THE BEATLES

Company: TMOQ-Smoking pig

Matrix Number: CBMX3  TMQ 73030-A / CBMX3  TMQ 73030 B

Release Date: late 1974

Country: USA

SIDE A

1. TILL THERE WAS YOU

2. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND

3. THIS BOY

4. Paul intro ALL MY LOVING

5. George intro YESTERDAY

6. John intro NOWHERE MAN

7. SHE'S A WOMAN

8. Paul intro CAN'T BUY ME LOVE

 

SIDE B

9. George intro ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC (incomplete)

10. I FEEL FINE

11. George intro TICKET TO RIDE

12. JOHNNY B. GOODE (incomplete)

13. MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (with Brian Matthews intro)

14. John intro HAPPY BIRTHDAY SATURDAY CLUB

15. SOME OTHER GUY (incomplete)

16. John intro YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME

17. John intro SHOUT!

 

Source:

1,2,16: from  SWEDEN 1963

3,4: from  SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM

5,6: from  LIVE IN EUROPE AND U.S. TV CASTS

7,8: from  MORE BEATLES - LIVE PARIS OLYMPIA

9 to 11: from  PARIS SPORTS PALAIS

12 to 14,17: from  RARE BEATLES

15: from  SOME OTHER GUY  

Sound Quality: same as originals

COMMENTS

Starting from 1974 Smoking Pig, probably together with other bootleggers from the Los Angeles area, released quite a large number of records. Unfortunately, at least at the beginning, they had no access to new original material, and simply produced compilations from previously released records. In this case they picked tracks from various CBM bootlegs, apparently quite randomly and without a clear rationale behind the choice of the tracks, even though the final result is quite good and the record is anyway not so bad to listen to. They made a mistake between the project and its realization, since track 8 is listed in the cover as Everybody's trying to be my baby.

RELEASES

1. Late 1974 (photo below the title). The first pressing has an insert with a photo from the Shea Stadium, with the number TMQ 73030 in bottom centre, the label was pale blue with the Smoking Pig logo and the insert was printed with the "rainbow" effect that was typical at the time (left in the photo). Copies printed in black on greenish paper (right in the photo) exist as well, they probably appeared in early 1975.

1976-1977. This record was repressed throughout the late seventies, usually with blank colored labels, a purple label was seen, with the same insert, printed black on light greenish or yellowish paper.

1983. The record was repressed in 1983 with a new insert, printed in greenish, light blue or yellowish paper. The error in the indication of the last track on Side A was not corrected. The discs had Smoking Pig labels in various colors.

1984. Almost all the bootlegs of the various artists that were produced by this L.A. company were repressed in 1984 in a special 100 copies limited edition in colored vinyl, as part of their LXXXIV Series. This title was #55 of the series. Side B was from the original master, but side A was from a master numbered TMQ-73030-A. Pity that this is side A of a ROLLING STONES Bootleg, namely Side A of GET YOUR LEED LUNGS OUT (TMQ 73033) (a very enjoyable concert, anyway!). The matrix number was probably wrongly numbered and this caused the mispress. Yellow and blue records were seen, possibly other colors exist as well. The label was yellow GLC Great Live Concerts.

1986. The last appearance of this record, luckily from the original masters also for side A, dates to 1986, when it was included in the series of 5 LP "The Max Hammer collection", with a new printed jacket and new labels with a hammer, titled BEATLES '65.

 

INTEREST. These records have no interest on a musical point of view and the first pressings can only be valued as  bootlegs of the old times (**/*). The series in colored vinyl was clearly only made to attract interest by die-hard collectors; the 100-copies pressing figure is true, so this is very rare - apart for the mispress... (***). The Max Hammer collection is totally worthless (*).

COPIES

This compilation appeared also in other records. Side A of was copied by TAKRL on side A of THE TOUR ALBUM - THE THIRD AMENDMENT and remastered for side B of THE VERY BEST OF THE BEATLES' RAREST VOL. 5.

The entire record was copied by Modern Jazz Records in the early eighties, EGF-1200.

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