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TAKRL says: “Disc-to-disc copy of European underground.” [ US underground actually, as it was a  1975 Wizardo release (see below) ]

Live at Empire Pool, Wembley, London, England, 17 November 1974 

A1         Raving And Drooling     10:37     
A2         You’ve Gotta Be Crazy     12:12     
B1         Shine On You Crazy Diamond     23:06

Cover says: Recorded During The 1974 Tour Of Great Britain  Tape Courtesy Of W.Z. ARDO, Long May It Wave

SQ: VERY GOOD STEREO

COMMENTS: US BOOTLEG. PLAIN COVER WITH PAPER INSERT. COPY OF ‘SCREAMING ABDAB’ (WIZARDO WRMB 330). SOME COPIES MISPRESSED WITH JONI MITCHELL (MATRIX JM 1973-2) ON SIDE TWO – SOME, IF NOT ALL, OF THESE MISPRESSINGS APPEARED WITH ‘SPINDIZZIE’ OR ‘MONIQUE D’OZO’ LABELS.

RARITY RATING: ***(TWO COLOUR INSERT) ****(TRI COLOUR INSERT) – A copy reached $123 at auction in January of 2013.

SOURCE: EMPIRE POOL WEMBLEY, MIDDLESEX 17.11.74.

KNOWN LABEL VARIATIONS: TAKRL PLAIN – WORLD RECORDS – MONIQUE D’OZO – SPINDIZZIE.

The LP source:

Pink Floyd Screaming AbdabA         Shine On You Crazy Diamond     21:47     
B         Raving And Drooling (12:25) / You’ve Gotta Be Crazy (12:16)     24:41

The source tape was an audience recording, London, 17 November, 1974; alternate LP title is ‘You Gotta Be Crazy (sources: WWW.DigiLander.Libero.IT and WWW.VinylCult.Org). Side A on cover is Side B on LP, and vice-versa [ this was likely just a label mix up ].

From collectorsmusic.com: “The bonus cdr for Raving Lunatics [ a 3CD bootleg on the Siréne label ] is a copy of the vinyl release The Screaming Abadab on Wizardo (WRMB 330). Also released as Raving And Drooling (TAKRL 1973), Raving And Drooling on Beacon Island Records (2S722) along with the KQED 1970 broadcast, and many others, Sirene copied straight from a vinyl copy complete with surface noise. It is a good and clear mono audience recording that cuts out at the end of “You Got To Be Crazy”. It is listenable but flat and lacking in dynamics. The entire show was taped and might someday make a really nice two-disc release that would be very much welcomed since the performance is actually better than the previous night.

This almost looks like a fake TKRWM cover design. Interesting how it has the TKRWM and part of the TAKRL logo.

Raving And Drooling on Ken’s later Beacon Island label:

Pink Floyd Raving and Drooling

Pink Floyd Raving and Drooling b

Disc 1 was a repressing of Ohm Suite Ohm (TAKRL 1933). Some copies still contain(ed) the same mispressed side as the first release : “JONI MITCHELL ON SIDE FOUR”.

TAKRL says: “Our only triple album original edition contained poster of Dr.Terrence H.’Telly’ Fone. All threes.”

The poster:

From cover text: Recorded September 22, 1972 under a full moon and smiling skies at the Hollywood Bowl / Tape from the collection of Wren Aldo / Edited by Deek Kibard / The first track (Breathe) had to substituted from another performance due to unfortunate flaws in the original Hollybowl tape / Cover featuring the delightful Miss Goody atop ger good friend Jake, by Art Gnuvo / It’s in Stereo / Another bonus / TAKRL 3969

S1: BREATHE*/ON THE RUN/TIME/BREATHE (REPRISE)/THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY
S2: MONEY/US AND THEM/ANY COLOUR YOU LIKE/BRAIN DAMAGE/ ECLIPSE
S3: ONE OF THESE DAYS/CAREFUL WITH THAT AXE EUGENE
S4: ECHOES
S5: A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS
S6: SET THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEART OF THE SUN

SQ: EXCELLENT STEREO (FIRST PRESSING) SUBSEQUENT PRESSINGS ARE VERY GOOD STEREO.

COMMENTS: US BOOTLEG. FIRST PRESSING WITH PLAIN WHITE COVER AND PAPER INSERT. SECOND PRESSING (WITH DELUXE BLACK & WHITE COVER WITH GROUP SHOT ON BACK (RELEASED IN 1978) AND LATER ISSUED IN 1982 IN A PLAIN BLACK BOX WITH A DIFFERENT (PACKET OF CRACKERS) PAPER INSERT (MATRIX C3969A/F) – THE TRACK ‘ECLIPSE’ IS MORE COMPLETE ON THIS PRESSING. ONE LATER ISSUE CLAIMS TO BE QUADRAPHONIC, THIS ONE IS USUALLY OFFERED ON EBAY FOR AROUND $140 (ALWAYS SHRINK WRAPPED) IN A PLAIN SLEEVE WITH THE BOX SET INSERT AND AN EXTRA BACK INSERT – IT MAY WELL BE A CYNICAL REPACKAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BOX SET – SEE ‘ECLIPSED (SUEDE BOX)’. RE-ISSUED YET AGAIN WITH A NEW MATRIX NUMBER (VD 003 #3969-A/F L-29467) AND ‘OSCAR RECORDS’ LABELS. RECENTLY SOME COPIES HAVE APPEARED FOR SALE IN THE BLACK BOX WITH THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE GIRL INSERT INSTEAD OF THE ‘PACKET OF CRACKERS’ INSERT. THESE ARE NUMBERED (SUPPOSEDLY UP TO 250) AND MAY BE GENUINE BUT IF SO, THIS WOULD BE THE ONLY TIME THAT TAKRL EVER NUMBERED ANY OF THEIR ALBUMS – SO THIS IS UNLIKELY.
NOTES FROM TAKRL: ‘OUR ONLY TRIPLE ALBUM, ORIGINAL EDITION CONTAINED POSTER OF DR. TERENCE H. ‘TELLY’ PHONE. ALL THREES’.

RARITY RATING: *****(WITH POSTER) ****(FIRST) ***(SECOND) *(BOX SET) ?(QUAD)

SOURCE: HOLLYWOOD BOWL LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 22.9.72 EXCEPT * RAINBOW THEATRE LONDON 20.2.72.

KNOWN LABEL VARIATIONS: PLAIN TAKRL – WORLDS RECORDS – SPINDIZZIE – MONIQUE D’OZO – VERZYL COMIC LABELS – OSCAR RECORDS – DESSIE RECORDS – PLAIN LABELS (VARIOUS COLOURS) – CARTOON DUCK – CARTOON DWARF WITH HAMMER – CARTOON MONSTER.

[As this set came out in 1976 it took three and a half years for the master tape to see a release. I would have loved to find out more about the story behind it but I found nothing so far. The Youtube link below has the full recording.]

TAKRL says:

“The original back cover was a series of photos of a young lady attempting sexual congress with a cute Japanese robot. It was never used. We’d had a spot of trouble over the Elton John 1907 and didn’t want at that time to compound it.”

From floydboots.com: “

S1: ECHOES* / POINT ME AT THE SKY**
S2: ONE OF THESE DAYS* / ATOM HEART MOTHER*** / ASTRONOMY DOMINE**

SQ: EXCELLENT MONO & STEREO

COMMENTS: US BOOTLEG WITH PLAIN COVER AND PAPER INSERT. EARLY COPIES WITH TAKRL COMIC LABELS (ACCORDING TO KRASKA’S BOOK ONLY 20 COPIES PRESSED WITH COMIC LABELS – THIS IS UNLIKELY). SOME COPIES HAD TRI-COLOUR INSERTS AND SOME HAD GENERIC TAKRL BACK INSERTS. AS USUAL WITH TAKRL, THIS ALBUM CAN HAVE ALL OR ANY OF THESE VARIATIONS. INCLUDES PETE TOWNSHEND INTERVIEW CLIP.

RARITY RATING: *(2 COLOUR INSERT & PLAIN LABELS) ****(COMIC LABELS AND/OR TRI COLOUR INSERT AND/OR BACK INSERT).

SOURCE: * BBC PARIS CINEMA LONDON 30.9.71 ** OFFICIAL STUDIO VERSIONS *** KQED TV BROADCAST FILLMORE WEST CA. 29.4.70.

Pink Floyd Astral Projection

From the auction text: “Made by “Ken”at the end of his TAKRL partnership.This is a repress of “Nocturnal Submisson” using the original TARKL Plates with the old TARKL ‘1913A/B” matrix # scratched out”

Pink Floyd ICot Comet

TAKRL says:

“Copied disc-to-disc from an English underground generally unavailable in the U.S.A. in that day. Cover marks the arrival of artist Roy N. Oak to the Anytown shores. 2000 covers say “The passing of the Comet” instead.”

Disc (41:48m)
1. STM > MORTALITY SEQUENCE (20:47m)
2. MONEY > ECLIPSE fades out early (21:02m)

Side 1: Breathe/ On The Run/ Time/ Breathe (Reprise)/ The Great Gig In The Sky         
Side 2: Money/ Us And Them/ Any Colour You Like/ Brain Damage/ Eclipse

Quality rating: Excellent stereo

The first pressing had plain labels as the “Oh Boy” yellow custom TAKRL label was not introduced until the next release (Cat Stevens – The Hoaxer’s Midnight Dream).Matrix number was ‘TOUR 1903 A/B’ for most copies, with the following exceptions: Copies on the Dessie Records label had ‘DESSIE A/B GR L29708’.


The title was very popular due to its outstanding sound and went through many re-pressings, some included back inserts and tri-colored slip sheets.

Just like all TAKRL releases, reissued in 1978 with a deluxe black & white cover.

From floydboots.com:

RARITY RATING: *****(‘PASSING’ COVERS) ***(TRI COLOUR AND/OR BACK INSERT AND/OR CUSTOM PRINTED LABELS) *(ALL OTHERS)

Pink Floyd ICot Comet tri-color

Not a first pressing.


KNOWN LABEL VARIATIONS:
PLAIN TAKRL – CUSTOM TAKRL – SPINDIZZIE – DESSIE RECORDS – SERIOUS MUSIC LTD – RED VERZYL (& OTHER) COMIC LABELS – SKY KINGDOM (NO PIC) – PLAIN LABELS (VARIOUS COLOURS).
ICelebrotComet
****

SOURCE: THE RAINBOW THEATRE LONDON 20.2.72.

Two more sources exist but none sound as good as what ended up on the original early pressings of the European first release.

. rec1 taped ONLY the entire 2nd set (OotD / CwtAE / Echoes / Blues / ASoS / StC)
. rec2 taped almost the entire show, cutting off over ASoS and missing StC
. rec3 is the all time called SBD but it’s audience really, only taped Eclipse suite (only that?)
rec1: MASTER > MD taped by Steve B. / 2nd set, Eclipse wasn’t taped     EX-/VG+         80:37m
rec2: 1st GENERATION taped by J. Baxter / cuts out in ASoS     VG+/EX-    112:29m
rec3: The best of Tour 72 LP 1st pressing mint     EX+   41:48m

Pink Floyd best of Tour 72

Pink Floyd best of Tour 72 lbl