The Australian Semi-Legal Bootleg* Series Presents:
Elton John - Live Volume 1
Live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London 22nd December 1973
Label: Joker JOK-036-A (1993)
Audio Source: Broadcast
Lineage: Silver -> EAC -> .wav -> FLAC 8 -> MWP
Number of Discs: 1
Total Running Time: 68m 17s
A very nice stereo mixed, broadcast quality recording!
Note 1: According to www.eltonography.com this recording comes from the 'Christmas Show' series of concerts at the Hammersmith Odeon in December 1973 (he also performed there on 21st and 23rd December). This recording is broadcast quality, though whether it was broadcast on radio or TV is unknown. This bootleg does not contain the entire concert and, again, according to www.eltonography.com, the tracklisting is out of sequence.
Link to this bootleg;
Link to this concert;
01. Funeral For A Friend
02. Love Lies Bleeding
03. Rocket Man
04. Bennie And The Jets
06. Honky Cat
07. Candle In The Wind
09. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
10. Elderberry Wine
11. Your Song
12. Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)
Uploaded to Mind-Warp PaVilion by freestate on 7th March 2007
*In the early 1990s a legal loophole in the Australian copyright laws allowed bootleggers to factory-manufacture and sell, in high street shops, unlicenced and unauthorised live recordings of numerous artists. This loophole was closed very quickly by legislators and consequently the bootlegs produced disappeared, although some can still be found in 2nd-hand shops to this day. The audio sources of the bootlegs were usually radio broadcasts and the sound quality was very good even though each title, released on fly-by-night labels such as 'Chartbusters', 'SW', 'Joker', 'Cherry' and some others, carried a disclaimer stating, for example, "This recording has not been authorised by the artist or his record company. This CD may not be of the same sound quality as an authorised release."