Robin in Boston

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Robin Trower live in Boston Music Hall 16th of October 1977. I used Plumdusty’s swanky pre-existing covers, but preferred the pictures on the inside to the outside, so I switched them onto the outside instead (which are all I use in my slim plastic CD wallets),  largely to get what is hopefully a moodier look from the resultingly tighter colour scheme.

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Back Page Black Sab Jam

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For some reason I ended up copying the Ontario Speedway “California Jam” gig on April 6th 1974 by Black Sabbath 3 times – all versions seemed to be slightly different recordings (one I think was a rehash of Gr’ndlepol, a classic bootleg with some tracks from another gig (Asbury 75?) so had completely different versions of a couple of songs). Anyway, for reasons best left as being too much time on my hands I copied 3 different covers, one of which didn’t seem to have a back cover, so I made this. Inaccuracies are deliberate – it’s a bootleg, right?

The Royal Organ

 

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This was a massive series of concerts on Radio 3 to celebrate the restoration of the Organ in the Royal Festival Hall in London. This is pretty much the whole lot – it’s good, and quite varied, so long as you like (quite a bit of) a bit of organ! So obscure it’s not even referenced anymore on the BBCs Website. Quite disappointing that they delete the pages of concerts – surely it would have been nice to have kept them at least as a nice index of programmes? Anyway, on the bizarre offchance anyone else also copied almost the whole lot (and the same almost the whole lot), ordered them in exactly the same way and wants some covers – here they are!

Fronton Joe and the Barry

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Country Joe McDonald live  with his old chum Barry Melton at Jai-Alai Fronton, Ocala Florida on the 2nd of March 1974. Since Mr. M refers to himself as the Fish, you could probably reasonably refer to this as Country Joe and the Fish, but it wasn’t billed as that at the time so I won’t bill it like that either. I’m still not sure whether that means the original band was therefore actually named after the 2 guitarists, or perhaps even were meant to be them plus backing musicians, although all group photos from the time seem to imply a group of equal parts. Anyway, it’s a genially loose gig