Led Zeppelin – Amsterdam 1972: Reel Archives (no label) is a 2CD set from Oude Rai, Amsterdam, The Netherlands on May 27th, 1972.
The Allman Brothers Band – Knebworth 1974 (Zion-223) is a 2CD set from Knebworth Park, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK on July 20th, 1974. This comes from a “New Source” with the note “this has just been transferred from the master cassettes that received directly from the taper…this has never been circulated”.
Bob Dylan with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Red Rocks 1986 1st Night Soundboard (Zion-224) is a 3CD stereo soundboard from the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colorado on July 26th, 1986. A bonus track at the end of Disc 3 features “I Shall Be Released” from a studio rehearsal.
Eric Clapton – Old Grey Whistle Test 1977: BBC Master (Beano-231) is a single disc stereo soundboard from the BBC TV Theatre, Shepherds Bush, London, UK on April 26th, 1977. This is sourced from the “BBC master audio from OGWT show in 1977. It includes Bob Harris’ introduction which has never appeared on CD before. Sound quality is the best ever”.
Rainbow – Another Finyl Vinyl (Black Box 047) is a single disc featuring “Ultimate Studio & Live Tracks Compilation 1975-1984″and contains 16 tracks.
Deep Purple – Definitive Genova 1973 (Darker Than Blue 319) is a single disc from Palasport, Genova, Italy on March 11th, 1973 and has been “Remastered by Graf Zeppelin”.
Deep Purple – Definitive Osaka 1973 1st Night (Darker Than Blue 320) is a single disc from Koseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka, Japan on June 27th, 1973 and has also been “Remastered by Graf Zeppelin”.
It is great to see Clapton’s excellent performance on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1977 is receiving a definitive cd release. I am surprised this show has not been issued officially yet. But I don’t understand why the ever reliable Beano label are not including a DVD of the TV broadcast in the package. However, I will happily snap up the BBC master recording for now!
Just an additional note: I am pleased to report that some copies of this release do actually include a bonus dvdr featuring an upgraded video of the TV broadcast.