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Holy Grail Records paper label

526  LIVE Paris Olympia

528  Deep Purple SONIC ZOOM

529  Led Zeppelin MUDSLIDE

530  ABBEY ROAD REVISITED

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JL 526: The BEATLES – LIVE Paris Olympia

Beatles Live Paris Olympia Japan copy JL 526

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JL 528: DEEP PURPLE – SONIC ZOOM

Deep Purple SZ JL 528

Deep Purple SZ JL 528 detail

More reading on this most classic of DP bootlegs can be found here.

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JL 529: LED ZEPPELIN – MUDSLIDE

Led Zep Mudslide 529

Led Zep Mudslide 529 detail

Return of the Holy Grail Records labels after encountering them first on JL 1004: Beatles – ON STAGE IN JAPAN – The 1966 TOUR.    

Google has never heard of an official record with this title and if it ever existed it has either remained in total obscurity or was shelved at the last minute and the labels were lying around at an L.A. pressing plant. The third and most favored theory is that this is an invention/meant as a smoke screen and deterrent for closer scrutiny by the bootleggers (Ken?) who reissued (mostly double) TMOQ titles in California around the second half of 1976 / early 1977, reminiscent of the Von Grossenschuss paper label used on Wizardo re-issues I have blogged about before. 

It seems that the JL crew liked this label so much, they decided to copy and use it as well. This allows us to date JL 1004 and JL 529 to 1977.

 

Confirmed sightings so far:

Led Zeppelin: On Blueberry Hill

Matrix: EV-666-A-1
Matrix: EV-666-B-2
Matrix: EV-664-A-3
Matrix: EV-664-B-4

Jimi Hendrix: ALIVE / L.A. FORUM – LIVE! / BROADCASTS MAUI    

Rolling Stones: GIMME SHELTER / AMERICAN TOUR 75 VOLUME 1, 2 (single volumes of the last bootleg Dub ever released: L.A. FOG (TMOQ 8207/8 – ca. 2nd half of 1976)) / EUROPEAN TOUR 1973

The Beatles: LAST LIVE SHOW       

The Who: TALES FROM THE WHO

[There are probably more out there]

 

Above: White version of the label found on the Zep Blueberry Hill double

Hendrix Good Vibes DUL

Hendrix LAF-L DUL

Hendrix BR MAUI DUL

Rolling Stones American Tour DUCHoly Grail lblRolling Stones European Tour 1973 DUC

Were there any brown U.S. originals? I have yet to see one.

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JL 530:  The BEATLES – ABBEY ROAD REVISITED

Beatles Abbey Road Rev

Beatles Abbey Road Rev lbl

Quite a change from the original: The copied version of a WIZARDO REKORDS [sic] label.

This 1976 original (based on a 1973 CBM title) can be revisited here.