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The Rover

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    John Bonham is the Heart 'N' Soul of Led Zeppelin.

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    The Led Zeppelin tribute band from Norway . . . "NEW ZEPPELIN"
    Born in '55
    14 in 1969

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  1. Obviously, there was no requirement originally to include every song on a soundtrack album that was used in the film, ie the omission of "SIBLY" on the soundtrack. And, conversely, there was no original restriction to only have music on the soundtrack, that was in the film, ie the inclusion of "Celebration Day," which not part of the film. So considering that, I would say that the band had latitude to put any songs they chose from MSG, whether those songs were used in the film or not. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Song_Remains_the_Same_(album)
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    New "Song Remains The Same" 2CD/4LP/3DVD Deluxe Set

    The band should have released all of the recorded songs from MSG in the 1976 release. The songs were all recorded even though they might have not been all filmed. NO excuses. Wings released a 3 LP live set in 1976. ELP did so in 1974, and Chicago had released their 4 LP Carnegie Hall set earlier. If 1975 didn't show you that Zeppelin were the Biggest draw in the world, I don't know what would. Zeppelin robbed in 1973 ? ? ? Fans robbed in 1976.
  3. Just dubbing the audio mix from the film to CD was simply the path of least resistance.
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    New "Song Remains The Same" 2CD/4LP/3DVD Deluxe Set

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    I can't tell which notes I'm hearing Bonham playing vs. Yoyoka playing... I mean... she's playing some of the notes...
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    Is Jimmy Page done making music?

    I put NFBM as a great LZ track. It was the last greatest track released in their studio albums. I never 'got' the studio version of Kashmir. But after experiencing it live, especially in 1977, I came away thinking that Kashmir is one of the greatest LZ songs I've ever heard performed live. And after experiencing it live, I just don't /can't return to the comparably 'weak' version I hear on the LP. The Symphonic LZ version comes away as more powerful than the studio version. But whatever was on that studio version was sure 'radio friendly', and hit the 'sweet spot' for the programmers, because Album Rock stations couldn't play it enough.
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    Weakest Studio Album Opening Track

    I was 20 in 1976. In the year I was 16 (and your were 12), LZ IV was released. It's impossible for me to say if I would have reacted differently to ALS at 16??
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    Weakest Studio Album Opening Track

    I have worn out on WLL and HB, and STH. I 've just mined all the juice out of them possible. But, no worries... there are still plenty of Zep songs that I enjoy listening to, from their 1st album, to their last.
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    Weakest Studio Album Opening Track

    I really wasn't trying to pit all opening songs against each other, but hey, that's okay. What I was trying to do, is noting the songs included within each album, which song chosen to open the album was the least strongest choice, once again, from the songs to choose from. I think Custard Pie is too commercial to open PG. It rocks, but it doesn't rock hard enough to be the opener. I usually skip CP when listening to PG. As for LZ II, I think they should have opened with HB. But WLL does just fine.
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    Weakest Studio Album Opening Track

    Well, who knows, but this is a Forum where you get to express your opinion, and see if others agree or disagree with your opinion. Isn't that neat.
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    Weakest Studio Album Opening Track

    When I recorded IV on cassette for the car, I put R&R first, followed by Black Dog. Right, I got that...none of the songs are "weak". Just some are "less strong" than others... The strategy being that you open an album with the stronger, or strongest material. Of the songs to choose from from ITTOD, I think ITE is the best choice to open the LP. Being an older fan, I much prefer the earlier stuff, but I love the later stuff too!! As for ALS, I always thought that that was for 12 year olds. It never impacted me they was it seemed to blow the minds of pre-teens.
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    What's the weather like where you are?

    Still, the Hottest Place in the USA
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    What's the weather like where you are?

    12:30am Heat Index 93F
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    Weakest Studio Album Opening Track

    Okay... let's not get tied up in semantics. Yes, I could have titled the thread "What is the least strongest opening track on the studio albums?" But, any Zep song is worthy... I think we can all agree on that! I love "We're Gonna Groove" from Coda. I play that more than any of the other songs from Coda. I'll have to disagree about "Custard Pie". The general idea is you start an album with a strong(er) track. "Custard Pie," I think takes some getting used to. But, "The Rover" was instantly accessible, to me. My second choice to open PG would have been "Night Flight." As for TU... I am so spoiled by the live versions, that I just don't go back to the studio version for inspiration. But I could site quite a few more like that... Yes, that does seem strange to me as well. Like the Three Bears... I prefer the opener to be just right... not too long, and not too short, as IS is and was. For Presence... NFBM should have been the opener. I still think that GTBT was and is one of the best openers, of any debut album, ever.