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  1. Southampton 73- Why it's the best bootleg

    Said it on another thread about this show, but the Stoke show a week earlier is much better and is also in really good sound quality. Tend to agree with you on the sound of HTWWW. Was my favorite album for a long time but now I find it hard to listen to. Too compressed, hard to hear Jones, very little crowd noise for being a live show.
  2. 71 and USA 73 are pretty consistent i think
  3. Southampton '73 Multitrack

    The Stoke show from a week earlier is much better even though its incomplete. Real good recording too.
  4. Montreal 2/6/75 Underrated?

    All i argued was that its not fair to argue that Jimmy was definitively better in Montreal was a better show than 2/12, etc. because of the differences in recording. That's regarding technical proficiency. If you want to talk general mood and everything, thats a diff. story because you don't need a pristine source to determine that. I really fail to see whats so controversial about this. Never once did I say that soundboards are more 'true' representations of the band! If you want my honest opinion I PREFER good 75 aud recordings! They give Jimmys tone an edge that just doesnt come through on the sbds. And YES i myself may enjoy this covering a few mistakes to a very limited extent, but I wouldnt take a recording that has distortions on it and compare the performance to, say, Fort Worth. Thats not an even playing field. And the fact that just a few days later he sounds much less fluid leads me to believe that these auds are covering some things up. Thats all! Have fun with the recordings! Hell, I do!
  5. Montreal 2/6/75 Underrated?

    Sure but was that the point I was making? Jesus. I was talking about comparing some shows to others, not whether the shows were enjoyable in general. What I was saying was that I find it mysterious that we have these sets of aud only dates (like this and first MSG, haven't heard Philly) where Jimmy seems to be 73-esque and then we hear other board tapes just a few days later where he isn't so. I just find it fishy. Only point I'm making is that comparing a show like these to something like 2/12 or 3/19 is that it isn't an even playing field. Jimmy's probably going to sound much better on the audience tapes. If you are just saying that these shows are enjoyable as a whole, hell I'd probably agree. That was really the comment I was responding to; the comparison issue. I'm not saying they're bad shows, just that we should hold off before definitively saying that it's better than other 75 dates.
  6. Montreal 2/6/75 Underrated?

    Well the point im trying to make is that it might not be fair to compare this to, say, Landover. An aud recording will def mask mistakes. Shows like Landover dont get that advantage.
  7. Montreal 2/6/75 Underrated?

    If we're gonna talk precision playing I think it might be best to asterisk this one because of the tape quality. Listening to Dazed right now, sounds great but I gotta be honest in that I can't hear everything Jimmy's playing perfectly. To compare this to 75 shows with pristine soundboards I don't think is really fair. Didn't people hold Landover in really high regard before that board tape dropped and showed that Jimmy was kind of out of it? Also, by this point wasn't his finger still healing? I think this was only the third show they brought Dazed back for. I must say though, from the recording that we do have, he sounds pretty good. I just want to suspend full judgement because I don't think Jimmy varied from the mean this much though on any other tour. It's interesting, as I listened to a chunk of the first 75 MSG date a couple months ago and thought similarly that Jimmy was really cooking. Just find it mysterious where we have these sets of audience only dates where Jimmy is fantastic and then we get to soundboard shows and find Jimmy to be well within the mean of the rest of the tour. That one I'd have to strongly disagree on. Compare his delivery of Stairway on this night to that of 7/28/73 or 7/29/73. Was really impressive those two nights in particular. Here, he can't even get close to that. Also compare WLL and The Rain Song from TSRTS to this night too. Big difference. This brings me to another point, however, which is that the 73 US tour is really a comeback tour for Plant in my opinion, much like '77. Sure he couldn't nail Immigrant Song still but if you compare his performances from that tour to, say, Europe 73, you'll see how much he improved, much like comparing his 77 voice to his 75 one. I'm gonna guess that the opinion that Robert sounded like crap during the MSG 73 shows probably came from people who watched TSRTS and expected him to sing just like on the albums (in other words, people not familiar with bootlegs that show his gradual decline in vocal range).
  8. Agreed. Bonhams awesome here
  9. 2/12/75 is, I'm sorry, quite overrated IMO. Having listened to it many times over while driving, i can say that Jimmy just seems out of it until Stairway. Admittedly the last 1/4 is awesome, but Jimmy is all over the place before then. Dazed is a wreck. Additionally Robert still sounds real hoarse (see IMTOD, which needs a strong Plant vocal). Great No Quarter though (JPJ killing it on the keys) along with the run of Stairway through to Heartbreaker.
  10. After 3/21/75. . Whats next??

    What about another 73 board? Every reason to think Baltimore and Providence are out there. Additionally some 71 boards would not be unreasonable would it? We have sbd recordings of Orlando, Toronto, and Hampton, what to say New York, which is between Orlando and Toronto isn't out there? And of course, the full soundboard of the 9/28/71 show
  11. Sue is this a matrix you made ?i know the titlesays "remaster"
  12. Honestly never really gave it much of a listen. Maybe ill have to check it out then.
  13. Agreed. That Providence and the LA shows from that tour. Robert sounding awesome
  14. Great to hear talk of these shows, some of my favorites! And yes, thatbass drum is fuckin killer!
  15. Pontiac Silverdome 1977

    Wait what!?!?
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