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April, 2021

  • 17 April

    Led Zeppelin – The Fuckin’ Spirit (Melvin Records MM23)

    The Fuckin’ Spirit (Melvin Records MM23)  Atlanta International Speedway, Hampton, Georgia, USA – July 5, 1975  (42:06) The Train Kept A Rollin’, I Can’t Quit You Baby, Dazed And Confused, White Summer / Black Mountain Side, You Shook Me  The Tarantura label recently released two titles under the guise of ...

  • 11 April

    Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Rainbow (Tarantura TCDPF-11,12)

    Dark Side Of The Rainbow (Tarantura TCDPF-11,12)  Rainbow Theatre, London, Great Britain – November 4, 1973  Pink Floyd’s last two concerts of 1973 were benefit performances for Soft Machine drummer Robert Wyatt who had broken his back in a fall. Both concerts took place on the same day at the ...

  • 6 April

    New Beatles and Led Zeppelin on Melvin

    The Melvin label is reborn! Or actually, it’s here under the motor of Tarantura who have elicited to bring the label back to life on CD with two titles of mixed provenance. The first title, ‘The F*ckin’ Spirit’ is a recording of the bands show at the Atlanta Pop Festival ...

March, 2021

  • 28 March

    Queen – Regal Rock (Tarantura TCDQ-21-1,2)

    Regal Rock (Tarantura TCDQ-21-1,2)  Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA, USA – January 30, 1976  Disc 1 (44:12) Introduction, Bohemian Rhapsody (Opera & Reprise), Ogre Battle, Sweet Lady, White Queen, Flick Of The Wrist, Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen, The March Of The Black Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (Reprise), Bring Back That Leroy ...

October, 2020

  • 25 October

    Johnny Winter – ‘Live 1971 and Studio Session 1969’ (Tarantura TCDJOWI-1-1,2)

    Johnny Winter, ‘Live 1971 and Studio Session 1969’ (Tarantura TCDJOWI-1-1,2) Disk One: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl / Rock n’ Roll Hootchie Coo / Be Careful With A Fool > It’s My Own Fault / Jumping Jack Flash  / Rock and Roll Medley: Great Balls Of Fire – Long Tall Sally ...

  • 21 October

    Led Zeppelin – Daze On The Green (Tarantura TCD-209, 210 A)

    Daze On The Green (Tarantura TCD-209, 210 A) The latest mini box set from Tarantura documents the (in) famous concerts at the Alameda Coliseum in Oakland, California. These two Bay Area gigs would be the last the band would perform in North America and would be fraught with controversy and ...

  • 7 October

    Led Zeppelin – The Band That Beat The Beatles (Tarantura TCD0207, 208 B)

    The Band That Beat The Beatles (Tarantura TCD0207, 208 B) Having grown up in the proximity of Detroit and still living in even closer proximity to the Motor City, live concert recordings of my favorite artists are most interesting to me. From the age I began listening to Rock radio ...

September, 2020

May, 2020

  • 20 May

    Led Zeppelin – Some Other Guyz 1970 Boston Garden (Tarantura TCD-205, 206A)

    Some Other Guyz 1970 Boston Garden (Tarantura TCD-205, 206A) Having been pleasantly surprised the Tarantura’s recent mini box set, Bath Of The Blues, I decided to get their most recent Led Zeppelin release featuring both audience sources from the excellent September 9, 1970 Boston Garden concert. Led Zeppelin’s sixth American ...

April, 2020

  • 17 April

    U2 – Desires Around The Joshua Tree – Tarantura TCDU2-7-1,2)

    U2, “Desires Around The Joshua Tree”, (Tarantura TCDU2-7-1,2) Disk 1; The Whole Of The Moon (The Waterboys) / Sunday Bloody Sunday / Gloria / New Years Day / Bad – The Boxer / Pride (In The Name Of Love) / Where The Streets Have No Name / I Still Haven’t ...

  • 8 April

    U2 – Angels Around The Joshua Tree (Tarantura TCDU2-6-1,2)

    U2, “Angels Around The Joshua Tree”, (Tarantura TCDU2-6-1,2) Disk 1; The Whole Of The Moon / Sunday Bloody Sunday / I Will Follow / New Years Day / Bad – Heroes / Pride (In The Name Of Love) / Where The Streets Have No Name / I Still Haven’t Found ...

February, 2020

  • 29 February

    Led Zeppelin – Bath Of The Blues (Tarantura TCD-203 1/2, 204 1/2)

    Bath Of The Blues (Tarantura TCD-203 1/2, 204 1/2) Bath Festival, West Showground, Shepton Mallet, UK – June 28, 1970 If there is one Led Zeppelin concert from 1970 that has been iconic since the band played it, it is most certainly their performance at the Bath Festival of Blues ...

January, 2020

December, 2019

  • 27 December

    New Stones on Tarantura

    A new audience source of the Stones late night appearance has been announced on Tarantura. ‘Midnight Ramblers In The Midnight Hour’ Is the premier of a new audience tape for the label – It is, to be clear, a slight composite of one main source with three small patches making ...

June, 2019

  • 7 June

    Kiss – April Fool From Hell (Tarantura TCDKIS78-4-1,2)

    April Fool From Hell (Tarantura TCDKIS78-4-1,2) Budokan Dai-Hall, Tokyo, Japan – Saturday, April 1, 1978 Disc 1 (57:02) SE / Crowd Noise / Monitor Check, Introduction, I Stole Your Love, King Of The Night Time World, Ladies Room, Firehouse, Love Gun, Let Me Go Rock And Roll, Makin’ Love, Christine ...

January, 2019

  • 28 January

    Iron Maiden – Gracias, Killers! (Boleskine House Records BHRCD-17-1/2)

    Gracias, Killers! (Boleskine House Records BHRCD-17-1/2) Palacio de Municipal, Barcelona, Spain – April 2, 1982 Disc 1 (53:28) Murders In The Rue Morgue, Wrathchild, Run To The Hills, Children Of The Damned, The Number Of The Beast, Another Life, Killers, 22 Acacia Avenue, Total Eclipse, Clive Burr Drum Solo, Transylvania, ...

November, 2018

  • 3 November

    Iron Maiden – Maiden Japan Vol. 5 (Tarantura TCDIM-5-1,2)

    Maiden Japan Vol. 5 (Tarantura TCDIM-5-1,2) Sun-Plaza Hall Nakano, Tokyo, Japan – May 24, 1981 Evening Show Sunday 6:30PM Disc 1 (57:01) SE / Opening, The Ides Of March, Wrathchild, Purgatory, Sanctuary, Remember Tomorrow, Another Life, Clive Burr drum solo, Another Life (reprise), Band Introduction, Genghis Khan, Killers, Innocent Exile, ...

August, 2018

  • 28 August

    Led Zeppelin – Live In The Fairy Tale (Tarantura TCD-190-1.2)

     Live In The Fairy Tale (Tarantura TCD-190-1.2) Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan – September 29, 1971 Disc 1 (63:10) Opening, Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Since I’ve Been Loving You, Black Dog, Dazed And Confused Disc 2 (54:40) MC, Stairway To Heaven, Celebration Day, That’s The Way, Going To California, Tangerine, Friends, Smoke ...

July, 2017

  • 21 July

    New releases on the Tarantura label

    Three brand new releases have just been announced on the Tarantura label From biggest to smallest (In comparison to number of disks); “The Heart Of Punk Rock” is a 5 CD set of U2 IEM / Audience matrix recordings from 2015’s ‘Innocence and Experience’ tour. 3 full shows included over ...