Deep Purple – “The End” (Darker Than Blue 201/202) is a 2CD set from Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan on June 29th, 1973. This is the last show to feature Ian Gillan and Roger Glover until they reformed in the ‘80s. The label released this once before as “The End” (Darker Than Blue 031/032) but as you can see, this one features a new catalog number and (ever so slightly) different artwork.
Jeff Beck – Tokyo 1980 1st Night (Wardour-166) is a 2CD set from Budokan, Tokyo, Japan on December 4th, 1980.
Beck, Bogert & Appice – Rainbow 1974 1st Show (Wardour-165) is a single disc from the Rainbow Theatre, London, UK on January 26th, 1974 (1st Show).
Jeff Beck – Sapporo 1975 (Wardour-164) is a single disc featuring Beck’s appearance at the World Rock Festival Eastland in Okunai Kyogijo, Makomanai, Sapporo, Japan on August 3rd, 1975. This is “Taken from the original LP “Jeff Beck Live In Japan” (POTK-001)”.
Jeff Beck – Sapporo 2005 (Wardour-163) is a 2CD set from Hokkaido Koseinenkin Kaikan, Sapporo, Japan on July 13th, 2005. This show features guitarist Jennifer Batten on a couple tracks.
Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A. Essential Rare Masters (no label) is a single disc that features Rough Mixes and Outtakes from the “Born In The U.S.A.” sessions recorded at The Power Station & The Hit Factory, New York from January 1982 – March 1984.
Scorpions – The Songs That Won’t Go Away (Zodiac 162) is a 50th Anniversary Rare Tracks Collection. This is a double disc that features tracks, both live and studio, spanning most of their career.
also, as (another) hint that i forgot to include, the L—–house site describes the new Deep Purple on Darker Than Blue as being sourced from the original masters. was or wasn’t the first “The End” release (also) sourced from the original masters? again, thanx
anybody know whether or not the new Deep Purple on Darker Than Blue is any kind of upgrade or not? oddly, on the L—-house site, there’s no mention whatsoever of it being any kind of upgrade, but the sound quality is described as being “TRULY PERFECT SOUND”. WTF?! the original “The End” had decent sound quality, but it most certainly didn’t have “TRULY PERFECT SOUND”, and it would be ridiculous for anybody, even for L—–house, to describe it that way. also, the playing time for each disc of the new release is nearly identical to the respective one of the older release. so anybody know what’s goin’ on? thanks to anybody who could kindly let us know.
i got it last week, and although i didn’t make a direct comparison, i’m pretty sure that in fact it’s quite an upgrade, as i can’t remember the older version sounding so crisp & clear (as the new one). the older one was rather decent, but surely not as great as the new one