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Dylan Aspects

Side 1: [ & 2, all found elsewhere in superior quality]
It’s all over now, Baby Blue (‘Bringing’ outtake January ’65)
Just like Tom thumb’s blues  (RAH London, May ’66)
George Jackson (Columbia 45, released Nov. 12, 1971)
She belongs to me     (‘Bringing’ outtake January ’65)
Leopard skin pill box hat (RAH London, May ’66)

Side 2:
Talkin’ Bear Mt. picnic blues (Freewheelin’ outtake)
Can you please crawl out your window (Columbia 45)
It ain’t me, babe (Isle of Wight 8/69)
I shall be released (Basement tapes)
Just like a woman (Dublin 5/5/66)
Talkin’ John Birch paranoid blues (Freewheelin’ outtake)

Side 3: [live Charlotte North Carolina 1974-Jan. 17]
Most likely you go your way
Lay Lady lay
Forever young
Knockin’ on heaven’s door
The Times
Don’t think twice
Just like a woman

Side 4: [live Chicago 1974-Jan. 3]
Song to Woody
Lonesome death of Hattie Carroll
Nobody  ‘cept you
All along the watchtower
Something there is about you
Like a rolling stone
Most likely you go your way

Dylan Aspects back

Matrix: R.S

“The label is either blank white or white with “RS Records. Dylan on tour 1974”
The original cover is an insert with a black and white ‘New Morning’ look Dylan drawing. There is a back insert that has the track listings and venues & ‘eye’ logo.
The last 75 LP’s had a special green insert with a Dylan photo from the LA 1974 show, and a humorous explanation for the cover switch.
This was most likely released by the folks who would become TMQ-2 later that same year, although it could be an early TAKRL release as well.”

4-5 stars – R: “Satisfactory mono” – Released: 1974

Wishbone Ash Ashes are Burning

The copy shown here, signed by  band members Andy Powell & Laurie Wisefield sold for over $150 in 2010.

Source: Audience recording from Nakano Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo October 14 – last night of 1976 Japanese tour

Side 1: The King Will Come/ Warrior/ Lorelei/ Persephone (31:52)
Side 2: You Rescue Me/ Rest In Peace/ Blowin’ Free/ Bad Weather Blues

Unfortunately, described as “Very poor quality”

Japanese release on the ‘fake Idle Mind’ / fake ZAP Japan label.


Wishbone Ash AAB 2

The same date exists on the Tarantura 2-CD release JAPANESE BAIT from a different source tape, while Mr. Peach recorded the band in Tokyo on the 2nd of October (Tarantura title: SILVER SHOES ) and on the 11th in Kita-Kyushu ( LOCKED OUT ).


Thursday 14th October 1976
Tokyo Japan

01. Opening
02. Runaway
03. The King Will Come
04. Warrior
05. Lorelei
06. Persephone
07. Candle Light
08. You Rescue Me
09. Outward Bound
10. Mother Of Pearl
11. Rest In Peace
12. It Started In Heaven
13. Time Was?
14. Blowin’ Free
15. Bad Weather Blues
16. Jail Bait



Wishbone Ash J mag 76The band in the July ’76 edition of Japanese music magazine ONGAKU SENKA



Source: FM recording based on this Columbia Records radio station promo double album (Side 1 contained material by David Bromberg):


Recording date: March 25, 1972 at the CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City, attended by “400 college radio programmers and D.J.’s.” 

Notes from a vinyl to digital restoration project:

“Loggins And Messina – Mega-rare Restored Vinyl – “Your Mama Don’t Dance” –
[…] – FM Great recording and performance!

This is a fabulous sounding set from the early days of Loggins and Messina. This
is a brand-new transfer from an upgraded pressing of this show, and there is a
significant increase in the sound quality. The instrumentation is now sparkling
clear and up-front, and the reverb on the solo section is more in the forefront.
Please remember this is an FM recording from 35 years ago, and adjust your
sights accordingly!

Whenever I see another copy of a very rare album such as this one, I try to pick
it up. To my surprise, this pressing on R.S. Records (Highway-HiFi) turned out
to be the original, and the Phonygraf version used previously was a copy. There
is a sharp drop in surface noise, the insert glued to the front is a bit bigger,
and this pressing has the original labels.


Bootleg Versions:

  1. R.S. Records version made by the HH label (matrix: HH – LM  SIDE I / 2  – or –  #1111 LM Side A / B):

Loggins&M vers 1




2. The Phonygraf version with a slightly smaller insert (matrix: P – 1386 A / B):

Loggins&M vers 2

Loggins&M Phony lbl

3. The WCF/pre-Berkeley label version in a folder-style cover with artist image on the back (matrix: 1975 – A / B):



In terms of release dates, working backwards, I still have the ‘WCF in folders’ releases dated 1973/4, possibly as late as early 1975. Phonygraf’s mainly in 1974, which would place the R.S. version in ’73.

The original bootleg obviously wanted to ride the coat tails of the hit single off of Loggins and Messina’s 2nd album – a # 4 on Billboard Pop Charts. The 45 was released in November of 1972 and reached its peak in early 1973.



John Elton All The Young Girls Love Alice

Elton John
“Live at the Hollywood Bowl”
September 7, 1973
Liberated Vinyl Bootleg #HHEJ1

The 1973 Hollywood Bowl show is a very famous EJ show, and featured Linda Lovelace as the M.C. (not included here, though). I have seen that another vinyl version of this show had been uploaded a couple of years ago, and it was mentioned that the hum was very bad on that recording (before the uploader performed some mastering). This recording does not have those hum issues (although there is a slight hum still present), so this is possibly from a different source. I think Madman Across the Water, with early Davey Johnstone on guitar, makes this worth downloading all by itself. Classic EJ, from a Classic show during his Classic period!

The recording isn’t bad… a bit overmodulated at times, but quite clear nonetheless.

The Band:
Elton John – Piano/Vocals
Davey Johnstone- Guitars/vocals
Dee Murray- Bass/vocals
Nigel Olsson- Drums/vocals

The Songs:
Honky Cat
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Rocket Man
All the Young Girls Love Alice
Madman Across the Water
Teacher I Need You
Crocodile Rock

[The complete audience recording has:

Introduction by Linda Lovelace- Elderberry Wine- Your Song- High Flying Bird- Honky Cat- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road- Hercules- Rocket Man- Madman Across The Water – Disc Two  Teacher- Have Mercy on the Criminal- All The Young Girls Love Alice- Daniel- Funeral For A Friend- Love Lies Bleeding- Crocodile Rock- Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting- Honky Tonk Woman]

From “Elton John was among the most bootlegged rockers of 1970s; although he wasn’t bootlegged as exhaustively as the Rolling Stones, there were dozens of John bootlegs for collectors to chase after. The sound quality of his 1970s bootlegs varied considerably, ranging from decent to excellent to terrible. Recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in September 1973 — the month before Goodbye Yellow Brick Road came out in the U.S.– All the Young Girls Love Alice offers sound that is OK but certainly not great. The mono LP wouldn’t impress an audiophile, although collectors were glad to acquire John’s engaging Hollywood Bowl performance of hits like “Crocodile Rock,” “Honky Cat,” “Daniel,” and “Rocket Man.” Unfortunately, All the Young Girls Love Alice contains only part of his Bowl set, and the bootlegger doesn’t bother to list a recording date (although a 1978 edition of the bootleg reference guide Hot Wacks confirms that the LP was recorded at the Bowl in September 1973). Because of its various shortcomings, All the Young Girls Love Alice is strictly for serious collectors.”

John E ATYGLAlice half insert

“Performance: Elton at the Hollywood Bowl, 9/7/73″

By David Rensin

The house lights dimmed and a lonely spot picked out a single figure onstage. “And now ladies and gentlemen, this evening’s hostess… the star of ‘Deep Throat,’ Miss Linda Lovelace!”

Looking more like the enriched mistress of a Las Vegas Kingpin than the renowned man-eater she is, Linda stepped from the shadows toward the microphone. The huge backdrop picturing Elton in top hat floated lazily down as the stage lights went up to reveal full-grown palm trees bordering a huge, glittering staircase and five pianos of varying colors.

“Hi,” Linda gurgled. “I’d like to introduce some of tonight’s guests, very important people and dignitaries from around the world who wouldn’t dare have missed this gala evening.” Over the staircase in rapid succession bounded the Queen of England, Elvis Presley, Frankenstein, the Pope, the Beatles, Batman and Robin, Groucho Marx and Mae West. Moving to the pianos, they raised the covers to display the giant inlaid letters: E-L-T-O-N, and in doing so, released a flock of doves to fly aimlessly about while Linda introduced the band and finally:

“Here he is, the _biggest_, _largest_, _most gigantic_, and _fantastic_ man, the co-star of my next movie… Elton John!”

We’ve learned to expect different and novel things from Elton John. He is a man, however, whose patently non-outrageous music often clashes with his glam stage show, something that has progressed from mere acrobatics to a full- blown production. But does Elton need all this? His music holds its own — something especially evident at his first Los Angeles dates at the Troubadour. At the Bowl, he neither avoided the histrionics nor carried them to expected heights. Those opening moments embodied most of the evening’s flash, and one could sense the audience waiting for something more to happen.
“Elderberry Wine” led into a pleasant version of “Your Song,” and a magnificent “High Flying Bird” followed by “Honky Cat.” Elton appeared almost solemn and somber, resolute upon hitting the high notes. It wasn’t until “Hercules” that he began to move, to kick the piano bench away, to leap into the air — and yet, it carried none of the impact of the old.

Elton’s raucous rockers worked better onstage than on record. He was able to get a fuller, less cluttered sound, and of course, he played off the audience’s reaction which was frenetic throughout. He was tasty in his selection of material which included “Madman Across the Water,” “Have Mercy on the Criminal,” “Teacher I Need You,” and three songs from his forthcoming album, and “Crocodile Rock,” for which a “crocodile” (songwriting partner Bernie Taupin) on organ accompanied Elton. The cast and company reappeared for “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” and Elton’s “favorite rock & roll number,” “Honky Tonk Women.”

But in the end, there was only the mad proletariat rush for free Elton John T-shirts, and a few doves still circling the Bowl, looking for a home. – ROLLING STONE, 10/11/73.”

who dunit

WHO Dunit 2

Who WD

Side 1

 1. Join Together With The Band (sic Join Together)
 2. I Don’t Even Know Myself
 3. Water (This is allegedly the “live” part of the LP)
 4. Mobile (sic Going Mobile – PT demo)
 5. Young Man’s Blues (sic Young Man Blues)

Side 2

 1. Let’s See Action
 2. Love Ain’t For Keeping (PT demo)
 3. Relay
 4. Greyhound (sic Dogs)
 5. It Didn’t Happen That Way At All (sic Naked Eye)
 6. Jaguar
 7. The Seeker

Not a bootleg but a pirate record due to the 100% officially released content. Perhaps due to recycled artwork the cover states “Live Concert” when none of this is live. All tracks were either available as regular releases or on other bootlegs. The material runs too fast to boot [bad pun intended].


WHO Dunit mcv

WHO Dunit mcv d

I recently found this reissued version on multi-colored PVC. I just think it was a bit of a waste to do this for a pirate record.

Matrix A: HH – Who Dunit A  / Matrix B: HH – Who Dunit B T LZW15

WHO Dunit II