Company: Contra Band Music on King Kong
Matrix Number: TB-4022-A / TB-4022-B / TB 4022-C / WEC RI-3665-A
Release Date: early 1975
2. dialogue HEART OF THE COUNTRY
3. MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB
4. C MOON / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE (incomplete)
5. MY LOVE
6. UNCLE ALBERT
7. PAUL SPEAKS (with background noise)
8. pub noises PUB MEDLEY
9. GOTTA SING GOTTA DANCE
10. PAUL INTERVIEW
11. LIVE AND LET DIE
12. THE MESS
13. MAYBE I'M AMAZED
14. LONG TALL SALLY
15. HERE WE SIT
16. dialogue YESTERDAY (incomplete)
17. TWIST AND SHOUT
18. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
19. I WANNA BE YOUR MAN
20. LONG TALL SALLY
21. Paul intro Medley: LOVE ME DO/PLEASE PLEASE ME / FROM ME TO YOU / SHE LOVES YOU / I WANT TO
HOLD YOUR HAND
22. CAN'T BUY ME LOVE
23. John intro SHOUT!
24. John & Yoko intro ATTICA STATE
25. John intro THE LUCK OF THE IRISH
26. Yoko intro SISTERS OH SISTERS
side A, B: VG to EX-mono; side C ,D: G-mono
1 to 16: ATC TV rediffusion, October 5, 1973 of the ABC TV special "James Paul McCartney'', April 16, 1973, with different song order
17 to 23: Associated Rediffusion "Around the Beatles'', May 6, 1964
24 to 26: John & Yoko, Ann Arbor, December 10, 1971 (repressing of Side A of the CBM record CONCERT AT ANN ARBOR originally released in spring 1973))
This mostly solo release features the soundtrack from three different TV shows. Disc 1 features the James Paul McCartney special, while disc 2 captures the 1964 Around the Beatles program and the repressing of a performance by John and Yoko at the John Sinclair benefit concert in 1971, included in side A of a record released by CBM in spring 1973.
The matrix number TB-4022 indicates that the masters for this album were produced together with, or immediately after, the LET IT BE cinelogue (TB-4020), in January 1974. However, the slipsheet artwork and notes, the King Kong logo, the details of the label and sleeve and the Cinelogue “six’’ number indicate that its release was delayed and the record was produced after the other albums in the Cinelogue series.
1. Early 1975 (photo below the title). The first pressing came with an insert in large size, printed on pink paper, with two photos, source of the programs and the King Kong logo. The discs had blank white label, the vinyl is thick and heavy, possibly recycled, but the pressing is good.
1976. The only known repressing with a different format appeared in 1976, when the double LP was distributed with the red label with pirate, with the usual pink insert.
INTEREST. Not a particularly interesting record, that is mainly valuable for collectors. The repressing with the red pirate label is quite scarce. **/*
Side C of this album was copied by Wizardo on AROUND THE BEATLES, that will have its own entry.