From one of the Dogs Of Doom liberations and as released by No Label, Empress Valley, et al, ‘Starting Show Of North American Tour, Autumn 1969’ is Wisteria’s version of Led Zeppelin’s early show at Carnegie Hall, October 17th, 1969. Historically important for the Led Zep collector, I doubt we’ve seen the last of this show just yet.
To stand alongside their more recent Beatles releases, ‘Everest’ is Goldies’ alternate Abbey Road album – Two disks of outtakes and sessions for this set – We await to hear if there’s anything new here. ‘Posters, Incense and Strobe Candles: The WCBN Radio Broadcast’ is announced as the complete new master edition. A version of the old Vigotone boot from 1991, the audio disk also features some additional bonus material from ‘Let It Be / Abbey Road’, there’s also an additional DVD featuring a ton of audio from the “Get Back” sessions, though there’s little indication of what the video material is.
Finally two new releases featuring Miles Davis on So What! / Voodoo Down – the first features what promises to be the definitive version of the Ann Arbor concert, February 21st, 1970. Titled, ‘Invasion of John McLaughlin’, the guitarist had just finished recording his debut solo, ‘Devotion’.
‘The Last Supper’ features a recording of what was to be come one of Miles’ last before his death less than three months later. The show at Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris brought together some of his fellow performers through out the trumpeters career for what was to become a grand final farewell.
So my dilemma is, which Zep Carnegie Hall do I buy?
First world issues
They’re all out there now, I guess. Hopefully we’ll have enough copies to review to give enough comparison between them to offer a solid answer.