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  1. Thanks for the quick reply! Curious: a quote from the article is ”106 minutes and fifty three seconds of pure and alive rock as the sleeve insert put it...." I'm seeing 2:09:54 on my web site as I listen to the show. Is this a mix of the 2 bootlegs referred to in your post? PS. Sorry I didn't start a new topic on this. Thanks.
  2. Unpopular opinions re live shows

    Wow. Now listening to Blueberry Hill. What was JPJ thinking in the organ solo? He's a great keyboardist, especially with his later work on NQ. Can't figure out why he played they way he did on those early TY songs. Especially with the JP solos that followed. No insult to JPJ - just wish he'd come up with something more melodic for the solos. Bye the way - the JP work on this TY is a killer. Thanks!
  3. Why a great album? No outstanding songs like WLL or STH or Kashmir, but an album that I can listen to repeatedly and enjoy from start to finish. Sure, I wish it was longer, had one or more songs with an edge to them, that really pushed a hard rocking sound that was a hallmark of of their earlier albums. Just one more tune other than ITE with a great guitar riff and I think the album would be rated higher than it is. Thanks.
  4. Am listening to 1970 Blueberry Hill. Really incredible show and great audience recording. One of my favorites. Can anyone tell me the history of the recording, the taper, the equipment, the location to the stage, the release of the recording, etc? Thanks.
  5. Thanks to this forum for letting me know of the new Soundboard. Wow and good. Been listening to it yesterday and today. Love it. Rank it as one of the top shows of 75. The band was relaxed and tight. At ease working together, and Plant speaking to the audience is enjoyable. Tight in that they were really playing well together. I can I finally hear thr JPJ bass up in the mix! So far to what I've heard, the whole band sounds good. For example, OTHAFA - it's a fine loose groove, the band in sync, and an excellent confident solo from JP. It is excellent. Almost a reminder of the energy of 1973. But I don't think it's the best of 75. Solid, masteful, but not a heavy fire. If I were asked to pick just 1 show of 75 to say how good that they could be, I'd still pick 02/12. It still seemed like they had the fire of 73 just 6 weeks before in New York. Even the Plantations were top. The band was playing like they still had to prove their material, to conquer America with their new album. I'm not knocking Seattle of March 21, just saying that their total energy of the early years was not there. The frenzy had mellowed. Second night in Seattle. The album was out and maybe this was a great victory lap. In fact, this was one of the last times the band would be playing so well together for an entire show. Let me know what everyone thinks. Thanks.
  6. New Mystery Soundboard?

    It is impressive. Nice review. Thanks.
  7. Would Only One Knebworth Show Have Been Better?

    So this is the 7/24 recording - which is very good - with the 8/4 video? Thanks.
  8. JPJ and JB recorded live

    It seems that most soundboards give more prominence to Bonham's drums than Jonses' bass. It was the best rhythm section in rock, but whenever I listen to the band live, I'm usually straining to hear the bass. And the interplay with Bonham is muted. A few exceptions - such as Millard's 77/06/21 recording, where I can hear the dynamic melody of the bass. And the best interplay with the drums. Some people might not like the Alembic, but at least it's not a "second fiddle" so to speak, in the mix. When I hear other bands' recordings - I'm thinking of Phil Leah with the Grateful Dead - I can clearly hear his excellent bass line through years of live music. It's almost like Jones' bass is snubbed, even by the professional engineers. Any thoughts? Thanks.
  9. Thanks! I'll check them out.
  10. Hello. Any books on how Zeppelin wrote their songs? Something like "Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now"? Thank you.
  11. Summer 1977 cont'd vs. Fall 1980 tour

    Nicely said!
  12. Overrated

    Agreed. But hoping for a better recording some day. Maybe revise my opinion. For now, Blueberry Hill and 09/19 second show are my 1970 favorites. Thanks.
  13. Overrated

    I'll say the drum solo/guitar "noise experience" for 06/21. If someone just listened to that, having never heard the whole show, it wouldn't be clear what the fuss was all about. I know some like these drum/guitar sections, but for me, no, I've clipped them off my recording when I drive. Enjoy your posts!
  14. Overrated

    Yes, I like your comparison of Shakespeare to Zeppelin, the Bards of Heavy Metal! But we do have recorded performances of Shakespeare and do compare Hamlets, say Olivier to Branagh, and find points to praise one actor, or one show, over another. I think the litmus test for great performances is a set of well-written criticisms over time, such as those you've given, and our desire for repeated hearings of favorite shows. When the critics and audience agree, it's an interesting indication of the strength of the show. And it helps newcomers decide which 2 to 3.5 hour sets they should go to. The "go-to" lists may be one of the best results of these discussions. You write: "Live performance is about the moment, nothing more, nothing less." But when live becomes a permanent record, we help each other know which show falters, which excels, and which is supreme. Thanks for your posts.