Tampa 1973 is a two disc set from Lighthouse that covers May
5th, 1973 show. This is a two source mix, similar to few other titles
The Night Porter is the newest production of Empress Valley.
It reissues entire Great Chicago Fire set with all four shows
that took place in Chicago Stadium on April 1977. Additionally, this
new reissue featuring monitor mix tape from Landover on April 26th,
1977 as a special bonus. The set is cardboard hinged open box with individual
gatefold sleeves and obi.
Fillmore West 1969 Day 2 is another set from Lighthouse camp,
taken from Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA on January 10th, 1969. This
double set introduced absolutely nothing new to the public, and reissues
exact same audience tape as previous titles.
Graf Zeppelin has just released a single title set, The Legendary
Guitar Amp Tapes, collecting San Bernardino on August 8th, 1969
show and adds two bonus tracks from Oakdale on August 17th, 1969. Nothing
new here, and the quality of both of the shows is just mediocre so this
new title is definitely dedicated only for hardcore completists.
Wendy is continuing their 1980 saga, and had just issued another double
set, titled Unfinished Symphony. Thsi title is dedicated to the
infamous Vienna June 26th show, interrupted by firecracker incident.
The Tarantura label hit the streets again with their latest release.
Listen To This Eddie Kramer is their newest version of the famous
Mike Millard recording of the LA Forum show that took place in Los Angeles
on the 21st June, 1977. The label have made 200 copies available all
in four different coloured covers 50 of each colour are available
and likely this new set is dedicated to the Japanese market only.
San Bernardino 1969 is a single disc from Lighthouse with an
audience tape for San Bernardino show that took place on August 8th,
1969. This features two tracks from Jethro Tulls set as a bonus.
Graf Zeppelin has just released two new titles, first is a triple disc
set titled Long Beach 1975: 2nd Night that features a source
mix for March 12th show, released recently by Tarantura on their lavish
box set, Bootleg License. As usual, Graf's is strictly limited numbered
edition and armed with sticker.
Explodes At Nassau Coliseum is a single disc set featuring February
4th, 1975 show, that has been released on silver only once by Empress
Valley a few years back.
Finally, Eelgrass had decided to introduce their own version of recently
surfaced Bloomington january 18th, 1975 soundboard, it's a two-disc
set titled Salvation Through Him. Let's hope that this budget
set is free from errors which are exposed to few of their past titles.
Detroit 1972: 2 Source Mix is a 2CD set from Lighthouse team
that covers Detroit June 6th, 1972 show. This set debuts with a newly
discovered second audience source, and pair it up with already existing
tape that have surfaced just a year ago.
Stand Up, Sit Down Up There Settle Down! is the newest release
from Tarantura. It consists of two Winterland live performances that
took place on November 6 and 7, 1969 exclusively. The November 6th show
is based on almost excellent sounding audience tape previously released
on extended box set titled Good Old Led Zeppelin, and November
7th is a newly circulated excellent sounding recording mixed up with
the older source to make this show virtually complete.
Both dates are packaged in a thick gatefold cardboard sleeves for each
of the shows which fit in a thick glossy cardboard box with a magnet
on the site to hold the upper flap down. It is a gorgeous production
- three individual, beautifully designed artwork versions, each limited
to 69 numbered copies only.
Empress Valley has just released a stunning soundboard recording of
January 18th, 1975 performance in Bloomington, Minneapolis. The box
titled Jesus feature exact same artwork cover as its predecessor
released just few moths before, the only difference is the colour of
the outer box sleeve.
The box also include the recently liberated audience recording of the
same show that emerged online via the Dogs of Doom group (and which
was released on numerous titles over the last couple of weeks). Typically,
the label also deciced to pair it up with another show, chosing Brussels
January 12th, 1975 performance as a special bonus content, compiled
from already circulating audience sources.
The set is strictly limited to 100 numbered copies only and contains
six sleeves with CDs, adding photo booklet and label's logo printed
on a special sticker. Two Brussels discs are in separate plastic slipcovers
with 1-pp. color inserts.
Budokan 1972 2nd Night: 6 Source Mix is a 3CD set from Lighthouse
that covers new source merge for Budokan, Tokyo, Japan on October 3rd,
Bloomington 1975 is Lighthouse's another new 2CD set from the
Met Center, Bloomington, MN on January 18th, 1975. This comes from an
incomplete audience source but also includes four bonus tracks from
the soundboard that surfaced recently last year.
Bloomington 1975: Audience Master is Graf Zeppelin's answer to
the newly circulating show, it is a 2CD set covering yet again the audience
tape and four tracks from the soundboard.
First Show From North American Tour 1975 is Wisteria Records'
version of this tape. This time only a single audience tape source has
been released as 2CD set.
Finally, Graf Zeppelin has also released newly circulating Tampa April
9th, 1970 audience source and mixed it up with existing older recording.
This 3CD set titled Makundju: Tampa 1970 contains a source merge
of both sources on first two discs and a single, newly surfaced tape
on third disc.
Wisteria Records is ready with their new position, a double disc set
titled Dazed And Confused in Tampa 1970 that features a source
mix for April 9th, 1970 show that took place at Curtis Nixon Hall. As
expected, this new release uses great quality old source and merge it
with newly circulated but mediocre quality second audience recording.
First 50 copies are numbered.
Getting Loose is two-disc set from Empress Valley, covering more
complete version of Tampa April 9th, 1970 show. Previously circulated
as incomplete but great sounding audience tape, this new title adds
second audience source that has just surfaced few days ago. It introduces
start of the show and complete few other spots missing on the older
The Tarantura has just announced that they will release November 6 and
7, 1969 Winterland shows in a luxury lavish magnet box titled Stand
Up, Sit Down Up There Settle Down!
The set will feature source mixes for
both nights combined from all sources available. The November 6th is
based on almost excellent sounding audience tape released previously
on their extended box set titled Good Old Led Zeppelin, and November
7th is a newly circulated excellent sounding recording paired up with
the older source to make this show virtually complete.
No artwork details are yet to be determined but this is another
title that has been mastered by mysterious Enigma, so we can expect
a stellar and much upgraded quality.
Continuing the saga, the newly established Japanese label called Wisteria
Records has just released their own version of this new tape, and the
set is titled Winter In Winterland 1969. It is double disc set
paired up with special bonus CDR consisting of newly appeared audience
source for Texas International Pop Festival on August 31st, 1969. The
label is also responsible for a new version of Detroit July 13th, 1973
date, released as a triple set titled Amazing Second Detroit Tape,
and adds special bonus CDR with soundboard portion of the same show.
Finally, Graf Zeppelin had also decided to introduce their own version,
and released four disc set featuring old and new source for November
7th, 1969 gig. The set is titled Return To San Francisco.
Bottomless Blues is Empress Valley's new version of San Diego
June 19th, 1977 show. This six disc set collecting flat and mastered
Mike Millard recording sourced from newly liberated master copy. Nothing
new here although the quality is a bit better than previous releases
of this memorable gig.
The recently surfaced master tape for the great quality Mike Millard
recording of June 19th, 1977 show that took place in San Diego found
its way on this new Lighthouse triple disc set titled simply San
Diego 1977: Mike Millard Master Tapes.
Rare Magic is Empress Valley's answer to the recently surfaced
new audience recording for November 7th, 1969 show that took place in
Winterland, San Francisco. Released as a glossy gatefold sleeve, two
different jackets are available, each is limited to 50 copies only.
Final Winterland 1969 2nd Night: Source 2 is a double CD set
from Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA on November 7th, 1969. This
comes from a newly surfaced source and contains the encore Bring It
On Home, not available on the first source tape.
Seems like Empress Valley is collecting money and reissuing some old
stuff these days. Let's hope they are on a good way to release some
new soundboard. In the meantime, a numerous rereleases of the famous
Eddie show from Los Angeles on June 21st, 1977 have appeared
previous week and flooded bootleg markets.
I Did Listen To This, Jimmy is a triple set reissue of recently
released Listen To This, Eddie (Mastered Edition) set.
Listen To This, Eddie is another reissue of another recently
released Eddie set. This particular version is reissued twice
- one version contains a special sticker insert and next one is excluded
Finally, the label has just released Candy Store Rock sampler
from already released Jesus box set as a separate, two-track
set with individual artwork as pictured.
Wendy has also reissued one of their older titles, On Stage Sydney.
It is not a straight rerelese though. This new triple disc set debuts
with newly circulating audience source mixed up with the well known
older recording for February 27th, 1972 gig. This new title offers almost
complete show now with songs missing from previous version.
And finally Graf Zeppelin has just released two new titles to commemorate
some newly surfaced recordings.
Atlanta International Pop Festival is a single disc set covering
recently surfaced audience tape for July 4th, 1969 show.
Midwest Rock Festival is another single disc set featuring excellent
audience recording for Wisconsin show that took place on July 25th,
The Lighthouse team has just released their newest title, Midwest
Rock Festival, consisting of newly surfaced 1st gen tape of a well
known audience source for July 25th, 1969 gig. Nothing new here, and
first 100 copies are stickered and numbered.
The Last Dancing Daze In Electric Form is the newest title from
Tarantura, featuring newly found audience source and already circulating
soundboard portion for Cobo Hall, Detroit on July 13th, 1973. Released
by Empress Valley, Graf Zeppelin and Lighthouse recently, this new version
is also presenting separate audience and soundboard sources. Two different
artwork versions are available, each is limited structly to 73 numbered
Finally a completely unhearded show has its debut on silver disc! Rocks
In Atlanta is a single set from Empress Valley that features great
quality audience recording for Hampton on July 5th, 1969. Unfortuntaley,
this show is incomplete, and missing likely last three songs that have
been accidentally erased. Still a gem and a great find here.
The non labelled aka Lighthouse version just followed this path and
reissued this show as Atlanta Pop Festival 1969, yet with exact
Budokan 1972 1st Night Revisited is a double disk set from Budokan,
Tokyo, Japan on October 2nd, 1972 released by Lighthouse team. This
is likely a reissue of their previous set from few years back so nothing
new here this time.
The first title of this year is Stronger Through Shuffle, a double
disc released by Wendy Records and documenting live performance from
Rotterdam on June 21, 1980. The set consists of excellent sounding but
partial soundboard tape completed with audience recording. Nothing new
here nor significant upgrade in quality, this title is dedicated for
completists rather than for casual collectors looking for new document.