Japanese bootleg label Empress Valley is preparing to release a box set of Led Zeppelin’s 1972 tour of Japan

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Japanese bootleg label Empress Valley is preparing to release a limited edition 12-CD box set of Led Zeppelin’s 1972 tour of Japan.

An email sent by a bootleg distributor in Japan earlier this week gave some details of the upcoming release.

The distributor said that the box set will feature upgrades to the audio quality of shows, previously unreleased sources, and the lowest generation sources ever released for the shows.

The limited edition box set, which hasn’t yet been named, is expected to be released in the first half of June. The email from a distributor that was seen by LedZepNews priced the box set at $225.

Each CD in the box set will be housed in a paper sleeve and the set will come with a photo card in an envelope. The box set will come in two different art styles: The Campaign and The Overture.

Here are the dates of the shows on Led Zeppelin’s 1972 tour of Japan:

October 2 – Budokan Hall, Tokyo

October 3 – Budokan Hall, Tokyo

October 4 – Festival Hall, Osaka

October 5 – Kokaido, Nagoya

October 9 – Festival Hall, Osaka

October 10 – Kyoto Kaikan, Kyoto

Empress Valley recently released soundboard recordings from Led Zeppelin’s tour of Japan in the previous year: 1971.

The label released “Black Dog” from Led Zeppelin’s September 28, 1971 show in Osaka, Japan.

And it has released “Stairway To Heaven,” “Friends,” and “Immigrant Song” from the September 29, 1971 show.

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6 Comments on "Japanese bootleg label Empress Valley is preparing to release a box set of Led Zeppelin’s 1972 tour of Japan"

  1. Richard Trogden | 3rd June 2018 at 6:11 pm | Reply

    Does this have zeppelins blessing?

  2. Perhaps Empress Valley has agreed to release this and not ‘71 for some reason.

  3. True or not, I cannot wait to listen to this amazing set!

  4. True or not, I cannot wait to listen to this amazing set! I bet these will be upgraded versions.

  5. Ryan Walters | 5th June 2018 at 6:01 am | Reply

    Rest assured, if this does not have the legal consent of Plant, Page, Jones, and the Bonham family, they will be taken to court.

  6. It won’t happen. Japanese turned a blind eye on bootlegs as they do allow selling them unless you’re not bootleging local artists. That’s what I have heard from my contact, who’s based in Tokyo and from where I am purchasing lots of titles. The famous Blind Faith store is one of the finest examples of that. This is also why these titles are limited to several hundreds copies only and cannot be selling outside. It’s all because of local copyright laws that are much different from the rest of the world. They got an access to release bonus stuff as well on most of legally issued productions. If you’re selling an unauthorized material, you can do this without worries if you do not extend the exact limitation and if you’re not selling it outside Japan, this is why sometimes it’s so hard to buy anything from Japan at all. They do care much about its local market and they do support it as much as possible to keep a good economy.

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