Hot as the Sun

2-LP set

Company: TMOQ

Matrix Number: BV 562 A / BV 562-B / BV 562-C / BV 562 D

Release date: November 18, 1974

Country: USA

 

SIDE A

1. INTERVIEWS AND COMMENTS 12:12

2. PRESS CONFERENCE 11:11

 

SIDE B

3. PRESS CONFERENCE 6:41

4. RADIO COVERAGE OF THE CONCERT 10:37

 

SIDE C

5. RADIO COVERAGE OF THE CONCERT 12:13

6. intro TWIST AND SHOUT 1:17

7. YOU CAN'T DO THAT 2:25

8. Paul intro ALL MY LOVING 1:58

9. John intro SHE LOVES YOU 2:12

 

SIDE D

10. George intro THINGS WE SAID TODAY 2:12

11. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN 2:12

12. concert interruption - John intro CAN'T BUY ME LOVE 2:03

13. John intro IF I FELL 2:06

14. Paul intro BOYS 1:58

15. concert interruption - John intro A HARD DAY'S NIGHT 2:15

16. Paul intro LONG TALL SALLY 1:57

 

Sound Quality: G-mono (concert coverage: F mono)

 

Source:

1 to 5: broadcast by CKNW radio, from  Empire Stadium, August 22, 1964

6 to 16: Vancouver Empire Stadium, August 22, 1964

COMMENTARY

As "Mr. Pigman" told us, "The original source [was the] air check / tapes from the radio station in Vancouver, which I borrowed at the time. [They] disappeared years ago.  Someone lifted them from their archives after I had returned them to the radio station.". The records include the complete Vancouver performance – and then some! This concert was most notable for John's spectacularly awful rendition of If I Fell. This was the last true TMOQ Beatles release (of course, apart for the reissues of former titles).

RELEASES

1. October 1974 (photo below the title). The record was first released on rubber stamped cover, often on a white jacket, with the TMOQ sticker and regular white TMOQ generic disc labels with side indications, and the discs are in black wax; it included a slipsheet, numbered 72012. One of the subsequent pressings was produced on colored vinyl. The tape transfer was made on October 6, 1974, and the mothers are dated November 7, 1974.

Late 1975 to 1977. The records, always with the white label with pig logo, were distributed in a white jacket, lacking the rubber-stamped title, with the same insert as the first pressing printed in colored paper, often reddish. In 1976 the slipsheet was renumbered D-211 and was usually printed on bluish paper. The discs were usually in black vinyl, with blank labels, or with some weird labels, probably labels for other records that were available at the pressing plant. A later release, probably realized in 1977, had the discs pressed in multicolor vinyl, white blank label. 150 copies of this version were distributed as K&S Records in late 1977.

The releases from the eighties. The original masters were used in the eighties for a large number of repressings, that were released with a deluxe cover. At least 1327 copies were made between March 21, 1985 and January 5, 1987, as noted by the pressing figures written on the stampers' jacket. These records had different labels, depending on the pressing; some had the "Pyramid" label, others had blank labels, whereas those from 1986 and early 1987 had colored labels with the TMOQ pig logo. They were in black as well as colored vinyl.

INTEREST. The complete Vancouver concert, including the radio coverage and the interviews, was clearly a major release at the time. Even though even the first pressing is still quite common, it remains surely interesting for collectors (***). Less valuable are the further releases (**/*).

OTHER RELEASES. The Wizardo Record release and the CBM releases will have their own entries.

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