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Dec 24, 2009
Rampagin' Cajun (2/28/75 Previously Unreleased SB) Empress Valley Label. The Soundboard Revolution Series presents for the very first and only time anywhere, the complete Baton Rouge show in Perfect Stereo Soundboard!!! As an additional special bonus, the initial 300 copies only will include an extra 3 CD set featuring the best ever available audience source of this show.
Dec 8, 2009
Coming out next week is Led Zeppelin Raleigh 1970 (no label). This is a two disc set featuring the April 8th, 1970 Raleigh North Carolina show taken from a 1st generation tape. CMR
Dec 3, 2009
The Valkyrie's Vigil is a six-CD set from Tarantura that compiles a batch of four pre-FM source tapes that include Olympia Theater in Paris 1969, Paris Theater London 1971, Southampton 1973
Dec 1, 2009
The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin label returns to form with two fascinating and very important releases for the Zeppelin collector. Final Night At The Garden (TCOLZ 057/058) contains the first two thirds of the June 14th, 1977 Madison Square Garden show. This is all that circulates and has only been available on pressed CD in several very rare and expensive boxsets. Slowing Down In Buffalo (TCOLZ 059/060/061/062/063) is a five disc set documenting Zeppelin's July 15th, 1973 show in Buffalo, New York. This has the common soundboard fragment but makes the debut of the complete audience source. CMR
Nov 12, 2009
Scorpio released Crossroads From New Orleans, featuring the May 14 1973 New Orleans soundboard with the excellent audience tape used to fill in the gaps. It looks like a wholly unnecessary release since this has been out many times before. We still need a good, affordable title featuring the excellent audience tape which is superior to the soundboard. CMR
Nov 8, 2009
The prolific and legendary Tarantura have released several titles recently. Led Zeppelin In the Wake Of The Valkrie is a six disc, extremely limited box (same box style as Bootleg Licence with the magnetic flip top) with the following shows:
14 Mar 69 - Plays Gothic Blues Uppsala, Sweden, 1CD, Pre-FM
10 Oct 69 - In the Act Of Invoking The Spirit, Paris, 1CD, Pre-FM
01 Apr 71 - Never Was Angel In Heaven London, 2CD, Pre-FM
22 Jan 73 - Led Zeppelin, The Old Refectory, Southampton University, Southampton, 2CD, Multi-Track Mixdown
The packaging and the label's mastering will surely make this a phenomenal boxset, just in time for Christmas. CMR
Nov 5, 2009
Today out of Japan, Led Zeppelin's Bonzo's Birthday Party five-CD set on the Neverland Label with three audience source mix & soundboard combo platter production.
Oct 21, 2009
The Scorpio label just released Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (LZ-08025). This is another title that will utilize the soundboard recording as a basis with the audience tapes to fill in the cuts. CMR
Oct 15, 2009
New out is West Of Sunset on the White Summer label. This features the March 11th, 1975 Long Beach soundboard in excellent quality. And certainly more affordable than Eric Sachs! CMR
Sep 24, 2009
30 years later and we still haven't got an official release of Led Zeppelin's return to an England stage in 1979. What we do have is Led Zeppelin - Knebworth Masters (no label), live at Knebworth Festival, Stevenage, England, August 4, 1979 3DVD. "Knebworth Masters claims to be from the master video which may be true. Unlike the other two prior titles, the picture is almost perfect all the way through the entire show. The colors are a bit off in some of the brighter moments but overall the picture is sharp, detailed, colorful and very lively making the two and a half performance a joy to watch. Since the video was geared for the large screens above the stage to give those sitting in the back a view of the action, the shots favor intense close ups of faces, fingers, guitars and pianos. It is funny to see some of the strange faces Jimmy Page and Robert Plant make to one another, a subtlety probably missed by much of the audience that night." - Collectors Music Reviews.
Sep 22, 2009
Texas International Pop Festival Defintive Edition (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin 053/054/055/056) has all four tape sources for the August 31st, 1969 set in one package. CMR
Aug 29, 2009
Empress Valley are set to release a new Led Zeppelin 1975 soundboard. It is called Long Beach Californication and will be available in three editions: Type A will be a 'mega deluxe set with special T-shirt,' Type B deluxe version in digipack, and Type C in the 'standard edition' (whatever that is). This is a soundboard of Zeppelin's March 11th, 1975 show at the Long Beach Arena. This show has been released in the past many times before in one of the most amazing audience recordings available. It's nice to have a new Zep soundboard, but since this already has a great sounding tape it's questionable what exactly will be its worth. CMR
July 30, 2009
Tarantura has issued the Led Zeppelin 7CD Box Set Winterland, an ultra rare limited edition piece which sold out upon pre-order (so few were made?). The set features four 1969 San Francisco performances and includes a special T-shirt & Tote Bag.
July 16, 2009
Texas Blues (GR 400) is a two tape source mix of the August 31st, 1969 show at the Texas International Pop Festival, one of their all time greatest gigs. CMR
June 23, 2009
First Time At The Forum (TCOLZ 049/050/051/052) is a four disc set with the two tape sources for Zeppelin's first show at the LA Forum on March 27th, 1970. CMR
May 25, 2009
Adelaide Revival (GR 384/385) is a two disc set with the February 19th, 1972 Adelaide show from Zeppelin's only tour of Australia. CMR
May 22, 2009
Denmark Deluxe L.E. [Liquid Led LLP-0309-006 1CD dime 242536] live at Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, March 14, 1969. The bootlegger got the date and venue wrong. The cover has it as March 16, 1969 at Tivolis Koncertsal, Copenhagen, Denmark (Pre-FM). This bootleg offers on CD1 Liquid Led's remaster of the pre-FM source. CD2 is the Pre-FM source and the FM source.
May 10, 2009
Tarantura released A Day Before The Hoochie Coochie Man's B'Day, a two disc set with the recently surfaced master tape of the January 8th, 1970 Bristol show. It sold out on the day of its release. CMR
May 8, 2009
The Wendy Label are releasing Led Zeppelin's two Dallas 1975 shows as Zapruder 3CD with the March 4 soundboard, and Babusha Lady 3CD featuring the March 5 soundboard. Meanwhile, Tarantura's 2CD Bristol 1970 is now in distribution.
May 1, 2009
Montreux Casino 1971 (GRAF ZEPPELIN LZSC-002) is a two-disc set with Led Zeppelin's August 7, 1971 tape that surfaced several years ago. This was previously released as The Robert Plant Experience and we have a copy in the archive listed as VG+ audience.
April 22, 2009
Montreux Casino 1971 (GRAF ZEPPELIN LZSC-002) is a two disc set with the August 7, 1971 Montreux Casino tape that surfaced several years ago. CMR
April 21, 2009
The TCOLZ label will release Out Of The Bristol Tale (TCOLZ 047/048). This is a two disc set with the newly surfaced January 8th, 1970 Bristol tape, the night before their famous Royal Albert Hall performance. CMR
April 11, 2009
Newport Jazz Festival 1969 (Graf Zeppelin LZSC-001) is a new label reissuing the July 6th, 1969 set in Newport. CMR
March 23, 2009
Strange Tales From The Road (GR 365) is a one disc set with two interesting soundboard fragments: a monitor mix from the May 26th, 1977 Landover show and the common June 11th, 1977 New York soundboard. CMR
March 19, 2009
Scorpio continue their production of high quality Led Zeppelin titles with The Atrocity Exhibition (LZ-08026). This is a four disc set with the July 6th, 1973 Chicago soundboard and the mysterious 1973 rehearsal tape that has been attributed to Chicago but probably isn't. CMR
March 16, 2009
The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin label are going to release A Quiet Before the Storm: The Day On The Green Tapes Vol 1 (TCOLZ 042/043/044/045/046). This is a five disc set with two sources for Led Zeppelin's penultimate gig in the US on July 23rd, 1977 in Oakland, California. CMR
March 4, 2009
Scorpio continue their release schedule with Your Time Is Gonna Come (LZ-08024), a four disc set with the afternoon show in Tokyo on September 24th, 1971. The first three discs contains the Light & Shade source and the fourth is a bonus disc with the source that was released by Watch Tower on Timeless Rock many years ago except this has "Whole Lotta Love." CMR
February 26, 2009
Scorpio released Second Night At The Forum (LZ-08023) a three disc set with the complete June 22nd, 1977 Los Angeles show. This is a very rare show and it looks like Scorpio have produced a fine edition. CMR
February 16, 2009
High Heeled Sneakers (GR 352/353) is a 2CD set that contains the Hampton Roads Coliseum show from September 9, 1971 with bonus tracks from September 4, 1971 at Maple Leaf Gardens. Both recordings are from the soundboard. CMR
January 26, 2009
The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin will release Dedicated To Anyone Who Got Divorced Today (TCOLZ 036/037/038/039/040/041), a six disc set featuring the March 12th, 1975 Long Beach show. This will feature a brand new, excellent sound quality tape never released before. Olympia 1969 Pre-FM Master is a one disc title with the October 10th, 1969 Paris show. Essentially this is the first disc of the last TCOLZ release One Night Stand In Paris but has been remastered for better clarity. CMR
January 19, 2009
The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin label follow their excellent One Night In Paris with The Complete Rockpile Tapes (TCOLZ 031/032/033/034/035), a five disc set with the February 2nd, August 18th early show, and two sources for the August 18th late show all from 1969. This will be the debut of the new tape source for the late show which is considered by many collectors to be one of the best shows that year. CMR
January 6, 2009
The SODD label, prodigious producers of Rolling Stones titles, have released their second Led Zeppelin today. For Badgeholders Only is a 3CD set with the June 23rd, 1977 LA Forum show which is famous for Keith Moon's crashing of the party. We are currently counting, but we believe this to be the one millionth release of this famous show. So for the one person who does not already own multiple copies, here is another chance to own this essential show. CMR
December 27, 2008
The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin continue with One Night Stand In Paris (TCOLZ 029/030). This is a two disc set of the October 10th, 1969 L'Olympia radio broadcast. The first disc claims to be a pre-FM transfer without DJ comments and the second disc is the 2007 broadcast with DJ comments. I've received several inquires already about the veracity of this claim. As with all releases this should be taken with a grain of salt until verified which is what we'll do next week. CMR
December 13, 2008
The Tarantura label released Led Zeppelin Mystery Train. This contains the excellent stereo audience recording of Zeppelin's gig in San Diego on June 19th, 1977. CMR
December 12, 2008
Eelgrass have released Led Zeppelin At Nassau Coliseum, a three disc set with the recently uncovered soundboard from the excellent February 14, 1975 show in New York.
December 5, 2008
Eelgrass have released Led Zeppelin At Nassau Coliseum, a three disc set with the recently uncovered soundboard from the excellent February 14th, 1975 show in New York. We'll have a full review of this great looking title posted soon. CMR
November 30, 2008
Tarantura have released The Song Remains The Same, a three disc boxset containing an edit of the soundboard sources. We'll have more detailed information later, but the artwork on the packaging looks beautiful. CMR
November 21, 2008
Soon to be released on the Tarantura Label is yet another numbered, limited edition box set - simply titled San Diego... it's a 3CD set containing the excellent Mike Millard recording from June 19, 1977.
November 17, 2008
The no label people re-issued two of their Led Zeppelin titles. Both Southampton 1973 is the absolute definitive version of the well pressed show, and Destroyer is among the top releases of this common tape. Since both sold out, these are reissued limited to fifty copies and come with a sticker on the front. CMR
November 9, 2008
The Tarantura label have issued Having A Fit, a four disc set documenting the massive March 21st, 1975 show in Seattle in a new remaster.
The label is also reissuing the Newcastle 1971 and Honolulu 1970 shows with new artwork. CMR
November 6, 2008
That's Alright New York (GR 327/328/329) is a remaster of the soundboard for the February 12th, 1975 New York show.
The Dancing Avocado (GR330) is a one disc title with the April 24th, 1969 Fillmore West tape which is popularly called a soundboard. CMR
November 3, 2008
Finger Flu: 1975 Chicago Tapes Vol. 2 (TCOLZ 027/028) is the latest release on The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin label and the first with artwork. This is a new version of the January 20th, 1975 tape in very good sound quality. CMR
November 2, 2008
Empress Valley released an interesting new title today called St. Valentine's Day Massacre. This is a three disc soundboard from the excellent February 14th, 1975 Nassau Coliseum gig with the entire show. Initial reports say this is in very good mono. The packaging is the same as used with the other '75 soundboards from the label: a flimsy digipack in a slip case. There is a special extremely limited Murder Incorporated Edition limited to only 200 copies and priced higher than the already high priced normal edition. CMR
October 27, 2008
Physical Explosion is a three CD set containing a two source edit of the March 17th, 1975 extravaganza. CMR
Oct 17, 2008
The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin released today a six-disc set titled We're Playing Our Balls Out which contains both audience sources of Los Angeles March 27th, 1975 show. The first source, recorded by late Mike Millard, was released most recently by Empress Valley Supreme Disc as a part of their huge box set titled Deep Throat and was spliced with an alternate, poorer sounding source to make a complete performance. TCOLZ consists of two entirely released sources, each without splices to provide the complete tapes without equalization.
Four Blocks In The Snow is another six-disc set which contains both excellent sounding audience sources of New York February 12th, 1975 show. The first source, immortalized mostly by The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin on their Can't Take Your Evil Ways contains, for the first time, the complete 'Moby Dick' without the cut in the middle. The second source, released in the past only by Electric Magic as That's Alright, New York was plagued by heavy equalization but on this new release the source is presented without any remastering. CMR
October 17, 2008
New Led Zeppelin from Empress Valley and Tarantura.
EV has now released their version of the recent Chicago tape from January 22, 1975 called Blues Brothers 2CD. Coming soon, Tarantura will issue a Seattle '75 4CD set, and a couple of expanded sets from TCOLZ featuring: Four Blocks In The Snow 6CD from MSG on February 12, 1975 and We're Playing Our Balls Out 6CD from the L.A. Forum on March 27, 1975... and, from an unidentified label The Song Remains The Same 3CD containing an MSG 1973 'Mixdown'.
Flying Rock Carnival [no label 3CD dime 212255] live at Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Sept 23, 1971. This completes the 7th source first debuted on Watchtower's Rock Carnival bootleg. This also includes sources 1, 3 and 5 to make this an almost complete show. VG+ to Ex- AUD stereo.
October 10, 2008
Empress Valley have released a DVD of what is being described as 'a huge upgrade' to the Led Zeppelin Seattle closed-circuit proshot video from July 17, 1977 and is titled the same as their audio discs from years ago, The Year Of The Dragon.
October 6, 2008
Tarantura has released Walk Don't Run, a four disc box set with Zeppelin's two Los Angeles shows in 1971.
September 29, 2008
The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin are first out of the chute with the newly discovered Chicago tape. Black & Blue And Snot All Over: 1975 Chicago Tapes Vol. 3 (TCOLZ 013/014) is a two disc set with the January 22nd, 1975 show. Since volume three is released first, we can assume there will be two more volumes in this series. This is an audience recording. This is the second known source of this show. The quality is rated as "fair to very good". It is an almost complete tape missing a chunk of Moby Dick and all of Black Dog. CMR
September 26, 2008
Just released from Empress Valley, Led Zeppelin's The Maximum Destroyer 3CD/2 DVD-Audio Jewel Box Edition. Not to be left out, Wendy Records includes Pb and LA Forum 1971 4CD Ltd. Ed.
September 15, 2008
Godfather has announced their latest releases to come out this month. Led Zeppelin The Drag Queen Of New Orleans (GR 305/306/307) is a three disc set with the soundboard recording from New Orleans on May 14th, 1973. CMR
September 12, 2008
Led Zeppelin Pb is a one disc title on the Boogie Mama label. This contains the well known soundboard recording from the March 21st, 1970 Vancouver show. Supplimenting the soundboard is the audience recording fragment that surfaced earlier in the year from the same show. This is so far the only silver pressed edition of the new found tape and, given its sound quality, will be the definitive version. CMR
September 5, 2008
Here's another release of Led Zeppelin at Earl's Court, London, May 25, 1975. Conquistador is a four-CD set from Water Tank that is identical to Watch Tower's version. Meanwhile, A Quick Get Away (The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin TDOLZ) is a two-CD set of the show at the Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, January 29, 1975.
August 31, 2008
Tarantura have released Led Zeppelin Going Down Slow containing the March 17th, 1973 show in Munich. CMR
August 27, 2008
A third edition of Led Zeppelin's Flying Rock Carnival 1971 Complete has been issued with the liner notes in English instead of Japanese. We'll have a full review soon.
August 14, 2008
Tarantura has come out with Brussels Audience, a two disc set with the June 20th, 1980 show from Belgium. This is the second release of this show in the past couple weeks and will be interesting to compare the two versions. CollectorsMusicReviews.com will have full reviews of both of these releases next week.
August 11, 2008
Raid Over Brussels (TCOLZ 011/012) is the latest release on The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin label featuring the underrated June 20th, 1980 show.
August 8, 2008
Led Zeppelin Jazz But Rock is a one disc title with a two source edit of the July 6th, 1969 set at the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island. The second edition of Bootleg License has been issued since the first sold out very quickly. This edtion has a different color scheme on the front cover. Scorpio have released Hampton Roads Coliseum 1971, a two disc title with the popular September 9th, 1971 Virginia soundboard. As a bonus, Scorpio include six songs, "Immigrant Song," "Heartbreaker," "Since I've Been Loving You," "Black Dog," "Celebration Day," and "That's The Way" from the same tape but in rough stereo.
August 8, 2008
Hotwacks.com reports: "Arriving to market August 22 is the new production from Genuine Masters... Led Zeppelin 'For Ahmet' Hybrid DVD-Audio in PCM Stereo, utilizing over 600 high-definition images throughout the 131 minute show...the production leverages the McTrainspotter audience tape of the ZEP Reunion from December 10, 2007 - AND, its being produced and will be offered as a FREE Bit Torrent Master download with Master artwork and picture disc image files at the usual haunts... You have been given advance notice.
August 4, 2008
The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin is issuing Heavy Zeppelin. Containing the poor sounding February 10th, 1975 Maryland tape, this is the first time this show has been issued on silver.
July 30, 2008
Scorpio released today Go West, Young Man. This is a two disc set with the April 24th and April 27 shows at the Fillmore West in San Francisco sourced from excellent sounding tapes.
July 28, 2008
Led Zeppelin - Blow Away is a no label three disc release with the amazing March 21st, 1975 show. This uses the excellent audience recording that begins with "Rock And Roll" and ends with "Stairway To Heaven.". Jimmy Page - Prison Blues is a two disc set with an audience recording from the show on November 25th, 1988 at the Hammersmith Odeon.
July 26, 2008
Back in 2004, Watch Tower released a one disc title called Led Zeppelin's Rock Carnival (WT 2004111). Clocking in at just over an hour covering the first third of the September 23rd, 1971 Tokyo show, this tape is in excellent quality and is perhaps the best sounding to emerge from Zeppelin's first show at the Budokan. Rock Carnival was also frustrating in its incompleteness and with the fact that the rest of the tape supposedly burned in a fire many years ago. It seems that is only a rumor, and a false one at that. Last week surfaced a three disc set titled Led Zeppelin's Flying Rock Carnival 1971 Complete. This is supposed to be the complete Rock Carnival source in excellent quality. This specific release is aimed for only the Osaka market and is already sold out. Needless to say, this will be released again very very soon (so don't panic!)
July 23, 2008
Scorpio have re-released Timeless Rock on their Watchtower label. This is a re-release of the September 23rd, 1971 Tokyo show they issued in 2001, but with a snazzy new cover. And Drive Me Insane contains three 1969 shows from the Fillmore East.
July 21, 2008
Wendy finally has an interesting Led Zeppelin release coming out soon. The Nobs (Wendy WECD-124/125) is a two disc set with the February 28th, 1970 at the KB Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Famous for being the show where they changed their name for one night to appease the nut Eva Von Zeppelin, this tape hasn't been released in about fifteen years and has been very difficult to find.
July 13, 2008
Empress Valley released In The Name Of The Group (Empress Valley EVSDVD-017). This is a DVD with the Third Eye Led Zeppelin reunion show footage in 5.1 surround sound.
July 11, 2008
Beelzebub Records is going to release The Yardbirds Live In Europe 1966-1968. This contains a CDR and a DVDR of various Yardbirds live appearances. The DVDR contains the rare footage from France with Jimmy Page on bass, downloaded from the Royal Orleans website.
July 9, 2008
On Tangerine Records is Led Zeppelin Live At London's O2 Arena. This is a two disc set with the excellent Schoeps tape source for Zeppelin's reunion gig last December.
July 4, 2008
The following titles have been announced for future release:
Bootleg License is a seven disc set on Tarantura with the Long Beach shows from 1975. The Bachelor Boys First Stand in Osaka is supposed to be a new tape source from September 28th, 1971 Osaka on Empress Valley. Drive Me Insane is a three disc set on Scorpio with the Fillmore East shows on January 31st, February 1st, and May 30, 1969. Go West Young Man is a three disc set with the April 24th and April 27th, 1969 Fillmore West show, also on Scorpio.
July 2, 2008
The Wendy label will release Led Zeppelin Get Back To Where You Once Belonged (WECD-118/119/120). This is the three CD set with the Tucson, Arizona show on June 28th, 1972 with three bonus tracks, "Black Dog," "Over The Hills And Far Away," and "Dazed And Confused" from the June 27th, 1972 Long Beach show. The is the second release of the Tucson show (and second to reference The Beatles' song "Get Back") to be issued this week. Let's hope Wendy received authorization for this!
June 29, 2008
The Scorpio label released two Led Zeppelin titles recently. Good Times Bad Times is a two disc set with both the October 10th, 1969 Paris radio broadcast on disc one and the October 12th, Lyceum Theater, London show on disc two. The Paris tape is from the radio broadcast and is not any more complete than the other versions released. According to the label, they edited out the French mc. Get Back is a three disc set with Led Zeppelin's June 28th, 1972 Tucson Arizona show, the final night of their legendary 1972 summer US tour.
June 27, 2008
Tarantura has released the Led Zeppelin 3CD set, Performed Live In Seattle, utilizing a soundboard/ audience mix of the July 17, 1973 performance. Also coming out on Wendy is Chaos And Change (WECD-115/116/117). This is the first release in three years of the March 11, 1975 Long Beach Millard tape. The late, great Mike Millard was a great taper and his recordings are legend.
June 22, 2008
The Balloon Boy's Rock Carnival In Tokyo (EVSD-513/514/515) is the strange name for Empress Valley's latest Led Zeppelin release. This covers the September 24th, 1971 Budokan show utilizing the old TDOLZ Light And Shade audience recording. Also released on EV today is The Lost Sessions Vol. 12: All Roads Lead To Headley Grange Vol. 3 (EVSD-511). This is another regurgitation of common material with 'Kashmir,' 'Trampled Underfoot,' 'Swan Song' and 'Custard Pie.'
June 20, 2008
The new The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin have released their first two titles. How Many Years Gone With The Wind (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin 001/002/003) contains the April 23, 1977 show at the Omni in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the first silver release of this show. Long Drive To Seattle (The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin 004/005/006/007) is a four disc set with the alternate tape source that was partially used on No Quarter on H-Bomb source for the March 21, 1975 concert with the legendary 45 minute version of Dazed & Confused. The Godfather Records will release Robert Plant and Allison Krauss' The Long Journey 2CD audience tape from the May 10 Dusseldorf show & Led Zeppelin's Royal Albert Hall: The Initial Tapes 2CD of the Kevin Shirley working master tapes used for the DVD set.
June 18, 2008
The Tarantura label released today Performed Live In Seattle (Tarantura TCD-76-1, 2, 3). This is a three disc set covering Led Zeppelin's July 17th, 1973 show in Seattle, Washington. The first two discs cover the incomplete soundboard with the audience recording utilized to fill in the gaps, and the third disc is from the audience recording.
May 29, 2008
The Tarantura label has reissued Going To California again. The two discs covering Led Zeppelin's September 14th, 1971 show was first released by Tarantura several years ago in a four disc set with the hard to find September 13th concert. This is limited to only 100 copies.
May 23, 2008
Just released is the Led Zeppelin title When a Glass Was Thrown 2CD containing the Buffalo recording from October 30, 1969 on the Tarantura label. There is confirmed a mis-pressing on Disc 3 of the 6/22/77 show in the recent Empress Valley FBO Box Set and it is expected that EV will be issuing a replacement disc for those that purchased but that is NOT confirmed...keep in touch with your network about that possibility.
"A new Led Zeppelin-dedicated label was announced May 19. The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin is established as an original successor to the now legendary The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin label and is set to release many uncirculated sources from the Led Zeppelin live catalogue," reports Collectors Music Reviews. The Japanese label intends to re-release all existing tapes without "heavy equalization or editing". They are planning to use only the master tapes or low generation copies. The first two titles due in June will include the Seattle March 21, 1975 alternate source and the Atlanta April 23, 1977 tapes. While the Seattle source was previously used as a filler to the original (basic) tape on H-Bomb's No Quarter many years ago, Atlanta seems to be the debut of this rather very good sounding material. "All in all," says Collectors Music Reviews, "it seems this is the beginning of something much larger than we could have expected before and I hope this newest budget label will be a correct and definitive answer to the highly overrated Empress Valley Supreme Disc and Tarantura labels." CMR
May 2, 2008
This week Empress Valley released two limited editions of their latest Led Zeppelin title - For Badgeholders Only: The Complete 1977 LA Forum Tapes which is 18CDs + 1DVD. It comes with a color brochure and a replica backstage pass. Both editions are limited to 150 sets each. Our guess is that one set has the DVD while the other doesn't. For completists only.
April 18, 2008
The GodFather Records: Led Zeppelin's A Memory Frozen Forever- Last Concert - Berlin 1980 soundboard/audience
Apr 4, 2008
Jimmy Page has told London's Daily Mirror that although the Dec 10, 2007 show at the 02 Arena in London was recorded there are no plans to release it either on DVD or CD. However, Page said that a future release "at some distant point" was remotely possible. Meanwhile, hopes of a tour by a reformed Led Zeppelin has faded. From Whispering Souls Authentic Vinyl Records Label: Get The Boogie 180 Gram Colored Vinyl LP limited to 500 Numbered Copies on CD.
Mar 28, 2008
Wendy Records next Led Zeppelin release will be Tour Over Dortmund 1980 which will utilize the soundbaord tape from June 17, 1980.
Mar 7, 2008
Third Eye Productions has offered an extremely limited Blu-Ray HD DVD version of their Led Zeppelin 02 Arena Reunion production that has been upgraded with enhanced audio. A professional studio engineer spent two days working with the Schoeps audience source for this Blu-Ray edition. Only 50 copies available.
Feb 22, 2008
Out now and new from the Scorpio Label is the Led Zeppelin Limited Edition 5CD set Fresh Garbage, it contains the January 10 - 12, 1969 tapes from the Fillmore West in San Francisco. There was also another version of the Led Zeppelin Southampton University soundboard 2CD issued via Tarantura on their Black Dog Records Label. Empress Valley has released the Led Zeppelin title The Legendary Boston Tea Party Tapes Vol.1 2CD featuring the May 27, 1969 audience tape in a paper sleeve edition.
Feb 1, 2008
Boogie Mama will issue their Led Zeppelin Reunion disc One Night Only soon. This is the well-covered December 10, 2007 show at the O2 Arena in London that circulated on torrent sites for free late last year. Tarantura this week announced they will issue 2nd Edition releases of the Led Zeppelin titles For Your Life - Legendary Legend featuring the Reunion performance and their unedited release of the French Radio Broadcast from October 10, 1969, Ain't No Fool.