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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 ...

February, 2018

  • 8 February

    Led Zeppelin soundboard news from Empress Valley

    From the Far East, news has begun to spring up from over the past few days. The latest of this exciting announcements is that the label have offered out a new ‘single’ CD. Yes, one track, not even an EP. The tracks is ‘Immigrant Song’ from Led Zep’s show at ...

January, 2018

  • 29 January

    Eagles, ‘Hotel California’ rehearsals on Moonchild

    The Moonchild label has picked up on the series of Eagles rehearsals for their classic album, ‘Hotel California’ and has been the first to put them on to silver disk. The track list uncovers a wealth of early versions of the tracks from the LP sessions along with a trickle ...

September, 2017

  • 22 September

    New release round up

    Some new releases from various Japanese producers have been announced; Empress Valley continue the release of their U2 ‘Joshua Tree’ tour IEMS featuring both shows from, one, the King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium, recorded on the 1st August 2017, titled ‘Set my Mind On Fire’ and secondly, ‘Happy Birthday Malala’ ...

August, 2017

  • 22 August

    Led Zeppelin – Deus Ex Machina (Empress Valley Supreme Disc EVSD-999/1000/1001/1002/1003/1004/1005/1006)

     Deus Ex Machina (Empress Valley Supreme Disc EVSD-999/1000/1001/1002/1003/1004/1005/1006) Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington – Friday March 21, 1975 Well it’s finally here, Empress Valley’s “Soundboard Revolution” delivers the incredible second night in Seattle on Led Zeppelin’s 1975 American tour in amazing soundboard quality. After months of anticipation and more than a few delays ...

  • 2 August

    Empress Valley’s ‘Deus Ex Machina’ gets it’s release!

    One of the biggest releases from one of the world’s king of bootleggers has been released and is presented in a grand style. ‘Deus Ex Machina’ features – for the first time anywhere – Led Zeppelin’s show in Seattle on the 21st of March, 1975. A soundboard source, this is ...

July, 2017

  • 29 July

    U2 – Take The Fucking Roof Off (Empress Valley EV 991/992)

    U2, ‘Take The Fucking Roof Off’ (Empress Valley EV 991/992) Disk 1; Opening – A Rainy Night In Soho / Sunday Bloody Sunday / New Years Day / A Sort Of Homecoming / Bad / Pride / Where The Streets Have No Name / I Still Haven’t Found What I’m ...

  • 18 July

    New release round up

    Fresh from U2’s show in Seattle, Empress Valley have captured another IEM audience mixture for us all. ‘Take The F*cking Roof Off’, recorded on the May 14th, 2017 at the Citylink Field this 2 CD set is the second in what we hope is a collection of IEMs that the ...

  • 14 July

    The Rolling Stones – KBFH Broadcasts (Joe Maloney Archive) Moonchild Records (MC-019)

    The Rolling Stones ‘KBFH Broadcasts (Joe Maloney Archive)’ – Moonchild Records (MC-019) Recorded live at London, 9 September 1973 & Brussels, 1st Show 17 October 1973 DISC 1 (Aired Sept. 29, 1974): Brown Sugar, Happy, Dancing With Mr. D, Angie, You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Midnight Rambler, Rip This ...

June, 2017

  • 27 June

    U2 – Thirty Years And I Still Can’t Play Harmonica (Empress Valley Supreme Disk – 989/990)

    U2, ‘Thirty Years And I Still Can’t Play Harmonica’ (Empress Valley Supreme Disk – 989/990) Disk 1; Opening – A Rainy Night In Soho / Sunday Bloody Sunday / New Years Day / A Sort Of Homecoming / MLK / Pride / Where The Streets Have No Name / I ...

  • 10 June

    Brand new U2 on the Empress Valley label

    The first recordings are beginning to appear from U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’, 30th anniversary tour, among them Empress Valley’s ’30 Years And I Still Can’t Play Harmonica’. An audience / item matrix from the tours first night in Vancouver, Canada on the 12th of May, the sound quality is exceptional. How ...

May, 2017

  • 12 May

    New Macca and Yes from Empress Valley, Xavel and more

    The Empress Valley and Xavel labels have grabbed more recordings from Macca’s recent tour of the Far East; ‘One On One at Tokyo Dome’ is part of a series of triple disk sets recorded at the venue beginning with the show & soundcheck on the 27th also featuring recordings from ...

March, 2017

  • 20 March

    Aretha Franklin – Montreux 1971 (Poison Apple)

    Aretha Franklin, “Montreux 1971” (PoisonAPPLE) Soul Serenade / Respect / Natural Woman / Say A little Prayer For You / Call Me / Just Because – Share Your Love With Me / Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) / Bridge Over Troubled Water / Dr Feelgood – Spirit In The ...

January, 2017

  • 17 January

    Recent new releases

    Things are historically quiet in January but a handful of new releases have started to appear quietly and are starting to stir up the dust. The Dog ‘n Cat label announce their first releases this year with their take on the Desert Trip show, “Ride ‘Em On Down” (the first ...