Empress Valley released a massive lavish collector's box set, The
Lost Ark Of The Covenent, which is The For Badgeholders Only
20th Anniversary Edition. This long clamshell aka "Tutenkhamun"
18 disc set is a straight reissue of their massive collection of six
Los Angeles shows that took place between 21st and 27th of June back
in 1977, released back in 2008 as definitive version of these legendary
performances. This new edition debuts with a completely new artwork,
and enclosing six individual glossy gatefold sleeves armed with obis
(each with different design). This set is limited to few dozens of copies
only and is no numbered.
The Graf Zeppelin is about to release their newest production, a
triple disc set titled Dancing Avocado Supreme: Fillmore West April
1969. This set is focusing on two excellent sounding recordings:
disc 1 reissuing April 24th audience (adding bonus track from January
9th show) tape and disc 2 and 3 reissuing April 27th soundboard tape.
Two new titles from the Far East are on the way due start of next
month, both are reissuing audio known from previous sets.
Earl's Court May 23, 1975 is a four disc set from Wendy Records,
collecting a source compilation for this show.
Hamburg 1973 a double disc set from Hamburg on March 21st, 1973.
This is an audience source that mixes in the available soundboard fragments
for Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven and Whole Lotta Love.
A Sweeter Blueberry is a double disc set from the Golden Eggs label
featuring the famous Blueberry Hill concert from the Great
Western Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, Ca. on September 4th, 1970 sourced
from excellent sounding stereophonic recording. This comes with an 8
As expected, the Eelgrass haven't been behind the scene for too
long and announced their own version of recently released soundboard
tape from the 929 show. How The East Was Won 929 is a double
disc set featuring all available tracks and adding Stairway To Heaven
and Friends that were previously released on two single disc samplers
by the Empress Valley earlier this year. This release, packaged in a
standard jewel case, is dedicated especially for those, who weren't
able to afford more expensive but also more luxury EV sets.
Empress Valley just announced a long awaited September 29th, 1971
Osaka show sourced from soundboard, previously known and circulated
for years as poorer sounding copies taken from a multitrack mixdown.
As usual, three different versions of this show has been released.
- Ultimate Royal OH-SHOW
Promo Collector's Edition. This 5CD strictly limited to 100 copies
only box with obi includes both the previously unreleased soundboard
source plus as a special bonus the original EVSD Audience source to
provide two completely different listening perspectives for this awesome
show. Each CD set is housed in special paper case and is enclosed
in an exquisite box.
- Geisha Box Set. This
2CD box set with obi, limited to 200 copies only features the previously
unreleased soundboard source with commemorative Japanese woodblock
art print covers. The CD set is housed in special paper cases with
obis and is enclosed in an exquisite box..
- How The East Was Won.
This 2CD exclusive limited box with obi features the previously unreleased
soundboard source. The CD set is housed in special paper cases with
obis. The set is enclosed in an exquisite box.
The initial reports coming out from Japan are saying that the show
isn't complete and it missing several songs from the actual setlist
but even if this is a somewhat fragmentary release, this is an extremely
interesting production with a much better quality than any past title
containing this date so far. In a perverse sort of way this is actually
good news indeed.
Tour Over Cologne 1980 is Wendy's latest release, containing almost
complete soundboard patched with audience tape from June 18th, 1980
show completed with three bonus tracks taken from audience source alone.
Graf Zeppelin hits the streets with two new titles, both reissuing
the stuff known from past releases.
The first is the triple disc set with their own version of Live
On Blueberry Hill, which contains famous September 4th, 1970 show
sourced from few different tape recordings. The third disc is a direct
copy of Rubber Dubber's double vinyl album titled Live At The Los
Angeles Forum 9-4-70. A poster, label's sticker and strict limitation
The second is Complete Boston Garden 1970, a double disc
set covering complete performance that took place on September 9th,
1970 in Boston, Ma. To tease the customers more, the label decided to
include few bonus tracks from so called alternate tape source. Again,
label's sticker and limitation is given.
T2K's2 spin off label, Boleskine House Records, have announced another
reissue from their catalogue, LZ Live At Clive's. This is a double
disc set rereleasing famous Southampton January 22nd, 1972 multitrack
in exact same fashion as their previous titles of this gig. The only
difference is that they now included a short, few minutes long rehearsal
from the day before, previously not included on their original release.
The Spirit Of Zero Fighter is the newest effort that came ouf from
T2K, and this is likely label's answer to the recently released EV's
1972 Japan Tour set. This somewhat weird and inadequately sounding
title covers October 4th, 1972 show that took place in Osaka, Japan.
As usual, T2K treated us with two types of the artwork and the cover
is beautifully designed gatefold with a sticker and obi.
Empress Valley hits the streets with latest release, The Last
Adieu. This six disc set features both Oakland July 1977 shows taken
from audience recordings and mixed to present complete versions of these
very last US performances. Deluxe hologram box armed with two obis contains
six individual envelopes, two photo cards, two poster replicas and a
special numbering card. The set is limited to 50 copies only. Released
previously on Magic Bus as a part of their massive, seven disc set eponymous
titled Alpha & Omega, these are a nice welcome for those,
who weren't able to pick up that exclusive set at the time when it was
As special bonus, EV included a double disc set of a compilation
from three incomplete soundboard recordings from the US 1977 tour from
the following locations: Landover on May 26, New York on June 11 and
Los Angeles on June 23. (Photo courtesy of AirRaid
Two new titles are out from the Lighthouse this week and both are
covering the 1977 US tour with reissues of some well known shows. A
strict limitation is given to both as well as label's sticker.
Pontiac Silverdome 1977 is a triple disc set from Pontiac Silverdome,
Pontiac, Michigan on April 30th. The last only silver version of this
show was Hot Rods In Pontiac from the TDOLZ label released many
years ago. This new title is sourced from recently surfaced remastered
copy of tape made by fans to fans and circulated among torrent sites.
L.A. Forum 1977 3rd Night: 3 Source Mix is another triple disc set
from The Forum, Inglewood, California on June 23rd. As title says, this
is a three source mix based upon a source taken from two volumes of
vinyl sets titled For Badge Holders Only with a perfect quality.
Since this show has the status of being legendary (mainyl because of
a sudden appearance of great late Keith Moon during Bonham's drums solo
and both encores), this set is a good addition to the underground discography.
T2K has announced a new title. It's 25th anniversary edition of
the legendary Osaka September 29th, 1971 show and the title is Live
In The Fairly Tale. The double disc set includes an incomplete but
good soudning new recording done by Mr. Peach itself and is reported
that the tape has been seized by Peter Grant, thus there's no end of
the show. As always, T2K is teasing the collectors with multiple variations
for this set, this time introducing eight different covers, each amed
with their obi and sticker with label's logo. (Photo courtesy of SwineSong
Dusseldorf 1970 is a double disc set from Lighthouse people covering
Dusseldorf March 12th show sourced from newly surfaced fan made production,
which has the longest source as the basis and other three as fillers.
As with many of past Lighthouse releases, a big care must be taken because
of their common practice of reissuing freely available torrents without
any sign of professional editing and/or mastering. A casual sticker
and limitation is standard here.
Wendy jsut released their latest production, Knebworth First
Day double DVD set. This title presents complete professional footage
for group's first Knebworth gig that took place on August 4th, 1979
that is supplied with three different audio tracks. The first is pure
soundboard/video soundtrack, the second is excellent audience and third
is a mix between both.
Nothing new here really as this footage has been previously released
by Lighthouse on their superb set Knebworth Masters 30th Anniversary
Edition so again Wendy is duplicating already known stuff and armed
it with just a new package.
Boleskine Houe Records, a spin off label from T2K have announced
their newest title, Mad Hatter Tea Party, a single disc sourced
from Boston on January 23rd, 1969. Nothing new here as this show has
been issued couple of times before. An usual sticker and "20th
anniversary edition" is a collector's tease for those, who are
looking for every version of this show.
Absence is a triple set released by Wendy Records, covering the
complete show from Madison Square Garden, NY on June 11th, 1977. This
is a standard audience source mix with bonus soundboard fragment. A
standard obi is included.
The Complete BBC Sessions 20th Anniversary Edition is Empress Valley's
newest, five disc deluxe set, strictly limited to 100 copies only. This
is a reissue of their earlier title that contains complete BBC recordings
from 1969 to 1971, and armed with a special bonus disc with 2012 rebroadcast
version of classic April 1st, 1971 show. Each disc is housed in special
paper case within an exqusitibe box with hologram cover that features
classic William Stout artwork used on early LP bootlegs of the BBC material
(of which the most notable are TMOQ pressings from early 1970s). (Photo
courtesy of AirRaid
Texas International Pop Festival 1969: Stereo Matrix is a single
disc recorded at the Texas International Pop Festival, Lewisville, Texas
on August 31st, 1969 issued by the Lighthouse team. Thi is a soundboard
and audience mix, focusing on a full dimensional stereo sour e merge.
T2K's spin off label, Boleskine House Records, has released a single
title set, Two Daze After, reissuing audience tape from Honolulu,
Hawaii on September 6th, 1970. A single glossy pocket sleeve armed with
Complete Live In Japan 1972: The Oveture & The Campaign is the
newest massive effort from Empress Valley as stated few days ago.
Two versions of this deluxe and strictly limited set are available,
each differently entitled and each with different artwork. Both includes
four stage photos and obis along with other additional stuff.
The box contains complete six shows from entire Japan 1972 tour
mixed from best available and previously unreleased sources and is labelled
as the definitive collection of this tour so far.
Each date is released in deluxe gatefold glossy gatefold sleeve
and presents the most definitive version of this show available.
All in all, this looks like a very ambitious project and from initial
reports it is said that this set is the ultimate collection for the
second Japan tour the band took in October of 1972. (All photos courtesy
Boleskine House Records, a spin-off label from T2K team have released
their own version of Osaka 929 stage recording, Live In Japan 1971.
Ths double disc set is sourced from virgin 1973 issue of a legendary
1973 copy of OG vinyl and is issued as standard version and as promo
set in three different envelope types, each with sticker and with different
background colour. All three promo sets are striclty limited and standard
version is also limited to 100 copies only.
Houston & Denver 1973: John Bonhams Master Cassettes is
a double disc set from Lighthouse containing stereo soundboard recordings
for Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX on May 16th, 1973 and Denver Coliseum,
Denver, CO on May 25th, 1973. An susual limitation and sticker completing
The Empress Valley Supreme Disc label just have announced their
new forthcoming title, 12 disc set containing complete Japan 1972 tour.
Due the information given, this strictly limited deluxe box set
features huge upgrades, previously unreleased sources and lowest generation
source material ever released. As noted, all six shows are presented
in the most complete versions and all are sourced from best sources
possible to find. Each CD set is housed in special paper case within
an exquisite box with obi and included a special bonus photo card in
envelope. What's very impressing, this set will be available in two
versions, each with different artwork: The Campaign style and The Overture
It looks like this is the ultimate collection of these shows sourced
from improved sources. No info yet is given as it comes for its release
date nor complete title but from above description it is something very
promising and should bring the accurate attention.
Kezer Stadium 1973 is triple disc set made by Lighthouse team from
Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, CA on June 2nd, 1973. The first two discs
features the audience recording while the third contains the soundboard
fragment. This is almost an exact copy of an old title released by Electric
Magic label, titled Imperial Kezar. A standard sticker is included.
Wendy Records strikes again with another two titles, both reissuing
material known from many other past titles.
Houses Of The Holy Sessions is double disc set covering several
studio recordings from 1972 (Bombay sessions, Walter's Walk and No Quarter
sessions). They completed this release with Lucifer Rising soundtrack
outtakes that have been recorded by Page in late 1973. A standard obi
is added as well.
A Live Adventure At The Fillmore West is a reissue of their early
title, this time with a slightly different artwork and with exact same
content as their original release. Again, obi is included.
Graf Zeppelin label have just announced a brand new 5CD release
- Lead Poisoning: Live in Vienna 1973. This new title uses a
completely new to silver audience source and adds a soundboard recording
on a separate disc. Additionally, two bonus discs contains a source
combo taken from other audience sources that are known from past releases.
This set, strictly limited and stickered, is promoted as the ultimate
release of this show.
Tit For Tat is Empress Valley's newest effort. This 9CD strictly
limited and numbered to 50 copies only promo set contains June 19th
and June 21st, 1977 shows. The famous Eddie show is included here in
two versions - as legendary Millard source and recently discovered alternate
Erik source. The Millard aka Listen To This Eddie set features
esclusve rare EV Xmas edition artwork and Listen To This Erik
is a debut of this new source for the label. As bonus, there's another
Millard recording, Listen To This Jefu, the great San Diego show
released for the first time in label's history. As expected, this deluxe
collector's set is armed with special inserts, replica all access pas
and numbering card. The discs and paper cases are redesigned with a
slightly new artwork and are housed inside an newly designed box with
special hologram cover and deluxe obi. (Photo courtesy of AirRaid
just released their newest product, C'mon Everybody 25th Anniversary
Edition, a triple disc set featuring audience source mix for the
September 28th, 1971 show that took place in Osaka Festival Hall, Japan.
Three different versions have been issued, each with slightly different
artwork, sticker and obi and each is strictly limited to 50 copies only.
Nothing new here except for another unique source mix that has been
recently introduced by Lighthouse team just few months earlier this
Crimson Tide is triple disc set released by Wendy Records and containing
source mix for the May 18th, 1977 show from Birmingham, Alabama.
The Empress Valley hits the market with two special deluxe box sets
with some interesting reissues and unique packaging. (All photos courtesy
Wildest Dream Promo Box Set is 6CD strictly limuted and numbered
to 100 copies only deluxe edition containing two soundboard tapes from
New York on February 13th and 14th, 1975, previously released exclusively
on The King's Of The Stone Age and St. Valentine's Day Massacre
sets. This exceptionally rare set also includes an extra empty box specially
designed to store the two previously released promotional sets - Deus
Ex Machina / Night of the Long Knives and How The West Was Redone
Revisited. The disks and paper cases with obi have been designed
with new artwork and are housed inside a newly designed exquisite box
Bonzos Birthday Party is 11CD 20th anniversary version, which
is also limited. This special set includes three different versions
of this famous and exceptional show as released on the original version.
The box also includes an extra bonus double disc set featuring a different
soundboard tape than previously released by the label. Again, the disks
and paper cases have been redesigned with new artwork and are housed
inside an exquisite box with obi. Two Versions of this set are available
- Hologram Cover version and Standard Cover version.
Wendy Records have just released its own version of Live On
Blueberry Hill nine disc set, a comprehensive collection of five
individual sources known previously from similar productions released
exclusively by Empress Valley and T2K labels back in the first millenium
of 2000s. Each set is a unique mix for one basic tape source and is
completed with other sources to make virtually complete show. The last
disc is a vinyl rip of tape that has been originally released on double
vinyl set titled Live At The LA Forum 9-4-70. Issued by one of the earliest
bootleg labels, California-based Rubber Dubber, this set is the only
remainder of this tape.
Empress Valley has just released another track from, what we hope,
an upcoming Osaka September 29th, 1971 multi-track recording. Stairway
To Heaven is a special 1 track sampler, strictly limited to 100
copies and sourced from genuine multitrack tape.
As with the Immigrant Song sampler released just few weeks
earlier, this new set is also inspired by the original In Through
the Out Door LP release, and is available as five different and
unique Japanese woodblock print covers. Each of the five versions is
housed in a special white airmail envelope to cloak the specific version
contained within. This single sampler is also available as set with
all five unique cover versions.
Additionally, the label had released also Friends, another
one-track sampler in a standard jewel case for those, who will post
the envelope outside of the first sampler by mail or shop front.
(All photos courtesy of AirRaid
Wendy Records continues their saga of reissues and hit the market
with its new title, Vis Unita Fortior. This double disc set covering
a soundboard recording for Stoke-on-Trent show from January 15th, 1973
that has been released numerous times in the past. A standard obi and
bizarre, asbtract artwork are included.
The Lighthouse team have released its newest title, Trampled
Underfoot. This double disc set covering a single audience tape
source for New York February 7th, 1975 show that has been released only
once on double vinyl set back in the mid 70s. Since original tapes from
which original set have been lost, the vinyl is the only available document
for this particular recording and this new set has been made from an
exclusive copy made by some lavish collector in the 2010s.
Empress Valley is ready with a special deluxe box set, Texas
Hurricane Promo Set. This six disc set contains previously available
soundboards for Houston May 21st and Fort Worth May 22nd dates recorded
during 1977 North American Tour. Limited to only 100 numbered copies
and armed with obi, this set contains two separate glossy gatefld paper
sleeves with two 1977 shows and a special free triple disc bonus glossy
gatefold sleeve titled How The West Was Won Revisited, which
is particulary a mix between Los Angeles June 25th, 1972 and Long Beach
June 27th, 1972 shows. Each of individual sleeves has an obi as well.
(Photo courtesy of AirRaid
Graf Zeppelin has just released another title, Super Stars: Definitive
924 Tapes. This six disc sourced from the second Tokyo show that
took place on September 24th, 1971 contains one mono and stereo audience
source. It is not known yet if any of tapes included with this new release
are either upgrade or unheard material.
Empress Valley has just announced something that might be very promising
release due next months or so.
Immigrant Song is a special 1 track sampler, strictly limited to
100 copies and sourced from genuine soundboard recording from legendary
Osaka September 29th, 1971 show. Circulated for ages as poorly balanced
copy of the multi-track and known as stage source, this single release
debuts for the very first time with properly balanced soundboard tape
Inspired by the original In Through the Out Door LP release,
this sampler is being made available with five different and unique
Japanese woodblock print covers. Each of the five versions is housed
in a special white airmail envelope to cloak the specific version contained
within. This single sampler is also available as set with all five unique
Graf Zeppelin bring us Definitive Beach Party. This four
disc features audience source mix of the show at Long Beach Arena on
27th of June 1972. This compilation also feature three soundboard tracks
from the same gig, and the final disc is an alternate audience recording
mixed up with soundboard. Previously released on great Godfather's box
set How The West Was Won Revisited, this new title offers a similar
mix of sources.