ON STAGE

Company: Wizardo Records

Matrix Number: WRMB 328-A / WRMB 328-B

Release date: late 1975

Country: USA

 

SIDE A

1. George intro YESTERDAY

2. John intro NOWHERE MAN

3. ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC

4. SHE'S A WOMAN (intro only)

5. BABY'S IN BLACK

6. George intro I FEEL FINE

7. Paul intro I'M DOWN

8. DAY TRIPPER (incomplete)

9. WE CAN WORK IT OUT (incomplete)

SIDE B

10. I SAW HER STANDING THERE

11. Paul intro FROM ME TO YOU

12. Paul intro MONEY (THAT'S WHAT I WANT)

13. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

14. John intro YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME

15. Paul intro SHE LOVES YOU

16. Paul intro TWIST AND SHOUT

 

Sound Quality:

 

Source:

1 to 7: Munich, Circus-Krone-Bau, June 24, 1966 (VG)

8, 9: NBC TV "Hullaballoo'', January 3, 1966 (officially released version) (VG)

10 to 16: Stockholm Karlaplansstudio, October 24, 1963 (G)

COMMENTS

Nothing new here, since all the tracks had previously appeared on three CBM records. However, the sound quality in this Wizardo release is better, with a clearer sound and also a more correct speed. Therefore, the content was probably derived from tape sources.  Excepting Stockholm, the source of the tracks was probably unknown to Wizardo, as seen from the indication on the cover. The sequence of the songs on side A is different from that of the Munich concert (correct sequence: 3-6, 1-2, 7). All pressings were realized at the Lewis plant.

RELEASES

1. Late 1975 (photo below the title). Two versions exist, both with the same insert printed on sepia paper, white paper in some copies. One of them was pressed in orange vinyl with multicolor speckles, with green/yellow El' Wizardo labels. The second version came in red vinyl with multicolor speckles, and the disc labels were the red/blue Wizardo Collector's Special. We do not know which one came first, possibly the one with the El' Wizardo labels.

1976. In mid 1976 a version with the same insert and the Old Glory labels was released in black vinyl.

1976. Another version was released in 1976, with an insert printed on yellow-orange paper, titled SECRET. Its label is unknown, but a copy in black vinyl of AROUND THE BEATLES, with an identical insert also titled SECRET, had the red/blue Wizardo Collector's special. So it's possible that the copy of ON STAGE was simultaneously released and had the same labels.

 

INTEREST. Even if probably not known when released, this record was important since it featured all its tracks in the best quality for the time. Now the first releases are much sought-after for the extremely attractive multicolored vinyl (***); the copies on black vinyl have scarce interest, even though the one titled SECRET is rare (**/*).

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