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The Rover

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    LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED BOOK - COMING 2018

    Well, it could be an extra bonus when you buy the book... a "video disc" if you will, where each photograph could be looked at. I answered the second part above. I don't start businesses, I critique them. Psych. If you think wanting to look at the band in detail as tedious, then that's you!
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    What Made You Un-Happy Today ?

    They are cutting and edging the grounds today where I live. It's a FUCKING National Holiday (US Memorial Day Observed).... Don't they have anything better to do ? ? ? ? Oh, right.... I guess it's not a Holdiay from where they are from (South of the Border, I'm sure!!)
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    LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED BOOK - COMING 2018

    As much as everybody loves Led Zeppelin, why can't we get a website to access to view each of these shots in detail. Why the fuck is that asking too much? I'd like to the same for the shots used for the cover of the 1969 hardback.
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    What's the weather like where you are?

    Dallas --- 4pm Rain 44F N16mph WC 37F
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    James Corden & Carpool Karaoke

    So, we should lobby for James to get Jimmy for an episode of Carpool Karaoke... Who am I kidding.... it would be Robert that would agree. Jimmy's to stuffy for this... For an example of how it works , here's James with Sir Paul: https://youtu.be/QjvzCTqkBDQ
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    Not likely.... Reason # 1 --- I still have much to mine and unearth from the music period of my youth, which I naturally favor. Reason # 2 --- Not that much motivated to "look around". That was never my style. And it didn't have to be, back in the day. There was just an embarrassing amount of good "low hanging fruit", that I never developed the skills to wade through mountains of shit to find a diamond. After all, my "era" IS the Motherload...
  7. If you had to pick just one Led Zeppelin song that was officially released, for the band to be remembered by, what song would you pick? It can, of course be any audio recording, whether live, studio, or otherwise... including audio from officially released Video. So maybe your choice would go in a Time Capsule, or on a recording to be sent out into deep space. But there's ONLY the availability for just one song, no matter the length of the song. My choice would be the 1973 live version of "Dazed And Confused" from NYC-MSG, as released in 1976, with TSRTS soundtrack. I choose that recording over WLL, STH, HB, and even Kashmir. As for Kashmir, there just weren't enough live versions released. I count the audio of any video officially released as well. The O2 is very very good. But, since it does not have John Bonham, I cannot pick that version to represent the one song for the band Led Zeppelin to be remembered by. It would definitely be in the Top 10.... but then, this thread is about "The One Song" and not the top 3 or the top 5, etc... So, what is the ONE song you would choose for Led Zeppelin to be remembered by?
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    Some people (not you) think that the world now revolves around a band (Greta Van Fleet) that reminds them of the band that disbanded 40 years ago. That's ... sort of pathetic to me. But, that's just me...from my world view. As we age, we look back on the "days of our youth"... for me that would be childhood with The Beatles, and, as a teen to early 20's -- Led Zeppelin. That will always be, and you can't take it away from me. I'm passionate about the music of my childhood and youth. It's only natural. And I do take the smug position that the music of my childhood and youth, is better than the music that was "current" in your childhood and youth (not you... specifically... just everyone in genera,l that grew up in a different time...)
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    It's not sad at all.... What's sad is that fate did not allow professional live recordings and video from the '75 and '77 tours to be made and released. IT's just a book with photos of Zeppelin that most long time fans have already mostly seen. The fact that it's in a book officially released by the band is not that big deal. The History of Zeppelin is mostly wrapped up in bootleg recordings and photos. That was their own doing. They've no one to blame but themselves...
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    LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED BOOK - COMING 2018

    CBS This Morning You Tube https://youtu.be/QnzVEfQlknU
  11. Vangelis - Original Blade Runner Soundtrack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3fz6CC45ok
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    The O2 In Retrospect...

    After listening to some of the O2 show again, I must say, that I think JPJ gives the best performance of the four. There are some real magical moments on the O2 soundtrack for me. Real goose bumps. JPJ is as consistently good as he ever was, that 1/2 of the greatest rhythm section that ever was. Add to that, the moments of brilliance from Robert & Jimmy, and this recording is a must have for me. Jason is adequate and competent, but, he never surpasses his father in any way. It was only after Bonham's death that I eventually came to the realization of what a supremely integral part of Led Zeppelin that Bonzo was.
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    The O2 In Retrospect...

    I disagree. Singing in a different range, but remaining true to the vocal phrasing, is perfectly acceptable to me. Really, there are those that wrote off the band as soon as Robert could note hit the high notes and screams of LZ I before 1973. When Robert is singing LZ with all his heart and soul, as a member of Led Zeppelin... he can't be touched. He did that in 2007 for the 02 show.
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    New "Song Remains The Same" 2CD/4LP/3DVD Deluxe Set

    Okay, not a 4-LP set... but really 3-LP sets were being done in '76, and, had already been done by ELP in '74, for example. Shame on Mr. Page for not releasing one of the best live versions of SIBLY. He missed the mark there. You know it, and I know it. Interpreted... he did not do the best he could for the initial soundtrack release.
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    The O2 In Retrospect...

    The O2 was very much a Led Zeppelin Reunion. Robert sang the Led Zeppelin songs in the vocal style that he sung them when Led Zeppelin was touring and recording from 1968-1980. Which was a break from every other tour that Robert Plant has been a part of post 1980. And that includes the Page & Plant Tours... those were very much *not* Led Zeppelin tours. Robert was singing the Led Zeppelin songs with a different vocal style, as he does today... many different vocal styles that Robert uses today, but one he *does not*, and that's the 1968-1980 style, and he does that very intentionally. Finally having a professional multi-track recording of the very powerful "Kashmir" performed well live is worth the price of admission. "Kashmir" was the apex of Led Zeppelin live in 1977 and not ALS as many like to claim. Fate prevented the 1977 shows from being multi-tracked, and I gladly and happily accept the O2 to rectify some of that. Robert Plant is done with the Robert Plant vocal style of 1968-1980. For me, that's the only Led Zeppelin that I care about. I completely pass on all Robert Plant performances of Led Zeppelin songs post 1980, with the O2 being the only exception. I don't begrudge Robert for putting away the 1968-1980 vocal styles. He's chosen to do that. He did not sign a lifetime contract with Led Zeppelin! I have chosen to not hear him sing LZ songs in any style but the 1968-1980. So no RP shows for me. :) Yes, and the O2 album is an official "Led Zeppelin" release.
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    James Corden & Carpool Karaoke

    Right... imagining James Cordon with Prince in the car singing "Baby I'm A Star" would be a little much for me to enjoy. But that's not going to happen, of course.
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    Soundtrack Music ~ Movies, TV, Etc.

    https://youtu.be/ABp6M17NHqU Mark Isham / Tibet -Part Ⅱ
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    Lawsuit over Stairway to Heaven

    The outcome will change absolutely nothing about my love for LZ and their music. All musicians (red, black, yellow, white) steal. None are without that crime. So in the big scheme of things, I don't give a fuck.
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    A Great intro for beginners. Led Zeppelin 101.
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    What's the weather like where you are?

    The first cold front of Fall has arrived today. 😛 It's 18 degrees cooler now than it was yesterday at this time. 66 vs 84F. It feels better too. The Dew Point is 60 now, and it was 71 at this time yesterday.
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    FULL MOON

    Yep, been up there in the Southern sky for awhile now...
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    FULL MOON

    Looking up, high in the sky, just after Midnight, the Full Moon was very impressive tonight.
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    Prince

    The ABC Interview with Prince's Band The Revolution https://youtu.be/K6Izd1HMXuE
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