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Released ca. 1972/3 (if one believes that 4011, 4022, 4033 & 4044 were released without large time gaps between them as 4033/44 was only recorded in November of ’72)

Matrix: 4011 I / II x

 

And WCF’s 1973/4 folder style cover reissue.

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The original:

The second Rolling Stones by Ken & Dub (that was not a copy), released around June of 1971 with the ‘no border’ 1/2 labels, matrix: RS 507 A / B

Different labels and stickers came later. This is probably the first time the term “out take” was used on a record cover to refer to unused takes during a studio recording:

 

01. Memphis, Tennessee [02:13] 1963-09-23: Saturday Club, London, UK (tracks 01. – 02.)
02. Roll Over Beethoven [02:17]
03. Down in the Bottom [02:47] 1964-05-25: Saturday Club, London, UK (tracks 03. – 07.)
04. You Can Make It if You Try [02:13]
05. Route 66 [02:30]
06. Confessin’ The Blues [03:03]
07. Down The Road A Piece [01:43]
08. High-Heel Sneakers [02:38] 1964-04-13: Saturday Club, London, UK (tracks 08.-09., 10.-11. + 16.)
09. Beautiful Delilah [02:12]
10. Carol [02:25]
11. I Just Want to Make Love to You [02:12]
12. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction [04:00] 1965-08-20: ‘Saturday Club’ BBC, London (tracks 12. – 15.)
13. The Spider And The Fly [03:28]
14. Cry To Me [03:20]
15. Fanny Mae [02:18]
16. Walking The Dog [03:16]
17. Jumping Jack Flash [03:31] 1968-04-20: Olympic Sound Studios, London, UK, Studio Session

TMOQ re-pressings:

 

Reissues under a different label name:

  • with Dragonfly or Ruthless Rhymes labels and a different insert in the mid 70’s made by Vicki Vinyl using the 1835 TMOQ plates (a mcv version with grey labels and using the standard insert also exists)
  • Repressed as part of the The Black Box 3 LP set
  • A rather ugly picture disc made in the 90’s adds “Come On” (from SC 1963-09-23) and “I Wanna be Your Man” (from SC 1964-02-03) as the closing tracks on sides 1 & 2 (not shown).

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All of these tracks were finally officially released in December of 2017 as THE ROLLING STONES ON AIR

 

 

 

  1. First insert version without a title:

Grateful Dead GD-2255Grateful Dead DS Rec

Released ca. 1972

Source: 1971 radio broadcast; even  the lostlivedead blog could not be bothered to research the exact source & date: “Dark Star is an Eastern bootleg, (…) It was an FM broadcast from Fall 71, with a great “Dark Star”>”Me And My Uncle”
The Dark Star bootleg included what appears to have been a late 71 “Dark Star,” with Keith Godchaux on piano. At this juncture, I have no interest in figuring out which show it was, but keep in mind that back in the mid-70s, it was literally impossible. There was no Deadbase, no Deadlists, no list of shows, much less setlists–we couldn’t even guess what it was. Unlike the Western “gatefold” albums, it had a conventional white cover with a pasted-on sheet.

Two comments from me: Re. “Eastern bootleg”, I would place WCF’s operations at this time somewhere in the vicinity of the state of Illinois.

Re. “Western “gatefold” albums”, which outfit on the West coast did gatefold covers in 1972? Dub & Ken/TMOQ sure did not. 

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2. Second insert version now titled DARK STAR:

I believe these all came with white labels as they fall into the period after WCF had given up creating individual ‘title labels’.

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3. Reissued in a folder-style cover with an image of the artist on the back panel, ca. late 1973/4:

For some reason, the red version suffered from a significant loss of detail compared to the black one. Not the first time we have seen this in a WCF reissue.

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4. Reissued as a fake Impossible Recordworks label release (IMP 2255):

Grateful Dead Dark Star b&w w.r.

Jethro Tull Flute Cake WCFJethro Tull Flute Cake lbl

Released around 1972 – 73

Source: Anaheim Convention Center, 19 October 1970 (often mis-dated to 1972, despite this being a 1970 set list, due to an error on the insert of a reissue – see below)

Track list:

A1 Nothing is Easy  (07:44)
A2 My God  (10:30)
A3 We Used to Know   (03:07)
B1 With You There to Help Me / By Kind Permission Of  (12:20)
B2 Song for Jeffrey  (04:56)
B3 Sossity, You’re a Woman  (05:20)

Typical Set list on this leg of the tour:

Nothing Is Easy
My God
With You There To Help Me/By Kind Permission Of…
A Song For Jeffrey
Sossity: You’re A Woman/Reasons For Waiting
Dharma For One

Encore:
We Used To Know
Guitar Solo
For A Thousand Mothers

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A copy of this release:

 

 

Matrix: S-2585/S-2586

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Two further releases that seem to be linked are the Freebooter and the TMOQ versions:

 

Silk-screened cover art.

The letter/number combination on the label is KW 215344, which happens to be the matrix for the TMOQ release. Based on TMOQ’s habit in ’71/’72 of giving their original releases a matrix consisting of initials identifying the artist and a 3-digit number, I tend to believe that this is a copy made by TMOQ. Their version dates to July of 1972.

 

And later editions:

 

Some of these copies with (smoking) pig labels have the new matrix 1828-A / B

Ruthless Rhymes/Vicky Vinyl re-issued this album from the TMOQ plates (Matrix KW-215344-A / B) in two different versions:

  • on mcv but using the “plant & cake” insert of the FC-888 version but with an added stamp
  • re-titled as JETHRO TULL MESS on black PVC with Ruthless Rhymes labels

 

 

In 1983, someone in Italy produced 300 red vinyl copies and about 50 in green with blank white labels, claiming TMOQ’s original pressing plate. The concert date was incorrectly stated as 1972.

 

Finally, in the late 1980’s, there was this rather tacky reissue:

From an auction description: “Cover is a black with xerox copies attached to front and back. The back of it has a xerox of Lady Di when her top fell down during some event, it doesn’t show anything, but the shock and horror of her expression says it all. The front has Ian backstage with 5 lovelies in female tuxedos with a plastic breast piece on each of them, one of the ladies appears to be Pamela Debarres (of 60’s rock groupie fame), but not positive on that. One of the back pics on the back is of Ian in make-up with the words “Jethro Tull Might Do Something Weird” on the bottom. Above that pic on the back is of 2 women where one is licking the others breast(whoever put this record out liked breasts apparently). I believe this is a reboot of the TMOQ release of Flute Cake. I like this one better personally.

Jethro Tull Di, Di, My Lovely 2

 

If you know the matrix number for this version or have any further info on any of the other versions, please leave a comment.

 

 

 

 

I would date this version to 1972/early 1973. However, there is another version with this matrix; it does not really look like a WCF product though:

 

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The origin of this album is well known. Following the success of LiveR Than You’ll Ever Be, Dub recorded Jethro Tull at the Long Beach Arena on 19 April 1970 and the performances of Sossity, You’re A Woman / Reasons For Waiting / My God (no exclamation mark) were mastered into the pressing plate for one side of Dub & Ken’s fifth ever production.

Tull Long Beach 1970
LONG BEACH ARENA ,CA.
APRIL 19, 1970

1 – TALK/TUNING
2 – NOTHING IS EASY
3 – TALK
4 – MY GOD
5 – TO CRY YOU A SONG
6 – WITH YOU THERE TO HELP ME
7 – SOSSITY, YOU’RE A WOMAN > REASONS FOR WAITING > SOSSITY, YOU’RE A WOMAN
8 – DHARMA FOR ONE
9 – WE USED TO KNOW > GUITAR SOLO > FOR A THOUSAND MOTHERS

Side two was filled with five pirated UK 45 B-sides. It was released around May of 1970 using colored vinyl and square labels with stamped covers.

At this pre-TMOQ stage, they still invented a new label name for each release and this was going to be Athapascan Records (the term originally refers to “a large family of indigenous languages of North America, located in western North America in three groups of contiguous languages: Northern, Pacific Coast and Southern (or Apachean)”. The matrix number was 20 1 / 2

The release was very successful and there were many copies, including on 8-Track. For some reason, most copies moved the live tracks to the second side.

Jethro Tull MY GOD!

Early CBM copy with matrix MG1

Dittolino renamed the album.

Here we have copies with matrix markings: MY GOD SIDE A / B

There are copies with Rutgers University labels adorned with a large stamp:

and a printed covers version with yellow labels bearing the number 63 122 (matrix markings: EL-A / B), which manages to misspell the name of the band:

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Back to TMOQ versions:

Ken reissued the album ca. 1973/4 with the matrix numbers  1819-1 70-246-M / 1819-B 1/2-2 70-247-M

Jethro Tull My God ins

These can be found with farm or smoking pig symbols. This is one instance where Ken’s claim that that ‘farm pig = not always a Dub made LP’ and ‘smoking pig = not always a Ken made album’ holds true, as the 4-digit prefix gives it away as a later Ken pressing. This title can be found as part of the generic cartoon reissue series as well.

When Dub reissued this album together with his other Tull release Nothing Is Easy, the matrix numbers were ATHAPASCAN RECORDS IN CONCERT 20½ A / B  -or- 20½ – 1 70-246 M / 20½ – 1 70-247 M

Jethro Tull MG NIE red blu

 

 

 

 

I was not able to find an image for # 2235 JIM HENDRIX – ‘SCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY so that one will have to be skipped for now.

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Three Tull copies, likely released by WCF in the 2nd half of 1972 – early 1973.

  1. U.S. TOUR  APRIL  1972   VOLUME II

Jethro Tull US Tour April 1972

 

The cover art “borrowed” from CBM down to a ‘T’.

WCF’s detailed album track list:

A1 Wind Up / instrumental by Martin Barre
A2 Locomotive Breath / Hard-Headed English General / Wind-Up Reprise
B1 Thick As A Brick pt. 1
B2 Thick AS A Brick pt. 1 (cont.)

Source: The Scope in Norfolk, VA on April 22, 1972.

Below, the CBM original with matrix markings 3426 for Side 1, which is identical to Á1+2 on the WCF album above but Side 2 is different, playing Cross-Eyed Mary / A New Day Yesterday / Aqualung – and the matrix is ‘3436-B JTB Scope’.

 

 

The two segments of “Thick As A Brick” on WCF’s Side 2 appear to be identical to plate ‘3436-A JTA Scope’ as released on CBM’s ticketron.

Jethro Tull ticketron RE

CBM created two plates for “Cross-Eyed Mary / A New Day Yesterday / Aqualung”: ‘3436-B JTB Scope’ – used for the titles ticketron & U.S. TOUR APRIL 1972 VOLUME II and ‘JTB 3420 3436B’ also used on Side 2 of BALTIMORE AND AROUND NOVEMBER 1972

Jethro Tull Baltimore And Around detail
Around 1975, CBM created yet another master plate as they needed to pair down the Norfolk material to two album sides for the rare double album RETROROC, combining it with LIVE MAY 1973. Just over six minutes of “Wind Up” were extracted and tacked on to “Thick As A Brick” and issued with the matrix number 3436 A (side 2 had the usual C-E M/A N D Y/AQ).

Jethro Tull RTRC

 

This is one of the most popular recordings from the “Thick as a Brick” tour and deservedly so: it’s a blistering and highly energetic performance captured on a great sounding audience tape.”Ticketron” was first issued with an edited version of part one of “Thick as a Brick” on side A and the “Wind-Up” encore section on side B. After a while, a second version of the LP with the same side A but with “Cross-Eyed Mary”, “A New Day Yesterday” and “Aqualung” on side B was pressed, liberating 25 minutes more from the show. ” (notes from a restoration project)

Track list:

01 Introduction
02 Thick as a Brick, Pt. 1 [cut during organ solo]
03 Jeffrey speaks
04 Cross-Eyed Mary
05 A New Day Yesterday
06 Aqualung
07 Ian speaks
08 Wind-Up [cuts in, piano intro edited out]
09 Instrumental by Martin Barre
10 Locomotive Breath
11 Hard Headed English General
12 Wind-Up (reprise)

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The Norfolk concert and the Baltimore concert were both recorded by one of the earliest practitioners: R (who was from Baltimore).  Somehow he fell in with the people from the CBM (Contraband Music) label, which was the original issue of this material.  Sadly and most unfortunately R sent the master tape of Norfolk to them and did not make a copy.  He also sent them other shows.  He never got any of those tapes back.  Word has it they destroyed the masters when done, presumably to keep them “rare” or exclusive, which was misguided since other labels with better distribution soon repressed the material and sold a lot more records than they did.  TMOQ got to this one very quickly but it wasn’t their source and is unlikely they actually had a tape as labels did not cooperate with each other (if they do have tape someone should rescue the Norfolk one).  CBM unfortunately used cheaper noisier vinyl than some of the others so the only remaining sources of some of R’s material are those records (hopefully a lightly played one).  

R did keep the master of the Baltimore show and sent CBM a copy (that hometown show was much closer to his heart).

Other early Baltimore shows that hit vinyl (and some that didn’t) were his recordings as well.  He did get good sound for the day but he was just using built in mics on an old semi-portable cassette deck. “

 

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While I believe that the WCF version with the blue title/number labels comes in a single sleeve with a slip sheet, there was also this ca. 1973 reissue in a folder but without an artist image on the back yet, likely a transitional phase between the insert and the deluxe folder covers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NROTPS NR 10 10 II

NROTPS NR 10 10

 

 

Released in 1972, as taped of a somewhat gritty FM radio broadcast taped at NYC’s Felt Forum on 5 December, 1971 (one of four nights at this venue) with NROTPS supporting the Grateful Dead.

Side A, track 2 is incorrectly titled. I don’t know the correct name but here is a link to listen to the full broadcast: https://archive.org/details/nrps1971-12-05.shnf

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Grateful Dead Felt Forum

Also exists with printed red “Laurie” labels, probably a nod to the 1950’s US record label (I don’t have a good image of this).

Grateful Dead Felt Forum yel lbl

Above, more incorrect track names, I guess the good folks at WCF weren’t hardcore Dead Heads.

The correct track list is:

A1 Brown Eyed Women
A2 Muddy Water
A3 Jack Straw
A4 Tennessee Jed
B1 Mr. Charlie
B2 El Paso
B3 Comes A Time
B4 One More Saturday Night
B5 Mexicali Blues

Strangely, HOT WACKS used to list this title under “CBMJ”. I have never seen a CBM copy of this title, in fact I know of only two GD titles on CBM: high time in old town (CBM 1020) and a Shalom labeled copy of the Mammary/TMOQ LP recorded LIVE in concert

Matrix: 101 A / B (shared with the Beatles – LAST LIVE SHOW release)

Link to the broadcast tape: https://archive.org/details/gd71-12-05.prefm.miller.3391.sbeok.shnf

For in depth reading: http://deadsources.blogspot.com/search?q=Felt+Forum

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Reissue of the NROTPS album 1973/4 in a folder style cover featuring an image of the performer(s) on the back:

NROTPS RE

NROTPS RE b

And the equivalent for the Dead album:

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This release became even more popular in the mid-70’s with this reissue ca. ’75/6 with a deluxe b&w cover :

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There is also a fake Impossible Recordworks version (IMP8101):

Grateful Dead Karma City

This and the next WCF release DARK STAR were reissued (copied?) in this format on Karma City labels.

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The Perfect Quality label seems to have copied WCF/Berkeley’s album as disc 2 of this double album in the mid-1970’s (matrix #’s: 401-A/B/C/D):

Grateful Dead Double Dead

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Finally, it was reissued as a picture disc by the same outfit that produced the Beatles Sweet Apple Trax volumes as picture discs, ca. 1979 (matrix: 101 A/B):

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All/most of the radio broadcast were made available in the late 1980’s on a European triple set

GD Felt 3

and on a 2015 unofficial 3 CD release. The shows from the 6th & 7th were officially released on CD in 2017.

 

 

 

These labels were shown in my previous post of WCF’s copy of the early pre-TMOQ title John Birch Society Blues. It reminded me that I have seen these unique labels before – conveniently on another WCF/pre-Berkeley title. Perhaps they are more common to those who own a large collection but if you look around on the net, they are not easy to find. So, here we go (the images open up to full size when you click on them):

 

Released ca. 1973/4 as the 3rd version of this bootleg. You can see them all in previous post.

Matrix: 1975 – A / B

It turns out that this is a semi-pirate album, as the source for this was an FM broadcast based on a college radio station promo album:

Recorded 25 March, 1972 at the CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City, attended by “400 college radio programmers and D.J.’s.”  Included here are songs that would form part of their second album, to be released in October of ’72. “Lady Of My Heart” is misnamed on here but not on the bootleg slip sheet.

Dylan JBSB fs

Dylan JBSB fs b

Side 1
A1 CBS 45 released in 1962
A2 “Another side” outtake June 1964
A3 “BIABH” outtake 1965
A4 Original “Freewheelin’ ” 1962-63
A5 Carnegie Hall October 26, 1963
A6 “Times” outtake 1963
A7 Original “Freewheelin’ ” 1962-63

Side 2
Minneapolis, December 1961 except:
B2 “Freewheelin” outtake 1963
B3 CBS 45 released in 1962

 

 

 

Sources like bobsboots state this was released in 1972. I’m leaning towards ’73 – if ’72 is correct, I would say very late in the year.

First, we notice the matrix number, which is the same as that of the TMOQ  original, however, bobsboots states “They were not pressed from the same mastering plates. The Berkeley versions are not quite the quality as the TMOQ versions. Perhaps they were actually recorded from a vinyl copy of the album.” Second, these labels are rather unique for a WCF/pre-Berkeley release.

JBSB was only the third Dylan title (and perhaps rock bootleg) ever, released in October 1969 by Dub & Ken of what would become known as the Trade Mark Of Quality label.

Below: First versions with printed labels (two different styles) and blank white cover, matrix: 417 A/B / 111 A+B superimposed:

 

At least four types of stamps were used in the beginning. The very first large one, apparently discarded soon after, is quite hard to see as it’s so faded but you can make out the work “Society”:

Dylan JBSB 1st 1st st

The 2nd stamp (most of the stamped copies were found with blank white labels):

 

The 2nd stamp with a disclaimer notice and the same one on their earliest version of their Donovan title from around February of 1970:

 

The 3rd stamp:

Dylan JBSB 3rd st

The 4th version, using the type of stamp that would be continued on future pressings of this title on colored vinyl:

Dylan JBSB 4th st

 

A review of the bootleg found taped to one of these stamped early copies:

Dylan JBSB review

A ca. late 1972 reissue, the matrix was now BD 509 A/B:

 

 

Then, there is a 5th type of stamp, around 1971/2 (thanks to Rob for the image):

Dylan GWW JBSB 5th st

And reissued as part of the cartoon series in 1973:

 

 

TMOQ-2 version with smoking pig logo and changed matrix number 1803 A/B:

Dylan John Birch S B

Thanks to Karl for allowing me access to his amazing image collection, from which many of the above were taken.

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“In 1975 Berkeley issued four albums in great looking black and white deluxe covers. These included “Visions of Johanna”, “Stealin'”, “Let me die in my footsteps”, and this LP. This cover is a great looking 1963 ‘in-concert shot’, and the back is a nice casual publicity shot from ’66 along with with the song listings.” (bobsboots.com)