1971 Dutch Dylan Boot Comes With 1970 RS Article


I love it when past record owners hold onto contemporary articles and keep them with the record, like a time capsule.

The article, discussing the misadventures of its 20 year old producer “Steel” and the first UK produced bootleg, a bad sounding single LP ‘Best of’ version of G.W.W. taped from Ken & Dub’s original., was first published in the 19 March 1970 issue of Rolling Stone magazine.


The article is actually online for much better readability: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dylans-great-white-wonder-bootleg-turns-up-in-london-19700319

The front of the album that the article was taped to (not the one discussed in the article, which I have never seen and there won’t be much to see anyway even if I had an image as the album had few markings apart from the matrix number GWW LP1 A/B): Reissue of the Dutch copy of the first Isle of Wight bootleg.


“Isle of Wight      The Peace/Piece versions
The Dutch release of this album came out in 1971.  It has a white cover with the title stamp, and a peace symbol in red or blue. It has a ‘Peace’ label that reads
“In concert on the island”  The matrix is 31 W-A/B  HM-PART – 1/2.  There was also a second issue that has a slightly larger stamp in purple.  (gwa 44Ba).
Later in 1971 another Dutch issue came out with an album that was pressed from the same master plates, however the package was completely different (gwa 44Bb). The front cover has a small red title stamp with no peace symbol.  The label now read ‘Piece’ instead of ‘Peace’.  It is not sure whether this alternate word is a play on the former, a spelling error, or a communications error.  The LP has a pink Piece label with the title “In concert on the Island”.  Another version of this LP came in the same cover as gwa  44Ba, with a label the same as gwa 44Ba… except that ‘Peace’ had been replaced by ‘Piece’! Obviously related … although it is not sure quite how or why.” (source: bobsboots.com) 











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