If you see this with a light brown-grey insert, it is likely the WCF version.
Which was the original version? The two contenders are:
- The JA-9999 version with matrix S-2583/4, reminding us of those used by Dittolino, except if this title came out in 1970 the numbers are off in that a 1971 release such as the rolling stones live in concert used lower numbers
2. This TMOQ title, released ca. March 1971 – square label version, a recent find for me (much rarer than the 1/2 round label versions). Are the square label ones first editions? Can anyone confirm?
Is that the insert seen above a genuine TMOQ item? I have never seen this again with a TMOQ pressing and we have to consider that one of the owners of this album may have added it later. Further evidence against it is seen in another ‘square label’ version, which has the standard TMOQ-produced insert for this title:
UPDATE: Within minutes of posting, I received this image showing the full insert and making it look more likely that TMOQ had copied the material:
Thank you, Karl for the image.
The material presented on UATW comes from two PBS TV programs: “Go Ride The Music” recorded 2nd of April, 1970 at Wally Heider Studio, San Francisco (tracks A1, A2, A4 – B3) and “A Night At Family Dog” recorded 4th of February, 1970 at Family Dog on the Great Highway (supposedly broadcast on 27 February and 13 December 1970), tracks A3 + B4.
My current preferred theory is that the release date for the TMOQ version is too late to be the original source for this, so, my money is currently on the JA-9999 version.
Isn’t it also more likely that Dub & Ken removed the ‘F’ after “Mother” from their insert instead of another bootlegger adding it on theirs?
The timeline for these three versions then looks approximately like this:
- JA-9999 original released ca. June of 1970
- TMOQ with square labels and the copied “cop drawing” insert released around March of 1971
- The WCF version released ca. middle of 1971 to early 1972