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Led Zep Live@Budokan NOG 72Led Zep Live@Budokan NOG 72 lbl

Japan, discogs has this listed as 1976 but I have a feeling this was made later, maybe as late as 1979.

I am not claiming that this was produced by the same people that produced the original OG releases, as this seems to have been made several years after OG decided to call it quits in 1975, this may just be a homage.

 

LIVE AT BUDOKAN IN ’72
NEW OG 1149-50 A-B
Recording: Very good stereo audience. Comments: Same material as LIVE AT THE BUDOKAN (Remember N5518) but in a different order plus “The Rain Song”. Comes with an article about the concert from a Japanese magazine.

Led Zep Live@Budokan 72 ins
Matrix: (Side A machine stamped): OG 1149 A 〄 a 19223 (A) 1H
            (Side B machine stamped): OG 1149 B 〄 a 19224 (B) 1H
            (Side C machine stamped): OG 1150 A 〄 a 19225 (A) 1H
            (Side D machine stamped): OG 1150 B 〄 a 19226 (B) 2J

 

Monday, 2nd of October 1972 – Tokyo Budokan

Source # 1: “Band Announcements, Rock And Roll [ 3:37 ], Over The Hills And Far Away [ 5:22 ], Out On The Tiles Intro [ 0:12 ] >> Black Dog [ 4:41 ], [ cut ], Misty Mountain Hop [ 4:32 ] >> Since I’ve Been Loving You [ 7:07 ], Dancing Days [ 3:20 ], Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp [ 4:23 ], The Song Remains The Same [ 5:14 ] >> The Rain Song [ 7:11 ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< The Crunge..) [ 20:55 ], [ cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ 8:59 ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Just A Little Bit, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, Boogie Chillun, My Baby Left Me, Killing Floor, I Can’t Quit You Baby..) [ 21:17 ], [ cut ], Heartbreaker (<< Bouree..) [ 6:00 ], [ cut ], Immigrant Song [ 3:46 ] >> Communication Breakdown [ 4:17 ], [ cut ], Band Announcements [ cut ].
Source: Almost complete very good to excellent 1st audience recording. 126 minutes.
Details: The tape contains rather little hiss and is recorded very close to the stage with all the instruments well balanced and with genuine clarity. The only drawback of this source is the bass line, which sounds a bit mushed.”

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: The Final Option (Rock Solid Records & The Swingin’ Pig Records), Live At The Budokan (Remember), Live At Budokan 72 (New OG), Live In Tokyo 10/2/72 (Amazing Stork & Toasted Records), & Live In Tokyo Oct. 2-3 1972 Budokan Big Hall (LLX 1233-4-5-6)

 

Remember version (Japan):

Led Zep Budokan RemLed Zep Budokan Rem bLed Zep Budokan Rem lbl

Also exists with red labels.

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LLX version (Japan – supposedly, every copy had its own unique cover):

Led Zep Live in Tokyo LLXLed Zep Live in Tokyo LLX b

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 Toasted Records & Amazing Stork versions:

Led Zep Tokyo white backLed Zep Tokyo

Led Zep Tokyo Amaz StLed Zep Tokyo Amaz St b

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The Final Option (mother of all bootleg 70 LP) box:

Led Zep TFO

 

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And this was our visit of Japan’s first identifiable bootleg label. Hats off to the Japanese pioneers. Next up is Marc Records.

Led Zeppelin LIVE Osaka IILed Zeppelin LIVE Osaka bside.oneLZ live lbl 1side.twoLZ live lbl 2

Japan: 1975. Listed as an OG release by the Japanese collector I had quoted under the LZ OG double album and I do agree with this, despite no OG – or any other number – being used on the label or cover.

The majority of this release comes from the second Osaka concert on Monday, the 9th of October 1972

Source # 1: Recording Includes: [ supposed to be not recorded: Band Announcements ] Rock And Roll [ 3:38 ], Out On The Tiles Intro [ 0:13 ] >> Black Dog [ 5:01 ], Over The Hills And Far Away [ 5:49 ], Misty Mountain Hop [ 4:35 ] >> Since I’ve Been Loving You [ 7:23 ], Dancing Days [ 3:26 ], The Song Remains The Same [ 5:15 ] >> The Rain Song [ 7:24 ], [ cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Down By The River, The Crunge..) [ 26:57 ], Stairway To Heaven [ 9:23 ], Moby Dick [ 15:43 ], [ cut ], Whole Lotta Love (<< Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, Something’s Got A Hold On Me, (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Leave My Woman Alone, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Heartbreak Hotel, Wear My Ring Around Your Neck, Going Down Slow, The Shape I’m In..) [ 28:57 – cut ], [ cut ], Stand By Me [ 6:14 ], Immigrant Song [ 3:36 ].
Source: Incomplete very good 1st audience recording. 143 minutes.
Details: Clear recording. Page’s guitar is fairly prominent in this source but it doesn’t overwhelm the other instruments. There is some hiss though. [all detailed comments taken from argenteumastrum.com]

Bootleg LP Reference(s) source 1: Dedicated To John Henry Bonham (no label), LIVE (no label), & My Brain Hurts (Idle Mind Productions, Jester Productions & LXXXIV Series)

“Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” was taken from the first Osaka concert on the 4th, I suspect the following might apply here: “1st source, taped by Yoshiaki Sumitomo (speed issues in few places – he also recorded Osaka October 4th, 1972 1st source)”

 

This release was copied by Vicky Vinyl ca. ’76/’77 as MY BRAIN HURTS (with a wrong month in the sub-title):

Led Zep My Brain Hurts red

More information and images can be found here.

 

Led Zep Crunge pic sleeve

1973 Japan 45

Queen ABA LQueen Aprilfool OG 860Queen Now I'm here OG-877

49 mins and 41 seconds of Queen’s very first concert in Japan

Side 1 has: Procession; Now I’m Here / White Queen / Doing All Right / In The Lap Of The Gods / Killer Queen / The March Of The Black Queen / Bring Back That Leroy Brown

Side 2: Stone Cold Crazy / In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited / Big Spender / Modern Times Rock ‘n’ Roll / Jailhouse Rock / See What A Fool I’ve Been / God Save The Queen

I assume “Modern Times Rock’n Roll” was omitted due to an oversight on the side 2 label of the reissue but is actually present on the LP.

From queenlive.ca, confirming the micro-quantities pressed by OG: “This was released in 1975 not long after the show. It was the first Queen bootleg released in Japan, and is one of the most valuable Queen bootlegs of them all.

Less than 100 copies of the “Aprilfool” version exist, and under 30 copies of the “Now I’m Here” version exist.

This recording captures a fair chunk of the show, with a few seamless edits between songs. The quality improves on side B, beginning with Stone Cold Crazy.”

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Two audio sources for this concert exist and they have been merged by collectors to create the best-sounding recording possible.

 * Source 1 – “A Beautiful Album” > WAV (GoldWave pitch/speed correction on side A)
** Source 2 -: AUD -> Master cassette (Columbia C120SP low noise cassette tape)

Set list:

01. Procession [cut] **/*
02. Now I’m Here *
03. Ogre Battle **
04. Father To Son **/*
05. White Queen */**
06. Flick Of The Wrist **/*
07. Doing All Right *
08. In The Lap Of The Gods *
09. Killer Queen *
10. The March Of The Black Queen *
11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown */**
12. Son And Daughter [tape flip] **
13. Band Introduction **
14. Keep Yourself Alive **
15. Seven Seas Of Rhye **
16. Stone Cold Crazy *
17. Liar **
18. In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited *
19. Call for an encore **
20. Big Spender *
21. Modern Times Rock ‘n’ Roll *
21. Jailhouse Rock *
22. Call for an encore **
23. See What A Fool I’ve Been *
24. God Save The Queen *

 

1975-04-19 TokyoQueen75tix11975 Japan Tour program

 

75-04-19_Tokyo_06

Clapton Live In Japan 818Clapton Live In Japan B lblClapton Live In Japan D lblClapton Live In Japan scratched             Scratched out matrix markings.

Japan: 1975

Source: Budokan, Tokyo – 2 November 1974, minus two songs

01. Smile (acoustic)
02. Let It Grow (acoustic)
03. Can’t Find My Way Home (acoustic)
04. Better Make It Through Today
05. I Shot The Sheriff
06. Key To The Highway
07. Willie And The Hand Jive
08. Get Ready
09. Badge
10. Presence Of The Lord
11. Singing The Blues
12. Layla
13. All I Have To Do Is Dream
14. Blues Power

The Band:
Eric Clapton guitar, vocals
Jamie Oldaker drums
Dick Sims keyboards
Carl Radle bass
George Terry guitar
Yvonne Elliman backing vocals
Marcy Levy backing vocals

 

EC74tixs

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I do wonder if ERIC CLAPTON ON TOUR ’74 OG-824/825 was a re-pressing of this same album, similar to Queen’s A BEAUTIFUL ALBUM / QUEEN NOW I’M HERE.

 

Led Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 c

This is probably the one release OG will be remembered for, the first release of the famous Osaka ’71 second show “soundboard/on stage mic” tape, released in 1974.

Discussion regarding its origins found here: http://forums.ledzeppelin.com/index.php?/topic/14227-osaka-71-aud-vs-sbd/

Side 1: Immigrant Song / Heartbreaker medley incl. Feelin’ Groovy, Bouree / Since I’ve Been Loving You
Side 2: Tangerine / Moby Dick
Side 3: Stairway To Heaven / Celebration Day
Side 4: You Shook Me / Whole Lotta Love / Communication Breakdown medley incl. Just A Little Bit / Organ Solo / Thank You

 

Recording Includes: [ supposed to be not recorded: Band Announcements ] Immigrant Song [ 4:40 ] >> Heartbreaker (<< Feelin’ Groovy, Bouree..) [ 8:14 ], Since I’ve Been Loving You [ 7:43 ], Out On The Tiles Intro [ 0:13 ] >> Black Dog [ 5:09 – cut ], Dazed And Confused (<< Pennies From Heaven [ cut ].. ) [ 30:29 – cut ], Stairway To Heaven [ 9:35 ], Celebration Day [ 4:45 ], That’s The Way [ 6:17 – cut ], Going To California [ 8:41 ], Tangerine [ 3:19 ], Friends [ 3:45 ], What Is And What Should Never Be [ 4:12 – cut ], Moby Dick [ 15:05 – cut ], Instrumental Intro [ 0:46 ] >> Whole Lotta Love (<< Boogie Chillun, Tossin’ And Turnin’, Twist And Shout, Fortune Teller, Good Times Bad Times, Instrumental Improvisation [ cut ], You Shook Me..) [ 31:05 – cut ], [ cut ], Communication Breakdown (<< Just A Little Bit..) [ 7:37 ], [ cut ], Organ Solo [ 4:26 ] >> Thank You [ 7:39 ], Rock And Roll [ 3:38 ].
Source: Incomplete excellent soundboard recording. Near 185 minutes.
Details: With the exception of acoustic set it is overloaded by the drums. The vocals are also partially inaudible for most of the show. The story goes that two tape machines in synch were used to record 16 tracks simultaneously because Japanese company didn’t have 16-track machine, then secretly taped to 1/4-inch recorder (probably 2-track machine) using separated line. The reason why there are so many cuts and bad balance between the instruments is most likely taper was very careful of group’s control during the show and this caused of tape edits throughout. The person who taped this is not responsible for leaking, however. Someone else did it and spread several copies over the world and thus we have so much different circulating versions that differs in timings and cuts.

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Contemporary ‘eye witness’ account:

“I bought this bootleg directly from manufacture when I was sixteen about 35 years ago. Now, I remember that one and only way to get this first press was mail order only, and then I have memorized 50 sets were pressed.

I have been to the manufacturer’s house located near my house several times.
There were many OG records in his house Eric Clapton, YES, and so on.
Almost all of LIVE IN JAPAN which were released by OG Record remained unsold at that time.
This is why I think there is a possibility that records which has been known as second press were not produced by OG Record.”

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I have found the following versions, not sure about which came first. Someone in Japan knows for sure, so feel free to leave a comment 🙂

1. Red label version (I believe this to be the original):

Led Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 a d1Led Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 a d2Led Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 a d3Led Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 a d4

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2. Black label version (with insert):

Led Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 extrasLed Zep Life  Japan 1971Led Zep Life in Japan 1971 discsLed Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 2 LPLed Zeppelin Live Japan 1971 3

Matrix: LZL1 – 4

Auction text for this version:

“This is original second and best pressing from ’76, first issue from ’74 are pressed in wrong speed(too slow), 3rd, or later pressing are inferior sounds.
This second issue pressed in correct speed, and best sounding ever! Heavy, dynamic live set and without doubt, their best performance…..
Original insert is still loose. Thick vinyl and beautiful black & sliver deep groove label.
Also this copy come with some special photo copy inserts.”

 

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3. Orange label version (with photocopied inserts – front of tour program and newspaper concert review):

Led Zep J 71 red lbl IILed Zep J 71 red lbl II bLed Zep J 71 red lbl II 1Led Zep J 71 red lbl II 2Led Zep J 71 red lbl II 3Led Zep J 71 red lbl II 4

Led Zep J 71 red lbl II p3Led Zep J 71 red lbl II p2Led Zep J 71 red lbl II p1

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4. UFO 1001 version

Led Zep Osaka UFOLed Zep Osaka UFO lbl 1Led Zep Osaka UFO lbl 2

Quality reduced to “Very good mono soundboard“. I would guess that this is the later pressing with inferior sound mentioned in the auction text above.

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Rolling Stones Comeback tE V 1Image from a 2005 auction, in which the final result reached almost $600

Japan: 1974the same year Contraband released From the empire pool wembley stadium – LONDON NOVEMBER 1973 although this is not a copy of that album

Audience recording from Wembley, Empire Pool – 8 (2nd show) & 9 September 1973 – is this correct?

What throws me a little bit is the information found under this link (looking at the two top entries), where “Dancing with Mr, D”, which is supposed to be on this LP is not listed under the CD version:

http://www.rollingstonesnet.com/baseline.html

Your help is appreciated.

 

MATRIX: OG 787 A 1D // OG 787 B 1D

Side One: Brown Sugar / Gimme Shelter / Happy / Tumbling Dice (Ain’t Security Version!)
Side Two: Dancing With Mr. D (Complete!) / Heartbreaker / Midnight Rambler

 

Rolling Stones Wembley 73the-rolling-stones-8-9-1973

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DEEP PURPLE  BACK TO THE ROCK OG-751   

I was not able to find an image or detailed information on this release. All I can find is the European bootleg of the same name on Altintas Records.

Santana Live Rotterdam

Thanks also to the Tatsu-Chin Japanese blog [http://tvreck.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-40.html], we can add this to the OG label discography. The above cover slick is clearly a copy of the original, lacing it’s metallic three tone print, with the elephant really standing out. The matrix has been confirmed as OG-723. While the European original is not hard to find, this Japanese copy definitely is.

The Dutch original on the maf label dates from 1971; the Japanese copy from 1974. “maf” is a Dutch word and means “stark raving mad” in English.

 

Santana Live Rotterdam orig. pink 2Santana Live Rotterdam orig. pink 3SONY DSCSantana Live Rotterdam lblSantana Rotterdam b

Label states “MADE IN … Formosa”

Santana on their second European Tour and second visit to the Netherlands, following their appearance at the Kralingen Pop Festival, the previous year. Audience recording from 18 April 1971 at the just three months old Ahoy in Rotterdam,

Track list: Toussaint L’Overture/Evil Ways – Samba Pa Ti – Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen – Oye Como Va – Gumbo – Everything’s Coming Our Way – Conquistadore Rides Again

No matrix number known.

 

santana 19710418

1971_jsf_ahoy_rotterdam

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maf’s only other release (apparently), a double LP recorded at the Ahoy as well just two weeks before the Santana show:

 

Pink Floyd Live in Rotterdam