Bob Dylan – While the Establishment Burns rare TMOQ blue marble vinyl LP


A rare blue and black marbled vinyl copy of While the Establishment Burns by Bob Dylan, issued on the Trademark of Quality label.

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Offered for sale is a rare blue and black marbled vinyl copy of While the Establishment Burns by Bob Dylan, issued by the Trademark of Quality label.

About this copy: This copy of While the Establishment Burns is an early Trademark of Quality pressing, with a rubber stamped cover with a green “Trade Mark of Quality” sticker on it, but labels that say “Winklhofer Records” on both sides.

Later pressings had labels with either the “sideways pig” TMOQ logo or the “smoking pig” logo.

The cover is VG, with a fair amount of general wear and foxing, but no splits, tears, holes, or writing.

The title is stamped as “GWW WHILE THE ESTABLISHMENT BURNS” and it’s stamped more clearly than most TMOQ covers we see.

The insert is a reproduction.

The blue/black marbled vinyl disc is M- on side one and VG++ on side 2, as that side has a minor scuff.  The disc has clearly had little play and has been well cared for.

A gorgeous LP that is rarely found on multicolor vinyl.

Background:  Released in May, 1970, While the Establishment Burns was the second title by Bob Dylan to be released by the then-new Trademark of Quality label.

Tracks on the LP were recorded in New York in 1964 and in Dublin, Ireland in 1966.  The material was originally found on the second disc of a double album called Looking Back.

Tracks are:

Side one (New York Town Hall April 12, 1963)

  • Ramblin’ Down Through the World
  • Bob Dylan’s Dream
  • Tomorrow is a Long Time
  • New Orleans Rag
  • Walls of Red Wing
  • Hero Blues
  • Who Killed Davy Moore?

Side two: (Adelphi Theatre – Dublin, Ireland, May 6, 1966)

  • Visions of Johanna
  • Fourth Time Around
  • Just Like a Woman
  • Desolation Row

Most copies of While the Establishment Burns were pressed on colored vinyl, with red, yellow, orange, and blue being the most common.  A few copies were pressed in multicolor or marbled vinyl.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Trademark of Quality/Winklhofer
Catalog Number:
TMOQ 71006
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Mono
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in