“Deus Ex Machina, ” the newly released soundboard bootleg album of Led Zeppelin’s March 21, 1975 show in Seattle hit the streets this week — and customers posted photographs online showing the various album formats.
The album was released by Japanese bootleg label Empress Valley as part of its “Soundboard Revolution” series of releases.
Each copy of the bootleg was numbered.
The bootleg included a piece of paper from label Empress Valley which asked customers not to upload the album to torrent sites.
“Deus Ex Machina” was posted on a torrent site that specialises in live concert recordings on August 2, but the torrent was later removed. LedZepNews spoke to the original uploader of the torrent who said that they decided to remove the album because of the leaflet in the packaging.
The album was released in several different formats, including an eight-CD box set:
The 14-CD box set included two sources of Led Zeppelin’s March 17, 1975 show:
Empress Valley also released a poster to announce the formats for the bootleg:
And in March it released this teaser poster which mentioned the upcoming release:
The bootleggers demanding to not be bootlegged???
$350 a pop and they deliberately fuck up the recording by giving it a terrible mix AND tell people not to share it. Unbelievable arrogance!!! My free copy wasn’t even worth the HD space. Fuck You E.V !!!
There’s a website in Japan which specializes in the Led Zeppelin EVSD releases. He has the 14 CD set for $600, the 8 CD set for $380, and a note to contact him for the price of the 7 CD promo set. I emailed him for the price. He replied that the price, including shipping and the PayPal fee, is ¥61,500. He asked if
he should send me an invoice. I put that into my currency converter app and that’s $555 for a 7 CD set! I replied that $79 per CD is out of my budget. He replied that he expects the price to be over $1,000 on the secondary market.
I’ve already downloaded a SB FLAC of the show from a bit torrent site. The fancy EVSD packaging is not worth an extra $555.
The legendary fan DADGAD has remastered the original release. It now sounds much easier on the ears without the shrill harshness the bootleg labels love to crank their releases up to (and therby ruin them).
I am sure Empress Valley paid big money for this recording. Looking at the low quantities made VS the insane beautiful packaging, this justifies the price in my opinion. I agree its not cheap but I support these releases so I bought the promo box. Empress Valley has enough cheap cds: yes even 10 usd for a double cd.
Is This an Indication of Pages 50th Zep Planned Releases. How Does Japan Label Escape the Legal wrath of Warners/Page Legal powers. Great for the Fans-Ditto the High cost. Over charging the Fans PA$$ Rather save Sonic Remastering by JP. Ramble ON Zep Heads.
Any Streaming sites FREE Downloads.
How do these recordings pop up after all these years and how are they recorded in the first place