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6th October 2010

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The Who will release a special deluxe edition of their classic 1970 album 'Live At Leeds' on November 15 to celebrate the album's 40th anniversary. The deluxe edition has two CDs with the whole of the celebrated Leeds show, plus two CDs with the entire performance at Hull City Hall the following night.

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The Hull gig was meant to be the gig released as the live album, with the Leeds gig intended only as back-up, but when the first reel of tape from Hull was played back, the bass lines were missing.

It was assumed this would be the case for the whole recording, so Leeds got the nod. Now it turns out the bass was there for the rest of the performance.

Using modern technology, the bass has been restored completely on the first reel. In addition, there's a heavyweight vinyl version included of the original 'Live At Leeds' and a seven inch single, 'Summertime Blues'/'Heaven And Hell', in a coloured sleeve.

Plus a classic poster and a 64-page hard back book, with rare photos, mementos and sleeve notes.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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