LIVE IN ANYTOWN
Company: Highway HighFi
Matrix Number: HIGHWAY HI FI 110-A / HIGHWAY HI FI 110-B
Release Date: Early 1974
1. TWIST AND SHOUT
2. YOU CAN'T DO THAT
3. Paul intro ALL MY LOVING
4. IF I NEEDED SOMEONE
5. DAY TRIPPER
6. SHE LOVES YOU
7. George intro THINGS WE SAID TODAY
8. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN
9. Paul intro CAN'T BUY ME LOVE
10. John intro IF I FELL
11. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND
12. Paul intro BOYS
13. George intro YESTERDAY
14. NOWHERE MAN
15. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
16. Paul intro LONG TALL SALLY
1 to 3, 6 to 8: from SHEA THE GOOD OLD DAYS
4,5,13,14: from ON STAGE IN JAPAN
9 to 12,15,16: from IN CONCERT AT WHISKEY FLAT
Sound Quality: VG-mono
Another compilation by the Los Angeles producers, based on some of the best live shows previously released. The bootlegger apparently tried to create the setlist of a true concert. The selection is not bad, so this record is not unpleasant to listen to.
The liner notes on the front cover are curious. The references to some of the venues where the tracks were recorded are obviously fictitious, but there are references to some of the major L.A. bootleggers of the time: Wizardo, TAKRL (Dr. Terrence), and "Big D." that almost certainly refer to Mr. TMOQ-Smokin' pig. It was not unusual at the time to give some hidden reference to bootleggers in the insert cover of the records, such as Wizardo in the "California postcard" of one of the repressings of Hollywood Bowl.
1. Early 1974 (photo below the title). The first release had an insert in "rainbow" color, typical of the time, with a scarce contrast between the red and blue parts. As with the other records released by these producers in early 1974, the disc had light blue labels with the TMOQ-Smokin' pig logo, and the jacket was made of strong colored cardboard. The same insert and jacket in strong colored cardboard were used for records that had the yellow generic ZAP label, with side indications. These records were possibly distributed in late 1974.
1976-1977. As with other titles of this group, the insert in "rainbow" colors was replaced with an insert printed black on colored paper, and the disc had a blank colored label, very often blue. Some copies were pressed at the Lewis plant, whose pressing mark is a groove at 31 mm from the hole, instead of the Rainbo plnt (ring at 33 mm) typical of all these pressings. These last records have a blank white label or the "flower" label of the "Idle Mind" production and were realized by a part of the Wizardo company in late 1976 and 1977.
1976-1977. Some copies with the blue blank label were distributed with a new insert, titled LIVERPOOL ALIVE '65. This appears to be a rare edition, probably distributed in a limited number of copies. Mr. TMOQ-Smokin' Pig told us that this insert was not realized by him. Hence, it is a pressing that was made by some other bootlegger that had access to the stampers, that were kept at the pressing plant.
1983. The original masters reappeared in 1983, included in the series of repressings of all the titles originally produced in the seventies, with a new insert and colored TMOQ-Smokin' Pig labels.
1986. Also in this case, the original masters were used for a final repressing as part of the 5-LP series THE MAX HAMMER COLLECTION, with a printed cover and white labels with a hammer, titled TOKIO 66 + MORE.
INTEREST. All these records have mainly historical interest, and are now moderately valuable only for collectors (**/*).
Side A was copied by TAKRL on side B of THE TOUR ALBUM - THE THIRD AMENDMENT and side B of FOR THE LAST TIME; the entire album was copied by Rocksolid Records for the 2 LP set ROMA, released in 1987.