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  1. ZepHead315

    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!
  4. Apologies if this has been discussed already (did a quick search and couldn't find anything), but does anyone know anything about the 2nd source for this show? Apparently, it hasn't made its way into trading circles, but it's known to exist. Here's a description from Argenteum Astrum: Discussion on Royal Orleans seems to have revealed scant information as well. Anyone know anything more about this?
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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.
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    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    My favorite 77 show. It's like a perfect combination of the tightness of 6/21 with the looseness of 6/23. Contains my favorite ever performances of IMTOD, OTHAFA, and Achilles Last Stand (even with the broken string). Also the longest No Quarter ever and a unique Stairway where Page launches straight into the solo just like on the studio version. Shame the sound isn't better, but for the most part, it's not too bad of a listen as long as you have bootleg ears.
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    Vienna 73 and Bonzo’s Birthday Party

    Hi Neil, Glad you're enjoying my version of Seattle! As for other 73 shows in addition to what Porgie mentioned, here's what I would recommend: 1/15 Stoke - Plant's in weak voice, but Bonzo is killing it here. Much better than Southampton imho. Seek out the Winston Remaster. 3/21 Hamburg - Another great Euro 73 show with one of the all time best versions of Dazed. Sound is unfortunately mediocre for much of the show, although there's a partial soundboard capturing much of Dazed, Stairway, and Whole Lotta Love. I'd recommend Dadgad's "Hamburg (It's Complete)" for the most complete version of the show. 6/2 San Francisco - An outdoor show with a great vibe, all of the band (even Plant) sound great here. I have Godfather's "A Celebration For Being Who You Are" which sounds terrific to me. 7/23 Baltimore - You REALLY need bootleg ears for this one, but if you can stand the poor sound, this is an amazing show. Plant's best show of 1973 imho, and Page's playing is on the same level as the European run. Maybe the best show of the tour on a pure technical level. Dadgad's "A Bloody Act" is the one to get for that show. If you'd like an alternative to TSRTS in good sound, I'd recommend Liriodendron's "1973 US Tour Compilation". He remastered the soundboards so well that they're pretty much official release quality.
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    Vienna 73 and Bonzo’s Birthday Party

    Vienna is a great show. One of the best of 1973. My all time favorite Dazed and Confused, and a brutal Heartbreaker as others have pointed out. I'd go with Winston's version. Bonzo's Birthday Party is good, although I've always found that show a tad overrated. There's three different audience recordings and a soundboard in circulation. I personally think the soundboard is flat and dry. The Graf Zeppelin release of that show uses a combination of the audience recordings and is the best presentation of the show I've heard at least.
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    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    I put together a compilation of the 1972 North American tour. I tried to pick a combination of good performances and sound for each song, but at times I had to go with shows with mediocre sound (ex. 6/14 Uniondale and 6/19 Seattle) in order to find rarities and one off performances. Download link and more information are in the description.
  10. Nope. They didn't play it at all on the 24th. They only played it on the 28th (apart from the aforementioned tease on the 23rd). The 24th is a great show to revisit. I personally think it's Plant's best night of the tour. He nails quite a few of the highs in Black Dog for example, which is pretty rare for that period. I'm in total agreement with you about 9/23 Tokyo and 9/28 Osaka as being the best shows. A pity the 28th doesn't have better sound, although the recordings we have (for the most part) aren't that bad.
  11. I'm afraid I don't quite understand this. If EVSD does indeed have Pontiac and the Forum 77 shows, then wouldn't it make sense that they're holding out on releasing them since those shows are so highly regarded? Yes, the physical market is drying up every year because fans are getting older and torrenting is so ubiquitous, but I would think EVSD would want to save the best for last. Hence why most of the shows they've released (Seattle and Osaka notwithstanding) have been mostly ranging from mediocre to decent but nothing earth shattering. Plus, what about the noise solo from 6/23? Did EVSD release that or was it put out by another label? (I can't remember off the top of my head). What puzzles me is why they're holding on to the LA 75 shows. I mean, are they really THAT highly regarded? I always felt the general consensus was that they were a step down from Seattle and not a good showcase of the band at their best. Unless EVSD is planning some type of box set release of all three shows in the near future, I can't see why they would want to hold on to them for so long (assuming they have them). Long Beach sure, but not LA.
  12. Here here! The 1971 Japan tour is my favorite Zeppelin tour of all time. All five shows are an absolute master class in rock and roll! Imagine if Jimmy released a box set of the tour (hey we can dream dammit lol). 9/23 was more of a tease than anything else. 9/28 is the first complete performance of the song.
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    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    Thanks again @tmtomh for sending me your version of this show. Sounds really good!
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    Nitpicking Page 1977

    I don't blame you for skipping Landover. The May 30th show is pretty darn good, and the first show on May 25th is solid (although nothing spectacular) by 77 standards. But the middle two are just awful in my opinion. Sluggish, sloppy and disjointed as hell. Probably my two least favorite Zeppelin performances by a good margin. I would recommend the last show though, if you're gonna do any of the four. You can tell they were determined to put on a good show to finish out the run. Definitely a high point of the tour imho.
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    Nitpicking Page 1977

    I'm glad to hear that this show holds up upon closer inspection. Part of the reason I love this show is the recording. It's not the best tape by any means, but the sound is thick and massive and I love it so much. I've always wondered if the situation were reversed and this show had a soundboard and 4/27 had this recording, would they still be seen in the same light? I'm not sure, but regardless, this is one hell of a show. What are you tackling next? Landover, I assume? Or perhaps Fort Worth?
  16. You mean like when you complained that the Listen to this Erik taper was arrogant and had nothing to offer but shit all because he didn't respond to one email from you even though he offered his tape for free? You mean like when you complained about how tiring it was explaining how to transfer tapes properly after you had been at sound engineering school for all of two months? Look, you have a point about EVSD needing to turn a profit, hence why the prices have been so high. And yes, it is worrying that this was leaked before all physical copies had sold out. But don't put on this "holier than thou" attitude when you're just as guilty of the same kind of behavior.
  17. Now on YouTube: I included Friends, but had to eliminate Immigrant Song and edit Stairway due to YouTube's copyright bullshit. Regardless, the rest of it is there.
  18. You want to know what's hilarious? One of the Dime links was uploaded by Jesusmahdi, the same guy who uploaded the Seattle 1975 show early. The one who EVSD sent the "fuck you" message to. Even better: that message is now his avatar! Here's his upload: http://www.../torrents-details.php?id=631675
  19. https://www.guitars101.com/forums/f145/led-zeppelin-how-east-won-september-29-1971-osaka-japan-new-soundboard-642861.html Hope the bandwidth holds up!