Led Zeppelin – 929 (no label) is a triple disc from Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan on September 29th, 1971.
Led Zeppelin – Live In Japan 1971 (no label) is a double disc also from Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan on September 29th, 1971. This is “Taken from the original 2LP (OG-798A/798B/799A/799B)” and is being called an upgrade. On just 2CDs, this is not the complete concert.
Led Zeppelin – Seattle 1973 Master Reels (no label) is a 3CD set from Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA on July 17th, 1973. This is a popular concert lately with recent releases Performed Live In Seattle (Eat A Peach EAT 96/97/98) and V ½ Performed Live In Seattle (Graf Zeppelin LZSC-017A/B/C/D/E).
Syd Barrett – Joyful Lunacy: The Syd Barrett Anthology (Sigma 169) is a four disc set featuring a nice collection of solo Syd material culled from BBC recordings, EMI reels and live.
Yes – Definitive Maryland Heights 1994 (Virtuoso 309/310) is a 2CD stereo soundboard from Riverport Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO on June 29th, 1994. This was previously released on Maryland Heights (Sirene-054).
Guns N’ Roses – Tokyo Dome 1993 Final Night (Zodiac 201) is a 2CD set from the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan on January 15th, 1993.
The Michael Schenker Group – Definitive Budokan 1981 (Zodiac 204) is a 2CD set from Budokan, Tokyo, Japan on August 12th, 1981.
Careful -> I can send you a few examples of raw tapes released by Sigma & Lighthouse to show you the difference we’re talkin’ about. There’s no other way to explain that, at least in my humble opinion.
Hah, I wish to have my own label. It’s my friend’s idea. He’s a professional sound engineer with ca. 40 years old experience. He’s a huge fan of the old music and he’s often using old analog high end equipment while working with the sound. I’ve listened to some of his works and I have to say there’s a huge improvement when compared to what’s already available. It’s just the matter of a proper mastering and EQ – most if not all boot companies are run by amateurs (passionates) who have no professional knowledge, this is the rason many of their productions are sounding also very amateurish and much often they’re much ovverated. Just image a bootleg release of a good balanced raw soundboard tape in the semi-official quality. I am just curious if this won’t bring a huge attention from side of group’s staffs as his efforts are standing on incredibly high level.
The only thing I can say about all Lighthouse products is to avoid them! These are straight rip offsfrom freely available torrents, with all the bad edits etc. Furthermore, they are reissuing previously released shows only and nothing new is here.
but not EVERYBODY can get free torrents, or at least not easily, and even those who can may not necessarily want to. i want factory-pressed silver original CD’s, not CD-R’s or computer files, and not ALL Lighthouse releases are always so bad as you say they are
I have to agree, while I do download occasionally I like to buy the real deal . I have bought several of the Lighthouse No Label titles, the 929 release that was the Winston Remaster, Tampa 1970, and the two Hamburg 70 sets are excellent titles to grab. I pick and chose what I buy based upon what I need in my collection and try and read about them on the excellent Bootledz site. Hakuna Mattata
Seems like you guys have absolutely no knowledge as it comes of what the good sound is, mainly because you have no chance to compare these crappy products with original tapes. It’s a pity that so many people today still believes in what some people are saying, like Bootledz, which is full of mistakes and inaccurate infos. I can assure you all there are much better copies around of most of tapes released by these “premium” Japanese labels and I have heard there’s a person interested to start his own record label and make it possible for the public forum. It’s the matter of time when it will appear to be a definitve boot label for these shows.
zepster please let us know when you start your own company and you and release all these great sounding tapes , I for one, would love to know what good sound is. Perhaps you could start your own website to post reviews also, it would certainly help us, less educated listeners better understand what is good from what is not
to say that it seems that we have “ABSOLUTELY NO KNOWLEDGE” about sound quality, of which some aspects can be more subjective rather than objective, is quite an insult not only to us, but also to many of the great writers & reviewers here, such as former member Plomerus, who happens to be a professional rock musician himself, even the late G. Sparaco, whose very prolific work here still remains the bulk of this great site that he created & got started, WGPSEC, DLee (former member), & even Relayer67 himself. they’ve all written numerous reviews here covering many many Lighthouse releases that they recommend, but are considered just “crap” in Zepster’s personal opinion
i don’t follow Bootledz myself, but does anybody out there agree with Zepster’s personal opinions, or is he just about the only one here? the only member here that i know of who would likely tend to agree is the one called Roberto who has criticized Sigma a lot in the past, but just about everybody else here, in addition to all the great writers & reviewers, would strongly disagree with him, at least most of the time
i haven’t yet seen any actual evidence that most Lighthouse releases are “crappy” & are so inferior to the original recordings, or anything else that really backs up Zepster’s own opinion. if there are much better copies available, then who the hell is releasing them, and in what formats?
and while other labels like Eat a Peach, which is essentially still Godfather but under a new name, tend to almost always release great stuff, they are far less prolific than Sigma & the other Lighthouse-related labels. i could go on & on about this disagreement, especially with some other points that could be made as well, but i’ve already said enough…..
anybody know how the Led Zeppelin “929” is different from the “929” that was released in January, other than this new one having a better front cover? i noticed that the total playing times of each disc are exactly the same, so if it were an upgrade of any kind, you’d think that they’d say so
also, that new Syd Barrett “Joyful Lunacy” release looks quite interesting