Neil Young & Stray Gators "Coming Home" Live 1973 TMOQ LP w/ INSERT NM RARE
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Jun 21, 2017 End Date
May 29, 2017 Start Date
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Neil Young (with The Stray Gators):   "Coming Home"   

Trade Mark Of Quality (TMOQ) Bootleg LP from 1973, with bright blue labels.

Includes the original TMOQ paper insert (or cover sheet, for those who chose to attach it to the generic white jacket in which it came housed), printed on an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of light green colored paper ... in near mint condition.  

This historic and insightful bootleg features two performances in early 1973:  Jan 28 at the JFK Center in Washington DC and Jan 29 at Scope in Norfolk VA.  In both performances, Young is feeling particularly fragile and vulnerable, still recovering from the death of close friend and Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten.  The excellent website provides an explanation of the special experience this bootleg provides:

"... a listen to Coming Home, drawn from performances at JFK Center in Washington, D.C., on January 28 and Scope in Norfolk, VA, on January 29, reveals a very different tour. Mostly filled with familiar acoustic-based material that had appeared on Young's popular After the Gold Rush and Harvest albums, it suggests just the sort of show Young might have been expected to put on in the wake of those hit records. He is a tentative, self-deprecating, but winning frontman, finding it difficult to muster the false showmanship needed to introduce his backup band -- "Can't get this MC trip together," he confesses. The album does end with the frantic rocker "Time Fades Away" and "Look Out Joe" (later included on Tonight's the Night, but more timely here, as its coming-home-from-Vietnam theme is keyed to the "end" of the war that had just been announced and was to take effect on the first of the show dates), but the focus is on smooth performances of Harvest songs like "Out on the Weekend" and "Heart of Gold," which have been neglected on Young's legitimate live records.

Excellent mono recording.

Dead wax matrix #'s: 1881-A 73028-A (Side 1); 1881-B 73028-B (Side 2).   

This scarce LP is featured in the Hot Wacks book compilations of recommended bootleg releases.  Hot Wacks, a Canada based publication, was my bible for guidance on "alternate label" recordings.  

Vinyl:  NM

The wax looks and plays "like new", with some faint "crackle" occasionally audible between tracks and during some quiet passages, characteristic of bootleg pressings of the era.

The roman numeral one ("I") appears in black ink on side 1 label, added by the previous owner.

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Jacket Insert / Cover Sheet:  NM 

The insert or cover sheet was originally included inside a generic white jacket for those who wished to adhere it to the jacket.  In this case, the insert or cover sheet is in near mint condition, never having been glued or taped.

The jacket was originally a generic white one.  The fellow from whom I bought this boot many decades ago added the colored lettering on the front and the track listing on the back.  I added the venue info that appears on the front in black.

If you choose to buy this boot, I would be happy to include a brand new generic white jacket for storage, one that has an open circle in the center to reveal the label.  Yours for the asking free of charge.

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A legendary piece of rock 'n' roll history wonderfully captured on this very rare bootleg LP from the iconic Trade Mark Of Quality (TMOQ) label.  Hoping this one goes to a good home.

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