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
of AirRaid website.)
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.