Originally Posted by happy jack
hawkprather, I would love to hear any 1957 concerts that might exist. Keith Flynn lists several that were recorded but remain unreleased, save for a few fragments.
Keith has stated many times and over that 'unreleased' does not necessarily mean that a tape does even exist. He simply lists info on concerts where available. With the exception of only very, very few concerts nobody knows what has or hasn't been recorded. 'Unreleased' in his lists simply means that this material is not available on any circulating recording.
So you shouldn't expect to hear any of these things at any point in the near or even far future.
There are some exceptions of course. Ernst has long been negotiating about one of the tour shows from 1957 but wasn't willing and able to pay the price asked. Furthermore the recording of that show is of pretty poor audio quality and will hardly earn Sony what they have to pay for it.
We all can look forward to some pretty cool soundboard recordings that will surface within in the coming months. Despite that we have lots and lots of audience recordings - quite a good number of them in pretty decent sound - to enjoy (I myself have way over 600 in my collection and have hardly heard them all yet) so there is no need to grumble over what we don't have. Most of what is available will be released at some point anyhow - no need to grumble guys.