TAKRL says: “Disc-to-disc copy of European underground.” [ US underground actually, as it was a 1975 Wizardo release (see below) ]
Live at Empire Pool, Wembley, London, England, 17 November 1974
A1 Raving And Drooling 10:37
A2 You’ve Gotta Be Crazy 12:12
B1 Shine On You Crazy Diamond 23:06
Cover says: Recorded During The 1974 Tour Of Great Britain Tape Courtesy Of W.Z. ARDO, Long May It Wave
SQ: VERY GOOD STEREO
COMMENTS: US BOOTLEG. PLAIN COVER WITH PAPER INSERT. COPY OF ‘SCREAMING ABDAB’ (WIZARDO WRMB 330). SOME COPIES MISPRESSED WITH JONI MITCHELL (MATRIX JM 1973-2) ON SIDE TWO – SOME, IF NOT ALL, OF THESE MISPRESSINGS APPEARED WITH ‘SPINDIZZIE’ OR ‘MONIQUE D’OZO’ LABELS.
RARITY RATING: ***(TWO COLOUR INSERT) ****(TRI COLOUR INSERT) – A copy reached $123 at auction in January of 2013.
SOURCE: EMPIRE POOL WEMBLEY, MIDDLESEX 17.11.74.
KNOWN LABEL VARIATIONS: TAKRL PLAIN – WORLD RECORDS – MONIQUE D’OZO – SPINDIZZIE.
The LP source:
The source tape was an audience recording, London, 17 November, 1974; alternate LP title is ‘You Gotta Be Crazy (sources: WWW.DigiLander.Libero.IT and WWW.VinylCult.Org). Side A on cover is Side B on LP, and vice-versa [ this was likely just a label mix up ].
From collectorsmusic.com: “The bonus cdr for Raving Lunatics [ a 3CD bootleg on the Siréne label ] is a copy of the vinyl release The Screaming Abadab on Wizardo (WRMB 330). Also released as Raving And Drooling (TAKRL 1973), Raving And Drooling on Beacon Island Records (2S722) along with the KQED 1970 broadcast, and many others, Sirene copied straight from a vinyl copy complete with surface noise. It is a good and clear mono audience recording that cuts out at the end of “You Got To Be Crazy”. It is listenable but flat and lacking in dynamics. The entire show was taped and might someday make a really nice two-disc release that would be very much welcomed since the performance is actually better than the previous night. ”
Raving And Drooling on Ken’s later Beacon Island label:
Disc 1 was a repressing of Ohm Suite Ohm (TAKRL 1933). Some copies still contain(ed) the same mispressed side as the first release : “JONI MITCHELL ON SIDE FOUR”.