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I have only found this with this red slip sheet.

 

USA: 1971

A copy of the first Who underground/pirate release (not a bootleg as usually stated, as all tracks were taken from officially released UK 7″‘s) from 1971, the M-171 version of INSTANT PARTY:

Creating cover art by simply gluing two labels on, quite primitive but also quite intriguing, giving it an instant ‘test pressing’ look.

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It does remind me of the April 1970 STONED AGAIN (RS-121 or 722 or 727) album I had shown in this previous post.

Track list:

A 1. I Can’t Explain & a 2. Bald Headed Woman: Likely taken from the US DECCA 45 from 1965
A 3. I’m A Man: Album track taken from My Generation
A 4. Daddy Rolling Stone: B-side to Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere in several countries but unreleased in the US in 1971
A 5. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere: Likely taken from the US 1965 7″
A 6. Shout And Shimmy: B-side to My Generation 45 in several countries but not the US
A 7. Waltz For A Pig (instr.) credited to “The Who Orchestra” but none of them play on it, which becomes very apparent once played. Supposed to be Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce and Dick Heckstall-Smith: B-side to Substitute on the US ATCO 45 (also in other countries)

B 1. Substitute: A-side to A 7.
B 2, Instant Party (Circles): The original B-side of Substitute, which had its title changed and was then withdrawn due to their legal issues when the band broke their contract with Shel Talmy. thewho.info does not list a US release for this despite what the song’s wikipedia page claims.
B 3. Heat Wave; Album track from A Quick One
B 4. & B 5. The Last Time & Under My Thumb: This 1967 45 did not see a US release until many years later.
B 6. & B 7. Batman & Barbara Ann: From the Ready Steady Who EP – released in Canada but not the US – (which was probably also the source for Instant Party (Circles)).
B 8. Dogs: June ’68 single, not released in the US (perhaps due it only reaching # 25 in the UK

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A large number of these tracks repeat on the other Who pirate WCF did: THE WHO UNRELEASED (27)

 

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USA: 1971

A pirate release collecting officially released but deleted/unavailable in the US tracks, with the UK only EP READY STEADY WHO supplying almost all tracks for side two. This title must have been quite popular, popsike shows versions with inserts in many colors (except red). A number of these were also produced in green cardboard covers.

Side 1:

  1. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere – released May 1965 (UK: Brunswick 05935; US: Decca 31801
  2. Daddy Rolling Stone (B-side of the UK single mentioned above)
  3. The Last Time – rel. June 1967 (UK only: Track 604006)
  4. Under My Thumb (B-side to above Track 45)
  5. Heat Wave – rel. December 1966 on the UK version of A QUICK ONE (replaced on the US album by “Happy Jack”)

Side 2:

  1. Disguises – rel. November 1966 on the UK only EP READY STEADY WHO
  2. Circles – same as above
  3. Batman – ditto
  4. Bucket T – ditto
  5. Barbara Ann – ditto

Quality rating: “Exm”

 

 

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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.