Recent Updates

May 15th, 2019

      Hot news from Japan today! It lloks like something definitely interesting is coming out due to mid of June.

      The Night Stalker is previously unreleased soundboard from the Empress Valley Supreme Disc label. The recording is sourced from one of thnree nights the band spent between March 24th and 27th, 1975 in Los Angeles Forum, finishing their 10th North American tour. This newly circulated soundboard will be available in two versions:

      The Pareidolia Paradox - This 9CD set, limited and numbered to 100 copies, features huge upgrades, previously unreleased rare sources and the lowest generation source material ever released on disk for all three Los Angeles Forum March 1975 shows. Each show is presented in the best quality and most complete version ever released. Each CD set is housed in special paper cases within an exquisite box with hologram cover. This set includes The Night Stalker nnew nsoundbnoard as a special bonus disk.

      The Night Stalker is also available as 1CD limnited set with original oversized jacket similar to the previously released title Rock Superstars.

      Tarantura2000 has dediced to reissue their four different titles, supplying them with a different artwork - and in some cases - with a completely diferent title. Nothing new here though, and heavily dedicated to hardcore completists.

      Swine Rock is a direct copy of recently released In Rock triple disc set with two types of stickers. The Captured Battalion is another reissue of title that was originally issued just couple of weeke ago. Again, a different artwork is given. Live In Tampa '77 is a direct copy of label's latest release, Billy Clubs And Riot Gear. Live In Japan '71 is double disc reissue of Live In The Fairy Tale set.

      Another reissue from Lighthouse team, Salt Lake City 1973 is double disc set contnaining soundboard recording from Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah on May 26th, 1973.

April 27th, 2019

      It's rather uncommon practise these days when speaking about something relatively new but here it is! The T2K had announced a single disc titled Billy Clubs And Riot Gear that collects three different audience sources for the infamous June 3rd, 1977 show that took place on Tampa, FL and has been abruptly abandoned after three songs due to heavy rain. The label decided to include also short TV reports from local TC crews as bonus and armed it with inner gatefold booklet.

April 24th, 2019

      Three more reissues are about to pop up this week. All are came from Lighthouse label and all three are copying material known from the past titles, thus they are offering nothing new.

      Texas International Pop Festival 1969 Stereo Matrix is a single disc stereo soundboard recorded at the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, TX on August 31st, 1969.

      Definitive Mobile 1973 is a double disc soundboard from Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, Alabama on May 13th, 1973.

      Stage In Tokyo 1971 is a double disc set from Budokan, Tokyo, Japan on September 23rd, 1971. No info is given from which source this set is taken but very likely it's just anaother mix of sources available on many other titles.

      Another two titles are coming out from Wendy Records, and yet again they're reissuing the stuff available on other titles.

            In ThroughThe Outdoor Sessions is double disc set collecting various outtakes and rehearsals recorded between 1978 and 1979 in various studios during the period of creating Led Zeppelin's last studio album. The set also contains a short portion of Hollywood 1975 Presence session and Bonzo's Montreux sessions from Switzerland 1976.

      Destroyer 1969 is a single disc set covering Cleveland, Ohio July 20th, 1969 show that hasn't been released since some time.

April 19th, 2019

      The Treachery Of The Long Knives is a reissue of already releaased soundboard and audience mix for the March 21st, 1975 marathon that was initially released in 2017 as a superb soundboard quality release. This 4 CD gatefold paper sleeve is limited to 100 numbered copies only and shares exact same audio as EV's previous version of this show, titled Long Knife Night. (Photo courtesy of AirRaid website.)

April 12th, 2019

      In typical fashion, T2K had announced their another new title, The Captured Battalion. This double disc set covers a famous soundboard of the June 30th, 1980 show that took place in Festhalle, Frankfurt during their last ever tour in Europe. The title is gatefold sleeve with standard obi and brings absolutely nothing new to the audience.

April 3rd, 2019

      It wasn't surprise that just after few days anaother Japanese label had decided to reissue recently issued title.

      Bath Festival Of Blues & Progressive Music ’70 is Lighthouse's double disc set featuring June 28th, 1970 show combined from two audience sources. To attract their buyers, the label have decided to include two bonus tracks taken from Krishna LP bootleg, which includes Heartbreaker and That's The Way achieved n better quality than circulated low gen copies. All in all, again this is dedicated only for hardcore collectors and offers absolutely nothing new to the general public.

March 29th 2019

      As expected, two more reissues of the material known from past titles have been announced and agaian, both are Japanese labels.

      Offenburg 1973 is Lighthouse's another attempt to the March 24th show mixed from two very good sounding audience sources. As in the case of their first release, this set is just a standard jewel case with sticker.

      Pleeeease Lord! Fourth Night In The Garden is four disc set by the Graf Zeppelin that collects complete source mix for the New York June 11th, 1977 show. The last disc is attributed to the fragmentary soundboard source. Again, it's nothing new here as this date was already released by Wendy last year.

March 15th, 2019

      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 website.)

March 4th, 2019

      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 website.)

      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.

      At 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.

March 1st, 2019

      The Graf 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.

February 24th, 2019

      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 show.

      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 of AirRaid website.)

February 14th, 2019

      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.

January 26th, 2019

      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.