The LP that came out on Special Stock has three tracks not on the CD. They are Jack the Ripper, Dead or Alive and Memphis. It also does not contain the song Don't Know Why She Came.
According to the sleeve notes the first 4 tracks were recorded live on December 28, 1978. The other four tracks on December 31, 1979. The venue for both gigs was CBGB's in New York.
Ritchie Fliegler begs to differ:
I just received a copy of Cowgirls (I got it on Amazon) it's interesting. And, while definitely recorded at CB's there are some big errors.
The first 5 songs are the Judy, Kral, JD, Bruce and me band. From when, I don't remember. However the liner notes say it's the first four songs - This is absolutely incorrect - it's the first five.
The last three songs: Somebody, Decade and Magic are another gang altogether. Listening to this CD was the first time I have ever even heard them. Of this I am totally sure beyond a shadow of a doubt.
John Cale: vocals, guitar, electric piano, viola
Ritchie Fliegler: Lead Guitar
Ivan Kral: bass
Bruce Brody: keyboards
Jay Dee Dougherty: drums (tracks 1-4)
Robert Medici: drums (tracks 5-8)
Judy Nylon: vocals, narration
Ivan Kral is the bass player from the Patti Smith Group. On the cover his name is misspelled as "Kraal".
The Sabotage/Live album was recorded in between these two gigs.
Engineering & mixing: Jim Flynn Curtin
Liner notes: Jim Flynn Curtin