1971 in bootlegs mirrored the rise of a new breed of singer songwriters entering the scene: Leon Russell, Elton John, Cat Stevens and Neil Young had one of the best selling underground releases that year.
In an earlier post, I had tried to explore Rubber Dubber’s original of Neil Young’s recording at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, which is one of the auditoriums collectively named as the Los Angeles Music Center (and that’s why that name was used for the TMOQ version). I would love to know when exactly the WCF versions came out and when CBM’s was released but that is unknown so far, except pinning it down somewhere in late 1971 – early 1972. Rubber Dubber’s original – seen below – was probably available fairly soon after the concert date.
Side A: It’s So Hard To Wait (3:05) / Tell Me Why (2:10) / Look At My Life (3:05) / Journey Through The Past (3:10)
Side B: Cowgirl In The Sand (4:00) / A Heart Of Gold (3:00) / A Man Needs A Maid (5:00)
Side C: Sugar Mountain (10:25) / Don’t Let It Bring You Down (3:20) / Love In Mind (1:50)
Side D: The Damage Done (3:00) / Ohio (3:00) / See The Sky About To Rain (3:05) / I Am A Child (2:20) / See The Girl Dance (2:00)
This post will concentrate on the WCF versions, of which there are no less than three.
- The double album using Rubber Dubber’s original title
It was around this time that WCF (also) came up with label names that no longer referred directly to the artist on that specific album, first seen on Cat Stevens CATNIP LP on Bogart Records.
As we can see, the labels start with what is side C on the original, while the two volumes below reverted to the correct order (A & B on Volume 1 and C & D on Volume 2).
2. The double album split into two volumes and with a new title
Using Rubber Dubber’s original art work. (I have only found an image for Vol. 2 so far.)
3. The ‘best-of’ compilation
Wrap-around insert and either Skylonda or white labels. This also exists with ‘Sugar Mountain’ labels.
Matrix / Runout: 733 Side I / 733 Side II
Side A: Heart Of Gold / A Man Needs A Maid / (Old Man) Take A Look At My Life / Journey Through The Past / The Damage Done
Side B: Love In Mind / See The Girl Dance / Ohio / Sugar Mountain / See The Sky About To Rain
The ‘best of’ version was later reissued in a folder-type cover and blank white labels, with the new back cover crafted together from the inner sleeve/lyric insert of Neil’s official Harvest album from .
I have been told that another WCF version named Young Man’s Fancy with a ‘ymf’ matrix exists as well.