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    Best Sounboards by Year

    Zurich and Frankfurt are the two best. It's become the conventional wisdom - but this is one of those times when the conventional wisdom is correct.
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    New 1968 Live shows for the 50th anniversary

    1977 was not multi-tracked. They were going to do a multitrack at the end of the tour, as they'd done in '73 and '75, but the '77 tour got cut short when Robert Plant's son passed away. As for '75, about 1/4 to 1/3 of the Earls Court setlist has been released officially, on the 2003 LZ DVD. But it would be fantastic to get a full audio-only Earls Court release.
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    Led Zeppelin favourite to headline Glastonbury 2019

    Some real money to be made... if you bet against Zep appearing at Glastonbury.
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    Nice topic - and nice list! Like Zep Head and others, I generally agree with you here. I actually would rank Fort Worth 5-22 in the top category (not legendary, but definitely very good to excellent) - for example I think it's a far better performance than the night before in Houston. Otherwise, though, I think you're spot on (or at least very close) on your rankings, at least for the '77 shows I'm most familiar with.
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    New "Song Remains The Same" 2CD/4LP/3DVD Deluxe Set

    Folks, it's definitely just a remaster of the 2007 version - so no original No Quarter, no restored Crunge section in Whole Lotta Love, and no superior guitar solo in Celebration Day. I've bought all the prior reissues, and I really love the Blu-Ray of How the West Was Won and don't care about the removal of "Mary Lou" from Whole Lotta Love - but this time, I'm taking a pass. No reason to get this: Fans already have pieced together great edits combining the original tracks with the added 2007 tracks, and remastered the whole thing to all sound similar and superior to the official versions. The sound quality on this new reissue likely will top the fan versions, but probably only slightly, and it's just not worth it IMHO given the horrid edits in the official 2007 version.
  6. I'm with you on this, but it is what it is. Also, the 2007 LP set was half-speed mastered by Stan Ricker. Not trying to be a jerk - just FYI.
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    New Yardbirds

    New Yardbirds footage on YouTube - and on bootlegs and everywhere else - claims to be from October '68, but it's not. If memory serves, it's from parts of two shows in '69. One is from mid-March.
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    Favorite Plantations

    I always liked the Bridge the Midget Plantation from the 1971 BBC show. Plus the "1-2-3 Mr. Bonham!" interlude in Osaka 929 when Bonham leaves the stage for awhile.
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    Weakest Studio Album Opening Track

    Yeah, this was a band that really knew how to open an album. If I had to pick a weakest opener, though, it would be what's been mentioned: either Custard Pie or the fake-soundcheck We're Gonna Groove from Coda. I love Custard Pie, and like paul, I prefer the real live version of WGG to the fake version on Coda. On the other hand, the 7-track Physical Graffiti Deluxe Companion disc opens with a version of Trampled Under Foot, and I've been very impressed with that as an opener. So I agree there were other choices besides Custard Pie to open PG well.
  10. That's a great deal! I got mine from Amazon Canada because it was the best deal at the time I ordered it. Cost me about $19US including shipping, and I'm happy enough with that price. Mine arrived yesterday in great shape, with both stickers. And yes, I slit the shrinkwrap from the top. 😀 Quick tip RE slicing open the shrink, to avoid damaging the top edges of the sleeve: and the record: use an Xacto knife (or whatever) to make a very small cut(s) wherever there is a natural air gap at the top of the sleeve. Then use a duller, non-damaging thin item like a guitar pick to extend the small slit the full width of the top.
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    Underrated/overrated shows

    I think the OP's list is great and covers a lot of the bases (and yes. 6-22-77 was the first show that popped into my head when I read the thread title). And subsequent posts I mostly agree with too. For overrated, I'd add Vancouver 3-21-70. Tried and tried but cannot get into it, and esp. compared to other 1970s shows - Royal Albert Hall, Montreux, LA Forum, Madison Square Garden, and of course Bath - it just pales. For 1980, to each their own, but I don't think anyone can call it overrated, because it's so frequently trashed - you can say it sucks, but you can't call something overrated if it already has a bad reputation. For underrated, I'd throw in Tokyo 9-23-71. It's a well-regarded show, but still criminally overlooked in general because of the legendary 929 show. 929 has a slight edge because the setlist is so very unusual and interesting - but 9-23 is fully its equal performance-wise IMHO. Oh - and I'll also include the Paris 10-10-69 show in the underrated category. No, it's not April '69 on the US West Coast, but still, I've always loved this show ever since I first heard it many years ago - and since it got released officially as the Zep I companion disc, its reputation seems to have gone from "okay" to "bad," for reasons that IMHO have absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the performance. I think it's great, and also pretty interesting - hilarious stage banter, a fantastic You Shook Me, the only Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown opener that exists in decent sound quality, and the first known live performance of Moby Dick (not to mention the only known live performance of the track before Zep II's release date).
  12. She is credited. And she even has her own, fifth symbol.
  13. Too young to have seen them live, but I agree about this track - and I think we're fortunate to have it, as it's the only known professionally recorded live version where Plant's voice still allows him to sing the original melody and hit the original notes. And it's a great performance.
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    Companion discs are rubbish

    I'm really liking the alt version of Friends from the Record Store Day single.