For those of you who are lucky enough to go and see English Blues legend, John Mayall perform in your town, you might be interested to know that Mr. Mayall has been hanging out at various locations in the places he’s been playing at and selling archive CDs before he hits the stage and then does the same thing after the shows. He’s the one who is actually selling the discs. This is a nice way to greet the man and let him know how much you’ve appreciated his artistry over the years.
He’s been selling three volumes of these discs. Most of the material covers the ’90s. However, the first volume contains tracks from 1970 and 1971. These discs are also available through his official website at www.johnmayall.com via a link with CD Baby.
Through an e-mail from their official website, The Rolling Stones have announced another download-only (so far) exclusive. For a limited time through iTunes, you can download their presentation of the recent Hyde Park gigs that they have done. The download is available for a limited time. There’s got to be an eventual DVD and/or CD release coming from the 50 And Counting Tour. I would be hard-pressed to believe they would only go so far as the download of the Hyde Park highlights and then be done with it.
Sharp-eyed observers over at both IMWAN and the Hoffman Forum have discovered that Amazon has put up a CD pre-order for The Grateful Dead–Sunshine Daydream (Veneta, OR 8/27/72). One cloudy report states that this package may actually be a 3-CD/1DVD set. An e-mail from the official Grateful Dead organization/Rhino concerning this release has not appeared yet. Fans might want to wait to see if GD.net sends out an e-mail with links to their own store to see if there are going to be some extra goodies added to the set if you order from them directly.
Rumors are beginning to surface that there may yet be more hopeful Immersion set activity from the Pink Floyd camp. A reader at IMWAN has posted that Nick Mason told an interviewer from Record Collector Magazine that he still wants to see an Immersion Edition for the early Syd Barrett-era albums. Mason has been saying this ever since the Pink Floyd organization started up the huge Pink Floyd remasters program from a couple of years ago.
People over at the Hoffman Board have pieced together that engineer, Eddie Kramer, has been putting the finishing touches on a new 5.1 mixing project. The report originated from his own Facebook page, but remained ambiguous. Kramer would not reveal what the project was for. It has now been pieced together that Kramer is putting the finishing touches on a currently unnamed Jimi Hendrix project (speculation is that it could be Royal Albert Hall 1969, possibly Miami Pop 1968 or even a long-dreamed for 5.1 Electric Ladyland album and sessions package that many have clamored for).
It can now be stated clearly that Kramer was not involved in doing any work for the Led Zeppelin individual albums box sets that Jimmy Page has embarked upon.