(JETHRO) TULL ‘REASONS FOR WAITING’ / ‘MY GOD!’ + ‘FLUTE CAKE’

 

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Jethro Tull RFW 5

A copy of TMOQ’s MY GOD! – first released in May of 1970 with square Athapascan labels and 20 1/2 matrix markings. Later known as 71005.

The seller wrote about the album shown below: “Writing on the back cover leads me to believe this lp was purchased on 9/25/1970”. So this one came from one of the first pressing runs. Vinyl looks black but was described as purple. This was only the second ever Dub Taylor/TMOQ release to be issued on colored vinyl (after Donovan’s Reedy River).

 

Jethro Tull My God 9 70

Ken:While I was away Dub had mastered My God, by Jethro Tull which was mostly B sides added to a couple live songs he record in Long Beach with his shotgun mic.

Tull Long Beach 1970

JETHRO TULL
April 19, 1970
Long Beach, CA. Long Beach Arena

1  TALK/TUNING
2  NOTHING IS EASY
3  MY GOD
4  TO CRY YOU A SONG
5  WITH YOU THERE TO HELP ME
6  SOSSITY YOU’RE A WOMAN > REASONS FOR WAITING > SOSSITY YOU’RE A WOMAN
7  DHARMA FOR ONE
8  WE USED TO KNOW > GUITAR SOLO > FOR A THOUSAND MOTHERS

A half-pirate release. Dub selected only two segments from his audience recording and filled  side two with UK singles and B-sides that had not been released in the U.S.:

Love Story / A Christmas Song    November 1968  WIP 6048  (reached # 29 in UK)  – 2nd ever Jethro Tull 45

Sweet Dream / 17    October 1969  WIP 6070  (# 9 in UK)    – 4th JT 45

The Witch’s Promise / The Teacher  January 1970    WIP 6077  (# 4 in UK)   – 5th JT 45

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Jethro Tull Flute Cake st

For the famous FLUTE CAKE title, we are looking at four options, with the first two assuming that TMOQ’s 71044 release from July 1972 was the original and Dittolino copied it:

1. Dub bought a ticket to Tull’s next swing through So. Cal. at the Anaheim Convention Center on 19 October 1970 and recorded the show himself but did not ready it for a release it until 21 months later.

2. Someone else had recorded the performance and Dub received the tape only in 1972.

3. Dittolini were the first to release this album.

4. Another bootlegger was first, which would explain the time gap and the unusual matrix numbers of KW – 215344 A / B (also found on the Freebooter label).

Jethro Tull FC Freebooter

Jethro Tull Flute Cake FB lbl

Or perhaps, this was just a disguise used by Dub … or that sticker never belonged there:

Jethro Tull Flute Cake FB

 

Jethro Tull Flute Cake 1

recordsguild.com’s TMOQ wiki says the first version had this label type.

 

Jethro Tull
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
19 October 1970

01.  Nothing is Easy 7:40
02.  My God 11:41
03.  We Used to Know 3:20
04.  With You There to Help Me / By Kind Permission Of 13:06
05.  Song for Jeffrey 5:13
06.  Sossity, You’re a Woman 5:33

Total time: 46:37

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9 comments
  1. The My God! LP was also a tribute to Ken’s editing skills. The insertion of the noise excerpt from Morton Subotnik’s “Silver Apples on the Moon” between the live tracks was genius. A listen to the unedited tape shows that the dialogue was carefully edited to maximize the humor in Ian’s stage announcements. This LP’s popularity likely contributed to the appearance of the Living in the Past LP in 1972, containing the non-U.S. tracks that were previously available only on the My God! LP.

      • I stand corrected. Substitute “Dub” for “Ken” above and my comment stands.

  2. Doinker said:

    There’s a re-release of “Flute Cake” called “Di Di My Lovely”. It features Ian gawking at a parade of topless Princess Diana lookalikes.

    • Yes there is. Terrible cover imo. Did you ever A/B it to any other version? I believe it’s the same source recording.
      It will be added when I revisit this title again as part of the TMOQ releases.

      • Doinker said:

        It’s exactly the same tape, but it’s a much better rendition.

      • ‘Rendition’ is defined as “a performance or interpretation, especially of a dramatic role or piece of music.” Since it’s the same tape and performance, you must mean something different, I think? Mastering, pressing, transfer, perhaps?

        • Doinker said:

          It’s a much clearer version of the same material. Either the mastering is better or a lower generation tape was used. The pressing is also from a different set of plates.

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