RENAISSANCE MINSTRELS VOL. I
Company: Renaissance Records
Matrix Number: RR-1002 A / RR-1002 B
Release date: mid 1970
1. FROM ME TO YOU (edited) 2:28
2. TWIST AND SHOUT (edited) 3:36
3. THIS BOY (edited) 3:14
4. I SAW HER STANDING THERE 2:37
5. SHE LOVES YOU (edited) 2:49
6. Paul intro I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND (edited) 3:04
7. PLEASE PLEASE ME (edited) 3:13
8. Paul intro ALL MY LOVING (edited) 2:51
9. SHE LOVES YOU 2:20
Sound quality: VG-mono
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This LP was derived from the same tape which originated the rare BEATLEGGED LIVE. The track listing was rearranged and most of the intros and outros of the tape were deleted.
This LP was produced by the company that later released their records under the TMOQ-Smokin' pig label. The producer of the TMOQ records also contributed to the release. The first pressing had green Renaissance Records labels with the title and track listings and a yellow-orange paper insert (photo below the title)
INTEREST. The first pressing, even though not particularly rare, has a high collectors' value ****
1. November 1971. Rubber-stamped cover, round sticker, colored vinyl, white label with rings.
2. early 1972. Same cover and vinyl, white label with pig, insert reproducing the original Renaissance Records slipsheet.
3. 1973. Same cover and vinyl, black or colored label with white pig, insert renumbered 71025. Copies without the rubber-stamped cover exist as well.
TMOQ-SMOKIN' PIG RELEASES
1. early 1973. Insert reproducing the Renaissance Minstrels cover, white TMOQ-Smokin' pig label, original RR-1002 A / RR-1002 B stampers, black (and possibly also colored) vinyl. This LP had catalogue number 73001.
2. summer 1973. Same insert, with the TMOQ-Smokin' pig logo added to the top right, black label with white Smokin' pig, colored vinyl, new stampers derived from the original masters, renumbered 1822, with old numbers scratched out.
3. 1983. New insert, colored smokin' pig label, black vinyl, pressed from stampers derived from the original RR-1002 A / RR-1002 B mothers.
INTEREST. The reissues in colored vinyl have a good collectors' value. The other pressings are scarcely interesting. ****/**
In October 1986 new stampers were cut for a release on Max Hammer label, new printed cover titled RENAISSANCE MINSTRALS I [sic!]. 600 copies were pressed in November 1986.
INTEREST. A useless record. *
THE WCF RELEASES
This manufacturer copied this LP as "Renaissance Records", with a slipsheet reproducing the original one with the addition of # 725 on top right, although it was from matrix 728 SIDE I / 728 SID E II and had the number 729 on the label: WCF people really could not manage to press any record without making some mistake... We saw a few releases, more probably exist with labels in different colors.
1. late 1971/early 1972. Purple label with track index and "Renaissance Records" indication, wrong number 729; degenerated copy of the original insert.
2. 1973. Same as above, blank label, part of the copies were released on folder-type cover; insert printed in black or dark purple.
3. 1974. Bank white or colored label, folder-type cover with original drawing printed on front and a reproduction of a drawing from "The Beatles song book" printed on back.
INTEREST. A limited interest can be reserved only to the first pressing. **
THE WIZARDO RECORDS RELEASES
The Wizardo company, operating as KO Record,) produced a copy of this LP in September 1976 on the Old Glory label, with the matrix number 401 A / 401 B. The slipsheet uses the same photo printed on the back cover of the 1974 WCF version. It had a second pressing in 1977 on green Von Grossenshush label from new stampers renumbered 1822 A / 1822 B with old numbers scratched out.
INTEREST. Another completely useless record. *
In 1986 this record reappeared in the Strawberry records colored vinyl repressing series, with matrix number RR-1992-RR A / RR-1992-RR B.
INTEREST. Moderately interesting only for the collectors looking for the entire Strawberry series. **
1975. The Japanese company JL records released their own copy with printed cover reproducing the original one.
INTEREST. Scarcely interesting. *