LIVE IN EUROPE & US TV CASTS
Company: Contra Band Music
matrix: 3571 A / 3571 B
release date: October, 1972
1. ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC 1:25
2. SHE'S A WOMAN (intro only) :04
3. BABY'S IN BLACK (incomplete) 2:10
4. George intro I FEEL FINE 2:00
5. George intro YESTERDAY 1:29
6. John intro NOWHERE MAN 2:17
7. Paul intro I'M DOWN 2:22
8. KANSAS CITY/HEY-HEY-HEY-HEY! 2:19
9. announcer's intro I'M A LOSER 2:25
10. BOYS 2:08
11. HEY JUDE 7:31
12. count-in REVOLUTION 3:39
sound quality: G-mono
1 to 7: Munich, Circus-Krone-Bau, June 24, 1966
8 to 10: ABC TV "Shindig'', January 20, 1965 (F-mono)
11: NBC TV "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour'', October 6, 1968
12: NBC TV "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour'', October 13, 1968
This record features the first appearance of a part of the Munich concert. Some tracks on Side B also made their first appearance on this release. Tracks 11 and 12 derive from the tape which was also used for LIVE IN NASSAU. All of the tracks appear here for the first time.
1. October, 1972 (photo above). CBM took particular care in the production of this record, even preparing the custom orange labels with track listings and the CBM "disc" logo, which was quite unusual for this company. Two types of custom labels were used, one with the writing in black, the other with the writing in a darker orange. The insert was printed in black or blue ink, and it had an additional rubber stamp with song titles. The pressing was on vinyl of good quality.
2. November, 1972. When CBM ran out of the custom labels, generic labels were used, retaining the same insert with the rubber stamp.
3. December, 1972. This version had the insert printed in orange-red ink, adding the track listing that was rubber stamped in the previous releases. They kept on using the generic labels, occasionally with C/D indications.
4. January, 1973. Beginning in January, 1973 the company added the CBM "disc" logo to the insert. This issue had gray generic labels.
1973. Throughout 1973 CBM reissued the record using the various labels that they'd use throughout the year. Often different fonts were used for the two sides. Those illustrated here are respectively from spring, 1973 (the upper two) and September/October, 1973 (lower). The insert was usually printed in black or blue, and, in summer, 1973, folder-type yellow sleeves were also used.
1974. After moving from Virginia to North Carolina and using a different pressing plant, CBM replaced the "disc" logo with the "pirate" logo in the insert and added the matrix number 3571 A/B on the bottom right. The inserts were printed with black or blue ink. Various labels were used, varying according to the month the record was pressed. Shown here is a pressing released in January 1974, with a white label showing the pirate illustration in red and the original brown inner sleeve. Another copy has a yellow label with the pirate logo in black, and was released in summer 1974. The early 1974 releases had the jacket with the "J. Fish" drawing printed on the back.
1975 and 1976. These repressings had progressively poorer vinyl and pressing quality and often had blank labels. A version was distributed with a cheap King Kong insert glued on a recycled copy of a Bobby King jacket. The records reissued in 1976 had a red label with the pirate logo.
INTEREST. The first pressing is scarce and of course is quite interesting for collectors (***). The 1973 releases maintain a relative interest and have a good quality pressing (**). Subsequent reissues on bad recycled vinyl have little interest (*).
THE JAPANESE JL COUNTERFEIT
In 1975 this record was counterfeited by JL Records. The blue-printed jacket reproduced the original insert with the pirate logo and the catalogue number JL 514 added in the lower left corner. The record has blank labels, matrix JL 514 A / JL 514 B.