New releases from Virtuoso, Wardour, Zodiac, & no label!

The Beatles – Budokan 1st July 1966: 2020 Remaster (no label) is a pro-shot 2DVD set recorded at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan on July 1st, 1966 (Afternoon Show). This contains both the “Restored Original Version” and “Restored Broadcast Version”.

Paul McCartney & Wings – Cold Cuts 2nd & 3rd Mix (no label) is a 2CD set featuring the following: 2nd Mix (1980 Version) & 3rd Mix (1981 Version).

Eric Clapton – Eric Clapton: The Unreleased Eric Clapton Mix (no label) is a single disc featuring “The unreleased Eric Clapton mix of his first solo album” and described as “Official quality direct from master multitracks”.

Robert Plant – San Diego 1990: Mike Millard Master Cassettes (Wardour-423) is a 2CD set from the Sports Arena, San Diego, CA on August 9th, 1990.

Led Zeppelin – Listen To This, Eddie (no label) is a 3CD “2nd Press” of their infamous show at the Forum, Inglewood, California on June 21st, 1977.

Asia – Definitive Hoffman Estates 1982 (Virtuoso 430/431) is a 2CD set from Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates, IL on June 17th, 1982.

Iron Maiden – Definitive Nijmegen 1981 (Zodiac 400) is a single disc stereo soundboard from De Vereeniging, Nijmegen, Holland on April 28th, 1981.  

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  1. Interested .. Does anyone know the differences between the Clapton and Delaney mixes of this debut?

    • Well, at least 1 difference is that the Delaney Bramlett mix apparently doesn’t include the track “Told You for the Last Time” (2:30). As for any other differences, here’s the info. that I copied & pasted from a popular site in the Eastern Hemisphere…..

      “Released in August 1970, Eric Clapton’s first solo album “ERIC CLAPTON”. Did you know that there were three types of mixes in this album? The mix of the board that has been released to the public from the LP era to the present is a mix produced by the famous producer Tom Dowd who produced that “LAYLA AND OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS”. And the second one, which was recorded in the deluxe edition of the album released in June 2006, is a mix of Delaney Bramlet (Delaney & Bonnie & Friends), who had a full support for Clapton’s solo album production. Mix of. The third mix is ​​Eric Clapton’s own mix, which was released by Atco Records in the United States, who released the album in a hurry to release it and used it in the first edition after pressing a very small amount. Due to the existence of three types of mixes, the recording of this album was completed in January 1970, but the release was delayed until August. Eventually it was unified into a mix by Tom Dowd and released worldwide (this was adopted by the second press in the US). The history of the three types of mixes will be described later, but if you read up to this point, most people will understand that the valuable mix that can not be heard easily now is the “mix by Eric Clapton”. By the way, the introduction has become longer, but the UK-based heavyweight taper, who is one of the world’s leading Clapton enthusiasts and collectors and has connections with officials, is the result of many years of strenuous efforts. , ★ Finally I got the master of the original Atoko US original, which was made into stereo from the multi-track of “Eric Clapton Mix”! Of course, it is not the LP drop of Atco first edition. It is a genuine, official quality master!

      ━ What is important about this “Eric Clapton Mix” is that in all of Clapton’s works, his own mix is ​​the only one (although produced). And the “Eric Clapton Mix” is completely different from Tom Dowd Mix and Delaney Mix, so the impression of the album is totally different from them. Explaining the differences in detail (Tom Dowd Mix is ​​abbreviated as TD and Delaney Mix is ​​abbreviated as DB)

      1. Slunky: The intro contains sound effects not included in TD and DB. A completely different take where the guitar solo is different from TD and DB.

      2. Bad Boy… Vocal echo is quite deep, and it is a completely different vocal take from TD and DB. Also, Obrigato’s guitar is a completely different take from TD and DB.

      3. Lonesome And A Long Way From Home… A count by Clapton is in front of the intro. The echo of the vocal is quite deep. The phase of one stroke of flexatone (percussion) after wow wow solo is arranged on the left channel, unlike TD and DB.

      4. After Midnight… At the beginning is the voice of Delaney Bramlet, which is not included in TD and DB. The intro contains brass not found in TD. The echo of the vocal is quite deep. Unlike the TD and DB, the intro drum is located on the left channel.

      5. Easy Now…No particular difference.

      6. Blues Power: The rehearsal part for 29 seconds is recorded at the beginning (with Leon Russell’s guide vocal). Obrigato’s guitar is a completely different take from TD and DB.

      7. Bottle Of Red Wine… Vocal echo is in the middle of TD and DB. The ending is shorter (cut) than TD and DB.

      8. Lovin’ You Lovin’ Me… No big difference from TD.

      9. Told You For The Last Time… The left channel contains a Clapton rhythm guitar not found on the TD.

      10. Don’t Know Why… In TD, the center channel wah wah guitar is arranged in the right channel, and the rhythm guitar by Clapton that is not in the TD is in the left channel.

      11. Let It Rain…The sound is emitted for 14 seconds at the beginning (the stroke of an acoustic guitar is supposed to be played by guest musician Stephen Stills). The echo of the vocal is quite deep.

      There are differences as described above. If it’s so different, it would be natural if the album’s impression changed. Even if you’re not a fan, the Clapton Mix is ​​definitely worth a listen. The overall impression is that Clapton’s guitar play is recorded more than the general Tom Dowd mix, and it seems that it is superior in terms of rawness such as counting, rehearsal part, sound output part.

      First solo album by himself. If Clapton thinks, “I want you to listen to it, I want you to listen to it like this,” it’s a mix that makes you feel his spirit. Stereo master of “Eric Clapton Mix” from the multitrack that finally saw the light of day, not LP drop. If you’re a fan, definitely one for your family! Even if you’re not a fan, you can enjoy listening to the general release version (because it’s so different)!

      By the way, as an aside, let’s note how the three types of mix occurred. In a nutshell, it’s important to say that Hoenren is important.

      When recording was completed at the Village Recorder Studio in LA in January 1970, Delaney Bramlet started working on the mix. However, Clapton, who returned to England after the recording, brought back one song (probably Told You For The Last Time) multitrack tape. Delaney completed the mix of the other songs as he waited for the tape to come back from Clapton. Clapton, on the other hand, was waiting in London for a master tape to be sent by Delaney other than this one. I was going to combine it with one song I mixed myself to complete the album. Delaney is waiting for one multitrack tape from Clapton in LA, Clapton is waiting for a mixed down master tape in London except one from Delaney. It’s a wonderful mistake. British Polydor Records, who want to release quickly, will order all the multitrack tapes from Atlantic Records for Clapton. “Don’t wait for the tapes from Delaney, complete the mix quickly with this.” It was Clapton who worked on the mix at the Olympic Sound Studio, but I was confused by the mixing work of my first experience and completed it, but I do not know whether this is the best mix. As time went by by mischief, Atlantic Records decided to order his own engineer, Tom Dowd, to mix from scratch. It was completed, and Tom Dowd Mix was adopted for the British version, but in the United States, which was ahead of the release date in the United Kingdom, Atco Records of the publisher waited for Tom Dowd’s work to be completed. Instead, Clapton ordered a mixed master tape and adopted it to release the first edition (the master tape was unified into the Tom Dowd mixed version).
      This was how it happened. We can now hear the three mixes thanks to Delaney and Clapton’s lack of contact. It may be called a history mischief.

      Now, “Eric Clapton Mix” is finally released with official quality. This may be the most important news of the year!

      ★Recording from multi-track master is the first ever! !! Introducing the strongest & most important Clapton title.”

      • Thank you, Careful Axeman. It should have been my first port of call to check but thank you for answering me here. Might then, be one to pick up, I think.


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