I had written I did not want to include this but in the end the drive to list all titles by a label won. Also, this image just became available.
This is a pirate of the following 1975 promo LP:
The official bootleg as a promotion tool … and a big tease to the music loving public. It was all about control in the end.
Recorded at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California, on October 31, 1975, then A&M released 1000 copies to radio stations.
Finally officially released on CD in 2007, except for one song. wolfgangsvault.com has the complete session.
“We were big fans of Nils Lofgren and [A&M] had had enormous success with the Peter Frampton album [Frampton Comes Alive]. Then they put out a ‘live bootleg’ to radio stations only of Nils Lofgren and it was fantastic. Everybody wanted that album, and I waited a year for A&M to release that thing, I even wrote a letter to them saying ‘Put this thing out…!’ ‘cos I think it would have made a difference in Nils Lofgrens career … After a year I took that album and counterfeited it as a bootleg [not this Flat release – that was Ken’s]. I probably sold 2,500, 3,00 copies of that.” [Lou Couhan (of Hofmann Avenue Records) quoted in Heylin, Bootleg, page 120]