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porgie66

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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    Pretty quiet on the anniversary front. Maybe a storm is coming? πŸ€” Prob not.
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    Definitive Blueberry Hill

    Basically, it's up to personal taste. I prefer the Cobla version, and I like Heavy Vibes because acapulcogold used a better sounding tape version of source 1 than most bootlegs I've heard. Rubber Dubber is a nice alternative listen but it's very incomplete. A definitive version of this show is subjective, until another better tape comes along.
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    Vinyl Records

    A lot of pressings have the inscription, some on both sides " do what thou wilt" , "so mote be it" ...some on just one side. That's not so unique. Matrix numbers are the long series of numbers and letters etched in the deadwax. Compare them to the many versions on discogs catalog list and find yours. The pressing plant initials usually are on the label....MO, PR, SP etc.
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    Vinyl Records

    Not all, but the ones that matter do. Cheap , foreign pressing may not have it. Happy digging! Compare those matrix and pressing numbers and letters, and if you see an RL in the deadwax of LZ 2 thats a valuable record , and it sounds great! Its a hot mix, pulled after a short run . Look up the story, kinda funny.
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    Definitive Blueberry Hill

    Do you have Heavy Vibraphones? That uses my vinyl rip of the Rubber Dubber LP for it's disc 3. Discs 1 and 2 are the 1st TMOQ source from an unknown gen tape that has a brighter, fuller sound than many other versions of that tape. I wonder if Graff Zep just burned our version to silvers. πŸ€”
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    Story Of A 60s Drummer

    Very cool, I am very interested in getting the book. Thanks is for your post and reply. I know this has been discussed in the Stairway lawsuit thread, but it's very interesting about Ice Cream Dreams since Spirit released Taurus in Jan of 68. Page had recorded with Cartoone in fall of 68 but he hadn't toured with Spirit yet, so isn't the allegation he heard Taurus on the first Zep in early 69? πŸ€”
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    Vinyl Records

    The MO on the label of 3 indicates that it's a Monarch pressing , it should sound very good. Check Discogs for more detailed info and compare values with the listings. There are so many variants that it will take you some time, but you can get more info on your specific pressing by looking up the matrix numbers on Discogs. If you're copy of 2 has the initails RL ( Robert Ludwig pressing), in the deadwax and it's a clean copy, it is worth hundreds! Maybe close to a grand right now. Depends on the condition.
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    Definitive Blueberry Hill

    I seem to remember source 5 which I had on the blue 1997 Tarantura release was used by Winston for his remaster and was a good source. My mind is too cluttered now to actually remember for sure, maybe Winston can chime in.
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    LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED BOOK - COMING 2018

    I guess we'll never know. LOL. 😏
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    Story Of A 60s Drummer

    I'm very interested in this book, thanks for this post. I have to ask...is Jimmy the guitarist on the opening of Ice Cream Dreams? The similarities to Stairway are evident and it's a curious question since your song was recorded before Jimmy toured with Zep and Spirit. If so then that would seem to dispel the likelihood that Page took the idea from Spirit.
  11. I just did a drum cover for my YouTube channel on All My Love. I listened to it a lot the last few days to nail down the drum part and it got me thinking about the depth of the song, lyrically. I know that it's supposed to be about Robert's feelings in the aftermath of his son Karac's death, but has Robert ever really talked about the song? I find it to be one of his most poignant and best written lyrics. The line "proud Aryan, one word my will to sustain" was always interesting to me, but mainly because I was ignorant to what an Aryan was. I thought it referred to him being a blond European but I later learned that the Aryans were a nomadic Indian people who settled in what is now Northern India, Pakistan and Iran. I read Robert's mother is actually of Roma ( Gypsy) descent, not sure if she is Eastern Roma or European. So I wondered if that's what he is referring to in that line. If anyone has more specific info on this song and some of the metaphors in the lyrics I'd love to hear your thoughts/interpretation. I also have read that Jimmy in particular didn't care for the song and there was some contention about recording and playing it. I think many fans have wrongly maligned it as "soft rock", but I really think it's a standout song , on several counts. Robert's vocal is excellent all around. The guitar parts are really beautifully nuanced , with great layering and Bonzo's playing was outstanding ( he always was anyway). He plays the drum part with a deep, heavy feeling that perfectly compliments the longing and sadness of the lyric. It's a prime example of how Bonzo was so much more than just a timekeeper, he really was a consummate musician, who could create such a soulful feeling with his drumming. Lastly, the extended version with the guitar solo and Bonzo's epic fills is so much better than the fade out of the actual album version. It's pure gold for those last couple minutes.
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    led zeppelin and the osmonds?

    Wow, this thread is 3 years old!?? Looks like the Osmond's were in London in late May 75 and did play Earl's Court right after Zep. I don't disbelieve any of what you've said except that you claim Zep invited them onstage...however, there is no film footage, no photos and the bootlegs don't bear that out....so where is your proof? πŸ€”πŸ˜•
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    LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED BOOK - COMING 2018

    Yeah I was hoping someone or the poster who shared this could zoom in or isolate the photos some could see who the mystery drummer is.
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    LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED BOOK - COMING 2018

    Ha, I know...no such luck. πŸ˜’
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    LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED BOOK - COMING 2018

    Thanks for that clarification!
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    LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED BOOK - COMING 2018

    Would love to see a closer image of those last pics. Anyway you can send a clearer , closer pic of the contact sheet?
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    LED ZEPPELIN OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED BOOK - COMING 2018

    The Montreux pic is only the one of Bonzo on page 194. The following pics show recording mics but that's LA 72. Several of the photos are confusingly labeled like that on different pages, it's not always logical.
  18. Yes, maybe so... any drummer who knows the music would hear it immediately. He's early with the fill, hence it's a mistake on his part, and it nearly threw Jimmy off, but they don't lose their step. My original comment was related to it probably not passing muster with Jimmy for an official release because of that moment.
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    The Rain Song

    Sometimes I think this may be Zep's greatest all around composition. It's such a beautifully written song, in all aspects. Lyrically, melodically, harmonically, the layering of the arrangement with mellotron strings. The light and shade, tenderness and power. I also love the fact that it's the only song that Bonzo ever used brushes exclusively, no sticks. I read somewhere that Page started it out as a reaction to George Harrison's comment in which he said Zep never wrote any ballads or love songs. ( I guess WLL isn't a love song really,😏). Plant is at his best here too, the lyrics are not pretentious, and he delivers the tune with great breadth of feeling and dynamics. My favorite part is the haunting coda which is entirely different than the rest of the tune. Brilliant!!
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    Vienna 73 and Bonzo’s Birthday Party

    Yes, that's a very well-played show and there are remasters of that board tape out there that sound pretty damn good!
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    Vienna 73 and Bonzo’s Birthday Party

    Cos I forgot!!! Epic dueling going on there!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’₯
  22. Its there...use your ears, you'll hear it. Also...its been discussed earlier in the thread. πŸ˜‰
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    Cleveland 4/28/77 alternate source

    Thanks for the reply! Hope you've been well.πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ
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