LIVE IN ITALY
Company: Contra Band Music on Instant Analysis
Matrix Number: 4178 A 1038 / 4178 B IT1038
Release Date: December1974
a copy of side A of the Italian Joker LP THE BEATLES AND THE ROLLING STONES AT THE RAREST
1. TWIST AND SHOUT
2. YOU CAN'T DO THAT
3. Paul intro ALL MY LOVING
4. Paul intro CAN'T BUY ME LOVE
Sound Quality: VG-mono
Source for Side B:
1 to 4: from BACK IN 1964 AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
The release of this record is difficult to understand. It was probably titled LIVE IN ITALY because Side A is the exact copy of side A of the Italian Joker LP, which actually contains a few songs from the Hollywood Bowl show plus some BBC material. So there's nothing from any Italian concert. Since the Joker LP had Rolling Stones material on Side B, CBM had the problem of finding some material for this release. The choice was to use four tracks from a live show, but unfortunately CBM chose the same bootleg from which the Italian live tracks were taken, the version with a skip in Twist And Shout. As a result, Twist and Shout (with the skip), You Can't Do That and All My Loving from the Hollywood Bowl concert appear twice in this record... Moreover, with only these four tracks, side B is just about 9 minutes long. On the other hand, the drawing on the insert cover is quite curious, trying to associate the four Beatles with the historical ruins of an Italian temple.
1. December 1974 (photo below the title). The first release came with an insert in "rainbow" effect, on a white jacket. The disc had the yellow Instant Analysis labels, without side indication.
2. Early 1975. The reissues had the orange Instant Analysis labels with side indications; They were initially released with the same insert on the yellow jacket. Later on, a cheap version was produced, with the new insert on yellow paper with only the title and the King Kong logo.
INTEREST. This is probably one of the most useless bootlegs ever released, whose content is ridiculous. Not common and therefore rather interesting for collectors. **.