I’m quite fond of the bottle + glass drawing WCF must have cut out somewhere.
They could spell it correctly on the label but not on the inserts…
The cover inspiration taken from the US fan club LP release of the fan club flexi discs. The release date for this was December of 1970.
Source: Soundboard recording from Convention Hall, Philadelphia, PA, likely recorded by radio station WIBG-AM
Although the books Way Beyond Compare and Beatlegmania Volume One and Two claim this WCF version with ‘Whiskey’ labels came first in 1970, this is not the case. In fact, this was already the third version (and second copy) of this recording. What is undisputed is that this was the first beatleg to feature a concert recording from the height of Beatlemania, thankfully the audio quality lived up to the occasion.
Original version: ALIVE AT LAST, East Coast bootleg, released in the spring of 1970:
Matrix: 1001 A / B
First copy: IN CONCERT AT WHISKEY FLAT, pre-TMOQ West Coast bootleg, released ca. July 1970.
This means either Dub or Ken came up with the fictional “Whiskey Flat” location, WCF turned it into “Flats” and CBM (see below) decided to do away with all that nonsense and that this was really from Atlanta (although the Beatles had not performed there on their 1964 US Tour).
Matrix: OPD 19 70 – 417F / OPD 67-2 70418F
Third copy: LIVE CONCERT ATLANTA by Contraband, offering a degraded insert with a failed guess regarding the source (on a later reissue) and the worst sound quality of the four versions. On the other hand, the only one with a personalized label (at least for the initial pressing run). Virginia, USA based bootleg label, first CBM release probably last quarter of 1972 or first of ’73.
A later reissue on their King Kong sub-label, ca. 1975:
Fourth copy: JL 521 Japan copy, ca. 1976: