David Bowie ‎– The Beat Goes On

Toasted Records (2) ‎– 2S 916
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Unofficial Release

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This is a repackaging with new artwork of two albums Bowie* - Dollars In Drag - The 1980 Floor Show and Bowie* And The Spiders From Mars* - Last Stand: His Master's Voice (or an equivalent) using updated stampers from original lacquer cuts.

In the Run-out grooves, the TAKRL numbers are barred. The titles of the two previous The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label bootlegs from which these LPs are taken, is stated on each label.

Also released with white plain labels.
Also released with yellow plain labels.

The cover states this is from Australia - this is incorrect - and was an attempt to deflect authorities. The concept was that local authorities may be aware of what was released locally, but not as sure of what constituted a legally made import. As the packaging improved and was a similar quality to legal releases (as the plain covers and insert of the early to mid 1970s did attract unwanted attention) other means were used to fool authorities.

It is a US manufactured product using original US TAKRL stampers.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out groove Side A): Haven't Been Caught Yet TAKRL 1905-A 2S-916-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out groove Side B): Bowie One Nine Zero Five T.Fone 2S-916-B TAKRL 1905-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out groove Side C): 2S-916-C TAKRL 1935-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out groove Side D): 2S-916-D TAKRL 1935-B

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2S 916 David Bowie The Beat Goes On(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Unofficial) Verzyl 2S 916 US 1982 Sell This Version
STTP 158/159 David Bowie Last Beat(2xCD, Comp, Unofficial) Shout To The Top STTP 158/159 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
2S 916 David Bowie The Beat Goes On(2xLP, Unofficial) Toasted Records (2) 2S 916 US 1980 Sell This Version
2S 916 David Bowie The Beat Goes On(2xLP, Unofficial) Toasted Records (2) 2S 916 US Unknown Sell This Version


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December 13, 2016
As usual the error is in thinking different labels mean a different pressing.This double album from the west coast USA and a reissue of 2 Kornyphone releases first appeared with Toasted Labels around 1980.
It was then copied on the East Coast and all 3 releases above are the same basic pressing as are the limited multi colour issues.These releases from the East side at this time were done to order and whatever labels that were available at the time were used until finished and then another different batch used or indeed just plain white.You will see all the label variations here on other releases from the same area around the early to mid 1980s.


May 30, 2011

This a reissue on a different label and with different cover of two bootlegs from 1974: His Masters Voice / His First Farwell Tour LP (The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label, TAKRL 1935), but only including the London, Hammersmith Odeon 03.07.73 tracks (missing Rebel Rebel and Panic in Detroit), and of the Dollars in Drag LP (The Amazing Kornyfone Record Label, TAKRL 1905), reproduced in its entirety, thus including the London, Marquee Club 18-20.10.73 tracks, plus Supermen (from the compilation "Glastonbury Fayre"), and Hang On To Yourself and Man In The Middle, both official Arnold Corns releases.
"1984" also includes the officially unreleased track Dodo.