|UK Release Date||24 February 1986|
|UK Catalogue Number||Parlophone PCS 7301|
|Weeks On UK Chart (to date)||3|
|Peak UK Chart Position||55|
|Lowest Matrix Numbers||Side 1 – PCS 7301 A-1-1-1-X1
Side 2 – PCS 7301 B-1-1-1-X1
Released on 24 February 1986 in the UK and two weeks earlier on 10 February 1986 in the US, Live In New York City peaked at number 55 in the UK charts where it had a three week stay whilst it managed to climb to number 44 in the US charts. It was recorded during two benefit shows for mentally challanged children at Madison Square Gardens, one afternoon and one evening, on 30 August 1972. Other performers on the bill, though not featured on this album, were Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Sha Na Na and Melanie Safka. Although Yoko performed six songs during the concerts they do not feature here and her vocals on John’s songs have also been removed from the mix.
Although John made several live appearances after The Beatles split these two concerts were his only full length, fully rehearsed performances as a solo artist.
The pictures below are of my first press copy which has the matrix numbers PCS 7301 A-1-1-1-X1 and PCS 7301 B-1-1-1-X1. The record is in excellent condition, playing beautifully throughout, whilst both the embossed cover and the inner are also in excellent condition – the cover does have the smallest amount of corner rubbing.
Estimated Value : £10 – £20