Two new Led Zeppelin releases have arrived from the doors of Empress Valley.
The first is a reissue of the classic ‘No Quarter’ release, renamed ‘Black Dragon With Blue Axe’. A 6 CD boxed set.
Recorded at the Earls Court arena on the 18th of May, 1975, this new version features a new Empress Valley remaster of the show on 3CDs, the next 3 CDs are from a new and unreleased source.
The second is, unusually, titled, ‘No Quarter’. This is a new release of the ‘Red Devil’ tape also from the from the 18th of May, 1975.
A 5 CD boxed set, the original ‘Red Devil’ LP source is featured on the first two CDs, the other 3 CDs are from another new and unheard source.
As the rumour is that the masters for ‘Red Devil’ were destroyed in a fire, only the acetate to this release still existed. This tapes appearance is a very welcome find.
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