The continuous reissue saga is on and as always, Lighthouse had issued
two shows that have been released dozens of times, in multiple forms.
Anyway, it seems that there's still a market for this so here we go!
Listen To This Eddie: Mike Millard Master Tapes: New Edition
is a triple set featuring the latest version of The Forum, Inglewood,
CA on June 21st, 1977. Likely due to a huge demand the label had decided
to reissue this show again.
Long Beach Arena 1975 1st Night: Mike Millard Master Cassettes: Flat
Transfer is another triple set from Long Beach Arena, Long Beach,
CA on March 11th, 1975. Again, the first edition was sold out so quickly
that they did not hesitate with reissuing this.
It seems that end of year is a very productive time for the labels.
Just couple of days after as recently surfaced soundboard of the first
night in LA 1975 has been released, Empress Valley announced their new
title, per another recently issued Bootleg License set by T2K.
The Wizard Of Oz is deluxe 9 disk set covering audience and soundboard
sources for the Long Beach Arena, CA on March 11th, 1975 show. Limited
strictly to 100 numbered copies and armed with a small booklet and sticker,
this lavish set features three individual glossy gatefold sleeves housed
in hinged open box and these as follows:
- Mike Millard Master Tapes
as Mastered Edition;
- Mike Millard Master Tapes
as Millard Flat Transfer Edition;
- Special Bonus as Mastered
Nothing new here this time, but this is a great chance to get Millard
superb recording, along with great sounding soundboard source in one
As expected, Eelgrass label had just decided to reissue recently surfaced
new soundboard for March 24th, 1975 show that took place in famous Los
Angeles Forum, and paired it up with already existing fragment of newly
circulated Bloomington soundboard tape on January 18th, 1975, along
with few extra studio outtakes. The set is simply titled All Is Safe
For Rock And Roll and it utulizes standard fat jewel vase obi housing
four silver discs inside.
soundboard of Los Angeles Forum on March 24th 1975, previously circulating
as one hour portion fragment on special bonus disc entitled The Night
Stalker, has been just released by the Empress Valley Supreme Disc
label, and as with all past soundboard revolution series, is available
in two different versions.
is deluxe hinged open hard cartoon special box set featuring the complete
soundboard on three discs, adding special bonus disc of previously unresolved
version of Candy Store Rock, 108-page photo booklet and three cards.
This set is strictly limited to 100 numbered copies only.
Awesome Foursome Live At The Forum is deluxe glossy gatefold sleeve
featuring the newly circulating complete soundboard only. This set is
not numbered and is limited to 200 copies and is dedicated for those,
who weren't able to purchase collector's edition of this new source.
Tarantura2000 had just announced that they will release a special third
edition of Bootleg License set - and similarly to past editions
- it will come in a lavish glossy cardboard box with a magnet on the
site to hold the upper flap down, housing two thick tri-fold cardboard
sleeves for each of the shows. This edition will be available in three
different versions, which are strictly limited and numbered to 75 copies
It was told that for the very first time the label used upgraded sources
for both dates to improve its quality. March 11th is a source mix between
three different Mike Millard copies, and fills with alternate audience
tape in parts, where basic source isn't achieved. March 12th is reported
to be sourced from a newly transferred alternate audience tape that
stands only a step below from Millard source, which is used for last
Mastered by mysterious Enigma, this new title looks very promising.
From the description given, it should give us the opportunity to collect
most complete and best sounding versions of each of the shows assembled
in gorgeous packaging.
The recently surfcaed audience tape for Detroit July 13th, 1973 show
found its place with three new releases, all have been issued simultaneously
in the exact same manner, adding partial soundboard source as special
Friday The 13th is Empress Valley four disc set, packaged in
glossy gatefold sleeve and adding bonus disc in a separate paper sleeve.
Detroit Rock City 1973 Volume 2 is Graf Zeppelin set, collecting
exact same order of sources, packaged in fat boy jewel case and with
a sticker and strict limitation.
Detroit 1973 2nd Night is Lighthouse's four disc set, and as
with above two, featuring newly found audience tape on first three discs,
while the fourth disc is dedicated to the partial soundboard fragment
from the end of the show.
Wendy also released new title, reissuing the old tape from Boston Tea
Party on January 25th, 1969. The double disc set is stupidly titled
The Golden Age Of Pirates and incorrectly attributed to the
now defunct old date of May 19th.
To close this marathon, Graf Zeppelin released also a bunch of early
shows. Texas Two Steps: Definitive Edition is double disc set
covering Dallas March 29th and Houston March 30th shows, both from group's
Autumn 1970 North American tour. As usual, the set is strictly limited
Listen To This, Eddie: Mike Millard Master Tapes is the newest
Lighthouse production. This six disc set featuring both a Flat
Transfer and Mastered Edition of the recently surfaced
Mike Millard's master tape clone from The Forum, Inglewood, CA on June
21st, 1977. This is limited to 50 sets only, and as expected, reissues
already circulating stuff.
Yet just another Lighthouse version of Eddie hit the streets,
this time with a so called flat transfer. A triple disc set, titled
Listen To This, Eddie: Mike Millard Master Tapes: Flat Transfer
offers absolutely nothing new, and as with their previous versions,
it is more dedicated to trainspotters.
As expected, with a recently surfaced Eddie master, more labels are
come to release this in its entirety. The latest Graf Zeppelin triple
set is simply titled Listen To This, Eddie, and features a full
show sourced from DAT transfer of a master tape.
Empress Valley has also released their own version, copying master tape
and embossing this with three different unique sets, each with different
packaging. The first is just an old Eddie version, while second
and third are exclusively Flat and Mastered transfers. Simply titled
Listen To This, Eddie is label's tenth version of this legendary
Recently surfaced master copy of famous Mike Millard recording for June
21th, 1977 show founds its way to Lighthouse's newest version of famous
Listen To This Eddie set, subtitled Mike Millard Master Tapes.
This triple disc set offers a straight torrent copy and those of you,
who expected a significant upgrade here, might be dissapointed. The
master tape doesn't only sound better than genuine 1st gen copies, but
lacks also some depth and bottom end known from previous versions of
this legendary performance.
Two new releases have been announced for the start of Autumn this year.
Both giving us some retrospective as both are reissuing some old stuff.
Summer Jazz is a single disc from the Golden Eggs label and features
a source mix for Newport July 6th, 1969 show. It has been reported that
the quality is much upgraded and the main, better sounding source is
absolutely free from any speed issues that have plagued previous versions
of this remarkable gig.
Wendy is also ready with new set titled 1980 Munchen Mag Dich,
which is double disc collection combining audience sources for July
5th, 1980 show with Simon Kirke on additional drum kit for the final
As expected, Empress Valley has also released two new Yardbirds shows,
again with two tracks repeated on both recordings per taper's fault.
The title, Live Yardbirds, reproduces original artwork of 1971
Epic album and is numbered.
Graf Zeppelin is ready with its newest title, a triple disc set titled
Electric Magic, featuring a complete audience recording for November
20th, 1971 show that took place during group's seventh UK tour. No info
is given if this is a new source or an old version of recording that's
in circulation for years. As always, the set is strictly limited to
200 numbered copies.
Not so often we can see any of The Yardbirds recordings floating around,
and especially those featuring Jimmy Page but just few days ago two
previously uncirculated audience tapes have survived. These are Fillmore
West July 1967 and Concord May 1968 California based shows and both
have been just released by the Lighthouse team under the title Fillmore
1967 & Concord 1968.
Unfortunately, the freely available copies are corrupted because first
two songs from Concord show are appeared on both torrents erroneously.
Per uploader's response this will be fixed soon so likely the label
is gonna reissue this set as well. A casual sticker and limited numbered
edition is included.
Two new titles and two new reissues of material known from past
Bath Of The Blues 4 disk paper gatefold reissue of the set released
at the start of this year. Being reported as taken from confirmed Krishna
master, this title has been sold out very quickly, hence this reissue
id dedicated for those, who weren't able to purchase it yet. The set
is limited to 70 numbered copies.
Heavy Blues in 2 disk set of Paris October 10th, 1969 by the
Empress Valley Supreme Disc. It features exact same content as all other
titles including this show. Two versions of this set are available:
oversized jacked limited to 100 copies and standard gatefold sleeve
The Graf Zeppelin label just announced four new titles, each
with material known from past releases but with some debuts on silvers
as bonus content. Each set is strictly limited to 200 numbered copies
and is supplied by the sticker.
Long Beach 1975 1st Night is five disc set containing two unique
tape sources for the March 11th show. The first three discs are dedicated
to the legendary Millard source, while other two are completely new
to silver second audience recording that has its debut here.
Soars Of Buffalo 1969 is double disc set containing October 30th,
1969 show that took place on Kleinhands Music Hall. The second disc
is completed with fragmentary tape from Kansas City on November 5th,
Cardif 1972 2nd Night is another double disc set, this time collecting
two very fragmentary performances: the first disc features December
12th, 1972 show on Capitol Theatre and the second disc is an excerpt
from Philadelphia June 13th, 1972 show, which has its debut on silvers.
Live From England 1972 is a triple disc set, which is a reissue
of their old title, this time supplied with a completely new artwork.
It collects Birmingham December 16th, 1972 and Brighton December 20th,
Long Beach Arena 1975 1st Night: Mike Millard Master Cassettes
is Lighthouse newest title containing famous Millard recording on March
11th, 1975. This features two versions with the final three discs labeled
Flat Transfer. Unfortunately, the "flat" version
(taken from freely available JEMS download) isn't as good as previous
copies of Millard recordings. It suffers from unnecessary EQ and tape
itself, used to produce this new set, is plagued by some unexpectable
physical issues not presented anywhere else.
Three new titles are on the way this week, all of them are just
reissuing material known from past titles and they all likely are dedicated
to more advanced collectors.
Maple Leaf Gardens is a four disc set containing two unique audience
and one soundboard sources for September 4th, 1971 show. Second audience
source has its debut here but since it's very fragmentary, it offers
nothing but just several minutes of alternate mixing. Few bonus tracks
are added and they're dimensional mixes between audience and soundboard
tapes. 200 numbered copies only.
Listen To This Eddie - 2nd Press is Lighthouse's reissue of the
set that has been already issued just few months ago. Standard sticker
and limitation is included.
Denmark 1969 is newest product from Wendy. It collects both Brondby
from March 15th early show and Copenhagen from March 15th late show,
it also offers DVD with three unique versions of Copenhagen march 17th
TV appearance as black & white and colorized versions.
Daze On The Green is the newest product from Tarantura, and it
collects two shows from Oakland on July 23rd and 24th, 1977 the band
played as a part of The Day of the Green event. This 6 disc set collects
two individual gatefold sleeves per each show and two types of artwork
are released as well, each is limited to 77 numbered copies.
Detroit 1973 is Lighthouse's answer to the recently released
T2K set of two unique sources from the show that took place in Cobo
Hall on July 12th, 1973. This six disc set includes each recording per
three discs. Some initial copies will include a (pressed) bonus disc
containing the soundboard from the same venue on July 13th, 1973.
Nuremberg 1973 is Graf Zeppelin's new title, covering audience
tape from Messezentrumhalle on March 14th, 1973. This two disc set is
strictly limited to 200 numbered copies.
Wendy Records is also hit the streets with its newest product, a two
disc set titled 1970 War Cry, including Memphis April 17th, 1970
The Milky Way Express is newest title from Wendy Records, a two
disc set containing audience recording from Nassau Coliseum, New York
on June 15th, 1972. Nothing new here, as it's just another reissue of
the old stuff, packaged in standard jewel case and obi.
The Band That Beat The Beatles is the next release from T2K label.
This six disc set collects two audience sources for Cobo Hall, Detroit
show on July 12th, 1973. The first three discs are dedicated to upgraded
copy of already known excellent sounding recording and next three discs
are containing fully uncirculated new tape that has been liberated just
few weeks before. Two artwork versions are available - the Blimp
cover and the Starship cover. Each is limited to 73 numbered
Since last two titles met with quite positive feedback from the
collectors, we should expect that this time the label put a neccessary
efoort to contribute to this and kept the quality eventually.
Seattle 1977 is Lighthouse's newest production. This is a triple
disc set containing stereo soundboard from the Kingdome, Seattle, WA
on July 17th, 1977.
As expected, Lighthouse has just released a freely available download
of famous Vienna March 16th, 1973 four source merge. Vienna 1973:
New 4 Source Matrix is a two-disc set. Notes from the release describe
this as Stereo Matrix of 4 recordings synchronized & mixed
together in varying levels & combinations: AUD sources 1-3 and SBD.
Wendy also released their own version of October 12th, 1969 show, and
they simply titled it Live At The Lyceum Theatre London 1969,
which is similar to Graf Zeppelin set.
Graf Zeppelin have released two new titles, both are reissuing
material known from previous titles. As usual, simple jewel case and
a sticker are assembled.
Live At The Lyceum In London is a single disc covering October
12th, 1969 show, achieved on incomplete, very good sounding audience
I Got A Feeling Boston 1971 is a double disc set collecting September
7th, 1971 show from two audience very good sounding sources; the first
tape is presented in its full form while second recording is shortened
just to few selected songs and added as bonus content.
Some Other Guyz is newest T2K set containing Boston September
9th, 1970 show. This four disc set, released as lavish hinged open box
with open lid containing two individual gatefold sleeves, colelcts two
unique audience sources, each mixed with other tape in parts where basic
recorder isn't available.
Similar to label's previous effort, this new set has been mastered
by mysterious Enigma, it has been said that the quality is much
better than any past title. The set is strictly limited to 70 numbered
copies per each artwork version and both are armed with stickers and
As expected, the budget version of recently surfaced soundboard recording
of September 28th, 1971 Osaka show finally found its way. Please
Please Me 928 is Eelgrass newest title, which is a direct copy of
Empress Valley's six disc set Please Please Me, and contains
exact same content, collecting audience & soundboard mix on first
three discs, soundboard source only on next two discs, and adding Beatles
songs on the final sixth disc.
The Lighthouse team had announced their another new title, a triple
disc set titled L.A. Forum 1977 4th Night. Described as "huge
upgrade", this new set contains just another reissue of famous
Mike Millard tape from June 25th, 1977 show and has completely nothing
to do with anything truly upgraded or uncirculated.
Milan 1971: Riot Show is a single disc from Lighthouse that contains
newly discovered audience source for Milan July 5th, 1971 show. The
disc collects a mix of the old and new recordings.
The first title of this year is Madison Square Garden 1970 Revisited.
This four disc set, released by Lighthouse label, featuring both afternoon
and evening shows at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY on September
19th, 1970. No label had previously released a 4CD set in 2017 as Madison
Square Garden 1970 and is said to be sold out now. Having said that,
this new title offers absolutely nothing and is dedicated for hardcore
Welcome To Home: Earl's Court 1975 1st Night is Graf Zeppelin's
newest effort. A triple disc set features source mix for the May 17th,
1975 show in two versions, taken excsluviely from two source tapes.
This set is limited to 200 copies.
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