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  1. What happened to Plant's voice in 1972 ?

    Plant still sounded like his old self on the Australasian tour in February 1972. He had a bit of trouble in his upper range during the first couple of shows, but by the last couple of shows he was able to sing really well. Check out Rock and Roll from Sydney: By June 1972, though, his voice has definitely changed. It sounds thinner and, while he's hitting the notes, he's doing so with much less power:
  2. Super stars - Graf Zeppelin

    I agree with duckman. This new source is much better than the TDOLZ release. Still a bit heavy on the bass, and slightly distant, but nowhere near as harsh and much clearer and crisp. I've actually been in the minority on this show in terms of sound, as I've always preferred the sound of Source 4 (used on Disc 1 of the TDOLZ release and Disc 4 of the Scorpio release) over Source 5 (used for the remainder of TDOLZ). The latter is just too overloaded on the bass for my enjoyment. Source 4 may be bright and "squashed", but at least it has a better balance. I can only hope this new source is complete with no major cuts.
  3. Best version of Vancouver 3/19/75

    No worries man. Found a download link on Guitars101. Appreciate the offer though.
  4. Best version of Vancouver 3/19/75

    I did a search of the forum and couldn't really find much discussion on this. What's the best version of this show to get? I've heard praise for the "Snow Jobs" release and mixed reviews for "Northern Exposure". Is the definitive version one of those two, or is it something else? Thanks in advance.
  5. Europe 73 - Best of

    I did a pretty extensive search of the forum and was shocked to discover that (apparently) no one has made a topic of this yet! Unless I'm retarded of course! This month-long tour, from Copenhagen on March 2nd to Paris on April 2nd, is one of the greatest tours/runs that Zeppelin has ever done. Jimmy and Bonzo were on a whole other level here! Since this is such a phenomenal run, I'm curious to see what you all would put in your "best of Europe 73" compilation. For mine, since the soundboards don't kick in until Dazed, I focused only on the good quality audience tapes (Vienna 3/16, Munich 3/17, Offenburg 3/24, and Paris 4/2): 1. Rock and Roll - 4/2 (yeah the beginning is cut and the tape is slightly overloaded at the start, but Plant's voice was in very good shape here, which gets things off to a strong start) 2. Over the Hills and Far Away - 3/24 3. Black Dog - 4/2 4. Misty Mountain Hop - 3/24 5. Since I've Been Loving You - 3/24 6. Dancing Days - 3/17 7. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp - 3/17 8. The Song Remains The Same - 3/24 9. The Rain Song - 3/24 10. Dazed and Confused - 3/16 (this is VERY tough! Hamburg, Essen, and Offenburg are right up there neck and neck along with this one. It's practically a toss-up for me!) 11. Stairway to Heaven - 3/24 12. Whole Lotta Love - 3/22 13. The Ocean - 3/21 14. Heartbreaker - 3/24
  6. Best version of Vancouver 3/19/75

    Thanks everyone! Looks like I'll be seeking out the Liquid Led version.
  7. What show or live song are you listening to now?

    One of many reasons why 6/19/72 Seattle is my favorite Zeppelin show.
  8. Listen to This Erik Japanese import posted

    It might be the Lighthouse release. I recall Argenteum Astrum showed the cover and it looked identical to the image you posted. Regardless, thanks for letting us know. Here's the video on Youtube. As Gary said, pray that it stays up!
  9. Looks as though Immigrant Song from the remaster has just been uploaded. Thoughts?
  10. Next Soundboard Release

    Considering how EVSD has a reputation (deservedly so) for being greedy bastards, I think the Houston and Fort Worth bundle is just another pointless cash grab from them. That being said, my number one soundboard from 77 would be the 6/22 LA show. IMHO, it's even better than Eddie and Badgeholders, yet the mediocre/inconsistent sound quality has caused it to be overlooked, at least by casual Zeppelin boot collectors. Baton Rouge and Birmingham would be two other great choices though, along with any show we don't have yet or a show that we only have a bad recording of (ex. 4/10 Chicago, 6/8 NY).
  11. Nitpicking Page on 3/21/75

    Totally agree with you there. Sometimes I like to imagine an alternate universe where the band multi-tracked and released this show instead of TSRTS. A man can dream right?
  12. What show or live song are you listening to now?

    I like it. It's a nice throwback to old blues songs from the 1930's, and is just Zeppelin paying tribute to that era in terms of the musical and recording style. Plus, Jimmy's killing it on the slide.
  13. Nitpicking Page on 3/21/75

    I don't know about quintessential boot, as the sound, though good, is a little hard for a newbie to get into imho. I'd say the quintessential boot would be something like LTTE, Blueberry Hill, or the Copenhagen warm ups. Something that is a good balance of sound quality, performance, setlist, etc. However, if we're talking strictly performance-wise, I'd definitely nominate it as Zeppelin's single greatest performance. I have yet to hear a single flaw from this show. All of them are on fire.
  14. What show or live song are you listening to now?

    Tobacco Road was played in Houston 3/29/70 and Memphis 4/17/70, both during How Many More Times, in addition to 9/23/71. In the future, you can always search for which songs were performed and when on this site, although it is a tad out of date by now. As for your second question, the only show that I can think of that's close to Ipswich in sound quality is 11/25 Leicester. Plant's a bit sick, but it's otherwise a pretty good show imho.
  15. What show or live song are you listening to now?

    Thanks again @Sue Dounim for letting me post your remaster of this show. You did an incredible job!
  16. The Worst Music Video Of All-Time

    Bumping this thread cause it's a fun topic. Lots of terrible ones mentioned so far. Here's a few more that deserve a mention: 1. Only legends like Mick Jagger and David Bowie could get away with a video like this. Laughable choreography to start. Why does "Dancing in the Street" = dancing in an old abandoned warehouse at 3 am? Why does Mick suddenly drink a Diet Coke for no reason? Were they really that desperate that they needed product placement? None of it makes any sense. It's just hilariously awful: 2. I'll give this one credit: it's the first music video I've seen that's made me physically nauseous. It also manages to be worse than the music which, when you're talking about Miley Cyrus, is no small feat. I'm not sure if she was deliberately going for the gross out factor, or if she somehow thought in a weird perverted way that this was sexy. Either way, it's disgusting and makes me want to stab my eyes out: 3. A video that came out in 2015 is somehow barely an upgrade from Money for Nothing. This CGI looks like it came from a PS2 video game. Why not just stick to filming the guys performing?
  17. What show or live song are you listening to now?

    Oof, I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you there. I listened to the 8/21 LA show a couple weeks back, and I think that show is incredible from beginning to end. You have Plant pushing his voice to its limit, Bonzo's drums sounding absolutely MASSIVE on the recording, an amazing SIBLY, Black Dog, Celebration Day, WLL, Weekend, Rock and Roll (my personal favorite version), Communication Breakdown, and Thank You. I honestly think the last hour of that show isn't that far behind the last hour of the 9/19/70 evening show. Just an insane amount of energy and aggression and it sounds like the crowd is having the time of their life. While the recording is far from perfect, I don't think I've heard Bonham's drums ever sound more powerful than they do here. Every hit of the kick drum sounds like an explosion. I absolutely love the sound of that tape. It's one of my personal favorites. I'll confess I haven't heard the 8/22 show in its entirety, but based on what I've heard, Plant is starting to struggle in the upper register, especially on Black Dog. He clearly is still hurting from the night before. I think if 8/21 had a better recording, it would be getting more praise than even Orlando or Berkeley. That's just my two cents, anyway.
  18. What show or live song are you listening to now?

    Always wanted to upload this and now I finally have:
  19. The Rest in Peace Thread

    RIP David Ogden Stiers aka Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H and Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, along with countless other roles. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/04/obituaries/david-ogden-stiers-mash-dies.html
  20. European Tour 1973

    Well, 45 years ago tonight, Zeppelin were kicking off this amazing tour with their show in Copenhagen, Denmark (sadly no recording of this show currently circulates). I intend to celebrate by having this tour in rotation throughout the month. Currently listening to Dazed from Essen. Bonham is just...WOW!!! It's as if he's deliberately trying to destroy his drumkit and it sounds awesome! What's your favorite show from this run? Mine would probably be Offenburg since Page is playing like a man possessed at that gig. I also enjoy Vienna, Hamburg, Essen, and the 2nd Paris show. All great performances. What about favorite Dazed and/or WLL medley? I already said Dazed from Vienna as my personal choice, and I would choose WLL from Essen (that Turn on Your Lovelight portion!). Just a great great tour. Second only to Japan '71 imho.
  21. How certain are we of the 1975 tour itinerary?

    ^ Don't forget their original schedule for the 1971 US tour: August 19th - Vancouver August 20th - Seattle (unconfirmed) August 21st - LA August 22nd - LA August 23rd - Fort Worth August 24th - Dallas August 25th - Houston (eventually postponed a day) August 26th - San Antonio (eventually postponed a day) That's 6 consecutive shows (8 if they did indeed play Seattle) scheduled right off the bat. Jesus! Poor Percy really didn't have any time to rest his voice did he?
  22. Earls Court - an eye-witness account

    Great post Victor! I always love reading accounts like this because it allows me to picture what it was like to be there. No bootleg, no matter how good the sound, can possibly capture the full experience. Thank you for sharing this!

    I mean, I'd be lying if I said that I was jumping for joy over this news today, but I don't understand your comment here. This isn't even a part of the 50th anniversary. That's due to begin in September, per this site: http://ledzepnews.com/2018/01/23/led-zeppelin-fiftieth-anniversary-events-releases-september-2018/ Plus, this was teased for 12 hours. Would I have liked something more profound? Of course, but I'm not super bummed out about it because there was very little build up to it anyway. By contrast, there's been significant build up for the 50th anniversary. I think we're going to get some cool stuff coming out in the next few years. What it will be remains to be seen, but I wouldn't go from optimistic to pessimistic over this one tiny release. Of course, I could be wrong and we'll be getting stuff that's more along the lines of what you wrote. In which case, I, and others, are in this boat right now: