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Live With The Band, 
Al Kooper & Mike Bloomfield
source: 1965 studio et al 

Medicine Sunday (Midnight Train) (cut) (1)
CBS Studios, NYC:
Please Crawl Out Your Window (fragment)
I Wanna Be Your Lover
Number One (Inst.)
Visions of Johanna
She's Your Lover Now
Jet Pilot
If You Gotta Go, Go Now (2)
ABC Theater, Edinburgh:
One Too Many Mornings
Like A Rolling Stone
Town Hall:
Girl Of The North Country
Ballad Of Hollis Brown
Chimes Of Freedom
Only A Pawn In Their Game
This is an odd piece. It was released in 1988 by Italy's Document Records on both CD and LP. In the boot world, that fact alone sets it among only a handful of releases. There are more infamous reasons, however, that might make one reconsider this purchase. To start with, the title is misleading. Kooper & Bloomfield do not appear on the recordings, and there are only two live recordings with The Band (Edinburgh). However, they weren't know as The Band at this time, and the songs are played by Jones instead of Helm on the drums; so even that is inaccurate. Of course, all of the venue information on the back and insert is wrong as well. (The Edinburgh show is wrongly dated as May 05, 1966... etc.) The package aesthetics are weak, but there are two fairly nice black and white photos. The first 8 tracks are studio outtakes with the musicians that were formerly known as the Hawks, and would later be called The Band. Very good quality. Unfortunately, the sound quality nose dives from there. The Town Hall material is hard to listen to. The strange, random combination of material makes for a less than satisfying listen as well. The final insult, however, is the little know fact that the entire project was actually recorded directly from two vinyl LP boots. The entire 1985 'He's Your Lover Now' supplied the first ten tracks. The sad sounding Philadelphia show came from side four of 1985's 'All Hallow's Eve & More'. These four tracks are exclusive to the CD, and were not included on the LP.
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(1) CBS Music Row Studio, Nashville, TN 1/21/66
CBS Studios, NYC Oct. 1965 w/ The Band
(2) CBS Studio A, NYC Jan. 15 1965
ABC Theater, Edinburgh, Scotland  May 20, 1966
(ABC songs from WNEW FM, NYC radio broadcast- date unknown)
Town Hall, Philadelphia, PA 1964
Page info replaced 4/08/02 as per agreement with Bill Clinton
Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Document Records   /   DR 015 CD
Other BIABH outtake releases
Acetates on the Tracks 1
Lonesome Sparrow Sings
Strip Tease
Thin Wild Mercury Music
7-8 stars (Studio)
5-6 stars   Edinburgh
2 stars   Philadelphia

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