LIVE AT NASSAU COLLESEUM
Company: WCF as Zapple rec.
Matrix Number: 999 A / 999 B
Release date: mid 1972
1. PEOPLE SAY
2. I'M WALKIN'
3. count-in HEY JUDE
4. count-in REVOLUTION
5. "THIS IS TO WISH YOU"
6. Brian Matthews intro TOP OF THE POPS
7. Brian Matthews intro LONG TALL SALLY B. Matthew comment
8. dialogue & intro A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
9. dialogue & B. Matthew intro THINGS WE SAID TODAY
10. TOP OF THE POPS (w/ B. Matthew comment)
11. SHOUT! (with DJ voiceover)
12. "EVERYWHERE IT'S CHRISTMAS"
13. "CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE AGAIN"
14. SIE LIEBT DICH
Sound quality: VG-mono (surface noise)
1, 2: officially released by "John & Paul'' (Tip Records 1021) in 1965, no Beatles involvement
3: NBC TV "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour'', Oct. 6th, 1968
4: NBC TV "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour'', Oct. 13th, 1968
5,12,13: from COMPLETE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION, 1969, 1966 & 1967 Xmas messages
6 to 10: BBC radio Overseas Service "Top of the Pops", 1964
11: Associated Rediffusion TV "Around the Beatles'', May 6th, 1964
14: officially released, German language version of "She Loves You."
Produced by the anonymous bootlegger known as "WCF", this LP derives from a tape which was also used for part of two CBM records - THE NEVER RELEASED MARY JANE and L.S. BUMBLE BEE. All of these tracks appear here in more complete and / or better sound quality. Tracks 6 to 10 represent a previously unreleased BBC session. This was originally recorded for "Top Gear'' on July 14th, 1964 and was broadcast two days later in the U.K. The actual source here is the Overseas Service Broadcast, featuring extracts from the original programme and renamed "Tops of the Pops'', with minor differences concerning Brian Matthew's intros, but not in the Beatles chats and performances.
RELEASES FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTERS
1. mid 1972 (photo below the title). This has an insert titled LIVE AT NASSAU COLLESEUM and a blue-green label with silver printed "ZAPPLE" and the track listing. The run-off grooves of side A run straight inside the label area, a typical mispressing of the WCF product, so that the matrix number on this side is invisible, covered by the label. The first track of side B skips on the first grooves.
2. 1973. Insert titled LIVE FROM GERMANY, with the same drawing as # 1; side b pressed from a new master numbered "999 B recut", with skips corrected (but with a very noisy pressing); blank label.
3. 1974. Folder-type cover with new title TOP OF THE POPS / LIVE FROM GERMANY, but retaining the original drawing of the first issue printed on front and with a group of unreadable pictures printed on back; same matrix as #2, blank label.
INTEREST. A fairly uninteresting record that however featured the first appearance of the "Top of the Pops" recordings. *** (1st pressing), * (repressings).
Issue #2 of the WCF release was copied, probably in 1974, by another manufacturer on matrix 0971-4 A / 0971-4 B. Two versions exist:
1. Red and yellow insert counterfeiting issue #2, blank labels.
2. New insert retitled THE BEATLES LAST ALBUM, in pink or light blue paper, blank labels.
3. Red jacket with a new insert, blank labels.
INTEREST. Not a very common record, anyway only desirable for the nice insert of the version #2. **/*