Led Zeppelin – Listen To This, Eddie: The Best & Longest (no label) is another 3CD set attempting to present the most complete version of Zeppelin’s performance at The Forum, Inglewood, California on June 21st, 1977.
Cream – Boston 1968 (Beano-216) is a 2CD set from Back Bay Theatre, Boston, MA on April 5th, 1968.
Deep Purple – California Jam 1974: Reel To Reel Soundboard (Darker Than Blue 297/298) is a 2CD stereo soundboard from “California Jam I”, Ontario Motor Speedway, CA on April 6th, 1974 and is listed as a “New Source”.
Black Sabbath – California Jam 1974: Reel To Reel Soundboard (Zodiac 494) is a single disc stereo soundboard from “California Jam I”, Ontario Motor Speedway, CA on April 6th, 1974 and is also listed as a “New Source”.
Ozzy Osbourne – Definitive Memphis 1982 (Zodiac 495) is a single disc stereo soundboard from Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, TN on April 28th, 1982 and features mastering by “Graf Zeppelin”.
Megadeth – Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? Randy Burns Mixes (Zodiac 492) is a single disc “Taken from the original Music For Nations Test Pressing LP (MFN 64)”. This also features a bonus track from “DUDES” Soundtrack Album (MCAD-6212) and tracks from the 25th Anniversary Box Set (509990 29339 24).
Metallica – No Life ‘til Leather: Definitive Edition (Zodiac 493) is a single disc containing McGovney’s Cassette Master Version as well as the 2015 Record Store Day Version. In addition, this also features a two song Megaforce Demo and a track from Metal Massacre: Metal Blade’s 20th Anniversary Box.
This is not from the mixing-desk, no, but from a mic placed in front of the PA, recording onto a reel-to-reel. This gives it that SB feel of the crowd low in the mix, but it is a different sound to the official CD releases. On that topic, ‘California Jamming – Live 1974’ (PRMUCD2, 1996) was missing ‘Lay Down, Stay Down’, as was the official video release. This track was found when the original 2-inch video-master of the show was discovered in 2002, the audio-track of which was used for ‘Just Might Take Your Life’ (Sonic Zoom PUR 208, 2003)’. This also greatly improved the SQ compared to ‘California Jamming – Live 1974’.
This new title, whilst not essential to many, offers much to the hardcore DP fan, in my opinion.
This 2007 Scorpio 3CD release is the only version of the “Listen to This, Eddie” show that I have…..
I have to admit not knowing much about this particular legendary show, but isn’t it actually just a Mike Millard recording rather than the “SBD” that it claims to be? I’ve been seriously considering finally getting an upgrade, esp. with so many upgraded versions available, but which in particular should I upgrade to? How about this very inexpensive 2017 Winston Remaster by Moonchild?….
Or should I get one of the numerous “Listen to This, Eddie” 3CD versions released within roughly the last year or so? Which is the very best or definitive one that I should get? THANKS for any helpful suggestions!
Although no one replied, I ended up getting “The Best & Longest” by “no label” last week for quite a low price, and have no complaints about it, although it may be only the best & longest among the no label releases, as it’s still approx. 4:20 shorter than the Graf Zeppelin version reviewed here ( https://www.collectorsmusicreviews.com/led-zeppelin/led-zeppelin-listen-to-this-eddie-graf-zeppelin-lzsc-621a-b-c/ ).
Not sure about the Purple set, I did read the Black Sabbath is from a version supposedly done from “onstage” microphones. I did not download to find out b ut polan on getting the Sabbath title, I also have the official Deep Purple Just Might Take Your Life Sonic Zoom title. I do know the Purple title has tape issues on the second disc and takes audio from the officialy released source.
For those interested there are a couple new titles of the Zep 6/21/77 Eddie show. The new version feature for the first time ever the complete Page solo prior to Achilles Last Stand taken from source 2. Source 2 was the recording that was used for the early patches in Ten Years Gone but never circulated widely until recently when the Dogs Of Doom released the complete source as part of their Liberation Series. So between the Millard, Erik, and Source 2 the concert is now as complete as it will ever be.
The SEARCH option only gives the results which were added after the new look and feel.
Will this be corrected?
I already have SB recording of Deep Purple from California Jam so I’m not sure how this claim of a new source holds up.