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  1. Underrated/overrated shows

    I think the EC shows are over-rated. I think some of the 80 tour is under-rated. I particularly like SIBLY from that tour and All my Love.

    Each to their own. Not doubting its rarity and collectibility, but in terms of songs performed and the evolution of the band, I prefer 73 onwards. And the fact that we haven’t had any official live audio-only releases post-73, adds to the appeal.

    Technically it’s the “new yardbirds” I guess. If it is from the 68 Scandinavian tour then I’ll be kinda disappointed, was hoping for some later period stuff, or a chronology, although I guess that was unrealistic. hopwfully that might follow in due course.

    Typical cryptic Plant reply, but to me it points to the live release being from one of their very early concerts: Regarding Jimmy Page’s revelation that that he’s readying new, unheard Zeppelin material, Plant said: “There’s a lot of stuff rolling around. It’s a bit like water in the bottom of a paddle boat. . . It should capture the whole impact that we were oblivious to in the beginning where it was like a ground moving, ground shaking thing going on and interestingly we were so close into it that we didn’t even feel the tremors to begin with. And that’s a great thing before bands lock into a public persona or anything like that. So that kick off, 50 years ago, was something great, unexplainable, and so full of power and energy. It was brilliant.” Full intv: https://www.wxhc.com/?p=36847

    Completely agree. In a nutshell, they're too old now. They made amends for all the botched get-togethers - Atlantic, Live Aid - at the 02 gig, which was well received by fans and critics. Best to go out on a high. Page spent far too many years waiting for Plant to call and after O2 and should have done some soundtrack work or some experimental studio albums. He needed to go sideways, instead of trying to stage the second coming.
  6. Planet Rock interview: 50th celeb Page

    No I wasn't and don't misrepresent what I said. You launched a personal attack on me quoting my name specifically and insulting me. My comments are always related to the debate and maybe robust, but not rude, and done with a sense of humour. You clearly can't handle that I disagreed with you on the companion discs and are harbouring that grudge, so you crow-barred yourself into a debate that you weren't involved in. As I said, sad and immature. I "agreed to disagree", but you can't let it go. I'm sure people are bored to the teeth of this, anyway, so won't be replying to anymore of your personal attacks.
  7. Planet Rock interview: 50th celeb Page

    It's clear you've got a personal problem with me, hence the personal attack, especially when it was made during a debate you weren't even involved in. On another thread this week you wanted to resurrect a lengthy ding-dong we had on the remasters and I said "we'll need to agree to disagree". But you can't let your personal grievance go. Kinda sad and immature.
  8. Planet Rock interview: 50th celeb Page

    “They don’t owe us anything”. Except the truth. this forum is full of page apologists who are happy with anything he says or the substandard releases he puts out, and defend him to the hilt no matter what. Nobody is above reproach.
  9. Planet Rock interview: 50th celeb Page

    Love how u two are twisting it and blaming the fans now. Unbelievable. Page tells porkies and we are the bad guys for believing in our hero.
  10. Planet Rock interview: 50th celeb Page

    You actually said he was in a "no-win" situation, implying we should all feel sorry for the multi-millionaire who repeatedly says he is going to play, when he doesn't. It's of his own making and I think he's being disingenuous with fans. I'm sure a lot of his fans and peers would respect him more if he came out and gave a reason for his lack of live playing or new material. No tantrum. I just disagree with what you said. It's a forum.
  11. Copenhagen 24.07.79 Oh yes!!

    Were there cameras there? I've posted previously on this forum that a source, close to SHOWCO, told me he viewed 20-minutes of high quality rehearsal footage from 1977.
  12. Planet Rock interview: 50th celeb Page

    That's all well and dandy, except Page has been spinning a yarn for years about getting back out there "next year", so he's brought it on himself. The boy who cried wolf. And the uncharitable might even say Page has been using the "next year" line to create a headline and generate more publicity for the reissues.
  13. Companion discs are rubbish

    Mate, as I said, in my post "All the decent stuff could have fitted on a double CD." As I recall, we've already had a lengthy ding-dong over the remasters, so I guess we'll need to agree to disagree.
  14. Planet Rock interview: 50th celeb Page

    Apparently there's an interview with Page in the latest Planet Rock magazine about the 50th celebration and he "clues us in" about upcoming events to mark it. "With the quartet set to celebrate their 50th anniversary this summer, our epic 22 page cover story centres around a world exclusive interview with guitarist and band leader Jimmy Page as he reflects upon the magical spell the band cast across the globe and clues us in on some exciting upcoming Zeppelin plans." I suspect it will be suitably vague, but has anyone read it? Delete if all already posted in another thread.
  15. Companion discs are rubbish

    Yeah, I listened carefully and heard slightly more hi-hat in rock 'n' roll. I also heard the ring of the cash register as Page dished up a truly mediocre set of "alternate" mixes that are almost identical or missing vocals. All the decent stuff could have fitted on a double CD. A large percentage of it was fluff. Studio Magik in the best possible quality was what fans wanted.