Japan JL 5XX Copy Series: JL-521 to JL-525

521 LIVE CONCERT ATLANTA

522 BATTLE (error, record matrix = 512)

523 FOREST HILLS TENNIS STADIUM

524 ?

525 SWEDEN 1963

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JL 521: THE BEATLES – LIVE CONCERT ATLANTA

Beatles Live Concert Atlanta JL 521Beatles Live Concert Atlanta JL 521 lbl

History:

In (early) 1970,  the second ever vinyl bootleg of a Beatles performance was created when someone came into possession of a radio broadcast reel to reel on the east coast and produced the ‘Great White Wonder equivalent’ of a Beatles concert recording.

ALIVE AT LAST

Matrix: 1001 A / B

Beatles AALBeatles AAL stamp 2Beatles AAL stampBeatles AAL lbl 1Beatles AAL lbl 2

 

IN CONCERT AT WHISKEY FLAT

Ken & Dub got a hold of the east coast release and quickly copied it. They were not shy in announcing who the artist was in their version of the title stamp. As there was no clue on the recording which concert this was, they just made up a name and location in jest.

” … July 1970 – plain white label, colored vinyl, OPD 19 / OPD 67 matrix – copy of an East Coast bootleg”. [TMOQ wiki on the record collectors guild website (now sadly removed)]

Beatles LF CO AT Whiskey Flat

Beatles ICaWFlat 3

As I have only seen this title with 1 / 2 labels and these weren’t introduced by (pre-)TMOQ until March/Spring 1971, I doubt the date given by the TMOQ wiki of July 1970.

Beatles ICaWFlat lbl 1

Much later, the recording was identified as probably coming from a broadcast by Philadelphia radio station WIBG-AM (known as “Wibbage”) but positively identified as the 02 September 1964 concert at Philadelphia’s Convention Hall.

Beatles Philly 64Beatles Philly 64 II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjbCK5AO7HQ

 

On the West coast, the team that ended up becoming Berkeley Records and were in their early days known as White Cover Folks (WCF) also issued their own version and the first one with a slip sheet (with an image brazenly copied from the fan club Beatles’ Christmas Album) in 1971.

LIVE CONCERT AT WISKEY FLATS

Matrix: 510-A-X / 510-B-X

Beatles Live C Wiskey FlatsBeatles Live C Wiskey Flats lblBeatles LCaWF lbl bBeatles LCAtlanta blu lbl

Also exists with blank white labels and insert in different color shades (for example, red).

 

In the second half of 1972, Contraband then copied this release as CBM 3552 under a slightly changed title and brought it back to the East coast.

LIVE CONCERT ATLANTA

Beatles Live C Atlanta 3552 3Beatles Live C Atlanta 3552 o lbl

First editions (?) came with a unique ‘two-tone’ color design and wording – who are the Kyoto Klucks? – , unlike any other I have ever come across for CBM.

Beatles Live C Atlanta 3552Without Contraband symbol.

Alternative labels found with this title:

2013091114570000

2013091114570000

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA CBM green pirate lbl The label version copied by JL

In late 1975/early 1976, for a reissue on the King Kong sub-label, the folks at Contraband thought they knew the real location for this recording – someone may have pointed out that the Beatles did not play in Atlanta until 1965 – and in a rare move, they added a correction to the slip sheet (which was still incorrect):

LIVE CONCERT ATLANTA (which really is HOLLYWOOD BOWL SECOND SHOW)

Beatles Live C Atlanta 3552 detailBeatles Live C Atlanta 3552 detail 2Beatles Live C Atlanta 3552 KK

Matrix: RI-3552 A/B

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THE BEATLES LIVE (TPL 3032 A/B)

Another rare Japanese bootleg claiming to contain Atlanta material is this one. This was produced around 1975, based on the one other release found by this label (see below).

Beatles TPL-3032beatles-tpl-3032

From the auction text:  “BEATLES-LIVE (LP), JAPANESE PRESSING LP, INCLUDES 2 LIVE SHOW + BONUS, TPL-3032 SIDE A : LIVE IN ATLANTA” 1. TWIST AND SHOUT 2. YOU CAN’T DO THAT 3. ALL MY LOVING 4. SHE LOVES YOU 5. THINGS WE SAID TODAY 6. CAN’T BUY ME LOVE 7. IF I FELL 8. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND 9 BOYS 

The other TPL release: The rarest Japanese Pink Floyd bootleg titled LIVE as well, matrix: TPL3003 A/B

Dated as a 1975 release on floydboots.com and containing five performances from their June 1971 Hakone appearance in excellent quality.

pink-floyd-live-tpl

pink-floyd-live-tpl-3003

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JL 522: The ROLLING STONES / The BEATLES – BATTLE

B RS Battle 512

The matrix images can be found under the JL 512 entry.

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JL 523: The BEATLES – FOREST HILLS TENNIS STADIUM

Beatles Forest Hills TS 523Beatles Forest Hills TS 523 lbl

Copied J. Fish designed Instant Analysis labels.

The original Contraband title with explanation what was really on this album, was previously featured here.

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JL 524 is unknown at this time.

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JL 525: The BEATLES – SWEDEN 1963

Beatles Sweden 1963 JL 525Beatles Sweden JL 524 2v

A link to the notes on the original can be found here.

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