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Dylan Aspects

Side 1: [ & 2, all found elsewhere in superior quality]
It’s all over now, Baby Blue (‘Bringing’ outtake January ’65)
Just like Tom thumb’s blues  (RAH London, May ’66)
George Jackson (Columbia 45, released Nov. 12, 1971)
She belongs to me     (‘Bringing’ outtake January ’65)
Leopard skin pill box hat (RAH London, May ’66)

Side 2:
Talkin’ Bear Mt. picnic blues (Freewheelin’ outtake)
Can you please crawl out your window (Columbia 45)
It ain’t me, babe (Isle of Wight 8/69)
I shall be released (Basement tapes)
Just like a woman (Dublin 5/5/66)
Talkin’ John Birch paranoid blues (Freewheelin’ outtake)

Side 3: [live Charlotte North Carolina 1974-Jan. 17]
Most likely you go your way
Lay Lady lay
Forever young
Knockin’ on heaven’s door
The Times
Don’t think twice
Just like a woman

Side 4: [live Chicago 1974-Jan. 3]
Song to Woody
Lonesome death of Hattie Carroll
Nobody  ‘cept you
All along the watchtower
Something there is about you
Like a rolling stone
Most likely you go your way

Dylan Aspects back

Matrix: R.S

“The label is either blank white or white with “RS Records. Dylan on tour 1974”
The original cover is an insert with a black and white ‘New Morning’ look Dylan drawing. There is a back insert that has the track listings and venues & ‘eye’ logo.
The last 75 LP’s had a special green insert with a Dylan photo from the LA 1974 show, and a humorous explanation for the cover switch.
This was most likely released by the folks who would become TMQ-2 later that same year, although it could be an early TAKRL release as well.”

4-5 stars – R: “Satisfactory mono” – Released: 1974

Source: FM recording based on this Columbia Records radio station promo double album (Side 1 contained material by David Bromberg):

 

Recording date: March 25, 1972 at the CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City, attended by “400 college radio programmers and D.J.’s.” 

Notes from a vinyl to digital restoration project:

“Loggins And Messina – Mega-rare Restored Vinyl – “Your Mama Don’t Dance” –
[…] – FM Great recording and performance!

This is a fabulous sounding set from the early days of Loggins and Messina. This
is a brand-new transfer from an upgraded pressing of this show, and there is a
significant increase in the sound quality. The instrumentation is now sparkling
clear and up-front, and the reverb on the solo section is more in the forefront.
Please remember this is an FM recording from 35 years ago, and adjust your
sights accordingly!

Whenever I see another copy of a very rare album such as this one, I try to pick
it up. To my surprise, this pressing on R.S. Records (Highway-HiFi) turned out
to be the original, and the Phonygraf version used previously was a copy. There
is a sharp drop in surface noise, the insert glued to the front is a bit bigger,
and this pressing has the original labels.

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Bootleg Versions:

  1. R.S. Records version made by the HH label (matrix: HH – LM  SIDE I / 2  – or –  #1111 LM Side A / B):

Loggins&M vers 1

 

 

 

2. The Phonygraf version with a slightly smaller insert (matrix: P – 1386 A / B):

Loggins&M vers 2

Loggins&M Phony lbl

3. The WCF/pre-Berkeley label version in a folder-style cover with artist image on the back (matrix: 1975 – A / B):

 

 

In terms of release dates, working backwards, I still have the ‘WCF in folders’ releases dated 1973/4, possibly as late as early 1975. Phonygraf’s mainly in 1974, which would place the R.S. version in ’73.

The original bootleg obviously wanted to ride the coat tails of the hit single off of Loggins and Messina’s 2nd album – a # 4 on Billboard Pop Charts. The 45 was released in November of 1972 and reached its peak in early 1973.