The Rolling Stones – Munich 2022 (no label) is a 2CD set from Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany on June 5th, 2022.
Pink Floyd – Southampton 1969 (Sigma 301) is a single disc from the Old Refectory, Student’s Union, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK on May 9th, 1969 and has been “Remastered by Graf Zeppelin”.
The Police – Nakano Sunplaza 1980: Definitive Master (Wardour-525) is a 2CD stereo soundboard from Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan on February 15th, 1980.
The Police – Melbourne 1981: Pre-FM (Wardour-526) is a 2CD stereo soundboard from Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia on February 22nd, 1981.
Cyndi Lauper – Budokan 1986 2nd Night (Zion-213) is a 2CD set from Budokan, Tokyo, Japan on September 11th, 1986.
McAuley Schenker Group – Budokan 1988 2nd Night: Definitive Master (Zodiac 516) is a single disc from Budokan, Tokyo, Japan on February 16th, 1988.
Iron Maiden – Definitive Ruskin Arms 1981 (Zodiac 513) is a single disc from Ruskin Arms, London, UK on December 23rd, 1981.
Iron Maiden – Definitive Ipswich 1983 (Zodiac 514) is a 2CD set from Gaumont Hall, Ipswich, UK on May 8th, 1983 and has been “Remastered by Graf Zeppelin”.
Iron Maiden – Definitive Hammersmith 1983 (Zodiac 515) is a 2CD set from Hammersmith Odeon, London, England on May 26th, 1983 and has also been “Remastered by Graf Zeppelin”.
Very pleased to see the first of a flush of new Stones releases. It’ll be interesting to see if covid changes anything in the set-lists going forward as the band adapt to any circumstances.
Hi Stuart. I appreciate your enthusiasm for the Stones in 2022, but I wonder what they achieve by continuing to tour? Obviously they still enjoy playing live, so maybe that is reason enough to continue. However, I kind of wish they had decided to retire when Charlie passed on. At what point does a great band like the Stones start to damage their legacy by churning out unnecessary – and possibly sub-par -concerts?
I agree…not just for the Stones, but for a few other legendary faves of mine as well, & in general overall. I very much prefer to hear them when they’re in their primes rather than later on when they’re well past them.
Just for 1 example, although the last few studio albums of Deep Purple have been very good, I wouldn’t mind if they chose to retire their live act, which would only interest me now these days if they were to bring back old gems that have rarely been played live – such as “Rat Bat Blue” & “Demon’s Eye”.
Yes good point Axeman. The incredible California Jam performance as heard on the new reel to reel master cd sets an impossibly high bar for later Deep Purple – or any other band! – to try and meet …
One group who’s later live returns I think have worked are Led Zep. Page and Plant in the mid 90s recast their old songs in a powerful middle eastern style, and played many great studio album songs which Zep never actually performed on stage. And their 2007 reunion concert in London was simply a great show. But maybe they were wise enough to realise their limits and not become a regular fixture on the 21st century touring circuit?
A good point, Jazzbo. Maybe I’m just nostalgic – That the Stones continue to tour excites me, that they change their set list occasionally also makes me think they’re doing something different. I love Macca but his shows are getting a bit staid now, his voice wearing down.
I’ll admit, no-one is bringing anything ‘new’ per-sae but I don’t hear anything new in the charts that I love as much or would make it to bootlegs so I cling to my love of the classic acts while they’re around.
Yes fair enough Stuart! The stones are such a great band and we should treasure them while they are still with us. I just get stuck on the brilliant ‘Nasty Music’ bootleg and the Mick Taylor era is a hard one to follow … I have only seen the Stones once – in 1995 on the Voodoo Lounge tour and it was a fabulous show. Great setlist, and they were in excellent form. Definitely one of those ‘bucket list’ events!