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Four years ago, when I compiled the CBM master lists, John Winn had sent me a list of missing titles and among them this entry, which left me puzzled, as I had never seen this even mentioned anywhere:

4450 – Falkoner Center, Copenhagen (Wings)

So, now that secret can be revealed. While this bootleg may have been issued in early 1976 and Wings did indeed play at the Falkoner Center in Copenhagen, Denmark that March, this is actually a Delaney and Bonnie concert from 10 December 1969 taken from a broadcast on Danish TV. It’s quite sneaky how Harrison’s and Clapton’s names dominate the art work here. At least Clapton sings one of the songs, George can be more ‘felt than heard’.

Matrix: WEC S-4450-A 8420

The auction closed at $83.

 

The following CBM titles were all produced around this time, as can easily be seen and what they have in common is that they are very rare indeed.

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Collector’s comment: “How much rare? I’ve seen two copies in 34 years…

King Crimson Texas Hall SH

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Collector’s comment: “…this item is absolutely an extreme rarity in KC bootlegraphy.”

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Pink Floyd Intl Transmission

 

Both of these Pink Floyd releases have 5 stars for rarity on floydboots

CBM must have cut back to producing only 100 – 200 copies of each of these, even the new releases. I wonder if they “felt the heat” from the FBI during this time and decided to keep a low profile for a while by producing only very small runs. Anyone have any other ideas, please leave a comment.

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Due to the date mentioned as part of the rubber stamp, I believe that this is a live recording and not just a pirate of officially released tracks.

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Matrix says: NRV-6-S1013

It does remind me of the earliest WCF/pre-Berkeley Records phase, when they used a combination of letters and numbers before switching to an all number-based system. here is an example, LIVE BAND by the Band:

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Back to the Chicago album: The seller set an auction price of $8 but this otherwise unremarkable LP – especially for the non-bootleg aficionado – sold for six times that much.

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Japan: 1985

Source: Supposedly an audience recording from the Meadowland’s Arena in East Rutherford, NJ on 28 August 1985 (the last night of their 1985 tour, whith Michael Des Barres filling in for Robert Palmer)

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ETS 2592 A: Murderess / Dancing in the Street / Some Like It Hot / Lonely Tonight / Go To Zero
ETS 2592 B: Too Good to be Bad / Harvest For The World / Thinking With Your Body / Still in Your Heart / Some Guys Have All The Luck
ETS 2593 A: Communication / The Reflex / White Light / “White Heat / Obsession / Power Station Rap
ETS 2593 B: It’s Only Rock & Roll / Obsession” (Reprise) / Hungry Like the Wolf / Get It On (Bang a Gong)

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This is the only other Power Station * vinyl * bootleg I have come across:

Tree Music Ltd. ‎– POSL-2, likely a European bootleg.

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Side 1: Murderess / Dancing In The Street / Some Like It Hot / Lonely Tonight / Thinking Of Your Body
Side 2: Obsession / Hungry Like The Wolf / Get It On (Bang A Gong)

Source: KBFH broadcast recorded at L.A.’s Greek Theater on 28 July ’85

 

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Japan: 1985

Source: Mining the Live Aid radio broadcast from July 13th ’85 for two double sets. Selected were the performances by David Bowie, Bryan Ferry with David Gilmour), the Wembley Finale, Paul McCartney, F.Mercury & B.May, the Power Station and Duran Duran.

ETS 2588 A: TVC 15 / Rebel Rebel / Modern Love / Heroes / Sensation / Boys and Girls / Slave To Love / Jealous Guy
ETS 2588 B: Do They Know It’s Christmas / Is This The World We Created?
ETS 2589 A: Let It Be / ? / ? / ? / Murderess / Get It On (Bang a Gong)
ETS 2589 B: A View to a Kill / Union of the Snake / Save A Prayer / The Reflex

[Not an accurate track list, I just tried to piece it together from various sources.]

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Volume 2 presents Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin (with Phil Collins), The Who, Black Sabbath, Mick Jagger (w. Hall&Oates, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin and Tina Turner), Bob Dylan (w. Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood) and the finale in Philadelphia.

ETS 2590 A: White Room / Rock & Roll / Whole Lotta Love / Stairway To Heaven
ETS 2590 B: My Generation / Love Reign On Me / Won’t Get Fooled Again / Paranoid
ETS 2591 A: Lonely At The Top / Just Another Night / Miss You / State of Shock / It’s Only Rock & Roll
ETS 2591 B: Ballad Of Hollis Brown / Ship Comes In / Blowing In The Wind / We Are The World

 

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Meanwhile, someone in Europe went “the whole hog”and issued everything on a 12 LP box (ca. late ’85/86):

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Peter Blake art work

 

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Japan: 1985 – they played Japan in July of ’85

Source: Back cover states recorded at Long Beach Arena in 1985, however the actual location is Osaka’s Festival Hall on 15 July ’85

ETS 2584 A: In The Beginning / Shout At The Devil / Knock’ Em Dead, Kid / Keep Your Eye On The Money / Too Young To Fall In Love
ETS 2584 B: Red Hot / Mick Mars Guitar Solo / City Boy Blues / Piece Of Your Action
ETS 2585 A: Looks That Kill / Smokin’ In The Boys Room / Live Wire
ETS 2585 B: Ten Seconds To Love / Helter Skelter / Jailhouse Rock

The following website http://crueworld.com/WEB_EN_INGLES/21%20Bootlegs/03_bootlegs_theatre_of_pain.html states: “Live Pain 85 – LP JAP (ETS 2586) promo + single – Japan promo bootleg with 2 discs and 15 songs. Come with a free limited and numbered copy of the first Motley Crue single Stick to your guns/Toast of the town with the serial number D 1.” I am not sure if this is correct or not, I have my doubts.

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Recommended Crüe bootlegs site: http://www.matscruepage.se/vinyl_bootlegs1.php

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Japan: 1985

Source: Supposedly recorded at Long Beach Arena – no date given apart from the year. The listing on discogs states this was recorded on 31 December 1984.

ETS 2584 A: intro / U Got It / In Your Direction / Wanted Man / Tell The World
ETS 2584 B: You’re In Trouble / I’m Insane / Give It All / The Morning After
ETS 2585 A: Back For More / Never Use Love / Walkin The Dog / Bobby Blotzer drum solo
ETS 2585 B: Sweet Cheater / Lack Of Communication / Round And Round

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Comprehensive Ratt bootleg listing: http://kdrth.free.fr/MaCollection/Ratt.htm