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    Best version of 6/11/77?

    Yeah I think I've actually heard that version too, and I agree, it sounds like it's running slow. I wonder if it's the tape or if the boys were just deciding to play the songs heavier than usual. Either way, it doesn't quite sound right to me. Also, on a related note, what's the best sounding version of the partial soundboard?
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    Feb 14, 1975 Nassau - TDOLZ

    Chris, have you by chance heard the Grame remaster of the soundboard for the 14th? It's a bit heavy on the bass at the start, but it does an excellent job at breathing life into the soundboard, with some good reverb and enhancements on the crowd noise. Sounds like an official release almost. I highly recommend it.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    My apologies. I remembered it wrong. I knew he had been rumored to say something disparaging about them, but I just couldn't remember the details. Were those rumors circulating at all around the 70s and 80s when LTTE boots started trickling out? Regardless, I still don't think it adds up. Why would Millard or anyone else care about what Kramer had been rumored to say about one Led Zeppelin tour? Would the rumors really have been so well known at the time that boot labels would have come up with the title and collectors would have instantly known what they were talking about? I don't buy it. Neither story really makes much sense.
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    Best version of 6/11/77?

    I've heard the Long Live Led Zeppelin remaster, but I'm wondering if there are any other versions out there that are better. Also, is it just me, or does the main audience recording run a bit slow? The boys seem to be plodding a bit, especially on the opening numbers.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    I also don't buy the Eddie Van Halen theory. Page's playing at this show is damn good for 1977, but I would never characterize it as one of his best ever performances. Heartbreaker was a huge influence on Van Halen, but Page's solo at this show is pretty sloppy. I doubt Eddie would be impressed. If anyone is the star of this show, it's Bonham, not Page. With regard to Eddie Kramer, didn't he claim that Led Zeppelin couldn't be captured well live and/or they were terrible live? I don't know if he was just referring to 77, or the band's live career as a whole, but I guess this is a bit more plausible than the Van Halen theory, but again some things don't add up. When did he make those comments? Would the average boot collector in the 80s have known or cared about what Eddie Kramer had said about Led Zeppelin? Sure the sound on LTTE is incredible for an audience recording, but compared with official release quality, it is still a step down. Plus, it wasn't as though this was the first amazing sounding recording of Led Zeppelin. We'd already had Blueberry Hill, Going to California, Seattle 73, and several other great audience recordings out before the LTTE show was even played. I suppose of the two the Kramer theory is more plausible, but again neither makes much sense. I too think that the title came from a cassette that Millard gave to a friend. Did he have any other special titles for his cassettes? All the images I've seen of them just have "Recorded by Mike Millard", the arena where the band played, and the date of the concert.
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    Best version of each song played at Earls Court?

    I was partially inspired by this thread to make an Earls Court compilation using the two "soundboards" (technically video soundtracks) from the May 24th and 25th shows. I tried to make the songs flow together to make it sound like one big concert or live album. There is an abrupt edit that I was forced leave in for the beginning of Going to California, as the "soundboard" for that song cuts in quite suddenly. For the May 24th show, I used my own personal remaster, which used Watch Tower's "To Be a Rock and Not to Roll" as a basis. I made a minor splice to Empress Valley Supreme Disc's "Evoluzione" for Plant's banter after Tangerine since it contains more of the "soundboard". For the 25th, I used Liriodendron's "Keep Taking The Pills". All songs are complete and unedited, with the edits occurring between songs (barring Going to California as mentioned above). Here is my track listing (I made a few adjustments since I posted my original track listing a year and a half ago ): 1. Intro - 25th 2. Rock and Roll - 25th 3. Sick Again - 25th 4. Over the Hills and Far Away - 25th 5. In My Time of Dying - 25th 6. The Song Remains The Same - 25th 7. The Rain Song - 24th 8. Kashmir - 25th 9. No Quarter - 24th 10. Tangerine - 24th (blocked in the video due to copyright. See below for download link) 11. Going to California - 25th 12. That's the Way - 25th 13. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp - 25th 14. Trampled Underfoot - 24th 15. Moby Dick - 24th 16. Dazed and Confused - 24th 17. Stairway to Heaven - 24th (partially edited in the video due to copyright, see below for download link) 18. Whole Lotta Love - 24th 19. Black Dog - 24th 20. Heartbreaker - 25th 21. Communication Breakdown - 25th FLAC Download Link (including Tangerine and all of Stairway): https://mega.nz/#F!G6Rl2YKR!SkAXwjjYcqhT95z2h6CAog
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    Definitive Blueberry Hill

    A user on Royal Orleans is attempting to do just that. He's using four sources: TMOQ, Rubber Dubber and Sources 3 and 5. He's posted a few samples here and there, but it's still a work in progress: Since I've Been Loving You: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ccID7JAkApaPpji1NrujUZj_ZF2j2Lyp/view Bring It On Home: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10O6r-RBEiizMS47vTntXmUEI_AWZ6t5A/view Dazed and Confused: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1drFqe36V4cgxuEsDc0foneq6i6DxaeRU/view
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    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    So glad I found this 1st gen master. Best version of this show I've ever heard! Insane performance!
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    Guilty Pleasures

    Me too. The Gibb brothers were fantastic at what they did. Their music overall may not be the most complex or deep, but as far as love songs and pop melodies go, they're right up there with the best. As for a few others, I like The Bangles...probably mostly for Susanna Hoffs. Though to be fair, most of their catalog isn't nearly as cheesy or embarrassing as Walk Like an Egyptian. I also enjoy Journey, even if their stuff is cheesy and overplayed as hell on the radio. Come to think of it, I do enjoy a lot of 80s pop/rock, along with a bit of hair metal. Idk, maybe just because it's just so upbeat and "fun" sounding.