Watkins Glen / Summer Jam July 1973, 1973 original Vega Records LP, $450 + S / H
1973 original Vega Records LP pressing #VEGA-1 (32117), cover M-, NO seam or spine splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, vinyl M-, NO scratches, plays excellent. The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead & The Band recorded live in front of 650,000 on July 28, 1973 in upstate New York. Not as clear as official recordings, but not bad audience tapes. All songs & singing can be enjoyed quite easily.
The 1st 2 songs are by The Allman Brothers Band, with an introduction by promoter Bill Graham who provided the lighting system for the event. He introduces the band members 1 by 1 in front of 650,000 screaming fans!! Introducing them as simply "The Allman Brothers" as they start with "Blue Sky" from their 1972 "Eat A Peach" 2LP (possibly to "honor" departed Brothers Duane Allman & Berry Oakley who BOTH played on the original Capricorn Records release). Now new members Chuck Leavell on piano & Lamar Williams on bass were on stage for this HUGE event.
The next 3 numbers are by The Band who actually play MORE songs here on this LP than on their "official' "fake" Capitol CD "Live At Watkins Glen" which only contains 1 or 2 actual songs from the event! Their rendition here of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" is great! As usual.
The last song is by The Grateful Dead who do a 14 minute "Not Fade Away", NOT as spirited as the version on the live "skull & roses" 2LP but HEY! "There WAS nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.". These guys played for like 5 hours that day (+ a couple MORE the previous day at rehearsals), WHERE's the rest of it??
The Allman Brothers Band ~ WIPE THE WINDOWS, CHECK the OIL, DOLLAR GAS, 1976 Original Japan press Capricorn 2LP + insert, $300 + S/H
1976 original made in Japan Capricorn Records 2LP pressing #VIP-9501~2, sturdy Gatefold cover M-, NO OBI Japanese strip (MISSING), NO seam or spine splits, NO cut-out markings, NO ring-wear, 4 page printed lyrics insert M-, in Japanese & English, vinyl M-, NO scratches, plays excellent. Recorded Live at Winterland, San Francisco, CA (USA), Nov. 21, 1973 + The Warehouse, New Orleans, LA (USA), Dec. 31, 1973 + Watkins Glen / Summer Jam, New York State, July 28, 1973 (1 official track "Come And Go Blues", not on the above set), The Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA (USA), Oct. 24, 1975 + The Bakersfield Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, CA, Oct. 22, 1975.