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06 Nov 2006

I would like to start off this week by urging you all to start thinking about your favorite bootleg titles for 2006.  We have just formatted the Top 10 pages to mimic this news column and with just 8 weeks left in the year, we will look to start getting your annual picks posted over on those pages.  The forum will be run just like last year, and you will be able to just add your own lists in the comments area for compilation. On with the news for the week that was October 31st -November 6th...

The week started out with very heavy news out of Japan...Empress Valley officially announced that their LED ZEPPELIN "Live At The Whiskey A Go Go!" title will be out within the month.  This is as significant a title from the ZEPPELIN archives as we've seen yet...this is supposedly the January 2nd, 1969 show in Los Angeles, their first visit to LA and the second earliest live recording from the band to surface thus far.  Big stuff.  Based on the sample of "I Can't Quit You Baby" that was quickly shared on the net after all the avid collectors received their Empress Valley DVD-Audio Samplers, we're in for a treat.  The release will feature both a DVD-Audio disc and a CD, and we certainly await more on that whole release package.  Quite a release schedule for EV, the balance of their 4th Quarter deluge will also include:...

  • "Live In Memphis 1970" 2CD,
  • "Milwaukee & Ontario 1970" 2CD,
  • "Central Park 1969" 1CD
  • "Happiness Is A Warm Gun" 2CD from Vienna, March 16, 1973
  • "BBC Zepp" 4CD, Complete BBC Sessions
  • "Live In Fort Worth 1977" 3CD

Also on the ZEPPELIN front, planned releases from Tarantura are: "Burn Like A Candle" 4CD of their legendary June 25, 1972 LA Forum show, along with a bonus disc..."No Quarter" featuring their Earl's Court performance from May 18, 1975 - rumored to possibly be a new audience source, and of course the extremely limited 1971 Tour Box Set, "Kurofune".  Also coming from the label yet in 2006 should be the ERIC CLAPTON 8CD Limited Edition Box Set "Rainbow Concert"...Look also for a PAGE & PLANT DVD, "Unledded Sessions Day One" on the way, containing previously unreleased video of the infamous MTV 1994 filming sessions for "Unled-ed".  Speaking of DVD...the Halcyon Label introduced some old ROLLING STONES recordings in some very glitzy packaging this past Summer and into the seems they will dip their toes into the video realm with the title, "Naked Film", a proshot release of the March 22, 2006 Tokyo Dome concert...more STONES, Dog N Cat Records have a couple of new titles on tap for release shortly, "Der Weltmeister Im Baumklettern" 2CD will contain the July 16, 2006 Bigger Bang show at Olympiastadion in Munich and "Hannover Street" 2CD, the July 19th concert at AWD-Arena in Hannover, Germany...Sister Morphine will continue their plans to issue "Tour Of The Americas '75", a 3CD set that remasters the excellent audience tape from the final Madison Square Garden performance on the tour, June 27, 1975...with bonus tracks that include rarities from earlier in the tour, tour announcements, etc.  And...Rattlesnake couldn't help themselves...their "Monitor Mixes 1989" will join DAC, IMP, The Good Sister and all the rest in getting those Steel Wheels outtakes properly distributed around the globe.  I think that pretty much accounts for every STONES-related boot label and then some, for covering that tape!...

The Rolling Stones Tour Of The Americas '75 Sister Morphine CDBob Dylan Hear The Echoes Ring Rattlesnake LabelQueen Hyde Park 1976 DVD

...also from Rattlesnake comes the BOB DYLAN disc, "Hear The Echoes Ring", another documenting of the Tell Ol Bill sessions from Summer 2005, recorded for the soundtrack to the film North Country.  If you were looking for something different, you probably didn't expect this...Franny Records has produced a BEATLES CD-Rom - and it sounds like it isn't the last - called, "The Ultimate Experience Vol. 1 1957-1962", a biography with Mp3 content, an HTML Software program for Windows Operating Systems only, hmmm...New MILES DAVIS soundboard coming on the Luxury Label, "Tour Over Europe" 2CD will bring a November 7, 1967 stereo soundboard recording to boot disc, containing a live performance from Stadthalle in Karlsruhe, West Germany...Coming from Seymour Records is the MIKE BLOOMFIELD 2CD set with bonus disc, "The Complete Miami Concert", recorded live at the Gusman Center for The Performing Arts on April 6, 1974, the bonus disc is a December 13, 1973 recording and is limited to the first 100 sets...

In some DVD News this past week...Seymour Vision has a nice looking JIMI HENDRIX set ready to go called "Five Years:  The Legend Of Hendrix 1965-1970", it's a double-DVD set with a bonus CDR in the first 100 copies...Another new DVD announcement, seemingly a Euro product, is QUEEN "Hyde Park 1976", a 81 minute proshot piece, documenting their September 18, 1976 London performance!..and looks great.

No let up for the Sirene burners in Japan, with a couple of YES and related titles on the way..."Bird Of Prey" is 2CD set of theYES Osaka concert on March 12, 1973 in excellent audience source quality...while "Night Must Fall" 2CD is a stereo soundboard of their Concord, California gig on September 17, 2004...on CDR from Sirene will come the ASIA title, "Ride The Wings", a recent concert by the re-united quartet in Boston at The Avalon Ballroom on September 7th, 2006.

Mike Bloomfield The Complete Miami Concert Seymour Records LabelYes Bird Of Prey Sirene Label

In recordable media format out of the usual Japanese suspects...actually, a couple of no label BRIAN SETZER releases first, "Bring It Back Again" 2CDR is a SETZER, SLIM JIM PHANTOM AND MARK WINCHESTER soundboard recording from the Intex in Osaka on February 1st, 2004, then it's THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA "Slip Into A Night" 2CDR, another stereo soundboard recorded live at Shibuya Koukaido in Tokyo on October 22nd, 2003...from Trial comes a LINDA RONSTADT soundboard called "Landover 1976", a December 12th, 1976 recording on a single CDR...JEFF BECK "A Day In New York" 2CDR features a great audience tape from The Jones Beach Music Theater on August 25, 1999...From Power Gate look for VAN HALEN "Atomic Punk", a June 22nd, 1978 concert at Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo in excellent audience quality, and IRON MAIDEN "Definitive Years II", a 6CDR compilation of 4 shows:...New Theater in Oxford, UK on March 9, 1982...a Radio Broadcast from Anaheim Stadium in LA on July 17, 1982...Gaumont Hall in Ipswich, UK, September 18, 1984...and an October 20, 1986 concert at City Hall in Newcastle, UK.

I'll leave you with the latest listing of DVD titles from Way Of The Wizard below.  Thanks for stopping in for the weekly summary.  Have yourself a great week, ponder your "Top 10's" for 2006 and keep your browsers pointed to the HotWacks On-line News Ticker!  Check back often for the latest reviews too...

Svengi, November 6, 2006

WAY OF WIZARD DVD's for November-December 2006

WOW-049-2  ROLLING STONES � LOS ANGELES 1989, Steel Wheels, North American Tour 1989, live at Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, October 19th. 1989 with special guest: Eric Clapton 2-DVD Dur.: 139 mins, NTSC, D.D. 2.0 new!

WOW-050-2  ROLLING STONES � BRIDGES TO BABYLON TOUR ’97-98, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, April 11th. 1998 with special guest: Bob Dylan 2-DVD, Duration: 131 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-098  ROLLING STONES � PLAYING WITH FIRE, Live at The Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL, November 25th. 1994. Duration: 151 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!
WOW-147 ROLLING STONES � TRICK OR THREAT, live in oakland, CA, 1994, Duration: 137 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-153  NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE � CONCERT ’86, live at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA, November 21st. 1986, DVD Extras: Ragged Glory Promo videos. Duration: 199 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-166 NIRVANA � UNPLUGGED UNCUT, almost 4 hours playing time!!!Live Unplugged at MTV Studios, NYC, November 18th. 1993 plus 4 other shows and Promotional Videos. Duration: 235 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-167 WINGS � OVER DOWNUNDER, live at Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia, November 13th. 1975 plus Tour Documentary in Australia 1975. Duration: 225 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-170 ROLLING STONES � TERRIFYING, live at the Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ, December 19th. 1989. Dur.: 194 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-177 NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE � WELD, while other Tours were sucking wind. This one was Rockin like a hurricane. Duration: 120 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-189 KISS � THE LAST KISS, The Farewell Tour 2000, live at the Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ, June 27th. 2000 plus DVD Extras. Duration: 166 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 soon!

WOW-190 THE BEATLES � DEJALO SER (Let It Be), a unique insight into The Beatles at work in rehearsal and in the recording studio, January 1969. Duration: 202 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-192 DAVE CLARK 5 � ARE HAVING A WILD WEEKEND Duration: 91 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-208 ROLLING STONES � STEEL WHEELS CONCERT, Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, December 14th. 1989. Duration: 152 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-214 THE ZOMBIES � VIDEO ANTHOLOGY, Duration: 62 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 soon!

WOW-217 HOLLIES � VIDEO ANTHOLOGY, promos and TV performances,Duration: 89 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 soon!

WOW-219 FRANK ZAPPA � FINE GIRLS, Saturday Night Live 1976 & 1978 plus Zappa Halloween ’81 at The Palladium, NYC, October 31st. 1981. Duration: 175 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 soon!

WOW-222 BEE GEES � MELBOURNE 1971, live at Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia, July 15th. 1971. Duration: 57 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-231 ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND � ON TOUR, recorded live at Rafters, Crested Butte, Colorado, February 23rd. 1991. Duration: 148 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-239 ACE FREHLEY � FRACTURED PIECES, Cat Club, NYC 1985, backstage Kansas City 1987, Kansas City 1987 and more from Ace’s solo years. Duration: 77 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-246 EMMYLOU HARRIS � FROM THE UK TO THE USA, Old Grey Whistle Test 1977 and Austin City Limits 1982 plus DVD Extra! Duration: 81 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-247 GUNS ‘N’ ROSES � BUENOS AIRES 1992, live at Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 5th. 1992. Duration: 139 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-249 JETRHO TULL � NEVER TOO OLD TO ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL, July 31st. 1976 and Ohne Filter Extra, Studio 5, Baden-Baden, Germany, June 15th. 1999. Duration: 118 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 soon!

WOW-250 NEIL YOUNG � FEEDBACKS, Farm Aid, October 12th. 1996, Phoenix Festival, London, England, July 19th. 1996 and Farm Aid, October 3rd. 1998. Duration: 65 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-252 JOHN FOGERTY � BLUE MOON SWAMP TOUR, Promo Videos, Rehearsals, May 7th. 1997, Late Night With Conan O’ Brien 1997, Late Night Show with David Letterman 1997, Live In The Eighties, Vietnam Vets 1997 and “In Concert Against Aids 1989. Dur.: 111 mins, NTSC, D.D. 2.0 new!

WOW-260 PINK FLOYD � SAINT TROPEZ, live in Saint Tropez, France, Festival De Musique, August 8th. 1970 plus DVD Extras: German TV Show P4, 1969. Duration: 71 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-262 HERMAN’S HERMITS � ROCK ‘N ROLL BEST 30, thirty original promo videos plus rare footage of Peter Noone and The Tremblers. Duration: 78 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 soon!

WOW-264 LINDA RONSTADT � SIMPLE DREAMS, live at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, December 1st. 1977. Duration: 87 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 soon!

WOW-267 BLACK SABBATH � HEADLESS CROSS TOUR ’89, Olympic Hall, Moscow, Afternoon and Evening Shows from Sunday the 19th. of November 1989. Duration: 172 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-271 EMMYLOU HARRIS & MARK KNOPFLER � BELLE STAR & JESSE JAMES, Imus In The Morning, April 25th. 2005, Late Night With David Letterman, April 27th. 2006 and A & E Breakfast with the Arts 2006. Duration: 69 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-273 ROLLING STONES � STILL LIFE, JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA, September 25th. 1981, Rich Stadium, Buffalo, NY, September 27th. 1981, Madison Square Garden, NYC, November 12th. 1981, The Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI, November 30th. 1981. Dur.: 146 mins, NTSC, D.D. 2.0 new!

WOW-274 BOB DYLAN � THE 30TH. ANNIVERSARY CONCERT CELEBRATION, Madison Square Garden, NYC, October 16th. 1992. Celebrating the music of Bob Dylan, appearances by: Johnny Cash, Eddie Fedder, Neil Young, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton and many more. Duration: 236 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-275 STRAY CATS � RANT N’ RAVE, Rockpalast at the Loreley Open Air Festival, St. Goarshousen, Germany, August 20th. 1983, New Year’s Rock And Roll Ball at MTV Studios, NYC, December 31st. 1983 and Montreux Jazz Festival, July 10th. 1981. Duration: 164 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-277 TED NUGENT � ROCKPALAST, Rockpalast, WDR Studio-L, Cologne, Germany, September 8th. 1976 and New Year’s Whiplash Bash, Cobo Arena, Detroit, MI, December 31st. 1987. Dur.: 137 mins, NTSC, D. Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-278 NANCY SINATRA � VIDEO ANTHOLOGY, Duration: 46 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 soon!

WOW-281 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN � THANK YOU BRUCE, (same as AS 82) 18 TV Broadcasts from the US Tour 2006. Duration: 107 mins, NTSC, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!

WOW-283 THE BEATLES � CONCERTS, North American Tour 1964, Palais & Plazas & Telecasts. Duration: 430 mins, NTSC, B & W, Dolby Digital 2.0 new!