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September, 2020

  • 2 September

    ‘The big one is coming’ according to EV.

    A nice start to September with the news that Led Zepp’s show from the 24th of March, 1975 is imminent as a soundboard recording. Keep hold of your audience recordings and Millard tapes for the moment but if this ends up being the complete show, you’re no doubt in for ...

June, 2020

  • 5 June

    Recent release round-up.

    As the world starts to recover from the pandemic lock-down, the bootleg industry is beginning to pick up again. Most of the new releases seem to come from the same sources with most of them having been taken from torrents. For those of us who prefer silver-disks to hard drive ...

May, 2020

  • 25 May

    Rush – Forever NP (Empress Valley Supreme Disc EVSD-1262/1263/1264)

    Forever NP (Empress Valley Supreme Disc EVSD-1262/1263/1264) Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC, USA – May 28, 2015 Disc 1 (64:29) The World Is…The World Is, The Anarchist, The Wreckers, Headlong Flight, Far Cry, The Main Monkey Business, How It Is, Animate, Roll The Bones, Between The Wheels, Subdivisions Disc 2 (73:36) ...

April, 2020

February, 2020

  • 16 February

    Led Zeppelin – Live In Osaka 928 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc EVSD1255-1257)

    Live In Osaka 928 (Empress Valley Supreme Disc EVSD1255-1257) Osaka Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan – Tuesday, September 28, 1971 Disc 1 (60:33) Introduction, Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Since I’ve Been Loving You, Black Dog, Dazed And Confused Disc 2 (72:00) Stairway To Heaven, Please Please Me, From Me To You, Celebration ...

  • 8 February

    The Led Zeppelin 9/28 boxed set lands!

    One of the most anticipated soundboard releases has arrived. ‘Osaka 9/28’ is Led Zeppelin touring Japan in 1971. Much booted as an audience source, this is the first time that the soundboard has been released .. But, buyer beware, it’s not a complete soundboard, missing the very beginning of the ...

December, 2019

  • 4 December

    New Led Zepp SBD on Empress Valley!

    As posted by @yuminori0616 on Twitter, Empress Valley seem to bringing the big guns for the festive period this year. Their version of the Osaka, 28th September 1971 show has finally seen the light of day. Infamously released as an audience recording on many a CD or LP set – ...

October, 2019

September, 2019

  • 21 September

    Empress Valley issue a Blueberry Hill matrix!

    The millionth outing for this classic boot and it’s announced as a new one. Apparently a ‘stereo matrix master’, different sources make up this new version of the 4th of September, 1970 show. However @skabmaluke on Twitter points out that a 4 matrix master already exists on Dime – Is ...

July, 2019

  • 21 July

    Led Zeppelin – The Red FK Tee (Empress Valley Supreme Disc EVSD-1131/1132)

    The Red FK Tee (Empress Valley Supreme Disc EVSD-1131/1132) Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI, USA – June 6, 1972 EQ VersionDisc 1 (79:08) Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, Dazed And Confused, What Is And What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love, Rock And Roll Original MasterDisc 2 (79:08) Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, Dazed And ...

March, 2019

October, 2018

  • 1 October

    Led Zeppelin’s ‘How The East Was Won’ on Empress Valley and Eelgrass

    And so it came to pass, around a week ago, the most anticipated release by Empress Valley from their soundboard revolution series this year, ‘How The East Was Won’. A soundboard recording from the bands gig at the Osaka festival hall on the 29th of September, 1971. Already promoted by ...

August, 2018

June, 2018

  • 29 June

    The Empress Valley label announce Stones IEMS.

    Hot on the heals of the announcements of Xavel’s Rolling Stones announcements, the EV label have been kind enough to allow us access to theirs. These are rough mix versions for the finished product and taken from MP3 (for samples) – Enjoy! Midnight Rambler If you liked this review, buy ...

  • 25 June

    The Stones Sessions 2002 – The review

      This all started with a simple thread on IORR. One collector who dropped hints about the tape he had for trade – the files were a bunch of takes from the Stones sessions of recording new tracks for an alleged brand new album recorded at the Guillaume Tell St. ...

  • 11 June

    Bob Dylan – Clover Studio 1981 (Empress Valley Supreme Disk)

    Bob Dylan, ‘Clover Studio 1981’ (Empress Valley Supreme Disk) Trouble (Take 6) / The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar (Correct speed version) / Bolero (Heart Of Mine) (Instrumental take 1) / Heart Of Mine (Outtake) / Property Of Jesus (Original mix) / Caribbean Wind (Outtake) / Magic (Outtake – ...

May, 2018

  • 30 May

    New Bob Dylan on Empress Valley

    Your first look at possibly the biggest Dylan release this year is here. On the Empress Valley label, ‘Clover Studio 1981’ features outtakes and mixes previously unheard even after Scorpio and Dandelion had put out their own tapes. The collection, it is announced, comes from dubs from the master tapes ...

April, 2018

  • 18 April

    New titles from Moonchild and an EV announcement!

    The Japanese budget label, Moonchild has recently dropped a few new titles, two from the Stones, one of Fleetwood Mac. The first is ‘Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be’. A ‘stereo matrix’ (2 mono audience recordings: #1 TMOQ source / #2 alternate source, including parts from a mono soundboard recording (FM ...