New titles from Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Iron Maiden, & Black Sabbath!

Pink Floyd – Definitive Boston 1977 (Sigma 226) is a 2CD set from the Boston Garden, Boston, MA on  June 27th, 1977. This new version comes from a “Direct-to-direct transfer of Steve Hopkins’ cassette master tapes” and also includes a Tour Programme Replica.

Pink Floyd – Definitive Pulse (Sigma 225) is a 3CD set described as “The Best & Expanded Edition. P*U*L*S*E* album as it should have been made…”. This compilation features performances from various Earls Court shows as well as Rome, Hanover, and Modena 1994.

Neil Young with Booker T and The MG’s – Torhout Rock Festival 1993: Betacam SP Master (no label) is a single pro-shot DVD from Torhout Rock Festival, Torhout, Belgium on July 3rd, 1993. This is supposedly a “Huge Upgrade” from the Original Video Master.

Iron Maiden – Definitive Music Machine 1979 (Zodiac 329) is a single disc recorded at Music Machine, London, England on September 30th, 1979.

Black Sabbath – Definitive New Britain 1994 (Zodiac 330) is a 2CD stereo soundboard from The Sting, New Britain, CT on February 8th, 1994. This also features two bonus tracks from Hammersmith Apollo, London, England on April 13th, 1994.  

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  1. Anybody get the Floyd Sigma 226? I just did a few days ago, and although I couldn’t make any direct comparison with the previous “definitive” version, “Boston 1977 Master Tapes” (also by Sigma), it could be quite an upgrade, as hard as that may be to believe, as “B ’77 MT” seemed to be just about as great as it could possibly get. But as soon as I started playing the newer Sigma 226, I noticed quite a significant difference such that I though to myself, “Wow – I don’t remember any of the previous releases sounding like THIS!”

    It was one of those upgrade releases that I didn’t really need, but I put it on my list of CD’s to consider possibly getting eventually someday anyway, and after I recently saw how excellent the inner artwork is, although I don’t care much for the front cover in particular, I decided to finally take a chance on it, and now I’m pretty sure that I don’t have any significant regrets about it.

    PS/BTW…..Sigma 226 has exactly the same total playing times that “B ’77 MT” has, at 53:11 & 76:01, respectively.

  2. I wonder how many of those replica tour programmes they printed! They give them away with all the Animals titles. Nice enough, but no text and all photos.

  3. Pink Floyd’s Boston 1977 Hopkins AGAIN? I know – thanks to this site – that ‘Unprocessed Boston 1977’ (Sigma 78) was Master>DAT>CD, and ‘Boston 1977 Master Tapes’ (Sigma 177) was Master>CD, so what is the ‘direct-to-direct’? I daresay I shall pick up this new title at some point, just as I have bought this show 6 or 7 times before. And that’s just the Hopkins…

    The Black Sabbath title is of interest. I have Bondage’s ‘First Purposes’ (BON320/321), which shall be hard to beat. I’d prefer Zodiac to first ‘silverize’ the excellent SQ CDRs, such as ‘Burning Dark’ (Shades 091), which is Offenbach May 04 1994.


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