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Favorite/Best version of Since I've Been Loving You

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1 hour ago, IpMan said:

That is a really hard choice because for me there are two completely different versions of this song. The version where Jones plays Hammond and the version where he plays grand piano and the two sound, and are approached very differently by the band. Some of Jones piano work in those latter versions is brilliant and he works as a co-soloist against Page. However the versions on Hammond are typically more haunting.

Tough call...too tough.

Fun fact: Jonesy plays the Hammond for the last time (to my knowledge) in San Diego 6/19/77. Not the best gig, Jimmy and Bonzo either just woke up or hadn't slept in a week, or luudes... Still a hot show, Plants voice is awesome.

 

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Tough call, there's so many good versions. I honestly don't think the band ever did a truly bad version of this song. Among my favorites:

3/7/70

3/21/70

9/19/70 (evening)

9/29/71

6/27/72

3/24/73

TSRTS

3/21/75

6/23/77 (LOVE the long note that Robert holds at the beginning)

2 hours ago, Dirty Work said:

Fun fact: Jonesy plays the Hammond for the last time (to my knowledge) in San Diego 6/19/77. Not the best gig, Jimmy and Bonzo either just woke up or hadn't slept in a week, or luudes... Still a hot show, Plants voice is awesome.

Didn't know that about the Hammond organ. That's interesting!

I actually think Jimmy is in good shape for this show, especially for 77. The problem is Bonzo. He had food poisoning at this show, which accounts for his erratic playing. He throws the band off constantly, and they plod through just about every song. Shame because the rest of the band were fired up. This is why Plant says "we'd like to welcome back to the world John Bonham who had a terrible bout of food poisoning" on LTTE.

In fact, I think this is the reason why he's so explosive at that show. He knew he fucked up at the San Diego show, and wanted to put in 110% for the LA shows to make up for it. If that is indeed the case, you almost wish he had a couple more off nights! :lol:

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4 hours ago, Dirty Work said:

Fun fact: Jonesy plays the Hammond for the last time (to my knowledge) in San Diego 6/19/77. Not the best gig, Jimmy and Bonzo either just woke up or hadn't slept in a week, or luudes... Still a hot show, Plants voice is awesome.

 

Jimmy sounds fine but Bonzo...WTF??? He is so far behind the beat he could be the janitorial staff. That has got to be the slowest version I have ever heard of any Zep tune. I have never heard Bonzo play so slow, sluggish, and laborious. Robert does sound great though.

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15 minutes ago, IpMan said:

Jimmy sounds fine but Bonzo...WTF??? He is so far behind the beat he could be the janitorial staff. That has got to be the slowest version I have ever heard of any Zep tune. I have never heard Bonzo play so slow, sluggish, and laborious. Robert does sound great though.

LOL. Damn, that is a slow drag there at the start but the tempo actually picks up as it goes. Bonzo and Page are out of sync on the intro, sounds like Jimmy comes in first and Bonzo sluggishly catches up. At least it doesn't train wreck, it actually has kind of a menacing funk vibe to it at this tempo. I seem to remember several songs are at a slower tempo on this show because Bonham was ill (drunk) but the vibe of this show is excellent IMO. Page plays great and Plant's singing is as good as it gets for 77. Kashmir is great from this concert, even though its fairly slow, it doesn't drag. Bonzo kept it together and powered through. Not too many gigs where he didn't deliver a solid performance considering all the abuse to his system. 

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7 hours ago, IpMan said:

Jimmy sounds fine but Bonzo...WTF??? He is so far behind the beat he could be the janitorial staff. That has got to be the slowest version I have ever heard of any Zep tune. I have never heard Bonzo play so slow, sluggish, and laborious. Robert does sound great though.

I feel bad for the people who were at that show, but Bonham actually holds it together pretty well considering the food poisoning.  I can't imagine getting through a 3+ hour show with food poisoning--especially with how demanding Zeppelin stuff can be on the drummer!  I'm surprised that they didn't reschedule to be honest; the drummer is easily the worst member of the band to have an off night.

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10 minutes ago, Bonzo_fan said:

I feel bad for the people who were at that show, but Bonham actually holds it together pretty well considering the food poisoning.  I can't imagine getting through a 3+ hour show with food poisoning--especially with how demanding Zeppelin stuff can be on the drummer!  I'm surprised that they didn't reschedule to be honest; the drummer is easily the worst member of the band to have an off night.

Was food poisoning the official excuse? Reports I've read from people who attended said Bonzo was clearly drunk and feel over backwards once or twice, maybe during the acoustic set. Regardless, he played a 2 hour plus gig ...Kudos to Bonzo for trooping through it! 

Edited by porgie66

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Sorry, don't buy the food poisoning excuse just because of know behavioral patterns however, anything is possible.

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1 hour ago, No Quota said:

I've always kinda liked the 80's version with Munich at the top of my list. For those who like the solo, you get two for one on this tour and this one has a meloncholy blues and a sadness that is unique. 

http://starship.jpn.ph/zeppelin/beauty/disp/boot.jsp?R_idx=74

Great version and great sounding boot. Too bad those dopes slow-clap in the beginning otherwise it would be perfect. Your right about the melancholy feel. They all really let it bleed on this one and Plant sounds really good, but also pained. Beautiful.

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