Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Isle of Wight 1970 book published

A 144-page limited edition book celebrating the original 1970 Isle of Wight Festival has been published. Isle of Wight Festival 1970. 'Six Days That Rocked The World' is out now to celebrate the 40th anniversary next year and is full of original photographs (many previously unpublished) and recollections from festival-goers. More information from www.isleofwightfestival1970.com/index.html

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Smashing Pumpkins Reading sets online

Smashing Pumpkins are one of a number of artists now allowing recordings of their shows to be freely distributed on the web via The Internet Archive (www.archive.org). Their 1995 and 2007 Reading Festival appearances are available. The 1995 set is from a radio broadcast, and there are two versions of the 2007 show, one an audience recording of most of the show, the other edited highlights from a radio broadcast. Here are the links:

1995 Radio broadcast
2007 Audience
2007 Radio broadcast

Friday, September 11, 2009

Nirvana Reading 1992 show to get official release

Widely bootlegged over the years, Nirvana's legendary final UK show gets an official release on both CD and DVD later this year. It's not clear at the moment whether it will be edited highlights or the full show, but is scheduled to be released on 16th November 2009.