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Royal Albert Hall
Concert 1966 source: "RAH"
Side one: 

Tell me Mama 
I don't believe you 
Baby let me follow you down 
Just like Tom thumb's blues 

Side two: 
Leopard skin pill box hat 
One too many mornings 
Ballad of a thin man 
Like a rolling stone 

"RAH"  releases:
Alphabetical LP list
Early versions
TMOQ Versions
TAKRL Versions
Later European versions
Later USA versions

'Greatest White Wonder' & mix-up
This early '70s release is most probably the first deluxe (full printed) version to have the 'Royal Albert Hall'  name on the jacket. Released by an unknown  Label (Probably European), It may predate the USA Label releases. This LP is one of the most confusing bootleg titles ever to be released on vinyl. Be sure to click the links at right to learn all about the cover mix-up. You can return here from any link that you click by using the back arrow of your browser.  In 1980 TMQ released a near original package as a reissue. To learn info and view that LP click here. Use your browser to return here. 
Start at the beginning of the Albert Hall tour 
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One of the most confusing LP bootlegs ever to be released is this early '70's release by an unknown European Label.  It is a deluxe folder type black and white wrap-around cover. The LP has full printed yellow labels. The confusion stems not only from not knowing the manufacturer, but also from the fact that so many different LPs are to be found in this cover. To start with, what is thought to be the first release of the tape on vinyl is ' In 1966 There Was'.  That LP also appears in this cover. Also released in this cover were the USA releases from TAKRL and two different TMQ-2 LPs.  This is also the basic cover for 'Greatest White Wonder'.
Then it gets more confusing. Evidently there were many extra covers printed up for this title. That is not an uncommon practice because of the relatively inexpensive printer cost to run extra copies on the initial set up. That is the reason for not only using the cover for the above releases, but for also folding it inside out, as TAKRL decided to do, and stamping it  'Now Your Mouth Cries Wolf' .... and releasing the 'Wolf' album in the resulting cover. It is still unclear why a TMQ type stamp was used. And to complicate things to the extreme, The RAH  LPs above were also issued in this reverse stamp cover that was intended only for the 'Wolf'  LP! Therefore, folding the cover back right side out would again produce an actual true cover and proper LP for RAH. Another way of thinking it out, would be that some of the releases of RAH in the above photo were issued with their cover folded inside out and stamped with 'Now Your Mouth Cries Wolf'
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