A rare Contraband Title Goes To Auction

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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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3 comments
  1. Good to finally learn what this is! Do you know the catalog/matrix # of the King Crimson title?

    • Hi John, Glad to be of service. SYMPHO SESSION 2LP = CBM 3010/4240, the single LP version is 4240. These are the same plates as Texas Hall/Arlington Texas.

  2. Thanks, I had it listed just under 3010 for some reason.

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