The Tarantura label have just announced 2 new releases to their catalogue –
“Plays Oldie But Goodie” is a release of the Memorial Auditorium, Texas ’73 show by Led Zepplin. The show where John Paul Jones was forced to play with two broken ribs after, what the drummer claimed, was a coughing fit. The label have come up with another of their twists on the covers presenting the show in either “A” or “B” jackets. Same show, different covers for the discerning collector.
The labels first Gillan pressing, “Japanese Double Trouble” is a Mr. Peach recording of the bands show at the San Plaza Hall, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan on the 7th of October, 1981.
The Idol Mind label have their shot at the Rolling Stones Brixton show that many other labels have also released. Using their vaunted rubidium remaster, combining the soundboard up with the audience tape, they promise the best possible sound for this show (!). Initial copies also come with a BDR disk, gaining pace with the major labels love of upgrading their product on to blu-ray disks to furnish the best sound available, the BRD disk also features the audience shot video version of the show, twinned with this remaster along with 2 versions of the “Stripped” TV special – an “On -Air” version and an “Off-Air” version.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)