K&S 056 – 060: LED ZEPPELIN ‘KNEBWORTH FAIR VOLUME ONE / TWO’ / Blondie ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondie’ [never released] / Elvis Costello ‘HATE YOU LIVE’ / Bruce Springsteen ‘KING OF THE ALLEY’ [THE JERSEY DEVIL]

056 + 057:

Led Zep Knebworth V 1

Side 1: Communication Breakdown/I Can’t Quit You Baby/Dazed & Confused/What Is And What Should Never Be/Communication Breakdown (22:10)

Side 2: Traveling Riverside Blues medley incl. The Lemon Song/Whole Lotta Love/I Can’t Quit You Baby* (19:20)

Side 3: White Summer medley incl. Black Mountain Side*/The Song Remains The Same/Celebration Day (22:05)

Side 4: Out On The Tiles Intro-Black Dog/Nobody’s Fault But Mine/Over The Hills And Far Away/Misty Mountain Hop (23:40)

Source: Side 1 & 2 Playhouse Theatre (BBC – Top Gear with John Peel), London, 3 March 1969 & Maida Vale Studio 4 (BBC – Top Gear with John Peel)  London, 24 June ’69;

Side 3 & 4 Knebworth Festival, Stevenage, England, 4 August  1979, except first track (*) Montreux Casino, Switzerland 7 March 1970.

Led Zep Knebworth Fair V 1 2

Led Zep Knebworth Fair V 2

Also came with Phonygraf and TMOQ smoking pig labels.

Side 1: Since I’ve Been Loving You/The Rain Song/Sick Again (23:40)

Side 2: White Summer medley incl. Black Mountain Side/Kashmir/Trampled Underfoot (24:00)

Side 3: Guitar And Drum Solo/In The Evening/Stairway To Heaven (26:30)

Side 4: Rock & Roll/Whole Lotta Love medley incl. Woman You Need Love/Heartbreaker (19:20)

Source: Knebworth Festival, Stevenage, England. 4 August  ’79.

 

Released ca. late fall/early winter of 1979, K&S beat the competition when their source tape trumped the offerings on Raven [ LIVE AT KNEBWORTH AUG. 4/79 PART 1 &2 ] and Ken’s Phoenix [ KNEBWORTH 79 ]

Led Zep Knebworth sm

 

and the Raven label [ KNEBWORTH II ] released around the mid-80s:

Led Zep Knebworth II sma

Although the material would have fit on a 3 LP set, it was padded out unnecessarily with BBC ’69 and Montreux 1970 material.

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058:

BLONDIE ‘GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDIE’ – all copies seized by the FBI ca. February 1980

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059:

Costello E Hate You Live

Costello E Hate You Live b

Costello E Hate You Live detail

Side one Live, side two studio 45’s: cover, labels and trail off reports “EC9000” as catalogue and matrix #. This run was mainly seized by FBI in the same raid with Blondie K&S 058 “Gentlemen prefer Blondie” and Elvis Presley K&S 070 “Elvis Presley 7lp set” both all seized. Only few handful of copies survived the raid. Black vinyl only

According to Going Through The Motions, side one is from February 13, 1979, Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA. Side two is a bunch of pirated B-sides and give-aways (before Taking Liberties this was worth something. “Neat Neat Neat” was the only one not to appear on that album).

Collector’s comment: “The live recording has the frequency response of a telephone. The pirated stuff sounds okay.”

Costello LB 79 2

A concert review for the 14 February show appeared in the 5 April ’79 issue of Rolling Stone – # 288.

Some dealers have decided that this is one of the world’s most valuable bootleg – see Mamma/GMV Records on musicstack/gemm – asking 5K Euros for it and claiming only 5 copies made it out [which I doubt]. Reality check: In its newest eBay auction, a copy sold forjust $57 in January of 2014.

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Text found on gemm:
-Elvis Costello:Hate You Live, ULTRAMEGARARE! Totally withdrawn live vinyl LP on K&S lbl, this release was totally sequestred & destroyed by FBI before LPs arrives in the Shop, the rarest K&S lbl live LP, not more than 5 copies exist!!!, still pristine copy in its own full deluxe p/s-If you collect K&S lbl this is the ‘holy graal’!!!(K&S EC 9000)-€.4999.99

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060:

Springsteen Jersey Devil K&S

Springsteen JD KotAlley red

Pressed on red PVC from “original plates” which I assume to be Hoffman Avenue Records / Idle Mind plates.

 

More information can be found here: http://www.brucespringsteen.it/DB/detrec.aspx?code=LPKOTH1

Although, there are two mistakes here: The title is slightly misspelled and it’s not a double set.

The Jersey Devil / King Of The Alley (Matrix: TMOQ 5466) is a “stealth” repressing Lou Cohan did in 1977 (after getting busted in late ’76) of his own Hoffman Avenue Records title # 147 and either the first or second Springsteen bootleg ever, released in September of 1975:

Springsteen Jersey Devil sm

As a footnote and to confuse things a bit more, the original album was referred to in later issues as # 161:

HAR list

Refer to the upcoming Hoffman Avenue Records post found here for more information

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2 comments
  1. Mark said:

    That Knebworth Fair Vol. 1 from K&S was a bit of a ripoff. I got it when it first came out anxious to hear Knebworth. The Knebworth material did not start until the middle side 3! Also the source tape was missing the beginning of “Over The Hills And Far Away” so they used another source from a different gig to fill the gap…lame!!!!

    • To be fair “A 10 year tour of Zeppelin music” did provide a big hint – IF one had a chance to read that or get a true description of its track sources.

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