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  1. Thought it would interesting to see how popular the studio albums are based on individual preference. My rankings are: 1) Physical Graffiti, 2) Led Zeppelin I 3) Led Zeppelin II 4) ZoSo 5) Presence 6) Houses Of The Holy 7) Led Zeppelin III 8) Coda 9) In through Thew Out Door
  2. For the last few months I've probably listened Seattle July 17th '73 more than any other date. The JEMS version is absolutely top notch.
  3. Companion discs are rubbish

    Yes. Certified and on day release only. So what's your excuse?
  4. Companion discs are rubbish

    Luxury! Beatles fans have two unreleased tracks - Not Guilty and What's The New Mary Jane. Both are crap. There is nothing else - Leave My Kitten Alone and Lend Me Your Comb are on the BBC discs. I was quite surprised at the quality of the extras disc in the Sgt Pepper re-release but the songs are pretty much just works in progress or different mixes. The Zeppelin extras discs had enough material that had not evolved into released versions, some quite significantly different. Personally I wish that Jimmy had included bootlegged material as with remastering, I believe that the average fan would have been delighted and the committed fans like us would also have been delighted. Sadly, I don't hold out hope for an Earls Court release as it would take Jimmy at least 20 years to to cut and paste between all five nights, including a few seconds here, a few seconds there, until he was satisfied. Still, what we have is not too bad quality so I'd be ok with that if we never see an official release.
  5. YOUR favorite of N.A. 1977

    April 27th, Cleveland has always rocked my boat with EVSD's Maximum Destroyer being my choice. Always a great listen.
  6. For me, the 27th is a toss up between EVSD's Deep Striker and Mike The Mike (Winston Remaster). Both are excellent releases.
  7. Favorite opening song?

    I've read opinions that say that TSRTS should not have been the opener as the band really needed to be warmed up to play that complex song. I love the song but they did struggle a number of times with it coming in cold so to speak.
  8. Favorite opening song?

    The Immigrant Song/Heartbreaker double was the peak for me. When Plant had to switch to a song like R&R to lead off, I think that Sick Again was not a good choice for second song - for me it lacks the excitement that Heartbreaker has. I would have preferred a R&R/Over The Hills And Far Away combo to open with. Jimmy had great fun with Heartbreaker after Immigrant Song and OTHAFA is also a great Jimmy number. Sick Again lacks that 'something' to make a one-two punch really effective. Just my opinion of course.
  9. Just found a copy of 06-28-1972 'Neath The Arizona Skies, Tucson. I have a couple of releases that are not that great but 'A Group Personal Project' have really done a great job and made it very listenable and enjoyable. Lineage: "Crashing Revelry", (EVSD), Trader CD-R > EAC, Secure Mode, Accurate Stream, No Disable Cache > WAV > Remaster > Flac Frontend, Encoding Options, Level.8, Align On Sector Boundaries > Flac (from the info file).
  10. Moonchild - Winston remasters new label?

    Been looking at some of the Moonchild offers and whilst they are typically $15, shipping is also $15 (from Japan I think), so they work out at $30 a pop. May just been the particular offers I looked at though.
  11. Jimmy Page Vs Robbie Williams

    Where's Liam when you need him?
  12. Any time now.....

    I do believe he would have realized that putting such a cryptic message on his website would certainly lead to immense speculation re Zeppelin. He is not a stupid man. I do not believe he would have put any such message just for a new album from him, the message has too much of a portentous feel. Until he definitely says it's not Zeppelin related then I will continue to believe the hype.
  13. New EV DVD collection

    Well, the remastered Earls Court footage on the DVD set in 2003 looked and sounded great so a complete remastered DVD/Blu_Ray release of Earls Court is not impossible. It would certainly make a great package along with an audio release - like they did with Celebration. One can only live in hope. :-)

    If nothing else, this and the 'Any time now......' message on Plant's site does make the heart beat just a little bit faster.
  15. For what turned out to be their final Forum gig, it was quite awesome - one of my top nights - Winston's being my preference.
  16. MSG 1973-07-28, The Effect Is Shattering (EVSD) - great show and great quality recording.
  17. Seattle 1977, Bad recording or bad performance?

    Now you've got me. I need to check what sources I have and if necessary I'll look for some audience ones. Thanks for the heads-up.
  18. New Soundboard Source for Osaka '71??

    Been doing a comparison between the versions of this date (29th) that I have after reading this thread. Cellar Full Of Noise is about the clearest but I find the sound very thin probably to bring Plants voice higher in the mix. All but one of the others has Plant further back in the mix (to my ears anyway) so although these are far from the best Zeppelin audience releases, the Last Stand version of Live in Japan 71 is not bad at all. Plant is more to the fore in the mix but the sound is fuller than Cellar. Many of the Japan 71 and 72 shows seem hit and miss to me as regards to quality but I do like King Of The Monsters (No Name(?) Tokyo 71/09/23) and Eastern Front (Great Dane - Tokyo 72/10/02).
  19. Seattle 1977, Bad recording or bad performance?

    I have half a dozen versions of this show (but not the weedwacker upload). I would say that according to my ears, Godfather's release (Conquering Kingdome) is my go to version with Tarantura 2000's release (Jupiter & Saturn) second. I go for these because in these versions, Robert is slightly more forward in the mix whereas on the others Jimmy is mixed to the fore and Robert seems buried a bit. There's not a lot in it but my preferences are reasonable enough quality - not even very good but at least Plant is not buried as much in the mix.
  20. Great work on the matrix Sue, really enjoying it.
  21. Overrated

    No-one can argue against 9-24-70, it is simply awesome. However, my personal favorite from '70 is 09-03-07. I probably listen to that more often than most others.
  22. Unpopular opinions re live shows

    Agreed on MD and D&C becoming more and more stretched out. As someone here pointed out, it would be a lot different hearing them at a live show than at home. Once I'd heard No Quarter live a number of times from different live shows it pretty much seemed to be the band backing Jones for a few minutes, then Jonesy noodling for a few more minutes and then the band is back and Jimmy soloing with Jones. I learned that no matter how good or not so good Jones is on a given night, when the band comes back and Jimmy solos, it's always a big 'high' for me. Never noticed a bad night for that part of NQ; perhaps it's the storm after the quiet that gets me. When Jimmy solos on Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Over The Hills & Far Away, Stairway, NQ, Trampled Underfoot and Achilles Last Stand I am totally non-judgemental. It's all great.
  23. Winston Remasters list

    Hey Andy, can't begin to thank you for all the great releases you have created - I love the '77 ones the most and play them almost exclusively when listening to the 1977 tour. Really appreciate the series of Live Omega you're doing for the 1980 tour, just #11 left - Mannheim, July 2nd. Being an obsessive compulsive when it comes to Zeppelin releases, any word on when July 2nd will be done and dusted? Many thanks, Dave.
  24. Best version of 3/21/75

    This is from the database but there's no link showing for it so I copied the text: Small Fish (These are home-made releases created by the people from Presence server and using the artwork created by Small Fish, also semi-labelled by the nickname.) AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME SMALL FISH SFCDR1179 CD-R1: Band Announcements/Rock And Roll/Sick Again/Over The Hills And Far Away/In My Time Of Dying/The Song Remains The Same/The Rain Song/Kashmir CD-R2: No Quarter/Since I've Been Loving You/Trampled Underfoot medley incl. Gallows Pole/Moby Dick CD-R3: Dazed And Confused medley incl. For What It's Worth, Woodstock, I Shot The Sheriff CD-R4: Stairway To Heaven/Whole Lotta Love medley incl. The Crunge/Out On The Tiles Intro/Black Dog/Communication Breakdown/Heartbreaker medley incl. Bouree Recording: Very good mono/stereo audience. Source: Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington Mar. 21 '75. Comments: Deluxe jewel case.
  25. From what I've read since the turn of the decade, I get the impression that deep down inside (or perhaps not too deep) he longs to be the guitarist in Zeppelin again. I think he is genuinely hurt by Robert's attitude (rightly or wrongly) especially as a few years ago 2014 seemed like it could be on from the comments Plant made a year or two before. I can't remember what interview this was from but it was a televised interview. At one point Jimmy is playing LZ IV and listening to Stairway to Heaven, He's holding the cover and there is silence from him while he's listening to the song and just staring at the cover. It wasn't hard to see that he was affected by the memories. I do think that Zeppelin has taken over his life and although he may get fired up at the idea of making new music, ultimately the desire diminishes because what he wants most is to play as part of Zeppelin again. I do think he has much sadness in him that the chances of that appear now to have gone. I really think it's a shame that a star that burned so bright and gave us so many thrills has been fading away for years because he's lost his true love. IMO of course.