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mrlowry

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  1. Tape of the first rehearsal?

    Mick Wall is the only source that talks about Peter Grant using tapes of a live performance to get the deal done. All of the other authors that I've read say it was tapes of the first album. I would bet money that Jimmy recorded the first rehearsal, after all he recorded himself and Clapton jamming at his house. The big questions are: 1. Does the tape still exist? 2. What is the condition of the tape? 3. Is the recording quality high enough where a release is realistic? I would have thought that the bonus disc of Led Zeppelin I would have been the natural place for it to be released. Since it wasn't that might hint that it isn't available, the quality is extremely poor, it's crumbled to dust, or it never existed. I hope that I'm proven wrong because it would be one of the most historically important audio recordings in history.
  2. Coverdale/Page

    Any recordings would certainly be under lock and key but they could slip out. Never give up hope, just look at what happened to the 02 final rehearsal.
  3. Did Presence have a bad mix?

    Add me to the camp of people that like the mix/mastering of Presence. Most Zeppelin albums have a darker more mysterious vibe, this one is the exception. It's very detailed and has much less tape hiss than most of the other albums. In many ways it is the most modern sounding of their albums. The higher level of hiss on the other albums is probably a result of the technological limitations of the time or a limitation of the studios/facilities that they used. For example, every overdub meant an additional layer of tape hiss.
  4. Coverdale/Page

    I think Coverdale/Page is Jimmy's best Post-Zeppelin work. He's in full rockstar mode and sounds like he is having tons of fun. Coverdale's voice is great, the lyrics are what they are (nothing special), and I don't let the fact that Coverdale seems full of himself in interviews ruin the album. A two-CD re-release with demo's and the three unrealeased songs is long overdue. David Coverdale has mentioned it in interviews and I hope that it happens. If they got back together and put out another album or toured the US I'd be there in a heartbeat. Sadly, I think that Jimmy Page is unofficially semi-retired. Coverdale/Page kills The Firm which sounds flat, uninspired, and uninteresting. It's Jimmy Page taking a back seat to a far less talented musician and playing in 2nd gear the whole time. Outrider is good, but not great. There's a spark of inspiration there but it never blossoms into a full flame. If I'm being honest I think Coverdale/Page even beats out "Walking into Clarksdale." Did someone banned Jimmy Page from playing guitar solos on that album?
  5. Jimmy Page and July 7th

    Isn't it possible that a smaller concert wouldn't have printed posters or that no one would have saved the posters? As for tickets maybe they were a generic ticket that didn't list the band name or date so no one saved them. If the school had a news paper maybe there were ads for the show or a review after the fact.
  6. I don't post here very often but do read the contributions of other. Today I noticed a strange coincidence when I was looking at my Facebook feed and I don't remember the topic being mentioned or discussed here. The last Jimmy Page-era Yardbirds concert was July, 7th 1968 and the last Led Zeppelin concert with John Bonham was exactly 12 years later on July, 7th 1980. After some additional research it turns out that the last Jimmy Page and Robert Plant concert was July 7th, 2001. What is going on with July 7th and Jimmy Page?
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