1 March 2010, gsparaco @ 8:49 pm
The TCOLZ label sadly closes their run with Final Winterland (TCOLZ 064/065/066/067/068/069). This is a six disc set containing all of the sources for the November 6th and November 7th, 1969 Winterland shows in San Francisco. In a statement, the label describes this release saying:
These are rather not commonly released shows, possibly just for the fact they were always sourced from high gen and not so well sounding tapes. After several years, I’ve finally reached better sounding transfers for both dates. The November 6th was previously released by Image Quality on “Room 2/3″ triple CD set but this title missing some chatters and sounds more muffled. Tarantura’s “Punk” is much worse, missing some actual music and suffered from strange speed issues that are not available on the IQ title. Few months ago T2K released their own box titled “Lead Set”, including this night using the 2nd source as primary and added 1st tape to complete tho gaps. Sadly, this title, beside of being virtually most complete, is equalized heavily and some edits are made in a rather poor way. I used two different versions of so called source no. 1 to make this version the best sounding and most complete. The version I prepared has longer intro and much of chatter between the songs that other titles missing. The 2nd tape source for November 6th is released in its entirety only on T2K box but as was said, this set is suffering from heavy equalization. My transfer is also free of some glitches and pops that can be found on T2K release. The November 7th tape is heavily overlooked by the collectors because only 2 titles were released in the past from this concerto: Image Quality’s “Room 2/3″ and Missing Link’s “The Winter Of Our Content”. Both titles are missing some chatter and also sounds tinner when compared with my own version.
In other boot news, two new Rainbow titles are coming out. Birmingham Rising (Rising Arrow-037) contains a tape for the September 11th, 1976 Birmingham show.
Lost In Bremen (Darker Than Blue 086/087) has the Stadthalle, Bremen, Germany show on January 30th 1980.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)