IN CONCERT AT WHISKEY FLAT
(aka IN ATLANTA WHISKEY FLAT)
Matrix Number: OPD 19-70417F / OPD 67-2 - 70418F
Release Date: October 1970
1. Intro TWIST AND SHOUT 1:20
2. YOU CAN'T DO THAT 2:32
3. Paul intro ALL MY LOVING 2:05
4. John intro SHE LOVES YOU 2:18
5. George intro THINGS WE SAID TODAY 2:13
6. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN 2:16
7. Paul intro CAN'T BUY ME LOVE 2:04
8. John intro IF I FELL 2:13
9. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND 2:23
10. Paul intro BOYS 2:01
11. John intro A HARD DAY'S NIGHT 2:19
12. Paul intro LONG TALL SALLY 1:57
Sound quality: VG mono
Source: Philadelphia Convention Hall September 2, 1964
TMOQ released this concert in October 1970 from a tape of slightly inferior quality compared with ALIVE AT LAST by Walrus records, which appeared a few days before. The end of Roll Over Beethoven lacks some extra dialogue. This was the first Beatles bootleg to be released by TMOQ, and was produced before the company decided to use that name. As the producer told us. he received the tape without any information about the source, thus he had a joke referring this show to a small town in California named "Whiskey Flat", where his Grandmother lived. See more details in the comments for ALIVE AT LAST. Pressings examined:
1. October 1970 (photo below the title). Pre-TMOQ pressing; white cardboard jacket with pale green rubber-stamped title IN CONCERT AT WHISKEY FLAT. All of the rubber stamps we saw were extremely pale, sometimes barely readable. Copies seen were on pink labels with big colored 1/2 side indications, but labels in other colors may exist, colored vinyl (very dark purple and green were seen). The masters for this record were cut on October 2, 1970.
2. Early 1971. First TMOQ issue. Cardboard jacket with purple rubber-stamped title IN ATLANTA WHISKEY FLAT and with a round colored sticker featuring the "pig" logo; same labels as #1 in various colors, colored vinyl, again in various colors.
3. early 1972. Same as # 2, white labels with black lines.
4. Spring or early summer, 1972. White label with "Made in Holland" and small pig. Mr. Pigman told us some nice stories about this label, see the link.
5. summer 1972. Same as # 3, with insert added.
6. late 1972 to 1973. Same as # 3, white label with pig
7. Summer 1973. Insert numbered 71007, colored or black label with silver pig.
All releases from #1 to #7 were pressed in colored vinyl.
8. 1974. Black vinyl; label with «Volume 1» indication and track listing, pig pig on reverse.
9. 1975/1977. Same as above; inserts were renumbered S-201. Labels varied; in 1975 the records generally had the white label with the pig, but the repressings produced in 1977 frequently used strange labels discovered among left-over stocks at the pressing plant.
10. 1978-1980. Ruthless Rhymes label (1978) and POD label (1980), insert cover with S-201 number, black vinyl; copies on colored vinyl may have been released as well.
INTEREST. The first, pre-TMOQ pressing is quite rare and highly interesting. ****. The repressings are quite common, yet still the records in colored vinyl retain a good collectible value, that is reduced in the later versions. ***/*
IMPORTANT NOTE. The LP ATLANTA WHISKEY FLAT by BoxTop Records, released in 1986, does NOT contain this performance but is instead a repressing of the TMOQ "Hollywood Bowl" bootleg (matrix BHB-115). This mistake was repeated on a reissue on Hawk/McLen or TMOQ labels with a full color laminated cover.
THE TMOQ-SMOKIN' PIG VERSION
TMOQ-smokin' pig pressed this concert in early 1973, from new stampers derived from the original OPD 19 / 67-2 masters with old numbers crossed and 1824 added; issues:
1. 1973. The label is the same as TMOQ's white with pig, but the pig drawing has been replaced by the Smokin' Pig logo; coloured or black vinyl, and the same insert as TMOQ version #4.
2. late 1973 or early 1974. Same as above, blue or yellow blank label, black vinyl.
3. 1976/1977. Same as above, Smokin' pig labels in various color, black as well as colored vinyl. These repressings, and those realized in the early eighties, were produced from new stampers, derived from the 1824 mothers with all the old numbers crossed and TMQ-71007 added.
1977. A low-cost repressing titled "HELLO GOODBYE -- TOUR OF AMERICAS, Pt. 3" was released with a shoddy insert, either printed on yellow or green paper. The disc had plain yellow labels. Mr. TMOQ-smokin' pig told us that he had nothing to do with this insert, which he had never seen. This repressing was therefore produced by another bootlegger who had access to the stampers kept at the pressing plant.
4. 1983. New insert retitled ALIVE AT LAST IN ATLANTA, Smokin' pig labels in various colors, black or colored vinyl, stampers derived from the mothers of #3.
5. 1984. Same as above, LXXXIV series, 100 numbered copies pressed on magenta vinyl, GLC label.
6. 1984. New insert titled LIVE IN PHILADELPHIA, yellow blank label. This is the only record distributed before the nineties that reports Philadelphia as the venue of the concert.
INTEREST. The TMOQ Smokin' pig are fairly interesting, of course those in colored vinyl are more valuable for collectors. ***/*
A new release was pressed in 1986, derived from the TMOQ record, on matrix TNT 70418 1/ TNT 2YI 830 04. This was titled IN CONCERT AT WHISKEY FLAT and sported a deluxe laminated color cover.
INTEREST. Useless record. *
THE JAPANESE COUNTERFEITS
A counterfeit of the TMOQ issue #2 was released by JL records in 1975, machine-printed matrix JL-1003 A / JL-1003 B, printed cover with printed sticker and stamp, counterfeited 1/2 labels, black vinyl.
INTEREST. Except for completists and the Japanese market, it's not particularly interesting. **
Another counterfeit was released in the early seventies. It is similar to the JL release, but it lacks the reproduction of the pig sticker, and the label is not an exact replica of the TMOQ label. Its matrix is 70417 A / 70418 B.
INTEREST. This record is scarcer than the JL counterfeit, but nevertheless its main interest is for completists. **