"Nudity" (The Lost Radle Tapes) - Mid Valley - MV 047/048 - sb

Presumably recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, FL on 8/70 & 9/70 and/or Olympic Studios, London 14/04/71.
21 tracks on 2 CDs. Total Time: 69:27 / 71:31

Disc 1: The Lost Radle Tapes

Have You Ever Loved a Woman (Alternate Vocal Take #1)/ Have You Ever Loved a Woman (Alternate Vocal Take #2)/ Bell Bottom Blues (previously unreleased)/ Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad (false start #1)/ Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad (Alternate vocal take #2)/ Keep On Growing (instrumental)/ I Looked Away (Alternate vocal take #1)/ Tell the Truth (Backing Track Jam)/ Tell the Truth (Alternate Vocal Take #1/ I Looked Away (Rough Mix)/ Jam (instrumental)/ Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) (instrumental)/ Bell Bottom Blues (instrumenatl)

Disc 2:The Lost Radle Tapes, Jams, and Layla

Anyday (alternate take)/ Jam (instrumental)/ Jam (instrumental)/ Layla - original mix/ Layla - Crossroads Box Set Mix/ Layla - "20th Annuversary Edition" Remix/ Layla - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Mix/ Layla - Japanese 3-inch single edit version

Hard to assign a sound rating here - most of the tracks sound as though they were recorded with a microphone in the studio, or perhaps in the playback booth, so while not truly a soundboard, they are better than an "audience" rating would indicate, with just a touch of room echo. Of interest here are the different released versions of "Layla", it's quite interesting to compare them. Another excellent Mid Valley release. (M.D.)