Bath Festival aka "new cover version" is Empress
Valley's reissue of the four disc set collection of two single audience
sources recorded on June 28th, 1970 during Bath Festival of Blues and
Progressive Music in Shepton Mallet, UK. A new artwork is given, along
with obi and the content is actually the same as with the previous version
released many years ago. (Photo courtesy of AirRaid
As expected, the Empress Valley has released their own version of recently
surfaced Glasgow December 3th, 1972 tape, titled Pop Gets Tied Up.
In typical manner, two diferent editions have been issued: a triple
disc set featuring new Glasgow tape only and five disc set that also
features December 4th show from the same venue. The triple disc set
is deluxe jewel case and five disc set is collector's gatefold sleeve
limited to 100 copies only. (Both pictures courtesy of AirRaid
For those, who aren't interested in the luxury editions, the people
behind the Lighthouse have also released this show on a double disc
set simply titled Glasgow 1972 1st Night. A standard jewel case
and sticker with limitation is given.
the same time Wendy Records is continuing the elegy of reissuing already
liberated sources and flooded the market with two new sets. As usual,
both titles are jewel cased and armed with obis.
Wrath Of The Gods is a single disc set dedicated to the August
8th, 1969 show that took place in San Bernardino, Ca. This audience
tape, married with a huge distortion, is dedicated mainly for those,
who weren't able to purchase this recording in the past.
Der Rote Baron is double disc set covering a superb sounding
and very energetic performance from March 24th, 1973 that took place
in Offenbach, West Germany during their European leg of tour promoting
yet not released Houses Of The Holy album.
Zeppelin just announced their new title, Glasgow 1972 1st Night.
This is a triple disc set of newly surfaced audience recording of almost
complete show from December 3rd night at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow.
A standard jewel case and limitation is given to this title that brings
to us a completely new and uncirculated performance.
T2K is ready with their anaother "super duper" reissue, this
time introducing triple disc set titled Led Zeppelin In Rock
(sic!), covering one of the famous Led Zeppelin live performances, the
Montreux show that took place on March 7th, 1970.
As with already released few past titles, this is a collection between
excellent sounding audience and soundboard sources, combining source
merge on first two discs and adding soundboard fragment on the third
disc. Nothing new here and even the artwork is somewhat amusing as it's
a parody of Deep Purple's In Rock album. The title is available
in two different types, each differs with obi.
It looks like we're going thru the endless Cleveland 1977 saga! After
a somewhat pointless T2K release of two shows from the first leg of
the North American 1977 tour, the Empress Valley had decided to release
their own version of newly surfaced second audience tape for April 28th
Cleveland Rocks (subtitled The Destroyer Newly Discovered)
is triple disc set containing the full tape sourced from new and better
sounding transfer that was recently shared among the fans in December
last year. A paper gatefold case holds three discs.
For trainspotters, the label have reissued their regular type edition
of deluxe Destroyer box set, arming its content with famous soundboard
for April 27th, a well known excellent sounding audience tape for April
28th and supplying it with the new second audience source on the last
volume. This nine disc set is hinged open box (in two different artwork
types) with obi, poster and three individual paper gatefold sleeves.
But yet, this is not the end of the news for today! The label have decided
to attract the market with another deluxe box set, this time reissuing
three different 1977 shows and assembled them in one package.
Sitting On A Gold Mine is nine disc set collecting following
performances: Pontiac on April 30th (audience recording and first time
on EV label), Houston on May 21st (soundboard) and Seattle July 17th
(soundboard). Each set is glossy gatefold sleeve with a new artwork
housed in a hinged open box with obi. This set is structly limited to
50 numbered copies only and reissues audios know from past EV titles.
(All photos courtesy
Not too many news this time since the start of new year. It looks like
many labels have deciced to get retirement or at least stop reussing
the stuff known from past titles. However, Wendy introduced a new double
disc set titled Naniwa Elegy, reintroducing Osaka October 4th,
1972 performance mixed from two very good sounding audience sources.
This set is dedicated mainly to completists as recently released 1972
Japan box made by Empress valley last year brought a definitive and
best sounding version of this show so far.
The first title of 2019 is the second edition of recently released 9
disc box titled The Destroyers by Japanese T2K label. The set
contains exact same content (collecting April 27 soundboard and both
audience tapes from April 28 show) and almost identical artwork.
However, due to reasons explained at the time of releasing the initial
editon, a big care must be taken with purchasing this title. The second
source for April 28 show has been taken without any permission of the
original taper and it was a clear violation of his kind request to share
his tape freely over the Net. The currently circulated and much upgraded
raw transfer is available and should be treated as ultimate version
of this show.