“Positive” originals and “negative” reissues for 4033 above and 4044 below.
Original release ca. early 1973 and the release that together with WCF’s copy of the Moody Blues – october 1972 (4044) helps us date the 40XX series.
4044 runs at the incorrect speed.
Strangely, not copied by another bootleg label, Contraband instead opting to copy Rubber Dubber’s recording of Taylor’s Anaheim Convention Center concert, as In Disneyland or the more common triple set A King And Two James.
Source: November 4th, 1972 – Radio City Music Hall, NY – Very good audience recording,
“I’ve got a lot to be happy for tonight,” announced an elated James Taylor at his Radio City Music Hall concert on Nov. 3, 1972. Earlier that evening, the 24-year-old troubadour had wed balladeer Carly Simon, 27, at her Manhattan apartment. No matter that the bride’s first hit had been the marriage-skeptical ”That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be” — the audience roared its approval when Simon joined her ”steamroller” on stage. ” [If that’s not on this album, than it’s probably from the 4th]
Label: From the producers that would eventually bring you Berkley Records. Mostly found as two single LP’s and as it was produced during a time when this outfit produced relatively low runs, not impossible but also not that easy to find.
Notes from a collector: “My copy comes in a double gatefold sleeve with two inserts…. The labels are blank, but the dead wax area of the first record has 4033-A and -B, and the second has 4044-A and -B engraved by hand.“
Another description provided by an eBay seller: “Pressed on exceedingly heavy vinyl (I’d guess its about 200 gms). Cover is a foldopen folder-type, with pocket flpas inside to hold the records.”
“I’d have to rate the show right up there with James’ best, and the recording at about an 8 out of 10. It’s a really well-done performance. For some strange reason LP2 required major speed correction, but LP1 was fine.” [comment by needle drop expert doinker]
4033 A: Sweet Baby James / Makin’ Whoopee / Riding On A Railroad / Long Ago And Far Away / Lo And Behold / Anywhere Like Heaven / Brighten Your Night With My Day / Something In The Way She Moves
4033 B: Highway Song / Sunny Skies / Carolina In My Mind / Rainy Day Man / Instrumental / Hymn / Fanfare
4044 A: Nobody But You / You’ve Got A Friend / Chili Dog / New Tune/ Back On My Feet Again / Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
4044 B: Country Road / One Man Parade / Steamroller Blues / Fire And Rain / — Encore: (You Can) Close Your Eyes
Danny Kortchmar (guitar),
Leland Sklar (bass),
Craig Doerge (keyboards)
and Russ Kunkel (drums)