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Beatles Live Paris Olympia first

Beatles LParis O SH lbl

Beatles Live Paris Olymp yellow lbl

Beatles Live Paris Olympia Japan copy JL 526

Above: Made in Japan copy JL-526

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Shalom Records 3688, rated as “Satisfactory mono” in Hot Wacks and “good quality” in Way Beyond Compare.

In 1973, this was the first release of the evening show and of any material from these two performances on 20 June 1965. Not only did France’s Europe 1 radio station air the show live  ((9.00-11.00 pm) titled “Les Beatles (en direct du Palais des Sports)”), French TV channel 2 videotaped the whole show. It was eventually shown on 31 October1965 from 7.30 – 8.00 pm in a program simple titled “Les Beatles”. As that broadcast presented the concert in a re-sequenced and edited form, the bootleg was obviously derived from the video soundtrack.

The original song order at both shows and throughout the 1965 European Tour was:

Twist And Shout
She’s A Woman                                                                                                                                                    I’m A Loser                                                                                                                                                          Can’t Buy Me Love                                                                                                                                             Baby’s In Black                                                                                                                                                          I Wanna Be Your Man                                                                                                                                              A Hard Day’s Night                                                                                                                                     Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby                                                                                                                     Rock And Roll Music
I Feel Fine
Ticket To Ride
Long Tall Sally

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In 1974, Contraband were the first lable to issued the afternoon show from 20 June ’65 but misidentified it as the late show:

Beatles Paris SP

Also available with red pirate and King Kong labels. Cover photo shows the Beatles on stage at the Winter Gardens in Margate, UK, in July of 1963.

Beatles Paris SP detail

The first show had also been recorded by Europe 1 and broadcast on 27 June (1.00-2.00 pm) in the series Musicorama. Someone in France managed to hold on to their off-air tape copy into the early 70s and it eventually ended up in the hands of Contraband.

This old vinyl bootleg is still the only source for the complete song introductions, as apparently, the Europe 1 master tapes are unavailable . Fair/satisfactory quality overall, “marred by high-frequency interference”.

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Beatles Italy Paris SLCS 3

‘ITALY / PARIS’ is a release on the King Kong sub label from ca. 1975, with the matrix numbers 4178A / 3688 A and is described as “S1: S1 of  ‘Paris’  [late show]  S2: S1 of ‘ITALY’

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Beatles Paris SP JL 519

Japan copy JL-519 ( see number in bottom right corner)

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In 1976, Wizardo copied this title twice as WRMB 335. First, as a straight copy of CBM LPPA 77:

Beatles Paris 335

Then, a second version under a slightly changed title (and with photos from Munich 1966) by combining most of both shows on one discs:

Beatles Paris '65

Side 1: Twist And Shout / She’s A Woman / Ticket To Ride / Can’t Buy Me Love / I’m A Loser / A Hard Day’s Night / Baby’s In Black / Rock And Roll Music / Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby / Long Tall Sally

Side 2: Twist And Shout / She’s A Woman / I’m A Loser / I Wanna Be Your Man / A Hard Day’s Night / Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby / Rock And Roll Music / I Feel Fine / Ticket To Ride / Long Tall Sally

Of the available material, side 1 left out “I Wanna Be Your Man” (the broadcast only included the very end of “I Feel Fine”, so it could never be listed as a full song), while Side 2 left out “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Baby’s In Black”.

This album was available on black or multicolored vinyl and with the standard blue or the green “El’ Wizardo” Mexico label:

Beatles Paris 65 blue lbl

green Mexico lbl

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Around 1979 or soon after, Ruthless Rhymes re-issued this material from the same sources for the last time:

Beatles Paris Sports Palais

It would then take until 1986, before most of this material was upgraded from new sources significantly closer to the masters on the fantastic A Paris double album.

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Beatles Paris p d sp

Beatles live in palais des sport '65

The evening show.

The Beatles European Tour

Backstage in Lyon on the 22nd

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Link to scans from Melody Maker, 26 June 1965 edition with a review of the Paris shows:

http://thegilly.tumblr.com/image/28925150227

http://thegilly.tumblr.com/image/28925392547

Beatles SN at LP cyan

Beatles SNatLP SH lbl

Original printed labels; this might have been the first appearance of the Shalom sub-label.

Matrix: Side 1: wec * (scratched out) -3687-A
            Side 2: wec * 1 (scratched out) 3687-B

Beatles Sunday Night ATLP large

Beatles SNatLP CBM lbl

Side 1: I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy / All My Loving / Money (That’s What I Want) / Twist And Shout

Source: [All sources given in Hot Wacks for this title referred to as London are incorrect but that might be how they are described on the cover – I can only make out the song titles and the words “Shalom” and Blackpool Night Out” (which was filmed in July of 1964)] The Beatles’ second appearance on the ATV show Val Parnell’s Sunday Night At The London Palladium on 12 January 1964. “Money” and “Twist And Shout” were shortened to accommodate all five songs in the allotted time slot. Fair quality recording. The tape source did not appear on CD until 1999 (where it ran slightly too fast).

Beatles L Palladium 64

At the rehearsal.

Side 2: Please Mr. Postman / All My Loving / I Wanna Be Your Man / Till There Was You / Please Mr. Postman / I Want To Hold Your Hand

Source: Big Night Out TV show, recorded 23 February 1964. Contraband managed to obtain a good quality off-line recording from a US re-broacast. Parts of it ended up in the Anthology documentary.

Beatles Big Night Out 1964

Beatles POM large

While other tracks put forward to the bootleg buying public as Beatles outtakes, like “Have You Heard The Word”, “L.S. Bumble Bee” and “People Say/I’m Walking” could finally be traced back to their original singles, the same cannot be said for “Peace Of Mind” (aka “The Candle Burns”). There are those who to this day believe they hear “them”.

From a discussion of this recording on the Steve Hoffman forum:

“Peace Of Mind. What an eerie tune. I don’t think it Beatle-worthy material. I thought that I read once that Pink Floyd (Barrett) was considered the writer/originator of the clip.”

“It still does sound a lot like The Beatles to me….especially the part “we’ll build things never built before, we’ll do things never done”….sounds like Macca and John harmonizing.”

“Not even a stoned out of their minds Lennon and McCartney would write or sing such an unmelodic piece of garbage like Peace of Mind. Even when you look at Lennon’s albums with Yoko, his actual music (Beatle and solo) was kept strictly separate from his avant garde “experiments” (i.e. there is no mistaking one for the other).

One thing about the music of the Beatles, no matter how psychedelic or experimental it was, you always knew, without a doubt, it was the Beatles.

While we’re on this subject, it puzzles me to no end how some fans still believe that the versions of “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” and “I Need You” on the bootleg Rough Notes are sung by Paul and John, respectively. The singer on I Want You sounds nothing like Macca and the drumming is certainly not Ringo but some Ginger Baker wannabe. And as for I Need You, it sounds like an bad outtake from a Bread album. If anyone believes John could actually compose and sing such a song in 1969 while writing material such as Cold Turkey, Come Together and (the real) I Want You during the same time period is delusional.”

“I believe the first bootleg to feature this song was “Backtrax”, which came out in 1973. John was available to fans during his “lost weekend” late 1973-early 1975, to the point of trading bootlegs (he collected them). It’s been reported that he had no idea where this song came from.Apple insiders report that the Beatles spent only a few days listening to the mountain of tapes that came to Apple, and just chucked them into a back room that was eventually filled to capacity.
John also contributed a few tracks to bootleggers at this time: his acetate of “How Do You Do It” and the 45 edit of “What A Shame Mary Jane”.”

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/beatle-bootleg-peace-of-mind.18127/

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/what-is-the-true-story-behind-peace-of-mind-is-it-the-beatles.104578/

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/beatles-like-peace-of-mind-could-it-be-these-guys.163892/

http://www.earcandymag.com/beatles-peaceofmind.htm

“We were listening to “The Candle Burns” around 1973 (used to have night parties at my high-school girlfriend’s cousin’s pad), but I don’t think it was earlier. I think the very first one I had was Bye Bye Bye Supertracks on CBM with a wraparound cover.  It didn’t fade out at the end, it devolved back into multi tracked (backwards?) vocals. Most later versions faded except Wizardos MMT soundtrack lp w/bonus tracks which used the original full-length version. Some later faded Candle Burns’s were cleaned up, particularly the relatively hi-fi Dr Robert lp [this is correct, it does sound cleaner on this Wizardo LP].
BBBS also debut’d Have You Heard The Word (TinTin?? whoever) and LS Bumble Bee (Cook & Moore), which nods towards the hoax. Early underground lp catalogs claimed POM was found in an Apple trash bin in 1970. This isn’t to prove it’s the Fabs (it wasn’t “leaked”), but it suggests to me that it MAY have been from the thousands of tapes, manuscripts, etc solicited by Apple to find new talent, then binned when A Klein came onboard. Jim Berkenstadt & Belmo interviewed the guy responsible for booting Sweet Apple Trax and POM CBM releases. He got all his Beatle source tapes from one collector (SAT was his crowning boot acheivement), and even he still wonders about the origins of POM. ”

” “Peace Of Mind” first appeared on the bootleg of the same name (CBM 3670) in spring 1973. “Bye Bye Bye/Supertracks” (CBM 3922) came out a few months later.

In applying logic to this, my reasoning is that “Peace Of Mind” has never turned up in any direct capacity related to The Beatles. It’s nowhere in the EMI vaults. It’s not copyrighted under any Beatle’s name. It’s nowhere on the hundreds of Nagra reels. No Beatle has ever mentioned, quoted from, or referred to such a song (except when asked about the bootleg track, and it’s never rung a bell with anyone). No lyric sheet has turned up in any Beatle’s handwriting.

In fact, the ONLY thing connecting it to the Beatles is the fact that someone put it on a Beatles bootleg back in 1973. ”

– John

Someone named John Roberts wrote the following to The 910 a few years ago:

“I recorded “Piece Of Mind” off-the-air in October or November, 1969 from WUSF-FM (stereo), the radio station for the University of South Florida, where it was broadcast on their “Underground Railroad” show (Beatles’ special). The recording quality of the radio broadcast and stereo separation is very good. However, the quality of “Piece Of Mind” itself is quite poor, due to the quality of the DJ’s tape…

The DJ at WUSF who claimed ownership of the tape states the tape of “POM” was given to him around the time of the release of “Strawberry Fields Forever” (1967). He also states that he had been playing this tape at WUSF at every Beatles special since that time.

Other data from the DJ –

– Tape was labeled “Piece Of Mind” rather than the commonly stated “Peace”.
– Original source of the tape told the DJ that it was a “basement” track recorded by The Beatles (or at least John and Paul) while tripping on acid.”

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Meanwhile, on Youtube, someone named “Walton Jones” has posted the same text under several clips of the song: “It’s title is really “Piece of Mind.” I know because I wrote it and played it in 1970-71. All overdubs of myself, on an old Wollensak tape deck. Someone got ahold of the tape and sold it to someone in 1972 or 1973 claiming it to be a rare Beatles tune. It isn’t. It’s me. Sorry to disappoint. I suppose a voice print could prove it.”

Side 1: Peace Of Mind / Lend Me Your Comb / Carol [Pop Go The Beatles # 5, BBC radio, broadcast 16 July 1963] / Rip It Up – Shake Rattle And Roll / Kansas City – Miss Ann – Lawdy Miss Clawdy [Rock’n Roll medley from Let It Be soundtrack, one excellent and the other one in poor quality]                                                                                                                                                                 Side 2: I Feel Fine / I’m Down / Act Naturally / Ticket To Ride / Yesterday / Help! [Ed Sullivan Show, recorded 14 August 1965 and broadcast 12 September ’65]

The two BBC tracks (“horrible quality”) and the 1965 Ed Sullivan Show (“mediocre quality”) also made their bootleg debut on this album.

“In late spring 1973, CBM distributed another album, titled PEACE OF MIND, matrix WEC Rl-3670, which, among various material, also included a few songs taken from the BBC sessions, in low quality. Its first pressing had generic labels with side indications. In late 1974, this was copied by Amazon Etcetera records.” From ‘A COMPREHENSIVE BEATLES HISTORY of THE BEATLES’ BBC Bootleg Releases.’

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I have only ever seen this album with two kinds of labels:

Beatles PoM blue ss

Yellow with large letter font

Beatles PoM purple

Or blank labels in different colors.

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Beatles Peace of Mind

As Berkeley release # 2009

Beatles POM

A re-issue, also with 2009 matrix numbers.

The Who Collector's Item 2The Who Collector's Item 3

Liner notes of the bootleg CD Collector’s Item: “Very few excellent quality audience tapes exist of the
1971 Who’s Next tour. The best were Chicago and Dayton. Unlike the Chicago tape, only part of the concert ever appeared, and that was on a rare LP that has been unavailable for over a quarter of a century. The tape never surfaced in any collectors circles, making the LP a true collectors item. ”

The Who [& Wishbone Ash]
13th August 1971
Hara Arena – Dayton, Ohio

A complete recording from a different recorder was eventually shared via a torrent site for live recordings in November of 2010:

Set list (bold tracks were released in the 1970’s on the vinyl albums):

01 – Love Ain’t For Keeping
02 – Pure and Easy
03 – My Wife
04 – I Can’t Explain
05 – Substitute
06 – Bargain
07 – Behind Blue Eyes
08 – Won’t Get Fooled Again
09 – Don’t Know Myself
10 – Baby Don’t You Do It
11 – Pinball Wizard
12 – See Me Feel Me
13 – My Generation
14 – Magic Bus (Fades Out)

Stage Banter by Tom Pratt.

Who Dayton OH

Notes:

The original taper sent this to me as is, with fades between each track. I believe the show, except for the end of Magic Bus, is complete, including all banter.

The note on the homemade jewel case insert provided by the trader says “Transfer to CD from original concert tape.”

Some notes from the taper:

“If I remember right we were about 6 rows off the floor just right of center that night. I had no luck on the floor trying to tape, it gets muffled and I had the tape player knocked from my hands plus a lot of noise from movement.”

“It has a small stereo condenser mic built in, but in the concert hall setting it doesn’t make much difference. I re-EQed it because the output from tape to CD was a low volume. Also the left side always recorded lower than the right (tape head alignment I imagine), so the right channel was panned slightly to the left to balance the image. This may have caused a little phase sound.”

“It wasn’t until a little over a year ago that I bought a audio CD recorder thinking that I should preserve the original concert tapes I have collected over the years. Being a musician I had a nice 4-track to play and manipulate the original tapes.”

“It wasn’t until I heard about John Entwistle’s death right before the kick off of the new tour that I thought about sharing the bootleg.”

Volume level drops for a couple seconds 3 minutes into WGFA. Tape glitch 30 seconds into PW.

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It would be nice to do a “Battle of the Bootleg Labels” for this one and find out who issued this first. Berkley Records issued this with three different cover designs (unless the last two b&w examples are merely front and back of the same release):

The original as mentioned in the reader’s message below (sold for $14.99 just recently, as it is a virtually unknown release):

Who LIVE! c.item

Who LIVE! c.item b

Who LIVE! c.item detail

Who LIVE! c.item lbl 1

Who LIVE! c.item lbl 2

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Berkeley 2299 ‘collector’s item’ / ‘LIVE!’ / THE WHO

The Who Collector's Item 2

The Who Collector's Item

The Who CI inner

The typical early Berkeley cover inner sleeve design

B&w deluxe cover version:

The Who

The Who Live!

back cover of the item above this one.

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And the the third label releasing this title is this one listed under the matrix # 79026 only:

Who Collector's Item v. 3

Who Collector's Item b

thewho.net writes: “This is apparently also available in stereo on a European version of this LP.”. This statement is probably based on the comment found in Hot Wacks but does this version actually exist?

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A reader sent in the following [many thanks!]:

The original version was in a blue laminated jacket with blue labels with printed track listings [as shown above].  There are allegedly 500 pressed by someone in the Cincinnati area shortly after the concert.  I saw both this and Neil Young & Crazy Horse Collector’s Item in a record store in Muncie, Indiana in late October of 1971.  The originals were of better quality than the numerous later copies.  Also, the complete tape now in circulation of the Who Dayton 1971 show was from a different audience recorder than the one that captured the one used for the boot LP.  The two recordings are of similar quality, but the complete tape lacks the crowd noise that the bootleg version has.  Obviously there were loud kids near the taper of the bootleg LP.

This is the Neil Young release mentioned above. Could there be a connection there?

Young N Collector's Item

When John Lennon stepped on stage at Madison Square Garden for the matinee performance on August 30th 1972, there was no shortage of recording devices capturing this historical event.  Multitrack tapes archived both shows, as well as several film cameras and amateur equipment in the audience. Despite all of this, several of the vinyl bootlegs reviewed here are still required to help us reconstruct both shows.

MSG I

1 to 1 backstage

JL backstage 1 to 1 72

MSG 2

MSG 3

Photographed August 30 1972

Photographed August 30 1972

Photographed August 30 1972

The last 3 images were taken by John Skelson

The set list was:

01. Power To The People intro / New York City
02. It’s So Hard
03. Move on Fast
[# 5 in evening show]
04. Woman Is The Nigger Of The World
05. Sisters, O Sisters
[# 3 in evening show]
06. Well, Well, Well
07. Born In A Prison
[# 10 in evening show]
08. Instant Karma
[# 7 in evening show]
09. Mother [# 8 in evening show]
10. We’re All Water
[# 9 in evening show]
11. Come Together
12. Imagine
13. Open Your Box
14. Cold Turkey
15. Hound Dog
16. Don’t Worry Kyoko
[only performed at the matinee concert]
17. Give Peace A Chance
[only performed at the evening concert]

Although a website states that “The evening show featured fewer songs, with several sung by Yoko Ono omitted.”, the analysis based on the audience recordings shows that “Don’t Worry Kyoko” was the only Yoko song cut from the evening show.

The audience recording of the matinee show remained unreleased until Contraband released it on Hound Dog (5040) several years after the event.

The professional audio and video recording of 8 songs from the evening show (05., 08., 09., 11.- 15.) was broadcast in the U.S. on December 14th as part of an ABC TV “In Concert” special, with the soundtrack being in mono.

An FM simulcast was broadcast in many cities as well and from 1973 the King Biscuit Flower Hour live radio show produced a five song edit of highlights (09.+ 10. – 12. + 17.) from the evening performance, which was played on radio stations via a transcription LP (with Yoko’s song usually not being aired subsequent to its initial airing in 1972). This can be found on the wolfgangsvault website in complete form:

http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/john-lennon/concerts/madison-square-garden-august-30-1972.html

“Compared to the afternoon show, John seems more comfortable here and the band performances are stronger. One may wonder why the afternoon performances were favored for the officially released CD, when these may indeed be superior performances.” [wolfgangsvault.com]

“The most recent issuance of One To One material was the inclusion of three tracks and Geraldo Rivera’s introduction from the evening on Anthology. Although the performances are considered to be superior to those of the matinee, they were considered unusable at the time of Live In New York City’s release du to unacceptable noise levels. Advances in digital restoration software allowed their inclusion on Anthology.” [Madinger & Easter, p. 80]

In the vinyl age, the TKRWM bootleg Joshua Tree Tapes probably had the best sounding (incomplete) version of the KBFH broadcast.

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This 1973 Contraband LP was the first bootleg LP from the event:

Lennon one one

Lennon one one yel

Matrix #: WEC RI-3949-AX / WEC RI-3665-A

Side 1: Mother / We’re All Water (not listed) / Imagine / Come Together/ Give Peace A Chance    

The source was the very first KBFH broadcast, as this is the only bootleg LP to include “We’re All Water”. The quality only achieved a “Poor stereo” rating in Hot Wacks but a Japanese bootleg blog gave it a “relatively good mono” unless something got lost in translation.

Side 2 presents John & Yoko’s entire performance in Ann Arbor on December 10/11 1971 as part of the “John Sinclair Freedom Rally”: John Sinclair/Attica State/Oh Sisters/Luck Of The Irish  “The video feed, capture by Detroit television station WTVS (channel 56) was bootlegged in lo-fi on CBM’s Lennon-McCartney [which was a reissue of the side 2 master of this album as side 1] (the three John tracks were lifted from the CBM disc for release on Wizardo’s One – One Concert + More). ” [Eight Arms To Hold You, page 67]

Ann Arbor

Onstage at the Chrysler Arena in Ann Arbor

Lennon - McCartney

Here’s something new, dating a release by the cover image used. The John & Yoko image was taken in March of 1973, when they were on a house hunting trip to Greenwich, CT (more images are in Bob Gruen’s photo book John Lennon – The New York Years). This means that this LP was probably released in the second half of 1973 at the earliest.

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In 1975, Wizardo issued their own version of the show as their very first release but taken from an ABC TV “In Concert” video sound track:

Lennon One + One rs

Does not look like a fake to me but what is it – an advance pressing?

Lennon 1+1 concert + more

The text at the bottom reads: CONCEPT & DESIGN: MAUD’S HOUSE ART DIRECTION: MAD JACK ILLUSTRATION: JOAN KING 5.1.75 ♂

Lennon 1+1 concert + more small insert

The last three songs on side two are studio recordings. The Wizardo LP makes the core list for the ABC broadcast versions of ‘Imagine’ and ‘Give Peace A Chance’.

The same Japanese blog hands the victory clearly to Wizardo on this one (“SIDE-A is overwhelming victory of 301. …very good to excellent,… For ONE TO ONE confrontation is 301 wins overwhelmingly. “), which is also reflected in the Hot Wacks ratings difference, giving this LP a very good mono.

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Lennon Hound Dog

Lennon HoundDog

Instant Analysis label, released in spring of 1974 – Matrix: JL 5040A / B

The infamous vinyl bootleg that was destroyed in Hot Wacks’ description: “Very poor. Worst bootleg ever!”.

Hot Wacks listsCold Turkey” beforeHound Dog” and this is the order in which they had been performed. This LP was the first time any of the audience recordings were released. It featured three songs  from the matinee show, and three of them are still part of the core collection to this day: “Move On Fast” can only be found on this album, as it has never been released in any form and a video of that performance was only broadcast once, on UK’s BBC 2’s The Old Grey Whistle Test on 30 January 1973 [source: The Solo Beatles Film & TV Chronicle 1971-1980].

Two others, “It’s So Hard” and “Woman Is The Nigger Of The World” are also necessary from this LP to get the full audience mix from the matinee performance (the rest are found on the Japanese CD release mentioned below).

“The complete matinee performance circulates among collectors as a poor audience recording, most of which was unbootlegged until the release of the three CD Japanese set One To One Concert. […] side two of the Instant Analysis release Hound Dog included four cuts from the unprocessed audience tape, some of which are more complete than the Japanese collection. They too are in abysmal quality, but due to their content must be considered as the suggested bootleg source.” [Madinger and Easter, p. 81]”

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Honorable mention goes to two later bootlegs:

Lennon Come Back Johnny!

This tastefully done Melvin Records release made the core list for the ABC broadcast versions of “Instant Karma”, “Come Together”, “Cold Turkey” and “Hound Dog” as well as “Mother”, which is called an “ABC Outtake” in Eight Arms….

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I should also mention the Hoffman Avenue Records title Plop Plop….Fizz Fizz (which can be found here) and their dissing of how other bootleggers presented this material, featured prominently on top of the back insert:

john_lennon_plop3

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Ono Y This Is Not Here detail

This 1990s Yoko Ono bootleg is a core release at least for the ABC broadcast version of “Sisters, O Sisters”.

This song was officially released on the Live In New York City where it was edited and features a single track lead vocal but it is unedited on the bootleg recording and due to some post-production for the ABC airing a second lead vocal has been dubbed. There are many more differences and explained edits for the available non-bootlegged versions, which are explained in detail in Eight Arms To Hold You or issue # 9 of the 1987 publication ‘Illegal Beatles‘.

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Willowbrook Aug 30 72 ticket

Lennon concert for willowbrook

Simon & Garfunkel McGovern BenefitSimon & Garfunkel McGovern Benefit lbl

Simon & Garfunkel McGovern Benefit KK

The text at the bottom reads: “Due to a faulty microphone there are several instances of fuzziness. This will,in no way effect your enjoyment of this genuinely historic recording.”

After separating in 1970 – pretty much at the top of their commercial success – Simon & Garfunkel had their first reunion at this benefit for presidential candidate George McGovern, who unfortunately did not win, prolonging the Viet Nam War and leading to Watergate and president Nixon’s resignation in 1974, the erosion of trust in US politics, etc. … but that’s another story.

Source: Madison Square Garden, NY on June 14, 1972

Side 1: Mrs Robinson / El Condor Pasa / The Boxer / Medley: Cecilia – Mother & Child Reunion – Bye Bye Love         
side 2: Scarborough Fair – Canticle / Feelin’ Groovy / America / Bridge Over Troubled Water

1972 mcgovern benefit color

1972-mcgovern-benefit

Led Zeppelin BBC Zep orig

Led Zeppelin BBC Zep orig 2

Led Zeppelin BBC Zep

Side 1: Communication Breakdown (Medley including: I Feel So Bad & Broke Down Engine Blues) (4:54) / Dazed And Confused (16:07)    
Side 2:  Going To California (3:42) / Stairway To Heaven (8:32) / What Is And What Should Never Be (2:43)

Recording: Excellent mono professional pre-FM soundboard radio recording, according to argenteumastrum.com.                                                                                                                              Source: In Concert, Paris Theatre, London, England Apr. 1 ’71. Comments: Song separation. Hot Wacks claims the source is a 1971 Royal Albert Hall concert but that is not the case.

The yellow sleeve BBC Transcription Services # CN 4194/S LPs are counterfeit product made in the 1980s.

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TMoQ also released this material in 1973 but offered one additional song at the end of side 2, “Whole Lotta Love/medley”.

Led Zeppelin BBC Broadcast

Led Zeppelin BBC Broadcast b

This was reissued many times due to the excellent sound quality but I will leave the research on this for now.