Also exists with red&white and b&w inserts.
USA: 2nd half of 1971 to early ’72
The Infromthestorm site states: “BBC Sessions, London 1967 / […] / Atwood Hall, Clark University, Worcester, MA 15.03.68; 2nd Show / “Happening For Lulu”, BBC TV Centre, London 04.01.69″
The Kustom Records US copy, # 005, released between late 1970 and April of ’71:
Kustom Records still confuses me a bit. It’s almost as if they were active on both sides of the Atlantic simultaneously (A Jeffrey Collins can be seen in a BBC report from 1971, stating he imports the discs from the USA and sleeves are added in the UK).
This particular release looks like a US release to me, compared to their European ones, which had printed covers, and was only sold by US-based sellers on eBay.
The UK original live experience 1967 – 68 (‘VOODOO CHILE’), matrix: JHBL A1 / JBHL B :
It came with a leaflet that Kustom Records (and Berkeley) would use for their inserts.
This unauthorized UK release received quite a bit of flak in the mainstream press, likely helping prompt a good deal of financial concern and the BBC report shown below.
Above: Melody Maker, UK, 12/1970 – below: Billboard magazine, US, 26 November 1970:
In April 1971, Billboard reports that 13,944 copies were pressed.
Finally, the (velvet) hammer came down – from Melody Maker, April 3rd, ’71:
We know from the BBC report that Jeffrey Collins imported Kustom Records discs without covers from the US and it seems obvious that he passed Kustom a copy of the UK bootleg, which then ended up as their release # 005, shown above.
However, in the end it was all for naught:
[thanks to jimihendrixcollector.com for some of these articles!]
Also copied by TMOQ in the US and released around June of 1971 as 71019 (matrix: JH107A/B):
CBM copied part of Kustom’s insert for their first version of their RAINBOW BRIDGE release (# 3213) from 1972:
Patti Smith and a copy of Goodbye, Jimi: