbreaker medley incl. Feelin’ Groovy, Bouree / Since I’ve Been Loving You
Side 2: Tangerine / Moby Dick
Side 3: Stairway To Heaven / Celebration Day
Side 4: You Shook Me / Whole Lotta Love / Communication Breakdown medley incl. Just A Little Bit / Organ Solo / Thank You

 

Recording Includes: [ supposed to be not recorded: Band Announcements ] Immigrant Song [ 4:40 ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Feelin’ Groovy, Bouree..) [ 8:14 ], Since I’ve Been Loving You [ 7:43 ], Out On The Tiles Intro [ 0:13 ] >> Black Dog [ 5:09 – cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Pennies From Heaven [ cut ].. ) [ 30:29 – cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ 9:35 ], Celebration Day [ 4:45 ], That’s The Way [ 6:17 – cut ], Going To California [ 8:41 ], Tangerine [ 3:19 ], Friends [ 3:45 ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ 4:12 – cut ], Moby Dick [ 15:05 – cut ], Instrumental Intro [ 0:46 ] >> Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Tossin’ And Turnin’, Twist And Shout, Fortune Teller, Good Times Bad Times, Instrumental Improvisation [ cut ], You Shook Me..) [ 31:05 – cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Just A Little Bit..) [ 7:37 ], [ cut ], Organ Solo [ 4:26 ] >> Thank You [ 7:39 ], Rock And Roll [ 3:38 ].
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. Near 185 minutes.
Details: With the exception of acoustic set it is overloaded by the drums. The vocals are also partially inaudible for most of the show. The story goes that two tape machines in synch were used to record 16 tracks simultaneously because Japanese company didn’t have 16-track machine, then secretly taped to 1/4-inch recorder (probably 2-track machine) using separated line. The reason why there are so many cuts and bad balance between the instruments is most likely taper was very careful of group’s control during the show and this caused of tape edits throughout. The person who taped this is not responsible for leaking, however. Someone else did it and spread several copies over the world and thus we have so much different circulating versions that differs in timings and cuts.

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Contemporary ‘eye witness’ account:

“I bought this bootleg directly from manufacture when I was sixteen about 35 years ago. Now, I remember that one and only way to get this first press was mail order only, and then I have memorized 50 sets were pressed.

I have been to the manufacturer’s house located near my house several times.
There were many OG records in his house Eric Clapton, YES, and so on.
Almost all of LIVE IN JAPAN which were released by OG Record remained unsold at that time.
This is why I think there is a possibility that records which has been known as second press were not produced by OG Record.”

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I have found the following versions, not sure about which came first. Someone in Japan knows for sure, so feel free to leave a comment :)

1. Red label version (I believe this to be the original):

Led Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 a d1Led Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 a d2Led Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 a d3Led Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 a d4

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2. Black label version (with insert):

Led Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 extrasLed Zep Life  Japan 1971Led Zep Life in Japan 1971 discsLed Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 2 LPLed Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 3

Matrix: LZL1 – 4

Auction text for this version:

“This is original second and best pressing from ’76, first issue from ’74 are pressed in wrong speed(too slow), 3rd, or later pressing are inferior sounds.
This second issue pressed in correct speed, and best sounding ever! Heavy, dynamic live set and without doubt, their best performance…..
Original insert is still loose. Thick vinyl and beautiful black & sliver deep groove label.
Also this copy come with some special photo copy inserts.”

 

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3. Orange label version (with photocopied inserts – front of tour program and newspaper concert review):

Led Zep J 71 red lbl IILed Zep J 71 red lbl II bLed Zep J 71 red lbl II 1Led Zep J 71 red lbl II 2Led Zep J 71 red lbl II 3Led Zep J 71 red lbl II 4

Led Zep J 71 red lbl II p3Led Zep J 71 red lbl II p2Led Zep J 71 red lbl II p1

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4. UFO 1001 version

Led Zep Osaka UFOLed Zep Osaka UFO lbl 1Led Zep Osaka UFO lbl 2

Quality reduced to “Very good mono soundboard“. I would guess that this is the later pressing with inferior sound mentioned in the auction text above.

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Rolling Stones Comeback tE V 1Image from a 2005 auction, in which the final result reached almost $600

Japan: 1974the same year Contraband released From the empire pool wembley stadium – LONDON NOVEMBER 1973 although this is not a copy of that album

Audience recording from Wembley, Empire Pool – 8 (2nd show) & 9 September 1973 – is this correct?

What throws me a little bit is the information found under this link (looking at the two top entries), where “Dancing with Mr, D”, which is supposed to be on this LP is not listed under the CD version:

http://www.rollingstonesnet.com/baseline.html

Your help is appreciated.

 

MATRIX: OG 787 A 1D // OG 787 B 1D

Side One: Brown Sugar / Gimme Shelter / Happy / Tumbling Dice (Ain’t Security Version!)
Side Two: Dancing With Mr. D (Complete!) / Heartbreaker / Midnight Rambler

 

Rolling Stones Wembley 73the-rolling-stones-8-9-1973

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DEEP PURPLE  BACK TO THE ROCK OG-751   

I was not able to find an image or detailed information on this release. All I can find is the European bootleg of the same name on Altintas Records.

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