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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 ...

  • 2 January

    Led Zeppelin – Ally Pally Hard Rock Daze 1972 UK Tour (Empress Valley Supreme Disc EVSD 951/52/53/54/55/56)

    Ally Pally Hard Rock Daze 1972 UK Tour (Empress Valley Supreme Disc EVSD 951/52/53/54/55/56) Led Zeppelin’s longest tour of England would come in late 1972 with 25 dates spanning a two month period, the band would feature the same basic set list they had used in Japan the month prior ...

December, 2016

  • 4 December

    Empress Valley announce new Yes release

    Japanese label Empress Valley have just released a brand new Yes 4 cd boxed set. “Songs From Red Rocks” features an audience recording of the band from their appearance in Denver on the 10th of September, 2004 over the first 2 CDs. The two extra CDs are the soundboard recording ...

November, 2016

  • 29 November

    Classic Simon and Garfunkel on PoisonAPPLE.

    PoisonAPPLE, a offshoot of the Empress Valley label have released five new Simon and Garfunkel sets recently. Some of these are ‘classic’ recordings (Released previously on different labels but repackaged to suit this collection). “Live At Hollywood Bowl” is the soundboard recording at the venue on the 23rd of August, ...

  • 29 November

    New releases from Empress Valley and more

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

June, 2016

  • 7 June

    Another Empress Valley Bowie release

    The Empress Valley label have just announced their latest release, ‘Strange Fascination’ is a copy of the Universal Amphitheatre soundboard from Los Angeles, CA on the 5th of September, 1974. The concert has been released many times before, for example as ; ‘Strange Fascination’ (Bow 001/002), ‘Wealth And Authority’ (Shout ...

May, 2016

  • 9 May

    Led Zeppelin – Hellfire Club (Empress Valley Supreme Disc EVSD-919/920/921)

    Hellfire Club (Empress Valley Supreme Disc EVSD-919/920/921) Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland USA – February 10, 1975 Disc 1 (58:09) Introduction, Rock And Roll, Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same, The Rain Song, Kashmir Disc 2 (52:47) No Quarter, ...

March, 2016

  • 24 March

    David Bowie release from Empress Valley arrives

    *Updated* The set has now seen release as a 2 CD, 1 DVD set – The audio does indeed seem to be the audio from Robin Mayhew’s recording, the DVD features an edited show but including the lost Jeff Beck portion.  Sandwiched within the latest Led Zeppelin box from Empress ...

February, 2016

  • 28 February

    The Empress Valley Led Zeppelin box arrives

    The much discussed Led Zeppelin 31 CD long-boxed set on Empress Valley was released this weekend and photos of the set have since been released. Despite it’s size and inevitable cost, the set is due to sell out imminently making it an instant collectors item and all previous releases of ...