MORE BEATLES - LIVE PARIS OLYMPIA
Company Contra Band Music
Matrix Number: WEC 3688-A / WEC 3688-B
Release Date: June 1973
1. TWIST AND SHOUT 1:19
2. SHE'S A WOMAN 2:48
3. George intro TICKET TO RIDE 3:04
4. Paul intro CAN'T BUY ME LOVE 2:07
5. Paul intro I'M A LOSER 2:26
6. Paul intro I WANNA BE YOUR MAN 2:09
7. John intro A HARD DAY'S NIGHT 2:31
8. I FEEL FINE (finale only) :03
9. John intro BABY'S IN BLACK 2:13
10. George intro ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC 1:58
11. Paul intro EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY 2:18
12. Paul intro LONG TALL SALLY 1:58
Sound Quality: VG-mono
1 to 12: Paris, Palais des Sports, June 20.65, evening show
A companion release to SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM. This obviously cannot be a 1964 show, as written on the insert. The evening show recorded in Paris during the 1965 European tour was broadcast by ORTF (French TV), and this is the source for this bootleg. In the film, the songs were mixed in a different order from the actual performance. This is the first appearance of this concert, later to be released in a more complete form, with excellent sound quality.
1. June, 1973 (photo below the title). The first pressing came with a full-size insert, printed blue-greenish, with title and track listing, and the CBM disc logo. The show was mistakenly indicated as January 1964. The labels were on light blue or yellowish soft paper, or the two jumbled, with "Shalom" writing on top, the side indications written with the fonts used at the time, the "LIVE AT THE PARIS OLYMPIA" title and "THE BEATLES".
Summer-fall, 1973. Throughout summer and early fall 1973 the record had a few repressings, that can be dated according to the generic labels used: white labels with a 1" colored bar were used in July-August, 1973 and dark yellow-orange labels were used in September, 1973. All these summer 1973 releases have the pressing marking with the inner ring at 7 mm from the central hole and the vinyl is slightly flexible, light and of good quality. The insert was always full-size, greenish.
Late 1973-1974. In late 1973, the producer of CBM moved from Norfolk, VA to Charlotte, NC, and a new pressing plant, with the inner ring at 12 mm from the central hole and heavier vinyl. In December 1973 the labels were brilliant yellow with side indications, in January 1974 the records were distributed with a brownish inner sleeve. From March, 1974 blank labels were used, always with the brown inner sleeve. The jacket had the J. Fish drawing printed on the back cover. Later copies released in 1974 had the yellow label with black pirate, part of them still had the jacket with the Fish drawing and part had the usual white jacket.
1975-1976. In 1975 most of the known pressings were released with blank white labels and the insert was printed in yellow, whereas in 1976 they had the red label with black pirate, and again the greenish printed insert.
INTEREST. The first pressing is surely interesting, also historically, since the record represents the first appearance of the Paris concert (***). The records released in 1973 from the original pressing plant and with the greenish insert retain some value (**), whereas the other reissues are for completists (*).
Side A reappeared on the CBM compilation COMPLETE ITALY<<>>PARIS - SUPER LIVE CONCERT SERIES 3.
THE JAPANESE JL COUNTERFEIT
1975. The Japanese company JL Records produced their counterfeit of the CBM record, with the reproduction of the insert directly printed with green ink on the jacket and the number 526 printed on the bottom right. The record had blank labels and the matrix number is JL 526 A / JL 526 B.
INTEREST. Mainly interesting for the Japanese market, and for completists. **