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Japan: 1985

Source: Mining the Live Aid radio broadcast from July 13th ’85 for two double sets. Selected were the performances by David Bowie, Bryan Ferry with David Gilmour), the Wembley Finale, Paul McCartney, F.Mercury & B.May, the Power Station and Duran Duran.

ETS 2588 A: TVC 15 / Rebel Rebel / Modern Love / Heroes / Sensation / Boys and Girls / Slave To Love / Jealous Guy
ETS 2588 B: Do They Know It’s Christmas / Is This The World We Created?
ETS 2589 A: Let It Be / ? / ? / ? / Murderess / Get It On (Bang a Gong)
ETS 2589 B: A View to a Kill / Union of the Snake / Save A Prayer / The Reflex

[Not an accurate track list, I just tried to piece it together from various sources.]

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Volume 2 presents Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin (with Phil Collins), The Who, Black Sabbath, Mick Jagger (w. Hall&Oates, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin and Tina Turner), Bob Dylan (w. Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood) and the finale in Philadelphia.

ETS 2590 A: White Room / Rock & Roll / Whole Lotta Love / Stairway To Heaven
ETS 2590 B: My Generation / Love Reign On Me / Won’t Get Fooled Again / Paranoid
ETS 2591 A: Lonely At The Top / Just Another Night / Miss You / State of Shock / It’s Only Rock & Roll
ETS 2591 B: Ballad Of Hollis Brown / Ship Comes In / Blowing In The Wind / We Are The World

 

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Meanwhile, someone in Europe went “the whole hog”and issued everything on a 12 LP box (ca. late ’85/86):

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Peter Blake art work

 

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Japan: 1981

Source: Audience recording from the Rainbow Theater in London – first nights of two dates there and the final European Tour dates on their World Invasion “Party ’til You Die Tour” Tour – 23rd of June, 1980

Side A Romeo Delight / Bottoms Up! / Runnin’ With the Devil / Loss of Control / Take Your Whiskey Home
Side B Dance the Night Away / Woman in Love / Jamie’s Cryin’ / Take a Break / Big City Blues
Side C Everybody Wants Some / And the Cradle Will Rock / Light Up the Sky / Eruption
Side D Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love / Ice Cream Man / You Really Got Me

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The same recording was first released on this U.S. bootleg in 1981  (see the copyright notice on the label, which may actually be accurate in this case), so the UD release was either copied from this or came from the same source tape:

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One of the more embarrassing spelling mistakes in bootleg history. If you can’t even spell the name of the band correctly …

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Not made in Sweden as claimed here. Supposedly only 250 copies made, which sounds very low for a U.S. production.

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From an auction description:

“RECORDING:
The quality of audio varies throughout, due to its recording method.  Generally, it sounds very good, especially after the first few tracks.  This is a quiet recording with very little surface noise, mostly only noticeable between the songs and during the quiet sections.

LABELS:
The labels are clean, yellow (I don’t know why they look orange in some of the photos), and centered with the words “Centurian Records Present Tumbleweeds.”  The matrix numbers are PL-47-APL-47-BPL-47-CPL-47-D.

JACKET:
The photos and text on the front and back covers are on paper glued onto the cardboard […].
At the bottom of the back cover, in the right corner, it readsPL47R.R.R. Records and Tapes72 Halston StreetOrebo, 41211 Sweden”

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Japan: 2nd half of 1980 or …(see below)?

Based on how I have been estimating the release dates of the UD titles, this should have been well before the release of the official live double album in March 1981, however thewho.net states in their bootlegs section about this title: “The label […] states at the bottom “The Godfather” Sister Disco, Behind Blue Eyes and See Me, Feel Me were issued on the LP Rock For Kampuchea.” I have stared at the label images as best as I can and cannot see any longer writing like this being present. Can someone confirm that this is really printed on the label?

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Source: Audience recording from the Hammersmith Odeon, London on 28 December 1979

Length: 00:58:40

Quality: 7/10

Cover: “The cover is a white paper gate-fold sleeve wrapped around a white cardboard cover like what we have seen for the previous Sid Vicious album. The titles are listed around the top border and right edge of the sleeve.” Both cover images were ripped off from the booklet included in The Kids Are Alright soundtrack double LP, seen here in its Japanese version:

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79TGRY front79TGRY bSince we were talking about their 1979 tour and this happens to be in my collection after I have searched for this for some time. I spent hours trying to figure out how to merge two scans for this post. At least the end result is pretty nice.

I know that “Vinyl Dreams” is the name of at least one store. I don’t think they released another bootleg, at least not under that name. Does anyone know more?

 

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Orange labels exist as well. Released in 1980. Listed as a soundboard on a Who website but it is an audience recording.

Side 1: I Can’t Explain  (2:33) / Baba O’Riley  (5:19) / The Punk Meets The Godfather  (4:50) / 5:15  (7:24)
Side 2: The Music Must Change  (8:36) / Substitute  (3:01) / My Wife  (9:21)
Side 3: Drowned  (10:02) /  Pinball Wizard  (4:01) / See Me, Feel Me  (5:45)
Side 4: Who Are You  (6:25) / Long Live Rock  (4:29) /  My Generation   (6:32) / I Can See For Miles  (4:30)
Side 5: Sister Disco  (5:32) / Sparks  (7:28) / Won’t Get Fooled Again  (8:53)
Side 6: Behind Blue Eyes  (3:38) / Summertime Blues  (2:58) / The Dance Medley: A. Dancing In The Streets B. Dance It Away C. How Can You Do It Alone  (15:19)

 

Original set list from the New Haven Coliseum on 15 December, 1979 reveals that the bootleg placed the tracks out of order:

(1) Substitute (3:25)
(2) I Can’t Explain (3:21)
(3) Baba O’Riley (6:11)
(4) The Punk and the Godfather (5:43)
(5) My Wife (9:58)
(6) Sister Disco (5:44)
(7) Behind Blue Eyes (4:42)
(8) Music Must Change (9:58)
(9) Drowned (10:50)
(10) Who Are You (8:31)
(11) 5:15 (8:08)
(12) Pinball Wizard (4:07) =>
(13) See Me Feel Me (6:15)
(14) Long Live Rock (4:51)
(15) My Generation (6:32)
(16) I Can See For Miles (4:39)
(17) Sparks (7:28)
(18) Won’t Get Fooled Again (10:19)
(19) Summertime Blues (3:18)
(20) Dancing in the Streets (3:38)
(21) Dance It Away (3:39)
(22) How Can You Do It Alone? (8:21)

 

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Onstage in New Haven – photo by Joe Sia

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I believe this label might belong to the Japanese copy of this album shown here. It certainly differs from the clearer and stronger print in the image above it. Easily spotted is the difference between a laminated cover on the original and the wraparound large insert used on the copy.

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The artwork states: “This two-record set was professionally recorded at one of the finest concert halls in the nation. Eight microphones were utilized by the sound crew on stage to achieve the flawless quality of sound that is evident throughout the entire album. It captures the peaks of excitement and emotion that accompany a live Santana concert.”

Source: Soundboard recording recorded live at the Winterland, San Francisco, CA from one of these nights: December 18-21/1969

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Side 1: Conquistadore Rides Again (5:40) / You Just Don’t Care (5:26) / Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries (7:10)
Side 2: Waiting (6:14) / Treat (9:16) / Gumbo (4:25)
Side 3: Evil Ways (4:31) / Shades Of Time>Savor Jingo (14:50)
Side 4: Persuasion (3:00) / Soul Sacrifice PT 1 / Shrieve Solo / Soul Sacrifice PT 2 (15:24)

The back of the album mentions the song “Singing Winds, Crying Beasts”, which is not present here and would not come out until September of 1970 (on their second album Abraxas), which helps us date this bootleg to ca. 1971.

 

Owner review:

“The Side One and Two record in this two-LP had dozens of small pimples on the surfaces, and if you saw what the record looks like, you’d be amazed that it plays this well, though there are occasional low-pitched thumps due to the pressing imperfections.

“Fortunately, Side Three and Four are free from this problem, and you get a scorching soundboard by the Santana lineup heard on their debut album. The group plays the entirety of their first album, plus three unreleased selections (Instrumental Introduction, Gumbo and Fried Neckbones).”

 

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Selections were copied by CBM as # 3553 in 1972:

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A European bootleg on blue PVC under the title Singing Winds, Crying Beasts (KURLY 5006/7) is also supposed to exist. Does anyone have an image of it? I have found no trace of it – neither have I of Volume 2 that is supposed to exist for the CBM copy.

 

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Probably the first release of the Music hall Cincinnati, 25 February 1970 soundboard tape that I have already mentioned twice on this blog.

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Again, selections were copied by CBM as a single album in 1973 (as # 3940):

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and from there onto GLC’s ‘YOUNG & OLD’ ca late 1974/early 1975: 

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A very good audience recording of the middle of the set list at their show in Dayton, Ohio – 13 August 1971. As previously featured here.

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Copied in early 1973 by CBM as # 3669 – and the most obvious copy of them all, right down to the original art work.

Due to the very good recording quality, the recording was copied again by Berkeley – first in their fold-out cover design – designing new covers in red and green but keeping the font – and later with a b&w deluxe cover.

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K&S released it again in 1979.

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The original version was in a blue laminated jacket with blue labels with printed track listings [as shown above].  There are allegedly 500 pressed by someone in the Cincinnati area shortly after the concert.  I saw both this and Neil Young & Crazy Horse Collector’s Item in a record store in Muncie, Indiana in late October of 1971.  The originals were of better quality than the numerous later copies. ”

 

Were there any other releases by this “label”? I have never seen any. It would be nice to find out who was behind this ambitious project with an eye on quality releases in matching cover art.

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Most copies found are either two red, one red/one blue or two blue discs but just like with the L’Ange Gabriel release,

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which most likely was produced around the same time and at the very end of Smilin’ Ears’ existence in late 1978/early 1979, there were a number of variations:

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Subsequently, the ‘two-tone’ copies realized significantly higher eBay prices than the others. No all black copies seem to exist, unlike the Genesis title.

Side 1. Honky Tonk Women [04:06] / Star Star 05:04] / When The Whip Comes Down [07:15] / Miss You [09:37]
Side 2: Lies [05:30] / Beast of Burden [07:18] / Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) [05:57] / Respectable [03:36]
Side 3: Far Away Eyes [07:22] / Love In Vain [07:59] / Shattered [05:16] / Tumbling Dice [04:47]
Side 4: Happy [03:22] / Sweet Little Sixteen [03:52] / Brown Sugar [03:55] / Jumping Jack Flash [05:48]

Source: Greensboro NC, War Memorial Coliseum – 26 June 1978, the 9th stop on the tour that is either called “one of the band’s greatest” or “mediocre” as below. 

“Greensboro North Carolina, was released on the vinyl boot Southern Quotations (Smilin’ Ears SE 27722).  The master cassette is lost […].

The sound quality is fair since it is distant from the stage and contains noticeable distortion in louder passages the sound quality improves a bit with “Shattered” to the end.  It is listenable and, once one gets past the limitations, can be appreciated.  The first two songs of the show, “Let It Rock” and “All Down The Line,” are missing and “Just My Imagination” fades out in the end.

Some argue that Greensboro is the worst show on a generally mediocre tour.  While there could be some merit to the argument, listening to this tape doesn’t really support that.  It is a briskly paced show with very little interaction from Jagger and the audience.  The opening five songs on the first disc go by very quick, slowing down for a languid “Beast Of Burden” (which Jagger pronounces “beast of buuuuuuuuuuuuurden.”)

“It’s great to be back in the south” Jagger says before “Far Away Eyes.”  “It gives us an excuse to do a country number.”  His intonation suggests extreme sarcasm as he sings the song.  On “Love In Vain” Wood plays the solo with a heavy vibrato.

“Shattered” was the most popular song from the album in Greensboro judging by the amount of requests made within earshot of the recorder, and they react loudly when it comes up in the set.  The show ends with the double shot of “Brown Sugar” and “Jumping Jack Flash” which is most common for this tour.” [collectorsmusicreviews.com]

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So, Smilin’ Ears starts and ends with a Rolling Stones title:

 

THE BEATLES AND the ROLLING STONES ‘Sing This all Together’ 2 LP – SE 7700   available from Jan. ’78

THE BEATLES ‘THE DECCAGONE SESSIONS’ – SE 7701

The Beatles ‘TWICKENHAM JAMS’ – SE 7702

Joni Mitchell & James Taylor ‘IN PERFECT HARMONY / TAKES TWO TO TANGO’ – SE 7703

Beatles ’66 – SE 7704

Sex Pistols ‘THE FILTH AND THE FURY’ – SE 7706

The New York Dolls ‘DOLLS LIVE: DALLAS ’74′ – SE 7707

BUZZCOCKS ‘TIME’S UP’ – SE 7709

Patti Smith ‘Live in London’ 2 LP – SE 2-7720

Fleetwood Mac 2LP – SE-2-7721

ROLLING STONES ‘Southern Quotations’ – SE 2-7722    early ’79?

Genesis ‘L’Ange Gabriel’ – S-E 1000     late ’78/early ’79

LED ZEPPELIN ‘THE DESTROYER’ 4 LP Box – SE 77-300   available by late ’78

Grateful DEAD ‘ GOOD LOVIN’ ‘ 4 LP box – SE 77-401   available by late ’78

 

I used to believe the following: “I suspect that the reissue of the very first Smilin’ Ears release on red PVC happened around the same time as Southern Quotations and L’Ange Gabriel.”

However, this is not true. These were made in Germany in the 1980’s. I did think, when I originally wrote this that the vinyl color used here did not look “Smilin’Ears-like” but it’s sometimes hard to tell in the auction images and very depending on the lighting and how they were photographed.

 

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Perhaps this reissue of Tales From The Who was a secret Smilin’ Ears release? In the end, I doubt it – not that I have proof though.

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Shown here on top of the back cover,

 

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And with many other colors. Matrix markings: U-560 A / B / C / D

 

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Hot Wacks states the source was the Pig’s Eye master (not the TAKRL 1901 original), most likely limited to 150 copies.

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Repressed from the plates of one of the rarer TMOQ titles: # 71058 known as SAN FRANCISCO 1  (first released ca. early 1973, since Bowie’s IN PERSON – recorded 20 October ’72 – carried # 054):

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The ‘1’ was dropped though when the album was reissued as S-409. I’m guessing a second volume had been planned that then never happened :

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Hot Wacks mentions another earlier K&S reissue: “100 on red multi-colored disc […] using TMOQ logo. Yellow insert, punched cover.” If anyone has an image of this version, please leave a comment.

Source: FM broadcast from the Fillmore West on 2 July 1971

Original set list (bold titles are on the LP with last one comprising side 2):

01. bertha 08:41
02. me and bobby mcgee 07:09
03. next time you see me 05:39
04. china cat sunflower 05:53
05. i know you rider 07:27
06. playing in the band 04:59
07. loser 10:10
08. the rub 04:18
09. me and my uncle 03:33
10. big railroad blues 03:56
11. hard to handle 09:41
12. deal 06:55
13. the promised land 04:00
14. good lovin’ 17:46
15. sugar magnolia 07:08
16. sing me back home 11:21
17. mama tried 03:11
18. cryptical envelopment 02:34
19. drums 04:33
20. other one > cryptical envelopment reprise 17:26
21. big boss man 05:36
22. casey jones 07:27
23. not fade away 03:22
24. goin’ down the road feeling bad 08:58
25. not fade away 03:43
26. johnny b. goode 04:28

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Another repressing of a Pig’s Eye title – # 09:

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The original release on Pig’sEye:

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Analyzed in detail in this earlier post linked here

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And one more:

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“Extremely limited repressing” according to Hot Wacks of Pig’s Eye # 08:

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Previous post regarding this title to be found here

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Limited re-issue of TMOQ 71072:

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Matrix: NY-533-A/B

“On February 23, 1971 Neil Young visited the BBC Television Centre in London to record a solo performance that would air as part of the BBC’s In Concert series. Young treated the live crowd and television audience to a set that was heavy on material from his Harvest LP, which wouldn’t be released until February 14, 1972.”

Original set list:

01.- Out on the Weekend 00:00
02.- Old Man 03:59
03.- Journey Through the Past 08:04
04.- Heart of Gold 13:09
05.- Don’t Let It Bring You Down 17:16
06.- A Man Needs a Maid 20:15
07.- Love in Mind 24:14
08.- Dance Dance Dance 26:27