Pressing run sizes of about 500 – 1000 for the BRR titles.
BRR 001: Bill (W)yman and the ROLLING STONES was previously reviewed here – click the link
BRR 002: Paul McCartney – Live! can be found here
BRR 003: ?
Looks like a rarer release that does not turn up very often
BRR 005: Suzi Quatro – Naked Under Leather as featured in the previous post “Western Pop-Rock Acts Bootlegged In Japan 1975-76: …”
BRR & SLA 006: Queen – “STUNNING” ditto
BRR 007: Led Zeppelin – BBC Broadcast
BRR & SLA release numbers were often used interchangeably, it seems.
SLA 001: Queen – Geisha Boys ditto
Image caption reads: Richie Blackmore: “I yell and scream at home, too.” The text below reads: “Loudest Pop Group. The amplification for Deep Purple on their 10,000 watt Marshall P.A. system attained 117 decibels. This was sufficient in the Rainbow Theatre, London, in 1972, to render three members of their audience unconscious.”
Mostly found with blank labels in various colors; below a copy with a “Duck Hits!” label
Side 1: 01 Lucille (5:25) — probably 12 December 1970, Stuttgart, Germany
02 Mumblin’ thing blues (8:29) — Muelheim Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany, 4 April, 1970 (Progressive Pop Festival ’70)
03 Into the fire (4:16) — probably 12 December 1970, Stuttgart, Germany
Side 2: Space truckin’ (19:02) — Sporthalle, Stuttgart-Boeblingen, Germany, 10 February, 1972
Source: A copy of of the second Edition of the European bootleg LP Back To The Rock
This has been confirmed by a torrent on dime, however, the only images I can find are for the (Dutch?) LP on the Altintas label, which has a different track list and sources, altogether. Can anyone shed some light on this?
OK, hand up! Who in the audience had the recorder?
SLA 003: Deep Purple – Made For Japan as featured in the previous post “Western Pop-Rock Acts Bootlegged In Japan 1975-76: …”
Vicky Vinyl obviously thought after
the logical title for the next Queen (bootleg) album must be:
Correct concert date stated. Found with blank, Idle Mind, Duck and Ruthless Rhymes labels
Queenlive.ca dates this release to 1978. An insert, autographed by the band, sold for over $600 in February of 2012.
First 4 songs on side 1 play too slow. The master was originally taped on a Tandberg Model 11 recorder with Sony ECM-22P mics.
Two other insert variations exist:
Incorrect information given regarding the recording equipment and pointing out the date error on P.N.W. (see below) plus a ‘cheeky finish’.
Looking at the set list shows how this was edited and mixed up:
01. Tie Your Mother Down
02. Ogre Battle P1
03. White Queen P2
04. Somebody To Love D1
05. Killer Queen -> P3
06. The Millionaire Waltz -> P4
07. You’re My Best Friend -> P5
08. Bring Back That Leroy Brown P6
09. Brighton Rock -> P7
10. Guitar Solo -> P7
11. Brighton Rock (Reprise) P7
12. ’39 D2
13. You Take My Breath Away D3
14. White Man -> P8
15. The Prophet’s Song P9
16. Bohemian Rhapsody D4
17. Stone Cold Crazy
18. Keep Yourself Alive
20. In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited D5
21. Now I’m Here (cuts in) D6
22. Big Spender D7
23. Jailhouse Rock Medley* D7,8,9,10
* includes Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting, Stupid Cupid and Be Bop A Lula
D = Duck Soup + track number on that LP; P = P.N.W. + track number on that LP
Interesting notes from a remastering job of the above master:
A copy of this recording was released on LP bootlegs, this is the first time when the original complete recording comes out. Unfortunately this master copy sounds much worse then the LP bootleg, which is pretty unusual. The original master was really heavy in the bottom end, while the LPs sound really clean. …”
2 LP bootleg of the complete master tape, taken from the 2009 torrent; supposedly only 100 copies pressed – I wonder if they used the remaster. This copy sold for a respectable GBP 155 in June of 2013.
I personally prefer the audience recording from the Boston Garden from this tour that was shared on dime a couple of years ago. Some live recordings just have that extra special bit of ‘audio magic’ and that’s one of them.
The first release containing material from this show was on this LP, released as part of the ODD Wizardo sub label in 1977:
Still sealed copy above
Matrix: ODD THREE -A / B
Does this exist with any other labels?
1980 reissue under this title (with a mismatched The Game Tour 1980 live shot):
1996 copy/re-issue made in Germany on mcv:
Matrix: ·SLA 0008 A / B
The year is actually correct: Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, Season 1, Episode 20 [broadcast?] April 13, 1974: The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne
Regarding the location as stated on the back cover. The 46th St. Rock Palace in Brooklyn, NY became later known as ‘Bananafish Garden’ (now a furniture show & storage room) named after the J.D. Salinger short story. A few episodes of Rock Concert were filmed there but I could not confirm that this one was.
“A TV show (Howard Stein’s I believe) later used the Rock Palace for some memorable shows with Jerry Lee Lewis, The Byrds, Hot Tuna, Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Steve Stills, and God knows who else […]”
Ca. 1983/4 reissue with GLC labels.
Coming up: A couple more Rodan Records titles.