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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

Santana Winterland 69

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:

Santana Collectors Item 7

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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: 

Young & Old 2

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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.

The Who Collector's Item

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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ROD STEWART WITH SMALL FACES – ‘NET WT. VERY HEAVY’  previously included in this post

JAMES TAYLOR – ‘FIRE + RAIN’ (TAILOR MADE)  now updated & included in this post

NEIL YOUNG – ‘NIEL’ LIVE  included in this post with a better image

 

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And there you have all Dittolino Disc releases. We still don’t know who was behind this label but this series of posts were a lot more interesting than I had first expected.

Following their appearance at Woodstock, a week long residency at the Greek Theater in L.A. and before four nights at the Fillmore East in New York, the band played another festival, the annual Big Sur, CA music festival staged by the Esalen institute the weekend of September 13 & 14, 1969. This year, the proceedings were filmed for a documentary, which had its premiere on April 9th 1971 in New York.

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CSNY performed on both days:

September 13:  Suite: Judy Blue Eyes / Blackbird / Helplessly Hoping / Guinnevere / Lady Of The Island / Birds / 4 + 20 / You Don’t Have To Cry / Pre-Road Downs / Long Time Gone / Bluebird Revisited / Sea Of Madness / Wooden Ships / Down By The River

CSNY Big Sur 69

September 14:  Suite: Judy Blue Eyes / Pre-Road Downs / Long Time Gone / Bluebird Revisited / Sea Of Madness / Wooden Ships / Down By The River

The movie soundtrack contained the following CSNY selections:

“Sea of Madness”
“4 + 20” – Stills solo performance
“Down By the River” [incomplete]

 

As the bootlegs have significantly more, and in the case of “Down By The River”, complete performances and the audio quality is pretty good, the source was likely a pre-production soundboard tape for the documentary; although ghostsontheroad.co.uk also mentions a tape “possibly from a radio broadcast”.

Looking at the vinyl bootlegs that appeared ca. 1971, we can find two distinct versions – those that include the officially released version of “Ohio” – TMOQ’s 71013 Ohio Wooden Nickel [which also adds a live version of “Find The Cost Of Freedom” from an unknown source] and Ohio on Snoopy Records [which also added the studio version of “Teach Your Children”]  – and those that do not: Bluebird Live on Dittolino, Wooden Nickel on Canyon Records and the CBM copy. ghostsontheroad.co.uk states that out of these, TMOQ’s Ohio Wooden Nickel was the first release.

 

CSNY Ohio Wooden Nickel brown

CSNY Ohio Wooden Nickel insert

This is the best image I could find of the insert, which, unless I’m mistaken, came only  with later re-issues. Anyone have a better and complete one?

TMOQ track list: Side 1:  Ohio (Studio) / Guinevere (September 13) / Birds (Sept. 13) / 4 & 20 (Sept 13) / You Don’t Have To Cry (Sept. 13) / Suite To Judy Blue Eyes (Sept. 14)     
Side 2:   Find The Cost Of Freedom (?) / Listen Once Again To My Bluebird [Bluebird Revisited] (Sept. 14) /  Sea Of Madness (Sept. 14) / Down By The River… (not studio, Sept .13)

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CSNY Bluebird

The album was listed as “0003” in Hot Wacks. While not shown on this insert more numbers following the same format exist (I do have a close up of ‘0004’ for the next release) and I have decided to use it. I just wish I knew the other numbers as well.

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Dittolini Discs track list:  Side 1: Guinevere (September 13; 4:33) / Birds (Sept. 13; 2:54) / 4 & 20 (Sept 13; 1:58) / You Don’t Have To Cry (Sept. 13; 3:13) / Suite To Judy Blue Eyes (Sept. 14; 7:44)                                                                                                                         Side 2:   Listen Once Again To My Bluebird [Bluebird Revisited] (Sept. 14; 3:11) /  Sea Of Madness (Sept. 14; 3:28) / Down By The River… (not studio, Sept .13; 13:50)

Rare praise for the Dittolino version comes from this collector comment:

“A PA soundboard tape from the gig became an early classic bootleg under the clever moniker “Wooden Nickel” pressed up by Canyon Records (and a later better re-master by So Cal’s Dittolino Discs). Side 1 was a very nice acoustic set featuring Guinnevere and and Birds. Side 2 featured Sea Of Madness and Down By The River. The problem was, being a PA mix, the mix featured only vocals (and screechy harmonies), drums, bass, and organ; the only guitar sound (amped separately), only bled into the mix via the vocal mics. The album gave them some “street cred”, but was also quite flawed (the opening track Side 2 lurched to a start well into the first verse). For a while the only CSNY live tracks available were either this album, or the few paltry tracks available on albums Woodstock and Woodstock 2 (and Sea Of Madness is allegedly NOT from the Woodstock gig!).

I believe Dallas Taylor and Greg Reeves were let go at the end of touring in 1969 as they “were asking equal billing” or pay(?), and a 1970 CSNY tour was launched with replacements Johnny Barbata and Calvin Samuels. Dates were taped on multi-track specifically for a live album. “Wooden Nickel” was clearly weighing on their minds. On one of the multi-track tapes for “4 Way Street” (Chicago?), Crosby is either prompted or simply starts a rap to the audience about “Wooden Nickel” on “Bogus Records”,…”steal your money”. He clearly tries to downplay the audience cheers for the bootleg, and seems particularly embarrassed by the electric side. Neil also lets the audience know that Bill Halverson is downstairs recording the gig for a live album, and bumps mics and chairs for comic effect.
The impact of the official “4 Way Street” was almost lost by the release by heavy-hitter Rubber-Dubber Records’ “Live At The L.A. Forum” with red, white and blue American flag cover, as several of the tracks were to be included on “4 Way Street”. Rubber Dubber’s tape was a very inferior audience tape, however, so THAT bootleg quickly died on the vine. In later years, some of Bill Halverson’s tapes started circulating, but Atlantic was cluey enough to include some of these “outtakes”, particularly a Neil Young acoustic medley, as bonus tracks on their extended cd re-release of “4 Way Street”. ”  [from http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/bootlegs-that-have-inspired-forced-official-releases.166441/ ]

 

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SNOOPY RECORDS S231718

CSNY Ohio

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As noted, “Teach Your Children”, closing side 1 here, was pirated from the official LP.

Side 2:  Guinevere (September 13) / Birds (Sept. 13) / 4 & 20 (Sept 13) / You Don’t Have To Cry (Sept. 13) / Suite To Judy Blue Eyes (Sept. 14)

 

Below, the Canyon Records version.

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Track list is identical to Dittolini Discs release. I have previously included this release with a green label.

CSNY Wooden Nickel Canyon

The version shown above made the papers, as Atlantic Records and the group were not amused:

 

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Source: Billboard, July 4 1970 edition

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Contraband copy: I was not able to find an image for this.

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Jamming in their drive way with Greg Reeves, ca. 1969.

Great interview here: http://www.4waysite.com/exclusive-4waysite-2/exclusive-4waysite-4waysite-catches-up-with-greg-reeves-in-2012/

 

I see images like these and I want to get a time machine and transport myself there.

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Audience recording from the Philadelphia Spectrum on 29 June 1976, according to the book Neil Young: Zero to Sixty: a critical Biography

Actual photos from the concert can be found here: https://photosfromphilly.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/stephen-stills-firebird-neil-young-les-paul-guitar-dual-at-the-spectrum-6291976/

I read on more than one website that Neil Young walked out on Stephen Stills on this tour, with one source I read claimed after only eight gigs but this can’t be true when looking at this Neil Young site: http://www.sugarmtn.org/getshows.php?tour_key=113

“Recording is audience sourced, with pretty mediocre sound (C+ to B range, aesthetically speaking.) There are fades between some tracks, and this performance is most likely recorded from a single night’s concert.

Some copies were pressed on black, other copies were pressed on multicolored vinyl (this one). Includes both a front paper slip and a rear paper slip.” First issues were m.c. blue ones seen here. I did not find any other colors.

Matrix markings: HAR 167-A “To Ruth” and HAR 167-B “From An Old Friend”

 

This title also exists on clear mcv but with only the front insert, perhaps pointing to this variation being a later pressing.

 

Stills Young Band side 2

The back insert is the main attraction in this case. The text on the left and the SODD satire has been seen before but the cartoon was new to me:

 

Stills Young Band B

 

Stills Young Band B 2

Springsteen Jersey Devil

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Matrix writing: HAR 147 and either THIS SIDE IS FOR CHAR – THIS SIDE IS FOR CAROL

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Lou had two cassettes of live recordings taped back East (not all songs complete) and he turned this into the world’s first Springsteen bootleg. Here are the sources for tracks 2 – 8:
“The FM version circulated on boot vinyl in the 70’s: you can tell it’s broadcast cuz the station edited Bruce’s rap before #6 (deleted reference to the alcoholic and other odd characters); I believe other raps were also snipped, either for legal reasons or for time constraints.

Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band
The Main Point
Bryn Mawr, PA US
April 24, 1973

Bold tracks are on the LP

1. New York City Song aka New York City Seranade aka Jazzman
2. Circus Song aka Wild Billy’s Circus Song
3. Sprit in the Night
4. Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?
5. Hey Santa Anna aka Contessa aka Santa Anna
6. Tokyo aka And Then The Band Played aka And The Band Played
7. Thundercrack

The last track on side 2 comes from a WMMR broadcast from the same venue on 5 February 1975 with the beginning taken from the official Born To Run album, since the taper missed the start of ‘Thunder Road’.

 

Originals have this silver label, listing the titles for both sides – later pressings left out ‘Thunder Road’ – the other side usually had a blank label or an Idle Mind logo label. brucespringsteen.it claimed these were pressed on black, red and multi-color PVC but all the red ones I have seen where red and multicolored:

Springsteen Jersey Devil red mcv

Inserts / mini-catalogs further help date copies by what dates and releases are mentioned. The Italian Springsteen website has four of them. Here is the second earliest insert as a significant upgrade:

HAR catalogue

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From eBay auction texts:

“BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN THE ROXY 75 2LP FANTASTIC CONDITION(INSERT IS LOOSE)THIS IS THE RAREST AND MOST SOUGHT AFTER IDLE MIND PRODUCTION TITLE AND COMES COMPLETE WITH CATALOG.200 COPIES .ONLY VERSSION OR FORM BY IDLE MIND(YOU SEE THE DIFFERNECE IN THE LABEL AND IN THE INSERT PHOTO(THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT IN THE HAR EDITION NI IMP 1105 WAS STATED IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT OF THE INSERT).VERY RARE

REMARKS:THIS IS ONE OF THE 4-5 RAREST LIVE ABOUT THE BOSS IN THIS FROM”

“bruce springsteen the roxy imp1105

this is by far the rarest bruce spring steen item even more than ain’t nobody here multicolor wax and box o’ rocks 1st edition.

also as idle mind production ths is by far the rarest even more than led zeppelin my brain huts on green vinyl

both cover(insert not glued)and vinyl are near mint, label is the same [as] my brain hurts(white label without any imp logo)

the H.A.R version is on black or multicolor vinyl with yellow H.A.R label the I.M.P. VERSION IS ON BLUE AND YELLOW  WAX AND IS THEREFORE DOUBT VERY,VERY RARE”

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Bruce Springsteen & The E street Band
1975-10-17a (early Show)
The Roxy Theater, Hollywood, CA
Radio Broadcast

A release where Lou felt he had to set the record straight in a latter to Kurt Glemser in regards to Vicky Vinyl’s actual involvement. The “cut up a poster that would now be worth $500” for the artwork – insert.

Also, with HAR labels. Matrix has the following phrases: 1: “Bruce I Want Your Billboard”; Side 2: “This Side For Melinda”; Side 3: “This Side For Sean & Mark”; Side 4: “Catch Me If You Can -V.V.”

Some inserts have “IMP 1005” added under the dangling shoes.

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Also in red & orange and two different greens:

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Dylan Snack or discSo far I have found these two colored and label versions shown above. Re-pressings were on black wax.

Matrix (Side A: VIBE #160-A): “Dedicated To These Few People Who Truly Understand Me”
Matrix (Side B: VIBE #160-B): “For Love And Dave”

“Although the snack concert was a broadcast event, Dylan’s microphone was having problems and he is not as loud as he needs to be. ” [bobsboots.com]

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Matrix: 1900 EP SIDE 1 DYLAN FOR PRES IN 76
Matrix: 1900 EP SIDE 2 NEIL FOR VP

bobsboots states originally released on red PVC:

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Each side features 2 excerpts from  the Mary Travers interview 3 October 1975. In another continuation (after the typical matrix messages) the songs are from the 1964 Philharmonic Hall Helloween Show. The last track is not by Bob Dylan but taken from an official 45 by The Family Frog: 

Family Frog Help

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CSNY OWN

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“150 pressed on MCV from TMOQ plates (of 71013). Exs.” 

Reissue of one of the earliest CSNY bootlegs. As this adds two more tracks (the studio version of “Ohio” and a live take of “Find the cost of freedom”), I would guess that it was released after Dittolino Disc’s # 0003: Bluebird Live / Wooden Nickel on Canyon Records:

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ELP Celestial Doggie disc 1

ELP Celestial Doggie disc 2

ELP Celestial Doggie K&S colored

Reissue of the Phonygraf double album. Only 150 copies made.

ELP CD 2

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0043:

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A now hard to find reissue of the Contraband original previously reviewed under this link.

Pink Floyd Floyds of London v1

Back copied William Stout’s die-cut generic cover design:

Rolling Stones London Roundhouse green

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044:

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A couple of mistakes here:

Supertramp toured in 1977 and ’79 only, so this is likely from 1977 (they played Maple Leaf Gardens on 1st and 2nd of June that year). The final song is likely “Asylum” and not “Poor Boy”.  Rated “Exs” in Hot Wacks, described as “very good aud. recording” by a different rater.

If the location is correct, this would be a K&S exclusive release – somewhat of a rarity.

 

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045:

Roxy Music Hammersmith 79 b

 

Correct venue listed on sleeve. Source: BBC broadcast from 18 May 1979, making it the latest and youngest concert recording to be released on K&S and helping us to pinpoint  the release date for this and the following titles as from summer of ’79 onwards. Another K&S original release.

Original set list:

01 Manifesto
02 Trash
03 Out Of The Blue
04 A Song For Europe
05 Still Falls The Rain
06 Mother Of Pearl
07 Ain’t That So
08 Angel Eyes
— Ladytron (missing)
09 In Every Dream Home A Heartache
10 Casanova
11 Love Is The Drug
12 Re-make/Re-model
13 Do The Strand
14 Editions Of You

 

While researching this title I found that the great Roxy Music site Roxyrama.com has now been taken offline – too bad, it was the best.