Ex Machina is long-time awaited and previously unreleased soundboard
of Seattle March 21st, 1975 by the Empress Valley label. The following
unique editions of this show are due for release in June:
Ultimate Collectors Edition
- Promo Only Box Set limited to 100 numbered copies only. This 7CD
box with obi includes both Seattle shows (March 17th & March
21st) in complete and perfect stereo soundboard. Each CD set is
housed in special paper cases inside an exquisite box.
Extremely Limited Edition
Complete Seattle Two Night Stand Box Set. This 14CD exclusive box
with obi includes both thepPreviously unreleased Seattle March 21st,
1975 and the March 17th, 1975 show in complete and perfect stereo
soundboard quality with added bonuses of remastered audience sources
for each show to provide two completely different listening perspectives
for each night. Each CD set is housed in special paper cases with
obis. The set is enclosed in an exquisite box similar to Thunder
Down Under set.
Deluxe Limited Edition
Box Set. This 8CD deluxe box with obi includes previously unreleased
Seattle March 21st, 1975 show in perfect stereo soundboard with
added bonus of remastered audience source of the show. Each CD set
is housed in special paper cases with obis. The set is enclosed
in an beautiful box similar to History Lesson set.
Zeppelin II Classic Records 45rpm Treasured Version is the newest
Empress Valley product, containing vinyl rip of second album's Classic
Edition and adds bonus sourced from, as stated by the label, previously
unreleased material of Heartbreaker and Moby Dick tracks.
Forum 1977 2nd Night: 4 Source Mix is Lighthouse's four disc set
recorded at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on June 22nd, 1977. Based on
freely available download, this is another silver pressed title that
utilises previously available material.
Sounds Highlight - LSU Concert is a single CD promo only reissue
originally only available as bonus with Eric Clapton LSU Night
set. The title features tracks from audience and soundboard sources
and all can be found on previously released Empress Valley titles.
1975 is another Lighthouse 2CD set from Olympia Stadium, Detroit,
MI on January 31st, 1975. This one hasnt been released many
times in the past so it should be interesting to see what this has
Concert "Finale" Berlin 1980 is Wendy's own attempt
on the very last live show the band took on July 7th, 1980. Packaged
in a deluxe fat jewel case and armed with a standard obi, this set
presents a superb sounding soundboard tape that is patched with audience
recording in places, where board tape isn't available.
routine of reissues have been announced from the Lighthouse folks
and, again, they're dedicated just for hardcore trainspotters as,
beside of being limited and stickered, they're offering nothng but
material known from past titles.
1970 is a 2CD set from K. B. Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark on February
1970 is a 2CD set from Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN on April
1971 is a 2CD set from City Hall, Newcastle, UK on November 11th,
Lesson is A 6 dual layered DVD set that features a great heft
of broadcast, pro-shot and audience recorded footage from the gestation
of the band from 1968 to 2016 all presented in chronological
order. Some of the material will be familiar to collectors, some of
it will be much more rare / unseen or upgraded. Theres also
a bonus 7th CD featuring solo Jimmy Page footage recorded between
To California 1971 Two Shows is Wendy's newest product, yet again
reissuing completely unnecessary the recently released Graf Zeppelin
set just from few weeks before. Both shows that took on Berkeley Community
Centre, Berkeley, Ca. on September 13th and 14th, 1971 are exact same
contents and packaged in 4 CD fat jewel case with obi.
reissued their another title, Plays Oldie But Goodie. This
double disc set featured incomplete soundboard tape form Dallas Memorial
Auditorium, Dallas, Texas On May 18th, 1973 and is packaged in glossy
gatefold sleeve with sticker. The artwork differs slightly from its
the Lighthouse have released two more titles and, as always, they're
just a reissues of a commonly issued stuff.
International Pop Festival 1969 is a single disc stereo soundboard
recorded at the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas
on August 31st, 1969.
1972 is a triple disc from the Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland
on June 11th, 1972.
reissued their another title, Get High! Be Free! This single
disc set features performance from San Bernardino on August 8th, 1969.
A sticker, glossy gatefold cover and picture disc is attributed to
label bring us their own version of Going To California. Recorded
live at the Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California on 13th
and 14th September of 1971, especially the second show has been immortalized
dozens of times and originally released by the legendary TMoQ label.
This 4 CD set featuring a fold out poster and two-foldcard attachment.
Days After is Wendy's own attempt to one of the most reissued
live audios from the North American 1973 tour, the famous Los Angeles
June 3rd show, immortalized on self-titled 2LP set in the mid 1970s
and then released dozens of times by most of prestigious bootleg labels.
Nothing new here so it's another title dedicated to heavy collectors
Valley have just reissued their Live On Blueberry Hill 4CD
set with mono and stereo sources. As bonus, they've added 2CD set
titled The Nobs that featuring recording from Copenhagen on
February 28th, 1970. This set is released as hinged open box set with
three individual cartoon sleeves armed with obi. (Photo courtesy of
saga continues with another title - L.A. Forum 1975 Final Night.
This triple disc set reissues a well known Millard tape from The Forum,
Inglewood, CA on March 27th, 1975.
from Japan! To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Soundboard Revolution
Series, Empress Valley Label proudly presents an Extremely Limited
Edition Promo Only Sampler: Viva La Revolution!! The sampler
includes tracks from many of the greatest revolutionary releases and
includes for the very First and Only time Anywhere, a sample from
the Upcoming Newest Soundboard Revolution Release "Deus Ex
Machina, the Ultra Legendary Seattle 3/21/1975 show!!
probably one of the most awaited Led Zeppelin live gig since many
years and probably the most rumoured show from the Soundboard Revoltion
titles have been announced by the Lighthouse people, and as expected,
nothing new but just a reissues of the old stuff known from past titles.
II is a triple disc sourced from Cleveland on April 28th, 1977.
1973 2nd Night: Master Cassettes is a triple disc from Chicago
on July 7th, 1973.
T2K has announced a reissue of their older title, When The Glass
Was Thrown. This 2CD set contains a very good sounding audience
tape recorded on Buffalo October 30th, 1969. A slightly diffrent artwork
is the only improvement over the original version.
Bonzo's Birthday Party is another reissue from the Lighthouse
team. This triple disc covers a well known May 31st,1973 show that took
place at The Forum, Los Angeles, California on John Bonham's 25th birhtday.
It is not know from which sources exactly this title is made.
It Easy! is new T2K release, concering Boston July 20th, 1973 show
sourced from Joe Maloney master. As always, a strict limitation is applied
along with obi and label's stiker on the front side.
Sonic Boom is a 4 CD limited edition deluxe box set by the Empress
Valley and features mono and stereo soundboard for the Hampton Roads
Coliseum, Hampton Beach, VA on September 9th, 1971. Announced as much
more complete version, in fact this set debuts with restored audio in
a stunning quality as stereo and monaural mixes. Each CD set is housed
in special paper cases and is enclosed in an exquisite box set with
Live On Blueberry Hill is a 2CD set from The Forum, Inglewood,
CA on September 4th, 1970 released by Lighthouse team. Again, this is
a completely pointless title as it not only offers nothing new in terms
of material used and quality, but also source transitions are done in
a very amateurish way, placing this release far behind from recently
released Eat A Peach set (which includes the most definitive version
of this show so far).
reissues are about to continue with next three releases from the Far
East this week.
Of Kells is 2CD set of audience tape recorded in National Boxing
Stadium, Dublin on March 6th, 1971 and features mediocre quality recording
released few times in the past.
1971 is the Lighthouse 2CD release of a soundboard tape from Hampton
Roads Coliseum September 9th, 1971. It looks like this is label's answer
to the EV announce of a much more complete version of this show due
this year so again nothing new with this title.
Palace 1971 is another Lighthouse production. A 2CD set covers audience
tape for their final 1971 performance that took place on December 23rd
in London. Since both London gigs have been recently released by the
Empress Valley on a deluxe Ally Pally Hard Rock Daze set, this
is another set to avoid.