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Everything posted by tyler19

  1. I am a little confused about why two of the three live releases are available in 5.1 but none of the studio stuff is. With the limited number of tracks available in a live recording, the 5.1 release doesn't add much to it. Whereas a 5.1 release of the studio albums have the tracks available to add lots of depth and make things interesting.
  2. tyler19

    What motivates you?

    I try and be motivated by "Will this add to my happiness?" If not, it seems pointless. My motivations primarily are; travel and the new experiences to be had, relationships both new ones and forging deeper relationships with existing ones, music - playing guitar and seeing live shows, and getting out in nature.
  3. Page was already known and would have made it to some level of fame regardless of Led Zeppelin. He was a premier songwriter and producer. JPJ was already having and would have continued to have a great career as a session musician and string arranger. John Bonham most likely would have made it but most likely as a replacement drummer in a band that had already made it to some extent. As the drummer, making it is almost entirely tied to what band and songwriter(s) you join up with. Robert probably had the least chance of making it outside of Led Zeppelin. He was the most unknown and not much of a songwriter in the early years.
  4. I am looking to get the Bleacher - Unplugged, David Bowie - Now, and hopefully Blue Oyster Cult - Rarities Vol 2.
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    Coverdale/Page being remastered/revisited

    I nicely done set with vinyl would make me happy. Then proceed with vinyl for the Page & Plant releases please.
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    Elvis vs. Plant

    Elvis is in a league of his own. I think in rock music it has to be Freddie. Somebody To Love is beyond compare. My next tier would include Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, maybe Bono. My next tier would include people who had great character voices such as Roger Daltrey, Jim Morrison, Steven Tyler, Ronnie James Dio. Totally underrated are Billie Joe Armstrong (from Green Day) and Derek something (from Sum 41).
  7. I like the album more and more with every listen. It works better as an album than as singles. It's nice to see an artist take chances, venture into new territories while staying true to themselves.
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    The Who Live

    Unfortunately not. Had a seat in a box for Zeppelin's Montreal who set for October 17, 1980 but we all know how that went.
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    The Who Live

    I saw these tours. The 1979 show I saw was the single best show I've seen. The one song encore of The Real Me was everything I love about rock distilled into 4 minutes. A decade later, the 1989 farewell show was one of the worst shows I've ever seen.
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    DVD or Blu-Ray

    That's the next go round I am sure. Followed a year or two after by 5.1 mixes on dvd/Blu-ray.
  11. I'm happy to get this on vinyl and hopefully an upgraded 5.1 on the Blu-ray. The 5.1 on the dvd was underwhelming.
  12. I'd be happy with any of All Of My Love long version, How The West Was Won on vinyl and any new live releases. The band doesn't owe me anything so anything I get is a bonus.
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    Yardbirds '68 out Nov 5th

    Weird that the same manufacturing issue would impact both vinyl and cd's. Unless it is something to do with the artwork.
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    Yardbirds '68 out Nov 5th

    Just received this email.... We are contacting you with regards to your Order #XXXXXXX from JimmyPage.com for a Yardbirds '68 - Double Vinyl edition. Due to matters beyond our control at the manufacturing plant, there is a small delay with the first delivery of Yardbirds 68 items to our UK warehouse. As a result, we hope to begin shipping items towards the end of next week, instead of today, as previously planned. Please accept our sincere apologies. We thank you for your custom and appreciate your patience while we resolve this matter as swiftly as possible. Customers who have pre-ordered items will, of course, be prioritised over any other sales we have subsequently received. We hope, having waited almost 50 years to hold this incredible album in your hands, that this additional delay will be completely worthwhile. Here are some exclusive images of the accompanying 48-page booklet, which is filled with photos, custom artwork and contributions from Jimmy Page, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and former editor-in-chief of MOJO and Q Magazine Phil Alexander, to whet your appetite until next week. Thank you once again for your patience. The JimmyPage.com Team
  15. I am very leery of this being self produced. His production to date has been bland, I can't imagine he's gotten any better.
  16. When The Levee Breaks - to show off his inventiveness with beats Good Times Bad Times - to highlight his bass drum technique In My Time of Dying or Achilles Last Stand - to show off his power
  17. They were on tour. They brought in Pino Palladino to play out that tour.
  18. I'd like to think that was true but I know Robert didn't necessarily think too highly of the pop oriented work JPJ had done prior to Led Zeppelin. The same Robert who years later would be the driving force between All of My Love. I doubt JPJ was the best at any instrument but he was very multi-faceted and could score strings. While never a driving force to the music LZ made, it was something that allowed a song like Kashmir take on added dimensions as he could think through music from multiple perspectives. Jimmy always seemed to know and understand the value of this, sometimes I wonder if it made Robert feel a touch inadequate as a songwriter, specially in the early days of the band. Jimmy and JPJ had a shared musical vocabulary from their session backgrounds that Robert wouldn't have.
  19. SAJ - Has it ever come up why Robert Plant was so against the medley and jam in Whole Lotta Love in LZ's latter years? Of all the excesses that a Led Zeppelin live could have, I never thought this was one of them. I never thought it grew stale unlike the D&C jam, nor did it go on too long and be the bloated excess that No Quarter, Moby Dick and WS/BM and noise solo often were. I thought it paid homage to their influences in a very joyful way and really highlighted what an unstoppable unit they were on stage.
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    The Firm Thread

    I genuinely like the first Firm album. Initially it was a let down but then I viewed it as being a Honeydrippers type record but with originals. In that vein, the diminished prominence of Jimmy's guitar makes sense and his playing really quite subversive. I take the album for what it is and appreciate it for what it is.
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    Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes

    As the release is a 10", my best guess is it would be either the four Led Zeppelin songs played at Jones Beach that are not on Live At The Greek or the for Black Crowes songs played. Most likely the former. The Led Zeppelin songs were; Wanton Song, Misty Mountain Hop, Hots On For Nowhere and Bring It On Home. The Black Crowes songs were; No Speak No Slave, Horsehead, Remedy and She Talks To Angels.There was also a cover of Muddy Water's I Can't Be Satisfied played.
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    Song Remains the Same White Vinyl

    Really, first post and it's to sell something at a wildly inflated price. Welcome to the board.
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    Do any bands rival Led Zeppelin

    The only thing that truly set Led Zeppelin apart from their peers was the songwriting. There are lots of bands with better musicians but they all lacked a leader like Jimmy Page. He had a vision for just about everything, from the songs and sound through to stage presentation. Having only a ten year career has been a huge help in maintaining the mystique. There are a few bands who's 10 year and/or 8 album output starts to rival Led Zeppelin. I'll rule out The Beatles as they stopped touring so early on in their career. But album wise, they rival Led Zeppelin. Same could be said for the Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Doors. If Led Zeppelin had stayed together another five years and put out two albums on par with In Through The Out Door and had three tours of North America sounding like the Europe '80 tour, they lustre would have worn off. That White Summer solo would have fallen so flat in North America. The two hour sets would have destroyed some of the mythology.
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    Top 5 live albums

    My love of prog rock shows with... Genesis - Seconds Out Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back My Friends..... Porcupine Tree - Octane Twisted (The 15 minutes that is "Russia On Ice/The Pills I'm Taking" is sublime) Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong and very surprisingly, Goo Goo Dolls - Live in Buffalo (even if just for the version of 'Two Days In February')