HAHST AZ SÖN
Company: The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label (TAKRL)
Matrix Number: TAKRL 2950-A / TAKRL 2950-B / TAKRL 2950-C / TAKRL 2950-D
Release date: January 1975
1. TWO OF US (incomplete)
2. dialogue BAA BAA BLACKSHEEP
3. dialogue & riffs DON'T LET ME DOWN
4. dialogue SUZY'S PARLOUR
5. dialogue I'VE GOT A FEELING
6. dialogue GET BACK (NO PAKISTANIS)
7. count-in GET BACK
8. dialogue & count-in DON'T LET ME DOWN dialogue & riffs
10. BE BOP A LULA
11. dialogue & German count-in SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW (incomplete)
dialogue INSTRUMENTAL/ SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW dialogue & count-in
SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW (incomplete)
12. HIGH-HEELED SNEAKERS (incomplete)
13. I ME MINE (instrumental )dialogue & riffs I ME MINE dialogue I ME MINE dialogue I ME MINE
dialogue & riffs I ME MINE dialogue I ME MINE/DOMINO dialogue I ME MINE (incomplete) dialogue & riffs
I ME MINE (incomplete) count-in I ME MINE
14. I'VE GOT A FEELING (incomplete)
15. dialogue, riffs & count-in ONE AFTER 909 (false start) dialogue & count-in ONE AFTER 909 (incomplete)
16. dialogue & riffs NORWEGIAN WOOD (guitar solo)
17. count-in SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW (incomplete)
18. LET IT BE
19. LA PENINA
20. SHAKIN' IN THE SIXTIES
21. MOVE IT/GOOD ROCKIN' TONIGHT
22. dialogue ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
23. dialogue TWO OF US
24. dialogue & riffs RAMBLIN' WOMAN
25. I THREW IT ALL AWAY/MAMA YOU BEEN ON MY MIND
sides A and B of SWEET APPLE TRAX VOL. 1
Source: a copy of SWEET APPLE TRAX VOL. 1 and VOL. 2 (see original records for Nagra roll numbers and DDSI reference)
Sound quality: EX-mono
A 2 LP set, consisting of both volumes of SWEET APPLE TRAX , squeezed onto four sides (excluding a few seconds of dialogue and music here and there); the bootleggers tried to recreate the chronological order of recordings, hence the different track listing, even though still some tracks are out of place.
1. January 1975 (photo below the title). The first pressing came with an insert printed in orange paper with scarcely readable figures in darker orange. The back cover had another insert in light yellow paper with track listing and an imaginary story about the origin of the recordings. The labels were the original Kornyfone, yellow for disc 1 and light blue, with a different drawing for side A, for disc 2.
2. Early 1975. One of the producers of the TAKRL was the bootlegger responsible for the TMOQ-Smokin' pig releases, so a reissue with his labels appeared, light blue for disc 1 and yellow for disc 2, with Side 3 and Side 4 indications. It had only the insert used for the back cover of the original pressing.
3. Mid and late 1975. Subsequent releases had labels with the generic blank white (disc 1) and blank yellow (disc 2) used for the ZAP (Ze Anonym Plattenspieler) records, a label by the same bootleggers. At first the yellow insert was used, soon replaced by a greenish insert in lower quality, with the bricks of the sidewalk almost indistinct.
4. 1976-1977. This reissue had the same greenish or light bluish insert as reissue #3, and same labels but yellow for disc 1 and white for disc 2, or also black Worlds records and Spindizzie labels. The discs derived from the new stampers that had been cut for the single LP releases (see below). These stampers had the indication TAKRL 2950 scratched and the new numbers shallowly carved were 2950-A #4-A / 2950-B #4-B (disc 1) and 2950-C #12-A / 2950-D #12-B (disc 2).
5. 1977-1978. This release was produced from the same stampers as reissue #4, and the jacket had a different photograph of the Beatles printed on front and the hilarious story of Dr. Tellyfone printed on back. The labels were the usual white / yellow blank. In 1978 disc 1 had the yellow label with a gun, fake titles and BLANK on top, whereas the second disc had unusual yellow labels by MONIQUE D'OZO, identical on both sides. This last version was pressed at a different plant, with a ring at 12 mm from the central hole.
INTEREST. The original releases (#1 and #2) are interesting, and also quite scarce (***). The repressings with the ZAP labels are common and not particularly useful for collectors (**/*). The last repressing is relatively scarce (**).
IMPORTANT NOTE: The record HOT AS SUN, with rubber stamped title, by RUT records has no relation with this release. Two more records titled HOT AS SUN exist. One is a double album in colored vinyl with a deluxe cover and bonus CD, released in 2014 and with a new cover in 2020, and the second is a single LP, also in colored vinyl, subtitled "THE MISSING ALBUM", with a fake Kornyfone label, released in 2013. These also have no connection with HOT AS SUN by CBM.
SINGLE LP RELEASES
Each of the two discs was also released in 1976 as a single LP. Both records were released as AN AFTERMATH RECORD on black Worlds Records label. The first release was pressed from the original stampers, a repressing was made from the new stampers with TAKRL 2950 scratched and new numbers shallowly carved 2950-A #4-A / 2950-B #4-B (disc 1) and 2950-C #12-A / 2950-D #12-B (disc 2). Some copies of the discs on black World label were also released as a 2-LP set with light blue insert (see above, #4).
Disc 1 was released as CAUGHT OFFGUARD, disc 2 as MANUAL EXCITATIONS.
INTEREST. Completely useless repressings. *
THE PHOENIX RECORDS REPRESSING
A new issue, always titled HAHST AZ SÖN, was released in 1980 by Phoenix Records, catalogue number 44784, deluxe colored cover; this release had sides A, B and C pressed from new stampers derived from the mothers of the two single discs CAUGHT OFFGUARD and MANUAL EXCITATIONS, with the old matrix number scratched and 44784-A / -B / -C added, while side D was from a new plate (44784-D #44 SIDE D). Some copies had blank labels.
INTEREST. Nice de-luxe repressing, but nothing really interesting for the collectors. **
A copy of MANUAL EXCITATION was included, always in 1976, in the completely useless series THE VERY BEST OF THE BEATLES RAREST by TKRWM (The Kornyphone Records for the Working Man), another company name of the same bootleggers. This is Number One of the series, and it even has a mistake in the lettering of the title. The matrix was 1985-A / 1985-B. The labels were cream generic ZAP, or Spindizzie or black Worlds records.
INTEREST. Useless. *
THE NEWSOUND RECORDS COPY
In August 1975, Newsound Records, pressed the 2 LP set on matrix 909-1A / 909-1B / 909-1C / 909-1D, simply titled SWEET APPLE TRAX. The masters were cut on August 12, 1975. The first pressing had an insert cover, but the record is better known for its second pressing, distributed in a deluxe fold-open color cover. This master was repressed on Image disc on 2 picture LP's, titled SWEET APPLE TRAX VOL. I and SWEET APPLE TRAX VOL. II, limited edition of 1000 copies.
INTEREST. The deluxe version of this copy of the TAKRL record is a nice collectible item (**), and of course the picture discs have a particular value for the collectors of this kind of records (***).
The recordings included in Sweet Apple Trax reappeared in several other releases, such as the records by Great Live Concerts, APPLE TRAX VOL I, II, III, that will have their own entry.