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porgie66

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  1. Thanks for being in existence! 🤘👏😀👍
  2. What next? AGAIN

    Word, though I'd be very happy with an officially released best of Earls Court , or 77 LA run , or Copenhagen 79.
  3. What next? AGAIN

    Dig it, well....live release it will be then.
  4. What next? AGAIN

    Yes, I agree... although I dont think anyone expected St Tristan's Sword or Carrot Celery, Pea Pod medley. Did Jimmy pointedly say no more unheard studio material exists, or will surface? Most diehard fans would eagerly welcome a live show or even a compilation. My list would be Japan 71, Earls Court, LA '77 (prob no multi tracks??) or Copenhagen Warm Ups. I just don't know if the powers at be think there are enough die hard fans to warrant another live release. I would think k so , but...🤔
  5. New 10/9/72 upgrade

    The master transfer of this tape sounds very good and clear but not as bright as this remaster. A good EQ job to the master would provide nice results, and that would be the complete show.
  6. Gawd!! I hope that's not what's being prepped for release.
  7. Seattle 73 Question

    Does anyone here have the Graf Zep 5 CD set? If so, I'm wondering if the mono source patch used for the beginning minute or so of No Quarter is only one channel? the Neckey remaster is dead on the left side. Did Graf fix that issue and put the audio in both channels?
  8. Seattle 73 Question

    Correct. As I said the Neckey remaster uses that stereo source, which is missing Dazed, Moby and some other parts. The only boot label to release it is as the primary source is Graf Zeppelin in their 5-disc title.
  9. 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!!
  10. BEST LIVE VERSION OF NO QUARTER?

    Here here!! One of my favs too. The coda is a bitch too!
  11. Bootlegs

    I have an excellent sounding transfer on vinyl of Paris Olympia. There is almost no point though in owning the vinyl sonically over a CD if they use digital sources and transfers . It's really just for the aesthetic value, the artwork. Then again, that damn Paris show sounds and it's cool to see the colored vinyl spin!
  12. Thanks to fans, Final concert

    Yes, I agree. Only Jones would be able to cover his role without difficulty, IMO. Plant would have to speak his words and Jimmy seems like he won't ( can't) even jam on a blues with friends anymore. If they want to do something for the fans then I wish it would be a concert video, as.discussed in the other thread here on that subject. Then legions of fans young and old would be happy. If not then what we got is what we have.
  13. The Rain Song

    Yes, a very nice unintentional variation !
  14. Seattle 73 Question

    Agreed on discogs comment. The first source according to AA is the shorter source found only on LP originally. He calls Source 2 the long, almost complete tapes used on TDOLZ. However, bootledz says Graf is the only label to use source 2 as the primary which is no correct unless he's calling AA's source 2 source 1 ! ?? Is he mixing up sources?? Seems like there is some misleading info somewhere in there. Neckey was name for a remaster bloke, he was not the taper. The Graf Zep title may likely be ripped from the Neckey which was shared on dime years ago. Maybe Graf did their own merge but I doubt it. I have the Neckey, pm me if you'd like it.
  15. Gary, I want to say THANK YOU for making the effort to get the tapes properly transferred and for preserving this treasure. Mad props!!
  16. Seattle 73 Question

    I assume Graf Zepp either used the Neckey merge or did their own version along the same lines, using the old LP version as a primary source?
  17. The Rain Song

    I can't really point to a specific live version that really stands out, precisely because of what blindwillie said. Since there really is not much improvising other than the playing of the ensemble parts/no real solos to speak of, it makes for a fairly predictable song live...and Plant's voice was often rough live in 73 and 75 , so most live versions he sounds like he's straining . There are some good ones ...usually if the mellotron isn't out of tune that automatically makes for a good version, and if Plant can hit the notes . Actually I think TSRTS film version is a great one and I think its the only song from the soundtrack that is exclusively one take, not spliced. Bonham plays with mallets and sticks live which gives it a different feel than the use of brushes only on the studio track.
  18. The Rain Song

    👏👏👍
  19. Seattle 73 Question

    There is a version which was done by a guy named Neckey which uses the TMOQ LP source , which is a bit thin and bright but fairly clear. Ear A Peach doesn't use that source as their primary, they use the other more complete audience source which TDOLZ used , with the TMOQ source for patches. I have the Neckey, PM me if you want it, or search for it online . It's excellent. I prefer the LP source to the other more often booted source (TDOLZ), which sounds kind of bass heavy and distorted.
  20. The Rain Song

    Well put. I agree, although maybe Harrison felt Thank You was too heavy or bright tempo. Tangerine would seem to qualify too.
  21. 1972 and 1973 Shows

    One of my favs, and the sound quality is very good to me....with bootleg ears. That's an ass kicker !
  22. I don't think anyone was contending the part in Kashmir we are discussing might be strings. The contention was between recorders and mellotron on Stairway intro.
  23. Jimmy Page New Material?

    New album and tour?? There are reams of cyber thread here about this futile discussion. 😖
  24. Yes, seems odd...maybe intentional.
  25. https://www.rosswoodhall.com/john-bonhams-led-zeppelin-drum-kit/2017/07/24/ Anyone here know about this supposed auction of one of Bonzo's kits to raise $ for a statue of him to be placed in Redditch? The notes on this photo page say this kit was used to record When The Levee Breaks. (???) That seems like a specious claim. Common knowledge is that a new drum kit, or newly delivered kit was opened up at Headley Grange and they were set up in the entry way to the house. Page specifically mentions this in It Might Get Loud. However, Andy Johns claims that he and Bonzo moved the drumkit from one room to the hallway while the rest of the guys took a break during recording at HG. He says nothing about a new kit so the stories differ a bit there and Bonzo already had green sparkle kits by summer of '70. So, whether or not it was a newly delivered kit, it would've most likely been a larger green sparkle kit... not this smaller kit that was most likely used only for the first few weeks of the first US tour. There is a slight chance that Bonzo may have used this black pearl kit for some studio work but that seems impossible to know, unless there is a confirmed statement from the band or Andy Johns etal. Not that all of this would make much of a difference, they are still apparently Bonzo's drums and Plant seems to be part of this event. I wonder who owned the kit. Plant?? Jason?
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