Pink Floyd – BBC Archives 1970 & 1971 (Sigma 143) is a four disc set that features both stereo and mono versions of the BBC Paris Theatre, London, UK shows from July 16th, 1970 and September 30th, 1971. Both of these stereo and mono versions were previously released in 2004 by the labels predecessor, Sirene, on BBC Archives – Taken from the BBC Radio One Master Reels (Sirene-025) in mono and BBC Archives – Taken from the stereo-mixes of the multi-tracks recordings (Sirene-026) in stereo.
Led Zeppelin – Fillmore West 4.24.1969 (no label) is a single disc from the Fillmore West in San Francisco, CA on April 24th, 1969. Often mistaken for a soundboard, this is probably the best quality audience recording from Zep’s early days.
…some vendors are offering a bonus disc with this. Led Zeppelin – Winterland Ballroom 1969 Day 1 (no label) is a single pressed disc (not CDR) from Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA on April 25th, 1969.
Led Zeppelin – Providence 1973 (no label) is a 2CD set from the Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island on July 21st, 1973.
Iron Maiden – Rainbow Theatre 1980 (Zodiac 157) is a single disc recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London, UK on June 20th, 1980.
Def Leppard – Sendai 2015 (Zodiac 158) is a 2CD set from Sendai Sunplaza Hall, Sendai, Japan on November 13th, 2015.
I agree, Eugene – I don’t see how it could be bettered, and Sigma must realise that or it would have some such comment, I agree. So, no sales to the likes of us, but some shall have missed out, those many years ago, so they are in for a treat. Saves me some money before Christmas.
Oh, I will end up picking up this Led Zepp Fillmore release again. Surely repackaged more than your Christmas tree and sitting in many more homes just to be pulled out once a year to marvel at it’s splendour. The Providence set will surely find a place too if only for the fact that that front cover art looks gorgeous (And I don’t own the show already!)
Yes, Stu, and You Will Boogie with the Providence tape! Got mine on Image Quality before the passage of many equinoxes. Could it be early Lampinski?
re Floyd, as I have the stereo mixes version of the Sirene title, I shall not be getting the new Sigma, but recommend it for any who have not got the earlier version(s). Sirene-026 holds a special place in my affections, being one of the first Floyd boot CDs I got. I marvelled then – as I still do now – that the label had got hold of the original stereo mixes of a mono broadcast.
most likely i won’t be getting it either, and i’ve discovered a further reason for not doing so. that is, there is absolutely no description whatsoever of it being an upgrade of any kind…and no mention of sound quality at all. if it were actuallly an upgrade of any kind or had “TRULY PERFECT SOUND”, or whatever, surely they would say so…wouldn’t they?
furthermore, Sirene 026 already sounds perfect enough as it is, with amazingly crisp sound, and i just can’t imagine it getting any better than it already is
Is it correct that ‘Fat Old Sun’ is actually in MONO on the Sirene stereo version?
Oldman, I have just come back to this thread because I have seen the rear insert, with tracklist, for this new Floyd at the Beeb release, and noticed that it doesn’t feature FOS, which the Sirene-026 stereo does. Listening to the Sirene FOS? I can’t decide by ear. Sorry.
I note the Sigma mono does not have ‘Blues’ – was this the case with the Serene mono, anyone know?