The Empress Valley has followed their latest release with another deluxe
set, titled Quiet Storm and dedicated to the superb sounding
soundboard recordings from February 13th and 14th, 1975 done at the
Nassau Coliseum, New York. Additioanlly, for the very first time, the
label has also decided to include a CDR bonus disc of February 4th,
1975 show done at the same venue, which is a mediocre sounding audience
As usual, this six disc set is deluxe hinged open box holding two single
envelopes and a separate single envelope for bonus disc, adding also
a special card and sticker. Without surprises, this set is strictly
limited to 30 numbered copies only and so far it's dedicated for hardcore
collectors. (Photo courtesy of AirRaid
Maryaku L-Satsu is the newest deluxe box set released by the
Empress Valley Supreme Disc label that collects four different sources
for the legendary Osaka show that took place on September 29th, 1971
during their first visit in Japan. The set contains twelve discs packaged
in four single envelopes, has additional card, sticker and in housed
in beautifully designed hinged open box with special obi. Limited to
100 numbered copies only, it is reported to contain a newly uncirculated
audience source as well as upgraded versions of already known audience
and soundboard tapes.
From the description of the set, following content is included: CD1-3
is Mr T-Tack Master audience tape containing the full show. CD4-6
is so called 2nd Master audience tape containg also the full
show. CD7-9 is Hagure Gumo Edit Source that contains audience
& soundboard source merge called alternatively as "Alien Editing"
with the full show. Finally, CD10-12 is Sanda You Source Edit
which also collects audience & soundboard source merge of the full
show, titled alternatevily as "Japanese Editing".
It is not known yet if any of these sources are truly uncirculated recordings
but for sure this set is worth of further attention as there's still
no truly definitive edition of this memorable gig released on factory
pressed discs. (Photo courtesy of AirRaid
The T2k label have issued three new titles, each reissues previously
circulated material. All are strictly limited and packaged in deluxe
glossy sleeves and obis.
Len Zefflin - It Might Get Loud is a single disc set covering
very first known recording of the band done on Spokane on December 30th,
Vienna 1973 is a four disc set collecting source mix for Vienna
March 16th, 1973 show. Looks like a stright copy of their recent release
King - A Night At The Opera released just two months earlier.
From U.K. With Love is a five disc set covering both shows in
Glasgow, exclusively from December 3rd and 4th, 1972. This is the second
edition of this set, introducing a new artwork and gatefold style of
The UFO Enigma is Empress Valley's newest title. This deluxe
box collects three already released soubndboards from the North American
1975 Tour: St. Louis on February 16th, Fort Worth on March 3rd and San
Diego on March 14th.
This exceptionally rare promo box, strictly limited to 30 unnumbered
copies, consists of paper cases for three individual shows, special
inserts and a card that are housed inside an exquisite gold box with
obi. (Photo courtesy of AirRaid
King- A Night At The Opera is the newest releas from Tarantura2000
label. Issued in two different versions, it features also two different
source mixes for the March 16th, 1973 show that took place in Stadthalle,
The 4 CD set features two versions of the same show - audience source
patched with soundboard and soundboard patched with audience source.
Two glossy gatefold envelopes are closed in deluxe box set, armed with
obi and sticker. Each is strictly limited to 73 numbered copies and
is available as white and black artowork version.
Wendy Records also issued two new titles, of which one is a reissue
and other adds new show to their catalogue.
For Badgeholders Only is a triple disc reissue of their previous
title, this time armed with a different artwork and obi. This set features
a common Millard source tape and is completed with other sources.
Midsummer Night's Dream is another triple disc set that collects
audience and soundboard sources for the September 4th, 1971 show that
took place at the Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada. This show hasn't
been released for quite a long time and it's a nice addition to the
general public. A standard obi is included.
The Empress Valley Supreme Disc had issued Live On Blueberry Hill
- a stereo matrix master paired up from four different audience
sources, new version of the 4th of September, 1970 show. This doouble
disc set features recently torrented fan made production of this legendary
gig synched and mixed together to provide the best sounding version
Available note indicates following information of sources used: * Source
#1 = Neutral Zone bootleg CDs [the Blimp Records / TMOQ recording].
* Source #2 = Rubber Dubber Records bootleg LP. * Source #3 = tape source
[of Mud Dogs bootleg]. * Source #5 = tape source [of Tarantura (2000)
bootleg]. The lesser fidelity tape sources #4 [a/k/a Tarantura (1997)]
and #6 (the most recently surfaced one) have been used to patch the
introduction which is almost wholly missing from the other circulating
tapes. See the Note further below for more information and identification
(to the best of our ability and recollection).
Additionally, the six disc special limited box set, titled also Live
On Bleuberry Hill, has been released. Three different paper sleeves
are housed in exclusive hinged open box with a small booklet and standalone
sticker with label's logo. This collector'sedition is limited to strictly
100 unnumbered copies.
The first two discs are the famous TMoQ/Blimp source. The third and
fourth disc collects so called third audience source, which was recently
issued by the Golden Eggs earlier this year. The fifth and sixth disc
reissues newly relased source matrix.
Graf Zeppelin label has just released their own version of famous Destroyer,
collecting both sources from April 28th, 1977 show on six discs, and
packaging it in simple fat jewel case. First three discs are dedicated
to excellent sounding tape that has been released numerous times, and
the last three discs are from newly surfaced second audience source,
which is more distant but also more clear tape. This set is limited
to 200 copies only.
Empress Valley hit the streets with another deluxe item, titled Eternal
Magic, reissuing material known from its original release. This
four disc set is collecting superb sounding audience and soundboard
tapes from group's very last show that took place in Berlin on July
7th, 1980, and adding special bonus disc with Victoria Theatre May 1980
Two versions of this deluxe set are released. The first is limited to
100 unnumbered copies hinged open box set that includes one gatefold
sleeve and one single sleeve, along with special poster and sticker.
The second version is standard hinged open box featuring one gatefold
and one single sleeve. Both versions are armed with usual obis. (Both
pictures are courtesy of AirRaid.)
Three reissues are due Empress Valley label, all of them repackaging
three superb sounding audience and soundboard tapes that have been released
over the years. Each set is limited to 100 numbered copies, and each
has completey different artwork. (All photos courtesy of AirRaid.)
Listen To This, Eddie is a reissue of famous June 21st, 1977
show taped by the great late Mike Millard at the fabulous Forum, Los
Flying Circus is a reissue of February 12th, 1975 show that took
place at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Snow Blind is a reissue of March 20th, 1975 show that took place
on Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada.
Hard Rock Manchester is 2CD set, released by Wendy, including
a source mix for December 8th, 1972 show.
Empress Valley has just reissued one of their newest titles, Destroyer
Newly Discovered!, adding a new artwork. (Photo courtesy of AirRaid
The Empress Valley has decided to reissue their another title, Eternal
Magic, consisting of superb sounding soundboard recording from July
7th, 1980 made at the Eissporthalle, Berlin, Germany. This triple set,
armed with obi and sticker, also debuts with the third bonus disc that
collects In Through The Out Door studio outtakes, along with
The Lost Mixes EP sessions and a single track from Led Zeppelin
II sessions. This reissue is limited to 100 numbered copies only.
As expected, the T2K have released their own version of both Glasgow
December 1972 shows, titled rather pretentiously Ultra Zepp - From
UK With Love, packaged in a luxury hinged open box.
Two versions are available - "domestic" and "ovrseas".
Both differs slightly in artwork and both are packaged in special plastic
bag. The box consists of two separate gatefold digipacks and a small
booklet. Each box and inner sleeves are supplied with obis and sticker.
Each set is stritly limited to 77 numbered copies only.
Two new titles are on the way, and both are just rehashing stuff known
from other past titles.
Fresh Garbage is a four disc set released by Graf Zeppelin, containing
January 10th, 11th and 12th performances that took the place in Fillmore
West, San Francisco during group's first North American tour in 1969.
A single song snippet of April 25th, 1969 from Winterland Ballroom is
given as bonus.
Brussels Affair is Wendy's own version of June 20th, 1980 show
that took place in Brussels, Belgium during the last tour. A soundboard
and audience mix is presented here.
Empress Valley has just released a newly surfaced show from Detroit
on June 6th, 1972. The double disc set is titled The Red Fk Tee
and is a simple glossy gatefold sleeve with obi. The set is limited.
The label has also released Bonzo's Birthday Party, which is
a mix between soundboard and audience tape sources. This triple disc
set is also glossy gatefld sleeve with obi and is limited to 100 copies
Three new titles are came out from Lighthouse additionally, all of them
are armed with casual sticker and all are strictly limited.
Earls Court 1975 4th Night is a four disc set soundboard
recorded at Earls Court, London, UK on May 24th, 1975. Numerous
versions of this show have been released in the past, so this title
adds absolutely nothing new.
Live In Japan 1971 is a six disc set recorded at Festival Hall,
Osaka, Japan on September 29th, 1971. The first three discs are dubbed
Complete Version and are a multi-source mix. The final three
discs are dubbed Unedited Version and appear to mostly come
from one source, whichever source that may be.
Detroit 1972 is a single disc recorded at Cobo Hall, Detroit,
Michigan on June 6th, 1972. This comes from an incomplete newly surfaced
unreleased audience source that captures only the last 79 minutes of
Two new reissues are available from Empress Valley label. (Photos courtesy
of AirRaid website.)
Led Zeppelin II Making is a reissue of The Making of Led Zepelin
II four disc set. Paper gatefold sleeve with obi and limited to
100 copies only.
Pop Gets Tied Up is a jewel case version of recently released
title. This is a five disc set of both Glasgow shows. Limited to 100
Hot news from Japan today! It looks 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 Paradigm - 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 new soundboard as a special
The Night Stalker is also available as 1CD limnited set
with original oversized jacket similar to the previously released title
Rock Superstars. (Photo courtesy of AirRaid
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.