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Review on Allmusic: “Scrapbook is an appropriate title for this bootleg LP of 1975 because it doesn’t focus on any one concert exclusively and contains live and studio recordings from a variety of sources. Depending on the source, the sound quality can be either excellent or merely decent. The sound quality is first-rate on various studio rarities (including an outtake of “Little Miss Fortune” and a remake of Free‘s “Easy on My Soul”) as well as Bad Company‘s live performances of “Movin’ On,” “Ready for Love,” and “Can’t Get Enough” on the 1974 television program A Decade of Electricity. (Note: the Decade of Electricity material can also be heard on the Trademark of Quality bootleg In Concert, which is among the few bootleg EPs that came out in the 1970s; back in the days of vinyl, bootlegs were almost always LPs.) Meanwhile, the sound quality is merely decent on performances of “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad” and “Shooting Star” in Japan in 1975. Scrapbook isn’t recommended to casual listeners, but for hardcore fans, it is one of most pleasing Bad Company bootlegs of the 1970s.”

Can’t Get Enough
Movin’ On
(From”A Decade Of Electricity”TV Program)
Bad Company
Rock Steady
(Recorded Live In Germany 1974)
Little Miss Fortune
(Studio Outtakes)

Beady For Love
(From”A Decade Of Electricity”TV Program)
Shooting Star
Good Lovin’ Gone Bad
(Recorded Live In Japan 1975)
Whiskey Bottle
Easy On My Soul
(Studio Outtakes)

Release date: 1975

TAKRL says: “When the Doctor heard CBM`s four record set called ‘Sweet Apple Trax’, he timed and listened and figured out that this amazing material could easily fit on a mere two discs in a logical, enjoyable sequence. He set out with razor blade and tape and this collection resulted. First edition front and back covers.”

[ Or in other words, “hey there is a release waiting for an easy rip off”. However, the good doctor was right regarding the length of the CBM discs. These stayed well under the limits for vinyl pressings. ]

Here is the track listing for the original CBM release “Sweet Apple Trax Volume 2:”

Side 1

No Tracklisting DDSI No. Comments Time
1 Let It Be (First Practice) 9.109 A stop and go rehearsal with chord calls (Roll 106) 8:05
2 Be Bop A Lu-la 9.54  Brief version + “Baby Blue” 0:31
3 Silver Spoon 9.55
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window rehearsals
Some fun pieces where the boys are obviously enjoying themselves.
4 Tuesday Speaking
5 High Heel Sneakers 10.24  A lively performance. 1:56

Side 2

No Tracklisting DDSI No. Comments Time
1 I’ll Be Mine 8.94
8.94 – 8.98 are “I Me Mine” rehearsals and 9.44 – 9.45 are “I’ve Got A Feeling” 1:15
2 One After 909 9.46 “Yes I am” version (Roll 94a) (from the film) 0:57
3 Norwegian Wood 9.50 Instrumental while everyone is talking (Roll 94a) 0:46
4 Bathroom Window 9.51
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window “once more” 2:08

Side 3

No Tracklisting G.B.No. Comments Time
1 A Long Road 9.68 Actually “La Penina” 1:03
2 Shakin’ In The Sixties 9.84 Roll 98a Slate 187a 0:37
3 Move It 9.85 Roll 98a Slate 187a 0:55
4 Good Rockin’ Tonight 9.86 Roll 98a Slate 187a 0:50
5 Across The Universe 9.88 Slate 181 3:29
   6 Two Of Us 9.34 “Fast version” with backing vocals  2:49

Side 4

No Tracklisting DDSI No. Comments Time
1 Momma you’ve been on my mind  9.106
Roll 101, Actually “Ramblin’ Woman”
“I Threw It All Away”
“Mama, You Been On My Mind”
All George, doing a terrific solo acoustic medley.
2 Domino 8.98
Slate 150a.
Tracks 2 & 3 are all “I Me Mine” rehearsals,
that flow into each other.
3 I Me Mine


“In [December] 1974 the first completely unreleased Twickenham outtakes surfaced on the legendary “Sweet Apple Trax” LPs. These were originally released as two two-LP sets by CBM using the Instant Analysis label (matrix numbers 4182-REV-2000 and 4181-STD-2002). This phenomenal series was among the most enjoyable vinyl bootlegs of its era, and many of us listened to it for hours on end, leading to a lifelong addiction to this stuff.  By the way, these LP’s were originally announced under the title “The Apple Treasure Chest Masters, Vol. 1 & 2”.  When they finally appeared, they had “deluxe” printed sepia-toned jackets.  A late ’70’s repress from the original plates came with blank white labels and black and white covers which were copies of the originals.

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax tan detail

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax tan lg

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax tan lg b

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax tan lg d

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax dif cov

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax 2

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax 1 KiKo

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax 2 KiKo

These 1975/6 King Kong reissues have the matrix numbers 4182 REV2000 (Volume 1) and 4181 BLD2002 (Volume 2).


Wizardo Records released their own double set on colored wax around late 1975 as well (# 343). These must have been a limited pressing as little evidence of these sets can be found around the internet, especially of a colored set (an image of one on black wax with ‘Old Glory’ labels does exist):

Beatles Sweet Apple Trax

“The “Sweet Apple Trax” LPs were copied almost immediately by Kornyphone, which combined the material onto a single double set called “Hahst Az Sun” (TAKRL-2950).  This prompted CBM to remaster their own release as a double album in order to compete.  It was distributed under the title “Hot As Sun” (matrix number 4216 REV 2000 / 4217 BLD 2002) on the Instant Analysis label. ”


Beatles Hot As Sun

Beatles hot as sun dragon

“In 1980, single LP repressings of “Hot As Sun” were distributed as “Sweet Apple Tracks Crate 1” and “Sweet Apple Tracks Crate 2”.  It might be noted that the Kornyphone issue “Hahst Az Sun” rearranged the songs and omitted a few seconds here and there.  This set was copied many times and reissued on a variety of single LP bootlegs, and with a full color cover as “Sweet Apple Trax” on the Newsound Records label (matrix NR 909-1).  The Newsound plates were also used for picture discs which came out under the titles “Sweet Apple Trax Vol. 1” and “Sweet Apple Trax Vol. 2”.  The original source tapes were remastered by Audifon records for the first 2 records of the 3 LP set “The Beatles” (commonly known as “The Black Album” released in May, 1981).  These plates were subsequently used for the first three albums of the original “Get Back Journals” vinyl boxed set.  More recently, an hour of the original tapes were released on CD in “Songs From The Past Vol. 3”.  All of the material was included on the first “Get Back Journals” CD set.”

Track List for “Hahst Az Sön”:

1. Two Of Us     2:03

2. Don’t Let Me Down     3:35 (9.30)*

3. Suzy Parker    / I’ve Got A Feeling 1:47 (9.31 – 9.35) – Listed as “When You Get to Suzy Parker Everybody Gets Well Done”.
4. No Pakistanis 3:50 (9.57)

5. Get Back    2:03 (9.58)

6. Don’t Let Me Down    3:21 – The song is not listed on the cover.

8. (Medley)    24:10

Be-Bop-A-Lula (Vincent/Davis) / Baby Blue (Vincent/Jones) (09.044a)
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window    (09.45)     
High Heel Sneakers    (Higginbottom)    
I Me Mine        
I’ve Got A Feeling (09.35)    
The One After 909 (09.39)    
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (09.40)    
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window    (Lennon/McCartney) (09.41)

9. Let It Be – Titled as “Let It Be (By The Numbers)”

10. Shakin’ In The Sixties (09.71)

11. Good Rockin’ Tonight  (09.73)

12. Across The Universe    (09.70)

13. Two Of Us    

14. Mama, You’ve Been On My Mind (Dylan) (09.87) – Titled “Momma, You’ve Just On My Mind”

15. Tennessee    (Perkins) (09.74)

16. The House Of The Rising Sun    (Traditional) (09.76)

17. Commonwealth Song (09.77) – Titled as “Back To Commonwealth”

18. (Medley)        
White Power (Get Off) (09.79) – Listed as “White Power”    
White Power (Get Off) (09.81) – Listed as “Promenade”

19. Honey Hush    (Turner) (09.82) – Listed as “Hi ho Silver”

20. For You Blue (09.083)

21. Let It Be (09.88)

*the numbers in parentheses refer to the numbering system in Sulpy & Schweighardt’s book “Get Back”


In 1976, sides 1 & 2 also appeared as this title on Ken’s Aftermath reissues side label:

Beatles Caught Offguard

Followed by sides 3 & 4 naturally:

Beatles Manual Ecxitations

Sides 3 & 4 saw yet another reincarnation when it kicked off this Beatles reissue series on sister label The Kornyphone Label For The Working Man in the same year:

Beatles VBotBRarest 1

Contraband was not yet done with this material as they gave it another go ca. 1975/6:

Beatles Hi Ho Silver

Beatles Hi Ho Silver detail


TAKRL e-issue ca. 1978 with a printed b&w cover [repeated matrix #s “2950-A/B/C/D” scratched out]:

Beatles Hahst A S b&w

Beatles Hahst A S b&w b

And another with a color cover on Ken’s Phoenix label, ca. 1980:

Beatles Hahst Az Sön

Beatles Hahst A S b

On Ken’s GLC label, at least some of this material was then re-packaged as a 3x 2LP set called Apple Trax: Volume 1, 2, 3

Beatles Apple Trax Vol 1

Volume 1 is supposed to contain the following tracks: Old Hillbilly way, House of the rising sun, Get off white power, Yackety Yack, For you blue, Let it be, Get back, Don’t let me down, On our way home, Suzy Parker, No Pakistanis, Let it be, Silver spoon, High heeled sneakers, I me mine, One after 909, A long road, Shakin’ in the 60’s, Across the Universe, On our way home, Momma, you’ve been on my mind, da de da

TAKRL says: “During the last days, the upper-powers-that-were lost cover copy and issued this under a differing title in a most unfortunate cover. Only 100 originals survived.”

[I would imagine that this is the “most unfortunate cover” mentioned:]

SIDE ONE : Stick Around For Some Rock ‘N’ Roll / Song In The Breeze / Freeborn Man / It’s Gonna Be A Long Time Till I See You Again 

SIDE TWO : Knoxville Girl / Green Grass And High Tides / There Goes Another Love Song


From a website, where this LP is for sale for 80 Euros:

EXCELLENT sound quality! Recorded LIVE in the USA during their 1976 Tour
THE OUTLAWS:  Hughie Thomasson – guitar, vocals / Henry Paul – guitar, vocals / Billy Jones – guitar, vocals / Frank O´Kneefe – bass / Monte Yoho – drums

TAKRL says: “Another TMQ re-issue like The Who above. Not a failure this time. Only 1000 copies though.”

Source: LA Forum, Inglewood, CA on July 18th 1973


01 a passion play part 1 – end cut
02 a passion play part 2
03 thick as a brick – middle bit
04 cross-eyed Mary
05 no rehearsal – cut
06 jam – 218 babies – cut
07 aqualung
08 wind up
09 martin’s minstrels – minstrel in the gallery – cut

From a Tull Message Board in response to “What is your favorite Tull bootleg”:

3.”Supercharged” July 1973 LA This is still for me the best sounding boot of “A Passion Play”

1      This Flight Tonight     3:23     
2      Electricity     3:15
3      Big Yellow Taxi     2:55     
4      See You Sometime     3:02     
5      That Song About The Midway     6:02     
6      The Gallery     4:19     
7      The Priest     4:05     
8      California     1:44     
9      Joni Talking To The Audience     3:14     
10      Carey     3:22     
11      You Turn Me On (I’m A Radio)     3:36     
12      For The Roses     4:01


“According to Joni Mitchell’s official site the bulk of this material is from a bbc2 TV program called ‘Sounds for Saturday’ and the date given is May 19 ’72 (either recording or broadcast date). Tracks 5, 6, 7 & 8 are from an ‘In Concert’ radio show ,also on the BBC, from the Paris Theatre London on October 29 ’70 and often erroneously referred to as from ‘the Albert Hall’.”

You can listen to the album here:

TAKRL says: “The popularity of this collection helped English DECCA reissue the original.”

Track Listing:

The Saga of Rodney Toady:

    2’29 Northmeadow (Peter Giles)
    2’07 Newly-weds (Peter Giles)
    2’25 One in a Million (Michael Giles)
    2’31 Call Tomorrow (Peter Giles)
    1’50 Digging My Lawn (Peter Giles)
    2’48 Little Children (Fripp)
    1’35 The Crukster (Michael Giles)
    2’50 Thursday Morning (Michael Giles)

Just George:

    2’14 How Do They Know (Michael Giles)
    3’15 Elephant Song (Michael Giles)
    3’06 The Sun is Shining (Michael Giles)
    5’33 Suite No. 1 (Fripp) => Reviews
    5’05 Erudite Eyes (Fripp)

From a reviewer:

“In the Jan. of 1975 I came by this album on a TAKRL bootleg LP. With Exploding Head coversheet! and Brand New in a plastic wrap! It contains two pieces that even my boss would listen to at work: Suite No.1 and Erudite Eyes. In the seventies the record seemed dated and somewhat pretentious, because the seventies was so far away from the sixties, but it has become a period piece that demonstrates Mr Fripp’s musical dexterity and potential of direction. Late in the 90’s I saw Cheerful on CD for the first time (albeit secondhand), and realised that I think I do prefer KC on vynal, scratch and hiss and warts and all. It’s a friendlier sound, more personal. I recommend also two other bootlegs: HERETIC:Long Lost at last… and Un Reve Sans Consequence Speciale.” 


TAKRL says: “Last collaboration directly with Wizardo. First Sparks underground.”

‘one and a half nelson’ is probably one of the best known sparks live recordings. recorded at Croydon U.K, 9th of November 1975.

01. Hasta Manana Monsieur 4:36
02. Something For The Girl With Everything 2:25
03. Talent Is An Asset 5:00
04. Thank God It’s Not Christmas 5:34
05. B.C. 4:09
06. Here In Heaven 4:09
07. This Town Ain’t Big Enough (For The Both Of Us) 5:30
08. B.C. (Edited Version) 3:29
–> Bonus Tracks: (Studio B-Sides)
09. Lost And Found 3:20
10. Barbecutie 3:08
11. Alabamy Right 2:09
12. Marry Me 2:45
13. Profile 3:31
14. Gone With The Wind 3:07
15. Tearing The Place Apart 3:39

From the Sparks – Propaganda Website:

Sparks lineup was as followed : Russell Mael on vocals, Ron Mael on keyboards, Norman “Dinky” Diamond on drums, bassist Ian Hampton (replacing Martin Gordon from the “Kimono My House” sessions) and guitarist Trevor White.
The gig was performed live in a studio with a very small, awfully quite and polite audience.
The mix was taken off of the mixing console by the Sparks’ staff and the recording was never intended to one day appear on a disc, but several years later bootleg copies could be found on the parallel market thru TAKRL label (The Amazing Kornyphone Record Label)…

Vinyl Lp front cover – 1975

Sparks bootleg live in Croydon, Fairfields Hall vinyle Lp

The sound quality was fine – just a little bit of phasing in the beginning – but the record was really cheaply packaged (in the 70s’ most bootlegs were poorly annotated with photocopied covers). The album sleeve was a two colour paper insert slipped under the shrink wrap that enclosed the plain white cardboard album cover. The sheet featured a crude greeny xerox art with a photo of the Maels from the “Kimono My House” Lp inner sleeve with a hand-written track listing at the bottom. The disc got plain white blank labels.
Sparks’ “One And A Half-Nelson” record was a really scarce – and rather expensive – item and it obviously became the “Holy Grail” for Sparks die-hard fans. It was extremely hard to find but was the perfect way for fans to listen to versions of songs for which live recordings were never officially released.

John Elton All Across

TAKRL says: “We tried a curious color printing process on the first edition cover that was never in register. Last issue with the original TAKRL labels. Same story about back cover.”

Source: BBC broadcast of Elton’s December 24 1974 show at the Hammersmith Odeon.

Funeral For a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
Candle in the Wind
Crocodile Rock

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Grey Seal
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
Your Song


In 1976, Wizardo Records presented (copied?) all tracks from the 1974 Christmas show on a double album:

John E Ol' Pink Eyes 331

John Elton Ol' Pink Eyes 2

TAKRL says: “The first Genesis underground.”

Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium, January 24 1975

Side One: Watcher Of The Skies / Lilywhite Lilith / The Waiting Room / Anyway / It !

Side Two: The Musical Box / Happy The Man (Studio) / Twilight Alehouse (Studio)

Another legendary KBFH recording utilized by TAKRL, which can be listened to on wolfgangsvault in full:

TAKRL says: “An experiment in the issuance of a double intended LP as two single ones. The phrase ‘Pink eyed in paradise part one’ appeared on a never used back cover.”

Elton John’s December 24, 1974, show at the Hammersmith Odeon in London resulted in different bootlegs from different underground labels of the 1970s. TAKRL (one of the decade’s top bootleggers) documented the show with two separate LPs, All Across the Havens and Just Like Strange Rain, while Wizardo came out with the two-LP set Ol’ Pink Eyes Is Back. Collectors were thrilled to acquire this double-LP; the sound quality is generally quite good — obviously, this is a soundboard recording — and John’s set is rewarding more often than not. After opening with “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding,” the singer keeps his London audience happy with hits that range from “Bennie and the Jets,” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” and “The Bitch Is Back” to “Daniel,” “Rocket Man,” “Honky Cat,” and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.” Ol’ Pink Eyes Is Back, which gained a reputation for being one of John’s best bootlegs, was only in print for a few years. When the FBI went after bootleggers aggressively in 1976 and 1977, Wizardo was among the illicit labels that was put of business. And after Wizardo’s demise, Ol’ Pink Eyes Is Back became more and more of a collector’s item.”