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You almost wish to rub your eyes but on July 19, this copy of Melvin Records MM 04 got 19 bids with the high bidder committing to an incredible $4,950.00 – I wonder if this amount actually changed hands in this case.

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Link to the actual auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-LP-When-It-Says-Beatles-On-the-Label-You-Will-Love-It-NM-ORIG-Not-TMOQ-/351781836082?hash=item51e7d4d532:g:LmMAAOSw7XZXg04u

Around 1980, the Japan ZAP label appeared, presenting good quality copies of relatively fresh U.S. titles. These are to be distinguished from the Japanese attempts at copying the look of Ken’s Ze Anonym Plattenspieler label insert design a couple of years before via the titles Queen Free In The Park, Deep Purple Never Before and Wishbone Ash Ashes Are Burning.

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Beatles – ED SULLIVAN SHOW CBS TV STUDIOS  ZAP 0514 (MK514)

Beatles Ed Sull S

There are many different vinyl versions of this title. This is the Japanese version described in HOTWACKS as having a “deluxe green/white cover”. The original in the dark cardboard cover with the copied wraparound insert (also marked ZAP-0514) was a copy of Melvin Records’ ED’S REALLY BIG BEATLES BLASTS and released in 1980.

Beatles EDSSCBSTVST b

Back of the original used for the Japan version and the rainbow label featured on one side:

Beatles EDSSCBSTVST lbl

Finally, the true original, MM05 from 1977:

Beatles Ed's Really Big Beatles Blast

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Beatles – THE ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE 1963  ZAP 1042 (UK-2826)

Beatles TRVP 1963

Beatles TRVP 1963 b 2

Beatles TRVP 1963 lbl a 2

Beatles TRVP 1963 lbl b

Although a Japan only LP release, this is till very much a copy job as it was crafted out of the BY ROYAL COMMAND and TOP OF THE POPS EP’s plus five Deccagone 45’s.

Beatles By Royal Command 2Beatles TotPops EP

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Beatles – THE DECCA TAPES  ZAP 1047

Beatles Decca Tapes

Beatles Decca Tapes b

Beatles Decca Tapes J lbl

Deluxe blue cover copy of the Circuit Records US title, originally released December. 1979.

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Beatles – LIVE FROM THE SAM HOUSTON COLOSSEUM  ZAP 1049/1050 BVP 006A/B/C/D

The pink cover version, released ca. 1980

Beatles LFTSHCCompare to the original version from 1979, brought to you by the Tobe Milo folks:

Beatles LftSamHoustonC

Beatles LFTSHC bBeatles LftSamHoustonC b

Beatles LFTSHC lbl 1Beatles LFTSHC lbl 2

Beatles Houston 65Onstage at the Sam Houston Colosseum. Few images convey the madness of a Beatles performance and that “in the eye of a hurricane” felling JPG&R must have felt better than this one

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Beatles – Studio Sessions 1 ZAP 1061 and Studio Sessions 2 ZAP 1062

Copy of the 1973 Contraband LP’s, which were itself copied from TMOQ’s OUTAKES 1 + 2 (first released in July of 1972). CBM elected to move TMOQ’s opening track “Do You Want To Know A Secret” from the A 1 to the A 6 position. 

Beatles Studio Sessions ZAP 1061

Beatles Studio Sessions ZAP 1062Beatles Studio Sessions ZAP 1062 lbl A

First time a JASRAC logo (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers) makes an appearance, elevating these releases to an almost official status, indicating that copyright fees may have been paid. Were they really or was this just a hoax? Released ca. 1980. The person behind the sadly recently taken offline niigata1116/Beatles/boot pages stated they had bought their copy in 1985.

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Beatles – FIVE NIGHTS IN A JUDO ARENA  ZAP – 1063

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John Lennon – IMAGINATION LIVE  ZAP – 1064

Lennon J Imagination ZAP 1064Lennon J Imagination ZAP 1064 bLennon J Imagination ZAP 1064 label

A straight copy of the TMOQ release TELECASTS dressed up as an official release.

Lennon Telecasts t.l.

Lennon Telecasts 2

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Beatles – COMPLETE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION 1963 to 1969  ZAP – 1065

Beatles CCC Zap 1065Beatles CCC Zap 1065 b

Another straight copy of an old TMOQ title but this time copying the cover design as well. Uses an insert, not a deluxe printed cover for the authentic bootleg feeling.

Beatles Complete Christmas Coll 2

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Beatles – SHEA STADIUM  ZAP – 1071

Beatles Shea Stadium ZAP 1071 II Beatles Shea Stadium ZAP 1071 bBeatles Shea Stadium ZAP 1071 lbl

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1981 JOHN LENNON/BEATLES JAPAN 2/3 LP COMPILATIONS:

Most of these were released in 1981 in the wake of John Lennon’s murder when the demand for musical mementos spilled over into the bootleg realm.

The typesetting on several of these covers was done using a simple typewriter, giving these a rather improvised and unfinished feel, as far as the artwork is concerned. Almost all copy previously released titles by Wizardo, TKRWM, Melvin, Audifon, CBM and Hoffman Avenue Records but do not hide this fact. There were also two new creations.

“ONE TO ONE CONCERT + MORE” / “ANGEL BABY”

Lennon Angel B O t OLennon Angel B O t O bLennon Angel B O t O detailLennon Angel B O t O detail 2

A GUITAR’S ALLRIGHT JOHN / PLOP PLOP FIZZ FIZZ

Lennon AGAJ PPFFLennon AGAJ PPFF b

LIVE PARIS OLYMPIA / AT SHEA STADIUM

Beatles Live Paris Olympia SheaBeatles Live Paris Olympia Shea b

Disc 1 is a copy of Contraband’s LIVE PARIS OLYMPIA (correctly dated on the back cover, just getting the venue still wrong).

Beatles Live Paris Olympia first

Disc 2 presented what was then the most complete video sourced version of the Shea Stadium concert, including four tracks by the opening acts in excellent mono quality.

Beatles Live Paris Olympia Shea det

POP GO THE BEATLES / YOUNGBLOOD

Matrix: 63 A 1 M * 63 B 1 M * 63 C 1 M * 63 D 1 M (machine stamped)

Beatles PGTH YBeatles PGTB b1Beatles PGTB b1aBeatles PGTB b1b

Sides 1 + 2 combined the newly upgraded material just made available on the 1980 EP FOUR BY THE BEATLES (L-1453)

Beatles FourbtB EP

with nine other BBC tracks to form a new creation. Disc two was a straight copy of Audifon’s YOUNGBLOOD.

THE ECHOES OF A DREAM + 20 × 4

Beatles EOADream 20 X 4Beatles EOADream 20 X 4 b

Stylistically fitting right in: A Japanese copy of INDIAN ROPETRICK and 20 X 4 with an outtake from the photo session that 20 X 4 used. HOTWACKS states the cover is blue & white. Blank white labels.

Matrix · IRT 614 A / B J1 / TBF 615 J1 A / B  (handwritten)

CASUALTIES  COLLECTOR’S ITEMS

I spotted this on eBay being offered as a genuine promo for over $1,000 (!) showing that this was one successful pirate job. Some bootleg knowledge or at least research can be useful. Originally released in 1979 and 1980 by “Richard” (as he is called in Heylin’s book) who wanted to make a “real record” and disliked bootlegs with their shoddy slip sheets. His entrepreneurial spirit also extended to some of the tracks as he created ‘frankenstein’ versions that never before existed (like a mono “Penny Lane”with the extra trumpet ending and the long intro + extra bar version of “I Am The Walrus”).

Beatles Casual Coll It

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Beatles Casual Coll It det

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FLOWER 3 LP

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Beatles Madrid 65 cover

To be released in the near future thanks to the copyright expiring after 50 years:

A limited edition 220 gram vinyl album plus CD with same content and a book containing 50 photographs of the Beatles in concert and in their hotel, by photographer Francisco Barahona. The name of the label is Cocodrilo Records. Those not able or willing to buy this package can listen to the recording online for free.
Track list::
Twist and Shout (Medley-Russell)
She’s a Woman (Lennon-McCartney)
I’m a Loser (Lennon-McCartney)
Can’t Buy Me Love (Lennon-McCartney)
Baby’s in Black (Lennon-McCartney)
I Wanna Be Your Man (Lennon-McCartney)
A Hard Day’s Night (Lennon-McCartney)
Everybody’s Tryin’ to Be My Baby (Perkins)
Rock and Roll Music (Berry)
I Feel Fine (Lennon-McCartney)
Ticket to Ride (Lennon-McCartney)
Long Tall Sally (Johnson-Penniman-Blackwell)

The recording made by José Luis Alvarez is supposedly in good quality.

Link to the vinyl (+ CD) edition

[Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the site selling the product nor do I get any commission]

Beatles Madrid r2r

The master tape, recorded on a Grundig reel-to-reel on 2 channels with four AKG microphones, and mixed live. Brian Epstein had given his permission and a signed contract still exists.

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The story behind the recording:

Brian Epstein liked to take trips to Spain, we remember the trip he invited John Lennon to in April of 1963. In April of 1965 on another trip to Spain, Brian met Alvarez, who worked for the Spanish music publication FONORAMA.

One topic that came up was the relatively low number of record sales by the Beatles in Spain. A number of 3,800 is usually mentioned but was this for a certain/the latest release or the total amount of all records sold by the Beatles. Now the latter would be hard to believe, considering how many titles had already been released by Spring of 1965: Four LP’s, up to 16 EP’s and five singles.

The way Alvarez tells it, Brian even felt that the band was not as popular in Spain as in other European countries and there was no point in visiting Spain on the upcoming short European tour. Apparently, there were all of 2,000 record players in Spain at that time, explaining the suppressed sales figures but that these record players were put to good use at local street parties and the Beatles were definitely very popular, Alvarez emphasized. In the end, Brian could be persuaded to include Madrid and Barcelona in the tour schedule.

Beatles 65 sales

Beatles sales figures for Southern European countries mentioned in this 1965 Canadian newspaper article.

There is just one problem here: A contract exists that shows that Brian agreed to those two concerts in early February of that year:

Beatles Spain 65 contractBeatles Spain 65 contract 2In the end it must have come down to a promoter guaranteeing a certain fee and less about sales figures.

Fotografía de archivo (julio 1965) del cartel anunciador del concierto que ofrecieron The Beatles en la Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas de Madrid, hace 40 años. Vertical.

Hand painted concert ad

Beatles Madrid ad 2Beatles Madrid poster

jose-luis-alvarez BeatlesAlvarez (wearing a tie) with Paul and John in Madrid.

Beatles Madrid 2John, public persona face firmly in place

Beatles Spain 65Beatles Madrid 65 2

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531 Beatles THE E.M.I. OUTTAKES
532 Paul McCartney in scotland
533 Beatles RENAISSANCE MINSTRELS volume 1
534 Beatles Cinelogue: LET IT BE
535 Led Zeppelin CELLARFUL OF NOISE
536 Led Zeppelin ON STAGE IN EUROPE 1975
537 Deep Purple LIVE IN LONDON
538 Deep Purple PERKS AND TIT
539 Queen ROYAL AMERICAN TOUR

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JL 531: The BEATLES – THE EMI OUTTAKES

Beatles EMI Outtakes JL 531EMI Outtakes lblCopied World Records label above.

Original U.S. ZAP Records label below (the fake track list never changed):

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JL 532: PAUL McCARTNEY – in scotland

 

Wings Live i Scotl JLWings LiScot lblCopy vs. original Wizardo label

Beatles Orig. Audition Tape ca 1962 lbl

For more information regarding the original release, click here.

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JL 533 The BEATLES – RENAISSANCE MINSTRELS

Beatle Renaissance M v 1Beatle Renaissance M v 1 lbl

 

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JL 534: The BEATLES: CINELOGUE I: LET IT BE

 

Beatles Cinelogue 1 J 534

Beatles Cinelogue I fake dragon

Above: The JL copy of a King Kong label

Below: An original version:

beatles Cinelogue I real dragon

For more information regarding the original release, click here.

 

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JL 535 LED ZEPPELIN – CELLARFUL OF NOISE

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JL 536: LED ZEPPELIN – ON STAGE IN EUROPE 1975

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For more information regarding the original release, click here.

 

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JL 537: Deep Purple – LIVE IN LONDON

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JL 538: Deep Purple – PERKS AND TIT

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JL 539: Queen – ROYAL AMERICAN TOUR

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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

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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 1976, 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:

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]


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.

521 LIVE CONCERT ATLANTA

522 BATTLE (error, record matrix = 512)

523 FOREST HILLS TENNIS STADIUM

524 ?

525 SWEDEN 1963

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JL 521: THE BEATLES – LIVE CONCERT ATLANTA

Beatles Live Concert Atlanta JL 521Beatles Live Concert Atlanta JL 521 lbl

History:

In (early) 1970,  the second ever vinyl bootleg of a Beatles performance was created when someone came into possession of a radio broadcast reel to reel on the east coast and produced the ‘Great White Wonder equivalent’ of a Beatles concert recording.

ALIVE AT LAST

Matrix: 1001 A / B

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IN CONCERT AT WHISKEY FLAT

Ken & Dub got a hold of the east coast release and quickly copied it. They were not shy in announcing who the artist was in their version of the title stamp. As there was no clue on the recording which concert this was, they just made up a name and location in jest.

” … July 1970 – plain white label, colored vinyl, OPD 19 / OPD 67 matrix – copy of an East Coast bootleg”. [TMOQ wiki on the record collectors guild website (now sadly removed)]

Beatles LF CO AT Whiskey Flat

Beatles ICaWFlat 3

As I have only seen this title with 1 / 2 labels and these weren’t introduced by (pre-)TMOQ until March/Spring 1971, I doubt the date given by the TMOQ wiki of July 1970.

Beatles ICaWFlat lbl 1

Much later, the recording was identified as probably coming from a broadcast by Philadelphia radio station WIBG-AM (known as “Wibbage”) but positively identified as the 02 September 1964 concert at Philadelphia’s Convention Hall.

Beatles Philly 64Beatles Philly 64 II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjbCK5AO7HQ

 

On the West coast, the team that ended up becoming Berkeley Records and were in their early days known as White Cover Folks (WCF) also issued their own version and the first one with a slip sheet (with an image brazenly copied from the fan club Beatles’ Christmas Album) in 1971.

LIVE CONCERT AT WISKEY FLATS

Matrix: 510-A-X / 510-B-X

Beatles Live C Wiskey FlatsBeatles Live C Wiskey Flats lblBeatles LCaWF lbl bBeatles LCAtlanta blu lbl

Also exists with blank white labels and insert in different color shades (for example, red).

 

In the second half of 1972, Contraband then copied this release as CBM 3552 under a slightly changed title and brought it back to the East coast.

LIVE CONCERT ATLANTA

Beatles Live C Atlanta 3552 3Beatles Live C Atlanta 3552 o lbl

First editions (?) came with a unique ‘two-tone’ color design and wording – who are the Kyoto Klucks? – , unlike any other I have ever come across for CBM.

Beatles Live C Atlanta 3552Without Contraband symbol.

Alternative labels found with this title:

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA CBM green pirate lbl The label version copied by JL

In late 1975/early 1976, for a reissue on the King Kong sub-label, the folks at Contraband thought they knew the real location for this recording – someone may have pointed out that the Beatles did not play in Atlanta until 1965 – and in a rare move, they added a correction to the slip sheet (which was still incorrect):

LIVE CONCERT ATLANTA (which really is HOLLYWOOD BOWL SECOND SHOW)

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Matrix: RI-3552 A/B

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THE BEATLES LIVE (TPL 3032 A/B)

Another rare Japanese bootleg claiming to contain Atlanta material is this one. This was produced around 1975, based on the one other release found by this label (see below).

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From the auction text:  “BEATLES-LIVE (LP), JAPANESE PRESSING LP, INCLUDES 2 LIVE SHOW + BONUS, TPL-3032 SIDE A : LIVE IN ATLANTA” 1. TWIST AND SHOUT 2. YOU CAN’T DO THAT 3. ALL MY LOVING 4. SHE LOVES YOU 5. THINGS WE SAID TODAY 6. CAN’T BUY ME LOVE 7. IF I FELL 8. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND 9 BOYS 

The other TPL release: The rarest Japanese Pink Floyd bootleg titled LIVE as well, matrix: TPL3003 A/B

Dated as a 1975 release on floydboots.com and containing five performances from their June 1971 Hakone appearance in excellent quality.

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JL 522: The ROLLING STONES / The BEATLES – BATTLE

B RS Battle 512

The matrix images can be found under the JL 512 entry.

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JL 523: The BEATLES – FOREST HILLS TENNIS STADIUM

Beatles Forest Hills TS 523Beatles Forest Hills TS 523 lbl

Copied J. Fish designed Instant Analysis labels.

The original Contraband title with explanation what was really on this album, was previously featured here.

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JL 524 is unknown at this time.

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JL 525: The BEATLES – SWEDEN 1963

Beatles Sweden 1963 JL 525Beatles Sweden JL 524 2v

A link to the notes on the original can be found here.

516 Last Live Show
JL 517 Get Back To Toronto  [I almost mixed this up with John Lennon Telecasts, which since the TMOQ days had the matrix # JL-517-A / B and for which a Japan copy – with an insert, however, and not looking like a typical JL release – exists as well.]
518 Various Artists – California Jammin’
JL 519 Paris Sports Palais
520 Led Zepppelin – BBC ZEP

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(JL) 516: THE BEATLES – LAST LIVE SHOW

A. “I had a repressing with printed b&w cover, black-silver labels and matrix no. JL 516 which was very badly pressed.” [bootleg section of http://tomwaits-vinyl.org%5D

Beatles LLShow JL 516The JL number is located bottom left.

B&W insert & silver on black label (copy of the original label design)

Beatles LLS lbl

B. Not a JL release: The ’10’ version with a purple label (matrix number wanted):

Beatles LLShow purp 1Beatles LLShow 10

Compare with an original shown here – not a big difference, I know, except that the copies above really have that ‘xeroxed’ look and feel.

Beatles Last Live S

Beatles LastLShow lbl B

Above: 7001 A / B matrix

Those with copied & colored/tinted inserts seem to have an 101 A / B matrix like the one shown here below:

Beatles LLShow 501 tint

Beatles Last Live Show lbl

ca. 1971 WCF version/copy with their typical 10″ ring from the converted record press.

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Beatles Last Live S red lblAbove: Red label U.S. version (producer unknown at this time) with added date below the title.

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The Beatles started 1966 on the 5th of January by ‘secretly’ (I really do not believe that there was an intentional effort to hide the fact that what you heard was not always the original field recording) gathering at CTS (Cine Tele Sound) Studios at 49-53 Kensington Gardens Square in Bayswater, London to salvage/improve the inline recording made at Shea Stadium in New York the previous summer for an upcoming BBC1 TV special.

In the 1960’s, CTS had mono and stereo three-track and two-track 7½, 15 and 30 IPS Philips tape machines. CTS was a scoring stage, so the film could be projected onto a large screen and musicians could play along to the selected scene. I assume the Beatles dis this when re-recording two of the songs (see further down) to match video and audio as best as they could.

I have looked far and wide about the recording equipment used to capture this landmark show but found nothing about it at all.

Peter Simon remembers watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, and the following year, photographed their concert at Shea Stadium.

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John about to wreck their VOX Continental organ by playing it with his elbow (and making George laugh and lose his rhythm). It repaid him by malfunctioning at the next tour stop at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens and was replaced by the time they appeared in Atlanta. The organ would never be used on stage by anyone ever again and was sold in 2008 for $182,000.

It turned out that “I Feel Fine”  and “Help!” were considered “beyond help” and were re-recorded from scratch, with JPGR trying their best to make it sound and look live and synchronized, to be latter dubbed with audience noise – not from Shea but Hollywood Bowl ’65. The bass had suffered especially in the field recording and Paul overdubbed new bass lines onto “Dizzy Miss Lizzy”, “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Baby’s In Black” and “I’m Down”. John also enhanced his organ part for the final song.It seems that it had already been decided at this point that “She’s A Woman” and “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby” had to be cut due to time constraints. “They were, however, included in an early print which Epstein received from Sullivan Productions around 5 November 1965, which then ran to 54 minutes. By January, as it would be for the transmission, the film’s duration had been cut to just under 48 minutes.”

There were plans to enhance “Twist and Shout” as well but studio time had run out. Instead, the Capitol recording from their last Hollywood Bowl concert on 30 August 1965 was used. Now, here is a minor riddle regarding this. In John C. Winn’s book Way beyond Compare it says about the Capitol Hollywood Bowl three-track recordings: “Unlike in 1964, Capitol didn’t even bother to remix either of the 1965 concerts at the time, and they remained unheard until 1971, when the three-track masters were sent to Abbey Road.” So, what type of tape did they have to work with in early 1966?

“Act Naturally”, the experiment – as they were back to performing the old staple “I Wanna Be Your Man” by Atlanta was simply replaced by the official version, overdubbed with pure (looped?) audience pandemonium, not caring or noticing that vocals and image no longer matched in all places. I would imagine that the end of session time forced this as well and obviously no other professionally recorded live version existed. Alternatively, the Beatles and the producers just could not be bothered or they tried and failed to recreate a good enough facsimile.

“Documentation also suggests that John wished to record a new version of Ticket To Ride, and that it was done during this CTS session, but close study of the film indicates that the original Shea version was used (although perhaps a little instrumental overdubbing was effected).”

The Beatles At Shea Stadium was shown on BBC1 in the UK on 1 March 1966 but in the U.S. not until the following year.

CTS 67Nancy Sinatra and John Barry at CTS in ’67, recording session for the You Only Live Twice . No Beatles photo at CTS available, just imagine JPGR around that mic…

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Beatles Shea tapeSold at auction in December 2005 (for almost $9,000) and subsequently appeared on bootleg CD’s in 2007 (HMC, etc.): Three 7 1/2 ips pre-production tapes containing the raw Shea recording before edits and overdubbing. 28, 32 and 37 minutes long.

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JL 517: THE BEATLES – GET BACK TO TORONTO

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JL 518: Various Artists (Deep Purple, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Pink Floyd) – CALIFORNIA JAMMIN’

California Jammin 2California Jammin #

The original King Kong / Contraband release can be visited under this link.

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JL 519: THE BEATLES – PARIS SPORTS PALAIS

Beatles Paris JL 519Beatles Paris JL 519 2v

Detailed info regarding the original – another Contraband release – can be found here.

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JL 520: LED ZEPPELIN – BBC ZEP

Led Zep BBC Zep JL 520

Led Zep BBC Zep JL detail

And here is the detailed info link for this classic bootleg, released originally in late spring or mid-1973.