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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.