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.