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Japan: 1985

Source: Mining the Live Aid radio broadcast from July 13th ’85 for two double sets. Selected were the performances by David Bowie, Bryan Ferry with David Gilmour), the Wembley Finale, Paul McCartney, F.Mercury & B.May, the Power Station and Duran Duran.

ETS 2588 A: TVC 15 / Rebel Rebel / Modern Love / Heroes / Sensation / Boys and Girls / Slave To Love / Jealous Guy
ETS 2588 B: Do They Know It’s Christmas / Is This The World We Created?
ETS 2589 A: Let It Be / ? / ? / ? / Murderess / Get It On (Bang a Gong)
ETS 2589 B: A View to a Kill / Union of the Snake / Save A Prayer / The Reflex

[Not an accurate track list, I just tried to piece it together from various sources.]

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Volume 2 presents Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin (with Phil Collins), The Who, Black Sabbath, Mick Jagger (w. Hall&Oates, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin and Tina Turner), Bob Dylan (w. Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood) and the finale in Philadelphia.

ETS 2590 A: White Room / Rock & Roll / Whole Lotta Love / Stairway To Heaven
ETS 2590 B: My Generation / Love Reign On Me / Won’t Get Fooled Again / Paranoid
ETS 2591 A: Lonely At The Top / Just Another Night / Miss You / State of Shock / It’s Only Rock & Roll
ETS 2591 B: Ballad Of Hollis Brown / Ship Comes In / Blowing In The Wind / We Are The World

 

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Meanwhile, someone in Europe went “the whole hog”and issued everything on a 12 LP box (ca. late ’85/86):

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Peter Blake art work

 

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I love it when past record owners hold onto contemporary articles and keep them with the record, like a time capsule.

The article, discussing the misadventures of its 20 year old producer “Steel” and the first UK produced bootleg, a bad sounding single LP ‘Best of’ version of G.W.W. taped from Ken & Dub’s original., was first published in the 19 March 1970 issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

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The article is actually online for much better readability: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dylans-great-white-wonder-bootleg-turns-up-in-london-19700319

The front of the album that the article was taped to (not the one discussed in the article, which I have never seen and there won’t be much to see anyway even if I had an image as the album had few markings apart from the matrix number GWW LP1 A/B): Reissue of the Dutch copy of the first Isle of Wight bootleg.

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“Isle of Wight      The Peace/Piece versions
The Dutch release of this album came out in 1971.  It has a white cover with the title stamp, and a peace symbol in red or blue. It has a ‘Peace’ label that reads
“In concert on the island”  The matrix is 31 W-A/B  HM-PART – 1/2.  There was also a second issue that has a slightly larger stamp in purple.  (gwa 44Ba).
Later in 1971 another Dutch issue came out with an album that was pressed from the same master plates, however the package was completely different (gwa 44Bb). The front cover has a small red title stamp with no peace symbol.  The label now read ‘Piece’ instead of ‘Peace’.  It is not sure whether this alternate word is a play on the former, a spelling error, or a communications error.  The LP has a pink Piece label with the title “In concert on the Island”.  Another version of this LP came in the same cover as gwa  44Ba, with a label the same as gwa 44Ba… except that ‘Peace’ had been replaced by ‘Piece’! Obviously related … although it is not sure quite how or why.” (source: bobsboots.com) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Talkin’ Bear Picnic

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A very rare item. It is not in HOTWACKS, not in the 1980 book The Great White Answers

 

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And has not been added to the variations on bobsboots.com.

The title has been changed from Talkin’ Bear Mountain Massacre Picnic Blues (probably to allow Dittolino to use a smaller and cheaper stamp for the front cover) –  the “great quality” 1971 TMOQ release containing Freewheelin’ session outtakes and one Witmark demo:

 

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“Early inserts included the text ” Cover Design Made For “Trade Mark of Quality” by PoPo Productions”
and were mainly exclusive to Dylan issues. PoPo Productions started as a small time bootlegger and in short order became aligned with TMQ. Dub probably recruited Mr. PoPo to design Dylan inserts much like he later recruited William Stout for TMQ’s cover art designs. Unlike Stout though Mr. PoPo was also involved in the bootlegging vinyl side of the business. His contribution to the TMQ Dylan catalogue included two titles “Let Me Die In My Footsteps” and “Blind Boy Grunt”. PoPo Productions is often referred to as TMQ’s sister label.
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2. Looking Back
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# 0008 
Issued in 1971 by Dittolino, when they would still number their releases in their early days. Copied from the 1970 Zerocks double LP of the same name, that premiered the “Royal Albert Hall 1966” (in reality, Manchester Free Trade Hall) material in the U.S. This material would subsequently be issued in different formats/compilations and by several different bootleg labels as it remained very popular.
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3. Blind Boy Grunt
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“This LP was repackaged with various combinations of blank white, 1&2 , Dittolino Discs, and full printed labels.” [bobsboots.com]
Released by Dittolino ca. 1972/3, either copied from the BBG original or the TMOQ – PoPo title shown below. 
More info on the contents found here: http://www.punkhart.com/dylan/tapes/61-dec22.html
‘Linealogy’ for this release:
1971:  BBG LP Kindest Cut , matrix: RI 3145
Most of the time when this LP is described or pictured, there is only a title sticker on the front and a track list sticker for the back:
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However, I have since come across this image and it seems that the LP may have been subtitled Blind Boy Grunt from the start but either: a. this insert was only available for a limited time, b. most people lost it over time or c. this is a fake (however, as BBG is an abbreviation for the title in question we can probably rule that out):
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Dylan recorded under the pseudonym “Blind Boy Grunt” in sessions for Broadside magazine in 1962/3.
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September 1972: TMOQ + PoPo Productions issued this as Blind Boy Grunt – copied from the BBG release; Matrix: Blind Boy g    A / B [the lowercase ‘g’ easily mistaken for a ‘9’]
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Dittolini’s copy was just one of many, including this one by Berkeley, also ca. 1973:
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Above: Alternate printed label of the Berkely LP

 

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First pressing, b & w “swirled” wax

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Second pressing: Clear with black

A few descriptions found on the web:

“The original was black and white splatter. A second issue had black and clear splatter. After this, there was an issue that had one solid gold, and one solid green LP [4th pressing ]. Lastly, the piece was reissued on black vinyl with blank labels [5th ].

“Record one: deep red, with black and white splatters coloured vinyl. Record two: yellow with red, white and green splatters coloured vinyl. [3rd ]”

“The vinyl here is blue, white and black.”

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Another in a series of important recordings in mediocre sound quality [the soundboard recording has since become available; 3-5 stars for the vinyl audience rec. bootleg vs 9 stars for the soundboard recording on CD], this time in a real classy presentation.

“I always tried to put labels on the records, always tried to use coloured vinyl when it was available at the plant… When I made a little bit more money and wanted to get fancier and wanted to improve the quality of the product, I took the artwork to professional album-jacket companies.” [Lou Cohen interviewed by Clinton Heylin]

Heylin also pointed out that while Dylan’s first leg of the Rolling Thunder tour had produced a number of titles – “including no less than six different releases from Ken’s family of labels” – the 1976 leg was mostly ignored until this set was released.

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bobsboots raves about the look of this set but I think almost all the Hoffman Avenue releases are gorgeous (and the Idle Mind ones, and Wizardo’s too…). Some comments from that site:

“It would be hard to produce a piece as nice looking as this without wanting to give yourself at little pat on the back. In the liner notes there is a section thanking certain individuals by first name. The first four names that the album is dedicated to are Lou & Char, and Sean & Mark. Each album side contains one of these names in the matrix area of the runoff. 
Side 1- Lou  Side 2- Char  Side 3- Sean  Side 4- Mark “

“An oddity to note is that side four of the album  is pressed on the reverse of side one.  This is a practice that a few legitimate manufacturers began in the 70’s to accommodate stacking the albums together on automatic turntables, and being able to play side one and two and/or side three and four without having to get up to flip the records. Convenient maybe, but hard on the vinyl. “

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Black PVC and with Dragonfly labels.

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“Conventional wisdom about the 1976 Southern tour was that it lacked the sparkle and spontaneity of the previous leg.  However, the recordings I’ve been listening to would tend to explode that theory. Baez and Dylan are in fine form during their duet segment and other highlights include T Bone Burnett singing a new song called ‘Silver Mantis’.  Overall,  the band sound coherent where they’d sounded a trifle ragged at times before.  Despite this, there’s no doubt that ticket sales for this leg were slow and the tour meandered westwards into May before grinding to a halt after a gig  in front of a half-full auditorium in Salt Lake City.

Dylan wouldn’t appear on stage again until The Band’s Farewell Concerts in San Francisco the following November.” [Taken from the ‘Learning to say nothing’ blog]

 

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Dylan on stage in the spring of ’76 … ‘interesting guitar, Bob’

 

The auction takes place on 17 May at Julien’s Auctions.

Dylan 75 Toronto reel“A Super 8mm color film with magnetic sound, featuring Bob Dylan performing live on stage at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto on December 1, 1975. Also includes 24 vintage color photographs taken during a concert at the same venue on October 29, 1981, as well as an original ticket stub for the event and audio recordings of the same 1981 performance recorded on two vintage “Realistic Gold-90” cassette tapes, accompanied by digitized versions of the audio recordings on CD.

NOTE: The consignor is transferring all copyrights connected with this material. While the seller confirms that this property is sold with copyright, Julien’s cannot accept liability in relation to any matters arising as a result of any imperfection in copyright given.”

I am pretty sure Dylan’s legal team would have no problems challenging any commercial use of this material. Minimum bid is $1,500.

 

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Dylan Toronto 78 tapes

These don’t look like quality tapes to me. On the other hand, the seller has already done the transfer to digital. However, not knowing what equipment was used, I would prefer to do my own.

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“A Super 8mm film with magnetic sound, featuring Bob Dylan performing on stage live at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, October 12, 1978. Also includes 10 vintage color photographs taken during the same show, as well as audio recordings of the concert recorded on two vintage Realistic C-90 cassette tapes, accompanied by digitized versions of the audio recordings on CD. ” Plus same copyright notice.

Minimum bid is a staggering $2,500 and one bid has already been submitted. In 1990, this concert was bootlegged on the CD I Was Young When I Left Home and bobsboots.com had this to say: “This audience recording captures the entire show in proper order. Bob puts a lot of effort and passion into the performance. Some tunes have been altered. The 8 minute version of Tangled Up In Blue is dream-like magic. The Street Legal material is fresh and powerful. On the other hand, the sound quality is only “good” … not great. While the vocals/music mix is fairly good, it has a very ‘mid-range’ overall sound that some find annoying. If you enjoy the ’78 material, this piece is highly recommended, as it is performed so well. If you can only enjoy the best soundboard quality… stay away.  

Perhaps the tape offered here is an alternate source and an upgrade but I certainly wouldn’t put any money on that. Both items sold by the person from Ontario or thereabouts, is my obvious guess.

 

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Off topic [and I have to admit, for me any excuse will do to feature a couple of rarely seen images of the Beatles performing]:

The most amazing item offered as part of this auction is George’s 1962 Rickenbacker 425 (serial number BH 439), purchased for $400 when he visited his sister in Illinois in September of 1963. Minimum bid: $400,000 and four bids already in.

 

The guitar, possibly photographed on stage for the first time, at Pavillion Gardens in Buxton on 19 October ’63 … look how close the audience is – just asking for a stage invasion.

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The re-painted (it used to be ‘Fireglo’ red; http://www.rickenbacker.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=397 ) Rickenbacker in action during the Beatles’s Swedish tour, late October 1963. It may have been retired as a concert guitar right after this as all photos show George playing his walnut finish 1962 Gretsch 6122 Country Gentleman. Update – February ’17: It was not retired after all: A clip has appeared on YouTube, titled The Beatles at The Regent Theatre in Ipswich., UK on Halloween 1964 and John (!) can clearly be seen playing it.


 

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Read all about this guitar here: http://www.thecanteen.com/harrison5.html

 

*** UPDATE: The guitar achieved a high bid of $657,000 ***

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Matrix writing: HAR 147 and either THIS SIDE IS FOR CHAR – THIS SIDE IS FOR CAROL

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Lou had two cassettes of live recordings taped back East (not all songs complete) and he turned this into the world’s first Springsteen bootleg. Here are the sources for tracks 2 – 8:
“The FM version circulated on boot vinyl in the 70’s: you can tell it’s broadcast cuz the station edited Bruce’s rap before #6 (deleted reference to the alcoholic and other odd characters); I believe other raps were also snipped, either for legal reasons or for time constraints.

Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band
The Main Point
Bryn Mawr, PA US
April 24, 1973

Bold tracks are on the LP

1. New York City Song aka New York City Seranade aka Jazzman
2. Circus Song aka Wild Billy’s Circus Song
3. Sprit in the Night
4. Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?
5. Hey Santa Anna aka Contessa aka Santa Anna
6. Tokyo aka And Then The Band Played aka And The Band Played
7. Thundercrack

The last track on side 2 comes from a WMMR broadcast from the same venue on 5 February 1975 with the beginning taken from the official Born To Run album, since the taper missed the start of ‘Thunder Road’.

 

Originals have this silver label, listing the titles for both sides – later pressings left out ‘Thunder Road’ – the other side usually had a blank label or an Idle Mind logo label. brucespringsteen.it claimed these were pressed on black, red and multi-color PVC but all the red ones I have seen where red and multicolored:

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Inserts / mini-catalogs further help date copies by what dates and releases are mentioned. The Italian Springsteen website has four of them. Here is the second earliest insert as a significant upgrade:

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From eBay auction texts:

“BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN THE ROXY 75 2LP FANTASTIC CONDITION(INSERT IS LOOSE)THIS IS THE RAREST AND MOST SOUGHT AFTER IDLE MIND PRODUCTION TITLE AND COMES COMPLETE WITH CATALOG.200 COPIES .ONLY VERSSION OR FORM BY IDLE MIND(YOU SEE THE DIFFERNECE IN THE LABEL AND IN THE INSERT PHOTO(THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT IN THE HAR EDITION NI IMP 1105 WAS STATED IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT OF THE INSERT).VERY RARE

REMARKS:THIS IS ONE OF THE 4-5 RAREST LIVE ABOUT THE BOSS IN THIS FROM”

“bruce springsteen the roxy imp1105

this is by far the rarest bruce spring steen item even more than ain’t nobody here multicolor wax and box o’ rocks 1st edition.

also as idle mind production ths is by far the rarest even more than led zeppelin my brain huts on green vinyl

both cover(insert not glued)and vinyl are near mint, label is the same [as] my brain hurts(white label without any imp logo)

the H.A.R version is on black or multicolor vinyl with yellow H.A.R label the I.M.P. VERSION IS ON BLUE AND YELLOW  WAX AND IS THEREFORE DOUBT VERY,VERY RARE”

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Bruce Springsteen & The E street Band
1975-10-17a (early Show)
The Roxy Theater, Hollywood, CA
Radio Broadcast

A release where Lou felt he had to set the record straight in a latter to Kurt Glemser in regards to Vicky Vinyl’s actual involvement. The “cut up a poster that would now be worth $500” for the artwork – insert.

Also, with HAR labels. Matrix has the following phrases: 1: “Bruce I Want Your Billboard”; Side 2: “This Side For Melinda”; Side 3: “This Side For Sean & Mark”; Side 4: “Catch Me If You Can -V.V.”

Some inserts have “IMP 1005” added under the dangling shoes.

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Also in red & orange and two different greens:

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Dylan Snack or discSo far I have found these two colored and label versions shown above. Re-pressings were on black wax.

Matrix (Side A: VIBE #160-A): “Dedicated To These Few People Who Truly Understand Me”
Matrix (Side B: VIBE #160-B): “For Love And Dave”

“Although the snack concert was a broadcast event, Dylan’s microphone was having problems and he is not as loud as he needs to be. ” [bobsboots.com]

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Matrix: 1900 EP SIDE 1 DYLAN FOR PRES IN 76
Matrix: 1900 EP SIDE 2 NEIL FOR VP

bobsboots states originally released on red PVC:

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Each side features 2 excerpts from  the Mary Travers interview 3 October 1975. In another continuation (after the typical matrix messages) the songs are from the 1964 Philharmonic Hall Helloween Show. The last track is not by Bob Dylan but taken from an official 45 by The Family Frog: 

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This seems to have been the point where the infamous shipping problems started: “150 pressed from the original WRMB plates. Most were lost in shipping. Exm.”

Revisit the complete post for the Sydney recording under this link.

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“Roughly Half of the 200 run were lost in shipment.”

Bootleg background can be found here.

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“Although 200 copies were pressed on blue vinyl, this is an extremely rare record as most of the copies were lost in shipment.”

Bootleg background info to be found here.

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“150 pressed on MCV & 150 pressed on black vinyl.”

Source: Dayto, OH – Hara Arena – 17 July 1971 [the bands 4th American Tour. And right after the release of their Every Picture Tells A Story album]

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Side 1: Three Button Hand Me Down / Maybe I’m Amazed / Country Comforts / Love In Vain        Side2:  Had Me A Real Good Time-Every Picture Tells A Story / Around The Plynth-An Old Raincoat Won’t Ever Let You Down-Gasoline Alley-Around The Plynth

Quality:  Decent, “Exm, vocals a bit weak”, according to Hot Wacks. The ROOTIE NEWTON ROLL PRESENTATIONS version is listed as “Exs”, probably incorrect.

This album had previously been released by TMOQ as and Dittolino/ROOTIE NEWTON ROLL PRESENTATIONS  #5407 and I suspect it’s a reissue from the TMOQ plates.

Performance was the last and is the rarest of the four TMOQ Rod Stewart & The Faces titles, It was never assigned a 710XX number and is only known by its matrix # 1867.  The other three are # 71016 Plynth, # 71052 Had Me A Real Good Time and # 1817 Dancing In The Street .

Date of release: 1974 based on the closest previous release, a reissue of Dylan’s Troubled Troubadour with four extra tracks not added to the newly created insert (showing images from his 1974 live dates) and with the matrix # 1865 B / D (see final image in this post).

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In discussing the TMOQ catalogue dated July 1st 1973, the initiator of the 2006 thread “Homegenizing TMOQ” on recordcollectorsguild.org wrote: “add to the previous booklet the statement “Be sure it’s a genuine “Trade Mark of Quality disc” (Dub’s?). […] Should this booklet be Dubs, according to the “genuine disc” statement, the common believe[sic] that credits the four-figures matrixes 18XX, 28XX to Ken’s records only should be revised.”

Ken: “Until [Dub] went to printed jackets I had everything he had, plus everything I was making. There were a few where I couldn’t get stampers off his mothers, either because the mother was damaged or he’d skipped that part of the process or he didn’t leave the mother at Lewis. Winter Tour and Stones at the Hollywood Palladium come to mind. But I might be wrong about those. In those few cases, my records would have a different stamper number. But for the most part, Lewis pretty much made me whatever I wanted of his.

Dub and I did not do the Greatful Dead Mammery [sic] record or the Buffalo Springfield or that Double ELP. They were done by my college pal Malcolm.

I don’t ever remember scratching out a stamper number, but I do know that some of my records had numbers changed. I had a series of different partners and pressed records in six different plants and oftentimes the same record would be given a new title and perhaps that’s why some of my stamper numbers got changed.”

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As can be seen in the detail above, the title “Performance”is quoted here, leading me to believe that the TMOQ version came out first. Also “Love In Vain” is correctly titled here, while it is listed as “It’s All Over Now” on the insert sheets for Performance.

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TMOQ 1865:

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