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Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?(His Gotham Ingress)
source: CBS Live Recording
Side one: 

Last thoughts on Woody Guthrie *
Lay down your weary tune 
Dusty old Fair grounds *
Ballad of Hollis Brown *

Side two: 
When the ship comes in 
Who killed Davy Moore? 
Percy's song 
New Orleans rag *
Seven curses
The title of this LP is, of course, in reference to the McCarthy era question "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" Fitting, as Bob is in his early "protest the corruption of established authority" incarnation. No song said it better than John Birch, but on this recording, Percy's Song and Seven Curses tell the story. The sub-title refers to his ingress (or coming into) Gotham (a Batman inspired reference to New York City). Gotham, in actuality, is in Jersey.
In 1983 this LP was re-released in Germany on the Bebop Label with a slick black, white, and blue jacket and full printed red labels.
9 stars        NMP65
Matrix: 66 23060-01
The same LP was also released by the same German Label in a blank jacket with a bright red-orange fake TAKRL insert.
9 stars        NMP45
Matrix: 66 23060-01
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An incredible sounding 1974 TAKRL release. 
It has a plain white jacket with a pink or yellow paper insert with a picture of lower Manhattan circa 1966.  'World' or plain yellow labels with 'SIDE ONE' and  'SIDE TWO' stamped on label. 
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The source is the famous un-released CBS album of the concert at Carnegie Hall, Oct 26 1963 and *NY Town Hall - April 12, 1963. The shows were recorded to be released as a live Columbia album, but disputes arose
(including CBS hesitating on the release of the well over 6 minute rambling soliloquy "Last Thoughts"). This seems to be the thorn in the side that doomed the project. 
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Also released in a hand made cover (the rumoured Berkeley LP)  entitled: Live at Carnegie Hall 1963
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 9 stars        NMP65
© 1999 Craig Pinkerton Bobsboots.com
Matrix: TAKRL 1952
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