“A new Led Zeppelin-dedicated label was announced. The Chronicles Of Led Zeppelin is established as an original successor to the now legendary The Diagrams Of Led Zeppelin label and is set to release many uncirculated sources from the Led Zeppelin live catalogue. From what is reported, the main intention of this newest effort from the Far East is to release all the tapes without any heavy equalization or editing. The label is planning a big series of albums sourced directly from the masters dedicated to the collectors that are looking for unaltered and straight copies of low gen tapes. Their first two titles will include the Seattle March 21st, 1975 alternate source and the Atlanta April 23th, 1977 tapes. The date of release is planned for sometime in mid June this year. While the Seattle source was previously used as a filler to the original (basic) tape on H-Bomb’s No Quarter many years ago, Atlanta seems to be the debut of this rather very good sounding material. All in all, it seems this is the beginning of something much larger than we could have expected before and I hope this newest budget label will be a correct and definitive answer to the highly overrated Empress Valley Supreme Disc and Tarantura labels.”
This is very good news, and it looks like this label will avoid the “limited to one hundred numbered copies” crap that plagues the elitist Led Zeppelin labels. The past couple of years have seen some labels rise to continue the great tradition of TDOLZ but were either heavily remastered or didn’t have the knowledge of which tapes to release for collectors. We’ll have full reviews of the new TCOLZ titles when they arrive here next month.