CBM 1038: Beatles ‘Live in Italy’ / ‘Italy’ / ‘Italy/Paris’

Beatles Live In Italy 3

Also known under WEC-4178; release date: 1975

All these LPs are very rare and even the excellent bootleg blogs in Japan – Konichiwa & arigato! – have very little information on these.

‘ITALY’ is on Instant Analysis, Hot Wacks lists the following tracks for it:

Side 1: Boys / Do You want To Know A Secret / All My Loving / Please Please Me / Misery / Twist & Shout / You Can’t Do That                                                                          

Side 2: Twist & Shout / You Can’t Do That / All My Loving / Can’t Buy Me Love                                      

R: Satisfactory mono

Contender for Worst Beatleg released in the 1970’s. On side 1 three “Pop Go The Beatles” performances (tracks 2, 4 & 5) copied from TMOQ’s Outakes 1 are mixed with four cuts from the common Hollywood Bowl 64 acetate – the version with a skip in “Twist And Shout”.

Side 2 is all Hollywood Bowl material, however it is only nine minutes long and the first three tracks are all repeated from Side 1!

The whole package might have been released to cash in on the obscure Beatles In Italy 1965 compilation LP John Lennon mentioned in the December 1970 Rolling Stone interview.

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Beatles Italy Paris SLCS 3

‘ITALY / PARIS’ is a release on the King Kong sub label with the matrix numbers 4178A / 3688 A and is described as “S1: S1 of  ‘Paris’    S2: S1 of ‘ITALY’

Beatles Live in Italy 2

Beatles Live In Italy 4

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2 comments
  1. Just listened to Live In Italy (Instant Analysis 4178 A/B 1038), and it’s one of the worst ripoffs ever.

    Side A has three “Pop Go The Beatles” performances (Do You Want To Know A Secret, Please Please Me, Misery) copied from TMOQ’s Outakes 1, and the other four cuts are the common Hollywood Bowl 64 acetate – the version with a skip in Twist And Shout.

    Side B is only 9 minutes long, and REPEATS THREE SONGS from Side A. Can’t Buy Me Love is also from the Bowl.

    • Thank you for reporting back. CBM must have had the worst mastering of any 1970’s bootleg label.

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