Last sealed copy on the planet, I’d say. Sealed in
1975 1976 – this is a second pressing – but looks surprisingly fresh.
Seller wrote: “Background on this album – we found two of these in a collection of about 18k records – most from the 60’s thru 80’s – of my wife’s uncle. We live in the Vancouver area and believe both albums belonged to my wife’s Uncles. We know as brother’s (one 23 the other 17 – both hippies) with two friends they traveled to Seattle to watch George live.” So, both brothers found and bought the bootleg in 1975 after attending the concert and then kept them sealed among their ever growing collection.
I need to update the original listing for this. We know there were two versions, the 1 LP version, which only has some of the Seattle tracks and this one. The first 100 were numbered on the back, as shown here below:
The 1 LP version that sold for $1225 in September. I guess the seller already owned the double album. No back insert (did they have any?) and in VG+ shape around the edges.
It also seems that the “producers” were unsure what to call the album, as “Cry For A Shadow” appears prominently on the cover of the single LP version but only on the back insert of the second pressing.
The 2 LP version as part of a Japanese Harrison bootleg vinyl collection.
I have a few questions here (with updates from March of 2015):
Were the single disc and the double LP released at the same time? – Answered: Apparently no. The numbered double LP came first (with no mention of “Cry For A Shadow”) followed by unnumbered version of a Seattle only single LP and a repressing of the double with that new sub-title.
Was there a run of 100 first pressings for the single LPs as well?- Answered: Apparently no.
And was there a second pressing for the single LP version as well? – Answered: There seems to have only been one pressing for the single LP, produced for the first West Coast Beatles Convention in July of 1976.
Hot Wacks wrote that the “second pressing of this double set was only 100 copies”, yet these do not seem to be numbered. Did they mix that up with the first pressing?
What are the total numbers in existence?
Were there only two pressings? – Answered: The answer seems to be ‘yes’.