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  1. North_Bridge over at RO, I believe. He did a killer job on it. I can't get enough of it.
  2. But the atmosphere is GREAT.
  3. Word is there was a bass drum mic malfunction on the 23rd, which didn't record any of Bonham's bass drum. Not sure it that's true or not.
  4. The main thing that's always bugged me about the 24th is how sluggish Bonham comes across in the first 1/3 of the show. Sounds like some of it can be attributed to the recording... his toms just don't come thru very well, at all. And some of it is definitely on Bonzo (he completely leaves out his snare/cymbal fill right before Page's first solo in Sick Again and is late on several cues. He also leaves that snare/cymbal fill out the next night, but the next night's playing is high energy compared to the 24th). That said... There are no better versions of TU and STH than what were played on the 24th. Why Page hasn't put out at least the pro recording audio is beyond me. Those two tunes are simply fabulous and his solo in STH is some of the best guitar work I've ever heard. If they only pro-recorded the last 2 nights you could easily put together a best of complete show that would absolutely kick ass. The first half of the 25th, the middle portion of the 24th (NQ, TU, D&C & STH) and then the encores from the 25th. That'd be a phenomenal 3 plus hours of music.
  5. I gotta say, I listened to TSRTS from this show today for the first time in a long time and was floored by it. Page's playing was flawless. and I LOVE the sound of Bonham's vistalites in this audience recording. Nice, warm, full, FAT sound.
  6. Look on the back of EV releases.
  7. The 77 versions are EPIC. Also love the 4/28/77 version. Obviously Jimmy isn't 72/73 Jimmy... but the 77 versions are EPIC, GRAND performances. The 2nd night in Cleveland is spectacular (Bonzo is REALLY, REALLY good).
  8. Got this playing thru Winamp in my office right now. Sounds glorious. Very good recording of a great night at MSG.
  9. After repeated listens I don't doubt this one bit.
  10. I don't listen to that 2nd night in Dallas as much as I probably should. Absolutely love the FW show. Bonzo is just spectacular throughout the whole show. And what more can be said about OTHAFA and IMTOD from the first night in Dallas?? Brilliant stuff.
  11. 100% agree
  12. "A childhood friend... sweet baby. Always been the lover boy of the band. Well coming in at 120 lbs, John bonham over the top, top, top, top, top, top..." love this one.
  13. Totally agree. One of the most brilliant tours by any band ever. Would be great to have another sbd to add to its legend, but sadly that's not likely to happen. Due to how great the playing is, I listen to 6/14-6/15 and this 6/19 show quite often. The performances allow you to get beyond the average recordings because the shows are simply that good. The 6/15 Drone into IS has to be the nastiest opening to any concert I've ever heard. Can't even imagine having been there to see/hear it live. And the guy losing his mind at the start of D&C from 6/19 just puts a huge smile on my face every time I hear it. Legendary concerts during a legendary tour from a legendary band. Guess we just half to be thankful to have what we have.
  14. "Thank you. Thank you very much..... We've been together now over 5 years and have come to America a total of 10 times and the English tax people are quite pleased about this cuz they're ripping us off terrible. We've decided to live somewhere in between America and England and it's pretty wet, but we're going to have to do it. But every time we've come here we always manage to feature one of our favorite members of the group... A rather fat chubby happy fellow... full of shit and speed. (LAUGHTER) I'm not talking about the Drag Queen from New Orleans, I'm talking about John Henry Bonham. 'Moby Dick'". Mobile, 5/13/73
  15. Yep-me too... kind of. Only when I'm feeling really good and really into what I'm doing. I can get that Ludwig Speed King snapping for a few seconds... and then I try bringing in the snare/ride combos and everything goes to hell! Can't wait to hear Bonzo pull that shit off in this soundboard release.