From: (Ed Ricardo)
Subject: Italian flood of Bangladesh Manchester Quest CD rehashes...
Date: 18 Nov 1993 13:36:14 -0600

EDLIS  has   had  some  trouble  documenting  the  flood  of
Bangladesh/Manchester/Quest  CDs   rehashing  the  same  old
material. If  anyone has  any of  these CDs  please  get  in
contact. Equally  if you see any corrections to the listings
below, please mention them... Or anything helpful that could
be added  to aid  people in  avoiding spending large sums on
pointless CDs...

Note the  tentative nature  of these listings, some are even
without matrix numbers.

Like A Rolling Stone

-- Like A Rolling Stone / Bob Dylan [2 July 1962 - 1 August 1971] {X} {P} 2 CD set Noto Blu Musica, 930163, 1993 The Easy Rider Generation In Concert The Easy Rider Years Live NOTO BLU musica, prod & distr. S.r.l Made in EEC Made In Italy By OPTI.ME.S Analogic recording AAD [Analog recording, Analog mix, Digitally mastered] SIAE [Societa Italiana degli Autori ed Editori = Italian Society of Authors and Editors] Stereo Bar code: 4011222931634 Matrix: MANUFACTURED IN ITALY BY OPTI.ME.S 991950014662 1316-B, MANUFACTURED IN ITALY BY OPTI.ME.S 991950014663 1316-A [Unrelated to the boot CD: Like A Rolling Stone (Vulture Records, VT CD 006, [?1989]) [T-122] or the pirate CD: Like A Rolling Stone (Duchesse, CD 352004, [?1991]).] CD 1: Total Running Time: 47:03 1. Blowin' In The Wind (3:32) [3] 2. Just Like A Woman (4:10) [5] 3. Like A Rolling Stone (7:23) [?13] 4. Ballad Of A Thin Man (7:00) [?12] 5. A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (5:00) [1] 6. Tell Me Momma (4:14) [6] 7. Leopard-Skin-Pill-Box-Hat (3:25) [10] 8. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It takes A Train To Cry (2:53) [2] 9. One Too Many Mornings (3:38) [11] 10. Lonesome Death Of Hattie Caroll (5:25) [3] CD 2: Total Running Time: 46:55 11. Don't Believe You [I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)] (5:30) [7] 12. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (5:51) [9] 13. Mr. Tambourine Man (4:05) [4] * 14. Talking World War III Blues [incorrectly listed on the insert as: Bob Dylan's Dream!] (4:35) [2] 15. Girl From The North Country [Girl Of The North Country] (3:16) [4] 16. Restless Farewell [incorrectly listed on the insert as: Farewell!] (5:02) [6] 17. The Times They Are A Changin (2:38) [1] 18. Two Trains Running (McKinley Morganfield) (3:45) [9] 19. Rocks And Gravels (Solid Road) (Brownie McGhee) [Alabama Woman Blues / Leroy Carr] (4:36) [5] 20. Quit Your Low Down Ways [Quit Your Lowdown Ways] (3:02) [6] 21. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down (Eric von Schmidt [?]) (3:54) [8]
(1-2, 5, 8, 13) Bangladesh Concert, (evening) Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, 1 August 1971 [195] [complete but in wonky order] Released on The Concert For Bangladesh (1971). [Pirates!] (3-4, 6-7, 9, 11-12, 21) Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, 17 May 1966. [151] Cf T-121. (10, 14-17) CBC TV Studio, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Quest television show, 1 February 1964 (broadcast 10 March 1964). [064] [incomplete in wonky order] Cf T-107 (18-20) Finjan Club, Montreal, Quebec, 2 July 1962. [022] [incomplete] Cf T-156
A ridiculous and incompetent piece of bootlegging, aimed only to fool the unwary buyer. The producers may be morons, but they will not be poor morons, there are enough fools to buy this garbage. All tracks are simply lifted from other CDs, and placed in the most preposterous order imaginable. Cut back on the acid next time chaps...
CD 1: "All songs by Bob Dylan. Recorded live at Madison Square Garden, New York, 1971 (1,2,5,8) at Royal Albert Hall, London 26.5.1966 (3,4,6,7,9) and at Quest TV Canada 1964 (10)" CD 2: "All songs by Bob Dylan except 8 (McKinley Morganfield) and 11 (Von Schmidt). Recorded live at Royal Albert Hall, London 26.5.1966 (1,2,11), at Madison Square Garden, New York 1971 (3), at Quest TV Canada, 1964 (4,5,6,7) and at Finyan Club Montreal, 2.7.1962 (8,9,10) Bob Dylan: guitar, vocals, harmonica London concert: Robbie Robertson: guitar, Rick Danko: bass, Garth Hudson: keyboards, Richard Manuel: piano, Mickey Jones: drums New York concert: George Harrison: guitar, vocals, Leon Russel: bass, vocals, Ringo Starr: percussions".
The CD has a fist with variable thumb position as a "Sound quality guide for this CD". This one gets a "2-good". The Bangladesh Concert (1, 2, 5, 8, 13) is available on the legitimate CD The Concert For Bangladesh (1971). The eight tracks of the Free Trade Hall, Manchester concert (3-4, 6-7, 9, 11-12, 21) are available in sensible order on the CD Royal Albert Hall 1966 [T-121] but may have been lifted from the copy of that CD called Like A Rolling Stone [T-122]... The Quest Show (10, 14-17) is ultimately lifted from Dr. Zimmerman's Original Old Time Hootenany [T-107] complete with all the listing errors! The physical source may well have been Bob Dylan Live [T-151] which lifted its Quest Show tracks from Dr. Zimmerman's Original Old Time Hootenany missing out the same track as is missing here: A Hard Rains A Gonna Fall [5]. A decent copy of the Finjan Club tape (18-20) is available complete and in order on Live, Finjan Club, Montreal, Canada, July 2, 1962 [T-156]. The source for these tracks may ultimately have been Montreal 1962 New York 1961 [T-103] because here too "Finjan" is misspelled "Finyan"! TOWNSEND NUMBER: 273 PERFORMANCE: 7 SOUND: 4 RECOMMENDATION: 0 Cf T-121, T-107, T-103, T-274, T-275, T- 276.
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