PHOTOS: Here’s the first look at the packaging for bootleg label Empress Valley’s 1972 Japan tour box set

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Japanese bootleg label Empress Valley has released a limited edition 12-CD box set of Led Zeppelin’s 1972 tour of Japan.

The box set, which is titled “The Campaign” and also “The Overture,” features upgrades to the audio quality of shows, previously unreleased sources, and the lowest generation sources ever released for the shows.

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

Here’s a look at the “Campaign” box design:

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And here’s “The Overture”:

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And here are some of the box set’s contents:

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Here are the contents of the box set:

October 2 – Budokan Hall, Tokyo

Disc 1:

  1. Rock and Roll
  2. Over the Hills and Far Away
  3. Black Dog
  4. Misty Mountain Hop
  5. Since I’ve Been Loving You
  6. Dancing Days
  7. Bron-y-Aur Stomp
  8. The Song Remains the Same
  9. The Rain Song
  10. Dazed and Confused

Disc 2:

  1. Stairway to Heaven
  2. Whole Lotta Love
  3. Heartbreaker
  4. Immigrant Song
  5. Communication Breakdown

October 3 – Budokan Hall, Tokyo

Disc 1:

  1. Rock and Roll
  2. Black Dog
  3. Over the Hills and Far Away
  4. Misty Mountain Hop
  5. Since I’ve Been Loving You
  6. Dancing Days
  7. Bron-y-Aur Stomp
  8. The Song Remains the Same
  9. The Rain Song

Disc 2:

  1. Dazed and Confused
  2. Stairway to Heaven
  3. Whole Lotta Love
  4. Immigrant Song
  5. The Ocean

October 4 – Festival Hall, Osaka

Disc 1:

  1. Rock and Roll
  2. Black Dog
  3. Over the Hills and Far Away
  4. Misty Mountain Hop
  5. Since I’ve Been Loving You
  6. Dancing Days
  7. Bron-y-Aur Stomp
  8. The Song Remains the Same
  9. The Rain Song
  10. Dazed and Confused

Disc 2:

  1. Stairway to Heaven
  2. Whole Lotta Love
  3. Heartbreaker
  4. Immigrant Song

October 5 – Kokaido, Nagoya

Disc 1:

  1. Rock and Roll
  2. Black Dog
  3. Misty Mountain Hop
  4. Since I’ve Been Loving You
  5. Dancing Days
  6. Bron-y-Aur Stomp
  7. The Song Remains the Same
  8. The Rain Song
  9. Dazed and Confused

Disc 2:

  1. Stairway to Heaven
  2. Whole Lotta Love
  3. Mellotron Solo / Thank You

October 9 – Festival Hall, Osaka

Disc 1:

  1. Rock and Roll
  2. Black Dog
  3. Over the Hills and Far Away
  4. Misty Mountain Hop
  5. Since I’ve Been Loving You
  6. Dancing Days
  7. The Song Remains the Same
  8. The Rain Song
  9. Dazed and Confused

Disc 2:

  1. Stairway to Heaven
  2. Moby Dick
  3. Whole Lotta Love
  4. Stand by Me
  5. Immigrant Song

October 10 – Kyoto Kaikan, Kyoto

Disc 1:

  1. Rock and Roll
  2. Black Dog
  3. Misty Mountain Hop
  4. Since I’ve Been Loving You
  5. Dancing Days
  6. The Song Remains the Same
  7. The Rain Song
  8. Dazed and Confused

Disc 2:

  1. Stairway to Heaven
  2. Over the Hills and Far Away
  3. Whole Lotta Love
  4. Immigrant Song
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3 Comments on "PHOTOS: Here’s the first look at the packaging for bootleg label Empress Valley’s 1972 Japan tour box set"

  1. They’re boasting upgrades, previously unreleased rare sources and the lowest generation source material ever released on disc for this set. We shall see… I suspect this is a stop-gap release while they figure out how to further milk the previously unheard Osaka ’71 Soundboard they are currently holding and releasing one cut at a time…

  2. This is the way the band should have released their live vaults. It cannot be a mystery why bootlegs are so overlooked by the fans & collectors all around the world. If the band is keeping their archives in such manner, releasing just a small amount of stuff they have, we cannot blame bootleggers of doing a similar thing, issuing these great sets, even if the quality isn’t the best.

  3. Jimmy Page has said he has released everything he had. He doesnt have these concerts in any shape or form. So if you want live recordings, you will buy them from bootleggers, who will overcharge.

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