New releases next week will include Eric Clapton Seattle 1983. This is a two disc set with the Paramount Theater, Seattle show on February 1st, 1983.
Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Complete Cape Cod 1976 (Wardour 071) presents the Lampinski tape of the complete August 27th, 1976 show in Hyannis. The same show was released earlier this year by Wardour on Cape Cod Jam (Wardour 061), but this new release has the complete show. Those buying this title in Lighthouse will get the older title free for purchase, but that doesn’t apply to us gaijin unfortunately.
Rainbow Soundboard Archives 1976 (Darker Thank Blue 077/078) has
Budokan, Tokyo, Japan 16th December 1976 Evening Show (Totally Upgraded from New DAT Master) and
Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan 8th & 9th December 1976 (Upgraded Version from FM Master)
With respect to the Rainbow title, early information reveals that this is a 2-cd release of songs from the shows, but not the complete shows. This is disappointing, particularly because it suggests the deservedly hated practice of hoarding. The proof will be in the pudding, however, so we’ll see what Darker than Blue has to offer on this release.
The new Jeff Beck with Jan Hammer on Wardour looks really cool. Although I am a bit disappointed as I just picked up Cape Cod Jam (Wardour 061)(I hate when that happens). Maybe Wardour will offer me a discount on Complete Cape Cod 1976. However, I won’t hold my breath (as I don’t look good in blue).
Is there anyone in the audience to actually collects the Lighthouse Rainbow titles, those on Darker Than Blue and Rising Arrow? Maybe you can contribute reviews to out site.
This Rainbow title should be of some interest to collectors of that band’s live material. Tarantura’s Risin presented this show in a great audience recording (fully reviewed on this site), so it’ll be fun to now hear it in what’s being released in this Darker than Blue title. This certainly was a powerful time period in Rainbow’s prolific history. The other Japan dates are new to me, so this release looks to be quite promising.