9 October 2012, gsparaco @ 6:30 am
Six new titles were released today featuring progressive rock bands. The first is Pink Floyd The Unprocessed Chicago (Sigma 85) featuring the April 28th, 1972 Chicago show. This utilizes the same tape use on Chicago 1972 (Siréne-032) but without remastering, and done for Collectors Music Review reader Charlie’s request.
Knebworth 1975 New Master (Sigma 74) is a 2CD title with a new and improved sounding tape for the July 5th, 1975 Knebworth gig. And, judging by the catalog number, was supposed to be released last year.
Yes Progressive Pop Festival 1970 (Virtuoso 141) contains the Sporthalle, Koln, Germany set on April 3rd, 1970. This has a new tape source compared to Every Little Thing (Highland HL 419). But it is still a very short set, clocking in under a half hour, and bonus material would have been appreciated.
Yes The Guardian Of Heaven (Virtuoso 142) contains the short soundboard from The Assembly Hall, Champaign, Illinois, on April 23rd, 1979. Tracks from the Quebec City and Wembley radio broadcasts are used to fill out the disc.
Genesis Man On The Hammersmith (Virtuoso 137/138) contains the September 29th, 1982 show at Hammersmith Odeon, London.
Emerson Lake & Palmer Abaddon’s Trilogy (Virtuoso 139/140) contains the newly surfaced tape of the March 22nd, 1972 show in Long Beach, California. This is a different show than the famous The Lobster Quadrille which contains the July 28th show in the same venue.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)