The Beatles – Live At The Star Club (The Executive Version) (no label) is a 2CD set featuring performances from the Star Club, Hamburg, Germany Late December 1962.
Black Sabbath – Definitive Vienna 1989 (Zodiac 324) is a 2CD stereo soundboard from Summer Arena, Vienna, Austria on September 24th, 1989.
Black Sabbath – Definitive Chicago 1995 (Zodiac 325) is a 2CD stereo soundboard from World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, Illinois on July 7th 1995. It appears that the show intro and final track come from Roseland Ballroom, New York City, NY on July 10th, 1995.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Definitive Boston 1977 (Virtuoso 383/384) is a 2CD set from the Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts on July 12th, 1977.
David Bowie – Bowie To The Rescue (Wardour-293) is a single disc stereo soundboard recorded at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY on October 14th, 1997. This was recorded for MTV “Live From The 10 Spot”and features the pre-taping performance as well as the live taping performance. Two bonus tracks included are from Late Night With Conan O’Brien, NBC-TV, Studio 6-A, NBC Studios. New York, NY on April 10th, 1997.
David Bowie – Kit Kat Klub 1999 (Wardour-294) is a single disc stereo soundboard from the Kit Kat Klub, New York, NY on November 19th, 1999. This was recorded live by The SFX Radio Network. To fill out the disc the label includes bonus tracks recorded at BBC Television Centre, White City, London, UK on November 30th, 1999 to be broadcast on Later… with Jools Holland, BBC2 on December 4th, 1999.
The Beatles ‘Star Club’ release is straight from the internet – Thankfully the creator hasn’t taken his ball home because he has been bootlegged but has simply shrugged and knew that the people who torrent can have it for free – Those of us that collect for prosperity like a pressed disk. There have been plaudits paid to this set however and I’m determined to grab one.
The David Bowie gig at the Kit Kat Club has been released previously and a while ago, however, I always skipped purchasing it as the covers were foul. This no label release looks far better and will, again, earn it’s place in my collection.
3rd release for Sabbath Vienna 1989 (2CD ‘Headless In Vienna’ [Langley 262] and, er, ‘Headless In Vienna [No Label]) , and second for Tinley Park 1995 (2CD ‘Bloody Wizard’ [Langley-272], which stated on the back, ‘Paranoid is missing due to the tape running out.’). Both indispensable recordings for we Sabs fans.