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  1. blindwillie127

    Which shows do we know were multitracked?

    Kevin Shirley 2003 interview: "The material from the Royal Albert Hall show [1970] was recorded on eight-track one-inch tape," Shirley elaborates. "There were the two Californian shows [from 1972] that ended up on How The West Was Won, three Madison Square Garden shows [1973] and five Earls Court shows [1975]. These were all recorded on 16-track two-inch tape. Finally there were two Knebworth shows [1979] on 24-track two-inch tape." (Shirley did not work on the 'Extras' on the DVD, which contain mono soundtracks that came with the images.) Shirley eventually loaded all the material from the multitrack tapes into his Pro Tools HD system at 24-bit, 96kHz, using the system's own converters, making sure that he captured that precious first pass of the tape past the heads in one go. After the multitrack material was safely transferred into Pro Tools, Shirley made rough stereo mixes of everything, and he and Page spent hours listening and making "copious notes. He knew more about which performances he liked, and I made notes about what was pertinent to my job, ie. more technical issues. But I think since I'm a producer as well, I was a good foil for Jimmy. He used me to bounce things off."
  2. blindwillie127

    Which shows do we know were multitracked?

    All 5 of the Earls Court concerts were multi tracked.
  3. blindwillie127

    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    Damn! I've never seen this before. Very cool
  4. blindwillie127

    Plant promises Zeppelin reunion!

    Couldn't have said it better myself:
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    Robert Plant @ at Silver Clef Awards.

    Well, he's certainly got the man boobs to go along with it, so what the hell.
  6. The first song 'Sweet Emotion' is just amazing! I'm kinda blown away at how good Tyler sounds and looks. Possibly the coolest 70 yr old man on the planet?
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    ARMS Benefit Concerts in NYC Dec 1983

    Here's a quote from someone in the audience that night: Michael Palin: "I am tempted by a phone call from Ray Cooper to attend the first of a two-night concert in aid of Multiple Sclerosis, in which many great rock stars of the '60's, all friends of Ronnie Lane who has MS, will be appearing, including Ray C. ...But even Ray is upstaged by the extraordinary appearance of Jimmy Page, who weaves his way around the stage like a man who has been frozen in the last stages of drunkenness, before actually falling over. He sways, reels, totters, bends, but still manages to play superbly. The others look on anxiously and Ray tells me at the end that Page isn't well...'And he lives in Aleister Crowley's house.'"
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    What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    God, that solo is just gorgeous. Page was something else man...
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    Best Stairway

    At 6 seconds in you see Pages guitar cord get nearly yanked out by Plant (I'm assuming)....yikes!
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    Pontiac Silverdome Footage

    Yes, but if that person who has it is rich they'd have no incentive to make money from it. I believe the person who supposedly has a copy (other than Page) was a major league baseball player (name escapes me) who's a huge Zeppelin fan. Also, didn't Grant say that they'd viewed the tape and then destroyed it because it looked/sounded like shit? Of course, I don't believe they destroyed it , but it 'was' definitely (and probably still is) in Page's possession. The Pontiac concert was a landmark show for them so I seriously doubt that they'd have burned it, or lost it along the way. Since they managed to hold on to Seattle then my guess is they have Pontiac as well, lying around in the vault somewhere. I can't imagine it looking or sounding worse than Seattle, but you never know. The real shame is that the only pro-shot video we have of Zeppelin from 1977 is from their most anemic show of the tour...thats some shit luck right there..for them...and us.
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    top 5 favorite No Quarters

    I don't know why, but i never realized how goddamn good this is. The sound is great and it's really an epic performance of this song all around. Page is in the zone, from beginning to end.
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    What happened to Plant's voice in 1972 ?

    I've said it before and I'll say it again...'The Immigrant Song'. They opened up with that song for two straight years from July 1970 to July 1972. Plant did no pre-show warmup exercises for his voice and hit that song cold every time, and wailed on it balls to the walls for 2 yrs in a row. That combined with a number of other factors such as his life style and his personal technique of singing is the culprit, IMHO.