Browne, Jackson

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For his third Springsteen release, Lou created another hodgepodge of live recordings from 1973 -75, taken from audience recordings this time and one of the few titles getting a detailed review in Heylin’s book: “… the sound was not on par with its predecessors but performances like the twenty minute ‘E Street Shuffle’, a heart stopping ‘Lost in the Flood’ and a fourth side of non-stop knock-’em dead covers – ‘Wear My Ring Around Your Neck’, ‘It’s My Life’, ‘Sha La La’, ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’, ‘It’s Gonna Work Out Fine’ and ‘Up on the Roof’ – made it perhaps the most authentic Springsteen boot yet produced.” [Bootleg, Heylin, p. 118]

If anyone has a close up of the back flap insert text, please leave a comment.

Matrix messages this time around:  not one of us is free   Until all of us are free  / To Karen innocent lover   Vivacious and kissable

Pink, orange or yellow inserts. The pink ones may have been the first ones, used on a pressing run limited to 300. Above is a first pressing with picture labels, also with two red mcv discs, as seen here below:

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and blue:

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The following seems to be an example of the second pressing, described as “later issue, again by HAR … on red/yellow- black or red/blue- black vinyl with custom labels” on, which also states “Repressed also with TMQ 5468 labels (and matrix) in black vinyl (some coloured) and blank labels.“.

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Below, third pressing on plain red and yellow PVC:

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And on black PVC:

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Another label variation found via popsike:

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Mitchell J PAM 2

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Lou rolls out another Vibrator Records title. Made in The Ukraine! Of all places… I have only ever seen this in multicolor blue and it may only have been pressed once. Technically, this should make it one of the rarer H.A.R. titles but this has not translated into higher prices. Not an easy to research title, popsike does not know it at all.

“For the sake of history let me clear up a few inaccuracies. I was the guy who interviewed Joni in the late 60s and it was my folk radio show (and some live performances from the Second Fret in Philly) that were bootlegged. The interviews from 1967 were recorded on my Sunday night radio shows on WHAT-FM (96.5) in Philadelphia (the station is now WWDB) My assistant, Ed Sciaky who was doing a show on his college radio station (WRTI at Temple) taped my interviews with Joni and then took his WRTI recorder to the Fret to get her in concert. Theses historic taped shows were first aired on WHAT-FM and WRTI-FM and played years later on WMMR when both Ed and I were DJs there. That’s when they were bootlegged.
During the first interview Joni’s husband Chuck was in the studio—they did “Circle Game” together, but the quality of that tape was bad and I rarely repeated it. Also during one interview she sang “Sugar Mountain” and told the story of how a friend of her’s in Toronto was unable to get into this folkie coffeehouse when he reached age 20  so he wrote this song to bemoan  loosing his teen status, and entre to the club. She said his name was Neil Young , but never went on to tell me that she wrote “Circle
Game” in response to “Sugar Mountain”. I heard her relate that story years later in the BBC radio concert she did with James Taylor.  Interesting stuff eh?
Just thought I’d set the record straight. On the back of one LP the bootleggers thanked the people at WMMR for playing the tapes they ripped off. They didn’t know the true origin of the tapes. Meanwhile that’s my voice on those snippets of interviews.
Gene Shay/ WXPN, WHYY, Philadelphia (Still doing Sunday folk shows after all these years!)”

These comments also apply to the WINTERLADY release on Ken’s Flat Records label, previously featured in this post.


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Pressed on mcv orange, green and blue PVC.

A reminder why you should not (have) tape(d) the slip sheet onto the plain white cover if you removed the shrink wrap, a definite value reducer in most cases as the tape deteriorates and turns very dark:

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Inserts came in yellow and white:

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Browne J rated X detail

It seems that there was another pressing on plain red PVC, which is not often seen:

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And on black vinyl and with a Dragonfly label:

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Jackson Browne live at the Main Point in Bryn Mawr, PA, on 07 September 1975, as broadcast by WMMR. Part of this broadcast was also released on TAKRL 1993 THE RETURN OF THE COMMON MAN and in full on the Impossible Recordworks double IMP 2-14: Live At The Main Point  (follow the link)



Detailed information about he next in line release – David Bowie WISH UPON A STAR – can be found by clicking here.

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Browne Jackson Technicolor RS

Side 1: Take It Easy/ Jesus in 3/4 Time/ For Every Man/ Rock Me On The Water/ Jamaica Say You Will/ Song For Adam
Side 2: These Days/ Redneck Friend/ Sweet Little Sixteen/ My Opening Farewell/ Holiday Inn/ Looking For You

Released ca. 1979

[According to Jackson Browne fan sites, this was recorded at the following show. When comparing, it looks as if some of the song titles on the album are incorrect – likely since even his name is misspelled on the cover.]
1971/March/27     Jabberwocky University Syracuse

“Jackson Browne’s performance at the 200 seat Syracuse University Jabberwocky Club took place March 27, 1971, a year before he released his debut solo album but several years after his career began in the 1960s in Los Angeles and Orange County folk clubs. He also became, briefly, a part of the coffeehouse-based folk circuit in New York City in the late 1960s.

Prior to the Jabberwocky performance, Jackson Browne had written songs recorded by Nico, The Byrds, Bonnie Raitt, and The Eagles.2

Source: The source is from a first generation master, soundboard recording.

Sound Quality: The sound quality is very good to excellent, very clear and clean, in all very good
Set: Full concert recording.

Set List:

01 Introduction
02 Under The Falling Star
03 World To Gain ***
04 Together Again ***
05 Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood
06 Last Time I Was Home ***
07 Jesus In 3/4 Time
08 My Opening Farewell
09 From Silverlake
10 Rock Me On The Water
11 Jamaica Say You Will

12 Together Again ***
13 Take It Underground ***
14 When You Lose Your Money ***
15 Our Lady Of The Well
16 These Days
17 Someday Morning
18 Shadow Dream Song
19 Song For Adam
20 Looking Into You

*** Songs that Jackson Browne never recorded for any album”

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Sides 1&2: A re-release of Technicolor Roadshow

Sides 3&4: A re-release of Return Of The Common Man [TAKRL 1993]


“Though the FBI’s autumn 1976 operation had done little to abate the flow, it did necessitate one rethink. One problem with bootlegs was that they looked like, well bootlegs. This made it easy for even ill-informed FBI agents to recognize a bootleg at ten paces. While the legal temperature was no more than lukewarm, bootleggers resisted the sort of professional packaging that could double their production costs. From 1976 on, though, it became increasingly important for a bootleg to be stuffed in record racks alongside official goodies and be passed off as low budget legitimate releases. Printed covers started to become the norm; xeroxed inserts began to be reserved for small circulated runs.

Ken seemed willing to go with the flow. Dispensing with his two post-TAKRL labels, Flat and ZAP, he switched to black and white printed covers at the end of 1977, assuming yet [more identities with labels such as Impossible Recordworks, its occasional sister label Excitable Recordworks and the full color cover Phoenix releases.].” [Bootleg!, Heylin, pp. 132-3]

Source: Side A – September 7th, 1975 – Live At The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA

Side B – Live In New York ’72

Side A
1. Mohammed’s Radio
2. Cocaine
3. You Just Want Meat
4. Werewolves Of London
5. Long Distance Love
Side B
1. Take It Easy
2. Rock Me On The Water
3. Song For Adam
4. My Opening Farewell
5. For Everyman
6. Redneck Friend


Listen to the whole album here:

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The following is a description of a different source that was shared via a torrent site in 2011:

Date: 1975-09-07
Location: Bryn Mawr, PA
Venue: The Main Point
Source: Over The Air FM master (Broadcast on WMMR-FM)

Band Members:
Jackson Browne – guitar, lead vocals
David Lindley – guitar, fiddle, lap steel guitar
Dennis Kovarik – bass
Larry Zack – drums
Wayne Cook – piano
Herb Pederson – guitar, banjo, backing vocals
Chris Smith – pedal steel guitar, backing vocals

01. Intro
02. Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies ->
03. Take It Easy
04. Your Sweet And Shiny Eyes
05. Long Distance Love
06. Fountain Of Sorrow
07. Jamaica Say You Will
08. Mohammed’s Radio
09. Fiddlin’ Around
10. Banjo/True Arkansas Traveler
11. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry/Instrumental
12. Reel Of The Hanged Man
13. For Everyman
14. The Times You’ve Come
15. Song For Adam
16. Cocaine
17. You Asshole You (You Just Want Meat)
18. Werewovles Of London
19. Late For The Sky
20. For A Dancer
21. Hasten Down The Wind
22. Doctor My Eyes ->
23. These Days
24. Before The Deluge
25. Do You Wanna Dance ->
26. Run Boy Run/Redneck Friend
27. Sweet Little Sixteen
28. Pipeline
29. Runaway
30. Your Bright Baby Blues*
*alt source broadcast used to complete the show

Length: 171:03

“This was acquired along with other various broadcasts from the Philly area into the archives from the same taper who recorded these off the radio circa 72-75. This was recorded as it was broadcast live on WMMR and completely commercial free with the only cut between “Song For Adam” and “Cocaine” due to a reel flip/change. Apparently WMMR thought the show was over after Runaway and the DJ did his outro comments and the station cut out to their regularly scheduled broadcast missing the final encore. The encore was broadcast on a simulcast/rebroadcast of this show and is included here from another tape source. The sound on this is excellent and Lindley’s guitar work this night is absolutely sublime. This show was part of a six night benefit concert. The broadcast either due to the recording or receiver had a high pitched whine noise in it. This copy has been mastered to remove the whine out of the audio and the same whine was also present on the other audio source for the encore. That was also mastered the same way. This an absolutely essential must have show if you like Jackson Browne in the slightest.”