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sixpense

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    Super Deluxe Box Set, TSRTS

    Not to me.
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    Super Deluxe Box Set, TSRTS

    I own a few different versions of The Song Remains The Same. On vinyl, I own the original release along with a limited edition white vinyl of the Kevin Shirley mix along with the RTI Half-Speed Remaster of the Kevin Shirley mix. In regards to the quality of the Box itself: I like the vinyl sleeves along with the CD sleeves as well as the booklet. I just wish the outside box was the same quality. (Jimmy did this with his signed copies of the Soundtracks box) In regards to the audio: Overall impression is that the guitar is more prominent in the mix. With that, other instruments suffer. Mainly John Bonham's drums becomes the victim. (Outside of Kevin Shirley neutering of Bonzo's bass drum in the original 2007 mix) Depending on what song, John Paul Jones' bass becomes more or less prominent. For example, on Rock and Roll, Jones' bass is less prominent with Over The Hills and Far Away it is more prominent. Then there is Dazed and Confused. Before the violin bow section the bass is prominent, after the violin bow section the bass is significantly less prominent. I have never heard this on any vinyl before! I listened to the download version and the issues I mentioned above are consistent as well. So it is how the audio is mastered. Additionally, Robert Plant's introduction (edited) to the track The Song Remains The Same is on the download but not on the vinyl. I wished that the edits to some of the songs were put back but that was wishing too much I guess. Especially No Quarter; there is a lot of empty vinyl space on that side. Overall the physical production of the box is very good to excellent. The audio (per the vinyl) is disappointing.
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    Happy 50th Anniversary

    The music world changed 50 years ago today. And for that, I am grateful! Long Live Led Zeppelin
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    Potential Zep Reunion? Probably not.... but Maybe...

    "Fake News"........again
  5. And she did it with one foot Jason! :-)
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    Jimmy Page Vs Robbie Williams

    Video looks like from a restaurant not his home.
  7. Uh........... Jimmy.................., remember the film "It Might Get Loud" ?
  8. Observations of the RSD single release: Rock and Roll sounded a little brighter. Jimmy's lead overdubs at the beginning are slightly different from the original and the end of the solo is different. Odds are the original had an edit at that section. Drum solo at the end has added reverb. Friends: No orchestra, Bongos more prominent in the mix and a different harmony line offered by Plant in the second verse. Glad I picked up a copy.
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    Coverdale/Page being remastered/revisited

    Page just attended the Jeff Beck documentary premiere and was asked what his next project was. He "reportedly" said, ' wake up in the morning!" Given that he was quoted back in 2014 that he was working on a solo project and it is now 2018...................Put a fork in him; He's done!
  10. Listened to the vinyl and was pleased it was available and the remastering improved the sounds from the original. The bass is clearer (not as booming as the original was) and the drums are warmer sounding. Overall production of the Super Deluxe set was well done.
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    Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes

    I recall Jimmy saying that he was not happy that no Black Crowes songs they performed live tracks were allowed to be released because of their record company.
  12. The band provided a book filled with photos from the two recorded shows in the Super Deluxe version. That is enough for me.
  13. Compared it to my DVD from 2003; not a great difference. Ever so sightly more bass and the drums sound a little fuller. (probably equalized during mastering)
  14. Memories, Like the corners of my mind.....................
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    Jason Bonham Asked to Change Band Name to "LZ Evening"

    Does Jimmy intend to tour under the name "Led Zeppelin Experience" ? Yea...................I know, What was I thinking!
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    Planet Rock interview: 50th celeb Page

    Sounds like he is following what Grateful Dead has been doing. I look forward to the releases.
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    LED ZEPPELIN'S 50th ANNIVERSARY PLANS?

    http://ledzepnews.com/2018/01/23/leaked-led-zeppelin-how-the-west-was-won-live-album-remaster/
  18. This is what I could find so far: “On Wednesday September 24 John Bonham left his Worcestershire home with Rex King to meet up with the rest of the group for initial rehearsals at Bray Studios. He began drinking quadruple measures of vodka at a stop off in a pub on the way and this binge continued when the group assembled at Bray. Bonzo had been feeling tentative about going back to America – the Bill Graham incident still hung heavy on his mind – and as ever he was nervous about preparing for a tour. Realizing there would be little in the way of serious rehearsing completed that night, Page and Plant called an early evening halt. They all returned to Page’s Windsor home.” – Dave Lewis Led Zeppelin: The Concert File
  19. We are all entitled to our own beliefs.
  20. Bonzo never made it to Bray. (From what I have read) he was very drunk and rested at Page's house where he passed away. Jimmy more than likely remixed the four polar studio tracks at SOL. Those track were intended to be released as an EP in August of 1979 just prior to Knebworth. Jimmy did record Plant's vocals to Poor Tom at SOL (IMO) as well as finishing the rest of CODA there as well. Jimmy was quoted after the CODA release that there was no more unreleased Zeppelin studio tracks. We all know now that wasn't true because Sugar Momma was mixed at SOL as well. (Credits in remastered CODA release) I'm not sure why Jimmy said that at the time. FYI Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop was recorded at SOL with Leif Masses with Leif Masses engineering.
  21. Leif Masses , an engineer who eventually ended up at SOL, was working in Nov - Dec 78 with Zeppelin at Polar Studios. Jimmy's website, (on this day posts) also mention that those tracks were recorded there. The station had it wrong. Bray studios was a film and television facility, not a recording studio for music.
  22. Here is hoping for something from the beginning and/or rehearsals.
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