3795 + 3436: jethro tull ‘RETROROC’

“This is an item rare enough that it is not listed in the Hot Wacks bible. It features a rare insert cover with a printed jacket credited to the same artist J. Fish. The labels are on Instant Analysis which means the vinyl quality is of a much higher quality than on subsequent CBM releases [I would love to substantiate the claim made here about the vinyl quality. The CBM releases came first, of course, this is the subsequent re-release]. The LPs contain  the same material as “Live May 1973” 3796 and “Ticketron” 3436. ” [eBay seller description]


Released around 1975 and flying under HOT WACKS’ radar, Contraband reissued these Live May 1973 and ticketron as this rare double album on their King Kong reissue label but apparently using Instant Analysis paper labels as well.

Matrix #: 3795 A/B (A Passion Play sides) and 3436 A/B

Disc 1: (both sides): A Passion Play        [Hampton, VA, Coliseum – 17 May 1973]                       
Disc 2: Thick As A Brick                             
              Cross-Eyed Mary                              
              A New Day Yesterday                          
              Aqualung         [all tracks: Norfolk, VA, The Scope – 22 April 1972]

The discogs listing has track times and may be more reliable to this:

A1 Thick As A Brick 17:06
A2 Wind Up 6:14
B1 Cross-eyed Mary 3:35
B2 A New Day Yesterday 11:20
B3 Aqualung
C & D A Passion Play 38:48

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