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New releases from Empress Valley and more

The Empress Valley have brought us a few exciting little boxed sets in the very recent past;

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“Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn” is an 8 CD set of audience recordings from the 2 Led Zeppelin shows at Earls Court, London on May the 24th and May 25th, 1974.

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“Galactic Messiah” is a 3 CD audience recording of the Zepp’s shows at Knebworth 1979. The box also comes with a bonus disk featuring the New Barbarian’s set at the same festival.

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“Love And Peace” is another 3 CD set featuring an audience recording of Led Zeppelin’s show at the Hiroshima Prefectural Gymnasium, Hiroshima, Japan in September, 1971.

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From the Beatles side, “Wings From The Wings” is an audience recording of the LA Forum show on the 23rd of June, 1976 from a perfect audience recording. The set also features a bonus DVD of the show shot on the 21st of June – An exclusive and new to disk video that was apparently shot by Led Zeppelin’s drummer, John Bonham.

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From the Speak Ezy label, they premier a title from David Foster, a 2 CD set, marketed as a live anthology, featuring tracks from the Hitomi Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan 4th May 1987 (A stereo soundboard) on disk one with tracks on Disc 2 from Keystone Communications, Los Angeles, CA. USA 10th October 1992 (Another stereo soundboard) and the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan 27th April 1994 (An incomplete stereo audience recording) – Both from the original masters.

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Also on Speak Ezy, Roger Waters sets from the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA. USA on the 22nd & 23rd October 2016. Both sets on one disk, featuring Neil Young dueting with Roger on the track, ‘Forever Young’. There is also a DVDR with the set also featuring both shows.

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2 comments

  1. Careful Axeman Eugene

    speaking of Led Zeppelin on Empress Valley, anybody know how their “GTO 929” mini-LP 3CD version differs from the very many many other versions of the legendary 929 show (Osaka, Japan on Sept. 29th, 1971), and esp. other Empress Valley versions of the same show? and this could be a really stupid question, but why is it called “GTO (929)”? what does “GTO” mean, or what does it stand for…in this specific case? i would really appreciate it if ANYBODY could try to help me! THANKS!

    • This famous 9/29 show seems to have had a few re-releases lately. I don’t know the difference between each one and how they compare but I do know that Empress Valley’s GTO 929 mini-LP edition is available for a very nice price at the moment. I always thought the GTO reference meant Geisha Tape Osaka. I notice the spine on Empress Valleys GTO 929 release says: Geisha Together Osaka? Outrageously? Orally…? Take your pick.

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