We are happy to have you join us here at HotWacks On-line for what we hope will be, a weekly ritual. The concept for this page is to expand on the headlines posted on our News Ticker throughout the week.
First off, here are some titles that have just landed in our laps for review this weekend:
Jeff Buckley "Prelude To A Dream" (The New York Garbage Can Tape) and Bruce Springsteen "The Punk Meets The Godfather" both from The Godfather Records.
All the June Apocolypse Sound DVD's which look absolutely fantastic! GNR "Legends Never Die", U2 "Dancing Zoo TV & Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band "Human Rights Finale"
The brand new Beatles Chronology DVD's from Picture Perfect
Led Zeppelin "Plays Pure Blues" (a classic re-release from Whoopy Cat.)
Pink Floyd BBC Sessions on the Sirene Label
Rolling Stones "Cold English Blood Runs Hot"
Watch for the reviews on the above to be added to our database over the next 5 days!
As we told you a few days ago, a brand new Bob Dylan Rolling Thunder compilation is poised for release from WatchDog DVD. It is a factory pressed, double DVD set in NTSC format. "The Rolling Thunder Video Anthology" will bring together all the worthwhile professional footage from both 1975 and 1976. The legendary �Hard Rain� TV special will be included twice, from two different sources (The Japanese version has better picture quality, but is edited and has Japanese text frequently rolling across the screen!). All the material has been tracked down to the best available source tapes, and the packaging will include an eight-page booklet with extensive sleeve notes. Disc 1 includes: �Hard Rain� US TV Broadcast Version. Recorded at the State University in Fort Collins, Colorado on 23rd May 1976. Plus, the rejected 1976 TV Special, recorded at the Starlight Ballroom in the Belleview Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, Florida on 22nd April 1976. Disc 2 features: �Renaldo And Clara� Unreleased Concert Footage.
Recorded in various venues in the North America in November/December 1975. Also, the �Hard Rain� Japanese TV Version. Superior Picture Quality to the US Version, but featuring one song less and also Japanese Text frequently appearing over the picture. Recorded at the State University in Fort Collins, Colorado on 23rd May 1976. And the set rounds out with �World Of John Hammond� US TV Broadcast. Recorded at WTTW-TV studios in Chicago on 10th September 1975. (The final song taken from an inferior source to the first two songs.) This title is set to hit the streets as we speak.
A new Faces title is always welcome and we are certainly anxious to get our grubby mits on a new recording from San Diego 1971! As we previously reported, a yet unidentified label is readying this recording of The Faces at San Diego Arena at the peak of their popularity, when Ronnie Lane was still with the group. The title is "Five Guys Walk Into A Stadium..." and is a perfect companion release to the official Rhino Faces Box Set, "Five Guys Walk Into A Bar...", scheduled street dates for the box set are: June 28th in the UK & July 10th in the USA.
A new Led Zeppelin title is certainly causing some controversy! The Japanese Boot Label, Empress Valley, announced last week that it has a brand new soundboard recording of the mighty Zep from an undocumented-previously unheard of San Diego show on March 14th, 1975. Until last week, the only '75 date recognized in San Diego was on March 10th. Since then, some resourceful Zeppelin fanatics have been busy super sleuthing to find out more and...it seems that this date is documented to some degree. There was some confusion about the March 14th show possibly being moved up to the 10th but, now it seems both dates did take place. I guess we will know for sure in another week. "Conspiracy Theory" is set to hit the streets on June 12th. The early word is that this recording is comparable to the EV title "Flying Cirus", which is one of the most perfect soundboards you can find. Stay tuned....
Look for more Prince titles to surface over the summer. His purpleness is really tearing up stages across the states to rave reviews. The recordings are starting to be shared at the usual haunts on the net, you know where to go for that! I am certain that any label possessing earlier recordings from Prince, will be hard pressed to pull them out of the vault and capitalize on his current popularity and high visibility. After his Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame performance, Prince's stock has risen dramatically. Even I want to make sure I catch a show on this tour!
This has been an exciting week here at HotWacks On-line. If you have made it this far, you have undoubtedly enjoyed the changes we have made. It is very difficult to stay on top of all the releases in the underground market but, as we have tried to gain the respect back from our membership...we have also attempted to establish credibility for our services within the supplier network. We also would like to hear things from the street too. It is with that, that I invite you to share news and anything else on our new Bulletin Board page within the site. Tell us what is going on and what you have seen or heard. Pick your topic and share with your fellow collectors and our staff. Thank you for sticking with us and keep in mind, THIS IS JUST THE START! The first week has been a very positive one and we look forward to bringing you the most comprehensive information regarding recorded performances. It's all about information, right? This is your resource to assist you in making educated bootleg purchases and we hope you will make this stop at least a weekly ritual! But visit often. To give you an idea just how many releases flood the marketplace, I will leave you with a list of just SOME of the titles slated for the month of June. I will meet you back here next week. Have a good one!
AEROSMITH 1DVD-R HAMILTON COPPS 2004 BONDAGE MUSIC BDV014 < LIVE AT COPPS COLISEUM, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA '04.4.22 (AUD SHOT 105 min.)
AEROSMITH 2CDR BEE-BOP, TOO-HOP METAL SWORD RECORDS MS CD 243/244 < LIVE AT FIDDLER'S GREEN, ENGLEWOOD, CO '01.7.23 + BONUS
BAD COMPANY 1CDR COMPANY OF SOUNDBOARD MASTERPORT M-243 < BROADCAST LIVE IN 1995(STEREO SBD)
BLACK SABBATH 1CD MASTER OF WINTERLAND US REEL MASTERS 4 < LIVE AT WINTERLAND BALLROOM,SAN FRANCISCO, USA '71.10.1
BLACKMORE'S NIGHT 2CDR THE MUSIQUE LIKE A FLAME METAL SWORD RECORDS MS CD 245/246
BOB DYLAN 3CDR ELECTRIC FACTORY CATCH THE LIVE (COMING SOON) < LIVE AT THE ELECTRIC FACTORY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA '04.3.30
BOB DYLAN 4CDR THE PAGEANT AND BALLROOM CATCH THE LIVE (COMING SOON) < LIVE AT THE PAGEANT, ST.LOUIS, MISSOURI '04.3.1 & 3 + ARAGON BALLROOM, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS '04.3.5
BOB DYLAN 2CDR UNDER THE GERMANY SKY MIDNIGHT DREAMER (COMING SOON) < WALDBUHNE BERLIN, GERMANY '98.6.3 + ROCK IM PARK FESTIVAL 1998
BOB DYLAN & THE ROLLING THUNDER REVUE 4CDR RTR COMPLETE! HAPPYWEED PRODUCTIONS(COMING SOON) < LIVE AT HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, HARTFORD, CT '75.11.24
BRIAN WILSON 2CD LIVE! LISTEN! SMILE! VIBRATION! EVER GREEN EGCD-09/10 < LIVE AT ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON '04.2.22
BRIAN WILSON 2CD GOOD ELABORATION US MOONRAKER RECORDS 009/010 < LIVE AT ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON '04.2.24
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND 3CDR THE LAST TIME HAPPYWEED PRODUCTIONS(COMING SOON) < LIVE AT THE RICHMOND COLISEUM, CLEVELAND, OHIO '79.1.1
CAMEL 2CDR I CAN HEAR YOUR MUSIC FROM HERE 1980 SIRENE Sirene-028 < LIVE IN NAGOYA, JAPAN '80.1.24
CSNY(CROSBY,STILLS,NASH & YOUNG) 2CD LIVE AT FILLMORE EAST ROCKMASTERS RMC-001A/B
DAVID LEE ROTH 2CDR READY TO RUMBLE METAL SWORD RECORDS MS CD 240/241 < LIVE AT PALATRUSSARDI, MILAN, ITALY '88.11.28
DAVID SYLVIAN 2CDR LOVE IS ALL THERE SYLPH SY-0600 < LIVE IN OSAKA, JAPAN '04.4.27
DAVID SYLVIAN 2CDR TRUTH SETS IN SYLPH SY-0601 < LIVE IN TOKYO, JAPAN '04.4.24
DREAM THEATER 3CDR IT'S OVER YOUR HEART SYLPH SY-0593 < LIVE IN OSAKA, JAPAN '04.4.23
DREAM THEATER 3CDR ARE CLEARLY DEFINED SYLPH SY-0594 < LIVE IN OSAKA, JAPAN '04.4.24
DREAM THEATER 3CDR NEVER LOSE SIGHT SYLPH SY-0595 < LIVE AT BUDOKAN, TOKYO, JAPAN '04.4.26
DREAM THEATER 2CDR PROVEN OVER TIME SYLPH SY-0596 < LIVE IN NAGOYA, JAPAN '04.4.22
ERIC CLAPTON 2CD BELFAST ODYSSEY RED HOT RECORDS RHR-20041/2 < BBC LIVE AT ODYSSEY ARENA BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND '04.4.24 (SBD) + PREUSSAG ARENA, HANNOVER, GERMANY '04.4.2 (AUD)
ERIC CLAPTON 1CD THE BLUES FOR THE BENEFIT SILVER HORSE SH-9401 A < BENEFIT FOR THE T.J.MARTELL FOUNDATION LIVE AT AVERY FISHER HALL, NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA '94.5.2
ERIC CLAPTON 2CD PLAY THE BLUES FOR YOU TONIGHT SILVER HORSE SH-9501 A/B < LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON, ENGLAND '95.2.21
ERIC CLAPTON 2CD HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIC SLUNKY (COMING SOON) < LIVE AT SCHLEYERHALLE,STUTTGART, GERMANY '04.3.30
ERIC CLAPTON 9CD+DVD BOX SET JUDGEMENT NIGHTS SLUNKY (COMING SOON) < COMPLETE 6 NIGHTS OF THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 2004 (9CD) + MANCHESER EVENING '04.4.29 (AUD SHOT)(1DVD)
ERIC CLAPTON 3CD GOT LIVE TO GET BETTER SLUNKY SLUNKY 30A/B/C < COMPLETE LIVE AT AHOY, ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND '04.4.11&12
ERIC CLAPTON 3CD TOURING GERMANY SLUNKY SLUNKY 31A/B/C < LIVE IN HANNOVER '04.4.4 &
FRANKFURT, GERMANY '04.4.8
GENESIS 2CD BIG JIM MUST BE MAD! 1978 SIRENE Sirene-027 < LIVE AT PALAIS DES SPORTS, DIJON,
FRANCE '78.6.3 (STEREO SBD) (Ltd.300 Numbered Edition)
GEORGE HARRISON 1CD DARK HORSE 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION NON PLUS ULTRA DISC NPU-G-01
HUGHES TURNER PROJECT 2CDR TAPE MY SHIT RIGHT LOST AND FOUND < LIVE AT BLUES GARAGE, HANNOVER, GERMANY '04.3.23
JACKSON BROWNE 2CDR THE VOICE OF LOVE ANACONDA 177/178 < LIVE IN HIROSHIMA, JAPAN '04.4.25
JACKSON BROWNE 2CDR HIGHWAY WHISPER SYLPH SY-0597 < LIVE IN OSAKA, JAPAN '04.4.27
JACKSON BROWNE 2CDR SILENCE REPLIED SYLPH SY-0598 < LIVE AT ORCHARD HALL, SHIBUYA, TOKYO, JAPAN '04.4.23
JACKSON BROWNE 2CDR EMBATTLED ILLUSIONS SYLPH SY-0599 < LIVE IN NAGOYA, JAPAN '04.4.30
JACKSON BROWNE feat. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 2CDR TAKE IT EASY, BRUCE HAPPYWEED
PRODUCTIONS (COMING SOON) < LIVE AT BEACON THEATRE, NEW YORK, NY '04.3.16
JIMI HENDRIX 2CD COME ON AND GET LIVE AXIS 004A/B < LIVE AT SPORTHALLE, COLOGNE '69.1.13 +JAHRHUNDERHALLE, FRANKFURT, GERMANY '69.1.17 (2nd Show)
JIMI HENDRIX 2CD JUPITERS SULPHUR MINES AXIS (COMING SOON) < KPFA TAPES + "VOODOO SESSIONS"(STUDIO OUTTAKES)
KISS 2CD BEHIND THE UNMASKED: LICK IT UP 1983 SESSIONS ACES HIGH SOUND PRODUCTION AH CD 240/241 < RECORDED AT RIGHT TRACK STUDIOS, NYC, NY, JULY & AUGUST 1983
LED ZEPPELIN 2CD ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD ELEBRATION STUDIO MASTERS CSM-001A/B < THEIRFOURTH ALBUM OUTTAKES, DEMOS & REHEARSALS
LED ZEPPELIN 2CD RIOT DISASTER ELECTRIC MAGIC EMC-026A/B < LIVE AT RIVERFRONT COLISEUM,CINCINNATI, OHIO '77.4.20 + 19
LED ZEPPELIN 2CD LORELEY MOONRAKER RECORDS 005/006 < LIVE AT RHEINHALLE, DUSSELDORF,GERMANY '70.3.12
LED ZEPPELIN 2CD LIVE ON BLUEBERRY HILL WENDY RECORDS WECD-21/22 < LIVE AT THE FORUM, INGLEWOOD, CA '70.9.4
LED ZEPPELIN 2CD LIVE ADVENTURE AT THE FILLMORE WEST WENDY RECORDS WECD-23/24 < LIVE AT THE FILLMORE WEST, SAN FRANCISCO '69.1.10
MARK FARNER 2CDR COME AND GET IT WHILE IT'S HOT SYLPH SY-0602 < LIVE AT THE BOTTOM LINE, NAGOYA, JAPAN '04.2.12
MICK JAGGER 1CD COMING ON STRONG A VINYL GANG PRODUCT VGP-361 < RARE OUTTAKES & LIVE COMPILATION
MICK JAGGER 2DVD-R SWEET BIG APPLE JOINTRIP JTDV-013 < DISC1: LIVE AT WEBSTER HALL '93.2.9 (PRO SHOT PCM 24 bit Audio) + TV SPECIAL 1983, DISC2: LIVE FROM NEW YORK 1993 & 2001 (S.N.L '93, S.N.L REHEARSALS '93, S.N.L 2001 etc.) (PRO SHOT TOTAL 172 min.)
MICK JAGGER 1DVD-R DON'T LOOK BACK JOINTRIP JTDV-SP-004 < MUSIC CLIPS & PROMOS 1970-2001 (PRO SHOT 90 min.)
NEIL YOUNG with CRAZY HORSE 2CD BONNAROO FESTIVAL 2003 MASTERPORT M-241 < BONNAROO FESTIVAL, MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE, USA '03.6.13 (SBD)
PAUL McCARTNEY 1CD LONDON TOWN SESSIONS MISTERCLAUDEL MCCD 06 < OUTTAKES FROM THE ALBUM
PAUL McCARTNEY 3CD GIJON PICCADILLY CIRCUS (COMING SOON, NEXT WEEK!!) < LIVE AT THE ESTADIO EL MOLINON, GIJON, SPAIN '04.5.25
TRACK LIST: DISC1: Jet / Got To Get You Into My Life / Flaming Pie / All My Loving / Let Me Roll It / You Won't See Me / She's A Woman / Maybe I'm Amazed / The Long and Winding Road DISC2: In Spite of All Danger / Blackbird / We Can Work It Out / Here Today /All Things Must Pass / Yellow Submarine / I'll Follow the Sun / For No One / I've Just Seen a Face / Calico Skies / Eleanor Rigby / Drive My Car/ Penny Lane / Get Back / Band On the Run / Back in the USSR DISC3: Live and Let Die / I've Got a Feeling / improvisational on pianointro / Lady Madonna / Hey Jude / Yesterday / Let It Be Yesterday / I Saw Her Standing There / Helter Skelter / Sgt. Pepper's - The End
PAUL McCARTNEY 4CD COMPLETE COLD CUTS COLLECTION SECRET GARDEN SGCD-02/03/04/05
PAUL STANLEY 1CDR DEEP KISS METAL SWORD RECORDS MS CD 242 < LIVE AT TOAD'S PLACE, NEW HEAVEN, CT '89.03.12 (SBD)
PAUL WELLER 1DVD VICTORIA PARK 1998 MASTERPORT MD-048 < LIVE AT VICTORIA PARK, HACKNEY, LONDON '98.8.8 (PRO SHOT 70 min.)
PFM (PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI) 1CD READING FESTIVAL 1973 REEL MASTERS 3 < LIVE AT READING FESTIVAL, ENGLAND '73.8.26
PINK FLOYD 2CD+1DVD RACIAL VIOLENCE SIRENE Sirene-024 < LIVE AT STADTHALLE, VIENNA, AUSTRIA '77.2.1 + DVD (20 min. Live Aud.footage of this show)
PINK FLOYD 2CD BBC ARCHIVES (MONO) SIRENE Sirene-025 < LIVE AT THE BBC PARIS CINEMA, LOWER REGENT STREET, LONDON '70.7.16 & '71.9.30 (TAKEN FROM BBC RADIO ONE MASTER REELS' ORIGINAL MONO VERSIONS)(Ltd.300 Numbered Edition)
PINK FLOYD 2CD BBC ARCHIVES (STEREO) SIRENE Sirene-026 < LIVE AT THE BBC PARIS CINEMA, LOWER REGENT STREET, LONDON '70.7.16 & '71.9.30 (TAKEN FROM THE STEREO MIXES OF THE MULTI-TRACK RECORDINGS)
PRINCE 2CD KICK OUT THE TOUR 2004 XPERT 002A/B < LIVE AT STAPLE CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA '04.3.29
RAINBOW 2CDR SWISS MADE LOST AND FOUND < LIVE AT EULACHHALLE, WINTERTHUR, SWITZERLAND'80.2.10
ROLLING STONES 4CD PLACE PIGALLE A VINYL GANG PRODUCT VGP-362-1/4 < RARE COMPILATION 1971-1981 (70 STUDIO OUTTAKES)
ROLLING STONES 1CD SCANDINAVIAN SHAKEDOWN A VINYL GANG PRODUCT VGP-365 < SWEDISH RADIO"POP 65" + LIVE AT MASSHALLEN, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN '65.3.31 + MILANO, ITALY '67.4.8 (2nd Show)
ROLLING STONES 4CD IN THE WINDY CITY A VINYL GANG PRODUCT VGP-371-1/4 < LIVE AT FOX THEATER, ATLANTA, GA '81.10.26 & ROSEMONT HORIZON, DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS '81.11.24
ROLLING STONES 3CD COLD ENGLISH BLOOD RUNS HOT A VINYL GANG PRODUCT VGP-372-1/3 < LIVE AT MSG, NY '72.7.25 (Afternoon & Evening Shows)
ROLLING STONES 3CD NEW YORK, NEW YORK EXILE EXCD-033/34/35 < LIVE AT MSG, NY '72.7.25 (Afternoon & Evening Shows)
ROLLING STONES 3CD (FIVE ENGLISH GENTLEMEN SPEND A DAY IN A) NEW YORK GARDEN
FATHER ALONG FAP-007/8/9 < LIVE AT MSG, NY '72.7.25 (Afternoon & Evening Shows)
RORY GALLAGHER 2CD TATOO'D IN THE EAST MASTERPORT M-242 < LIVE AT NAKANO SUNPLAZA,TOKYO, JAPAN '74.1.25
SANTANA 1CD POP SPECTACULAR IN CONCERT 1976 REEL MASTERS 5 < BBC LIVE AT BEACON THEATRE, NEW YORK, USA '76.5.7 (SBD)
WHITESNAKE 2CD COME TASTE THE BAND LANGLEY 294 < LIVE AT RAFTERS CLUB, MANCHESTER, '78.3.21 + LYCEUM BALLROOM, LONDON, ENGLAND '78.7.9
WHITESNAKE 1CD THE DEVIL IN ME LANGLEY 295 < LIVE AT BRIGHTON DOME, ENGLAND '78.11.1 (SBD)
YES 2CD RETURN TO DRAMA HIGHLAND HL649/650 < LIVE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK, USA '80.9.5