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AchillesLastBand

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  1. BEST SOLOING ON OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

    Yup. Just listened on cans to my Box Top Records vinyl of “Listen to This, Eddie” (which on 2LPs contains about 2/7ths of the show) and have never appreciated Jimmy’s 6/21 solo so much. With Bonham’s out-of-his-mind 6/21 drumming as comping, this one should be up there too. Incidentally, nice latter-day singing by Plant here too. ALB
  2. BEST SOLOING ON OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

    Man tho, Percy's voice is shite on Mobile 5/13/73. It's sad. We should be thankful that he sounded much better in July at MSG, or we might not even have TSRTS. ALB
  3. Favorite/Best version of Since I've Been Loving You

    As has been mentioned in this thread, and from recollection, the BBC Sessions rendition (April 1, 1971 at Paris Theatre) is pretty stellar. Plant’s voice essentially at its peak here. And Jimmy played really CLEANLY and brilliantly at this show. Good sound quality. Tough to beat. ALB
  4. BEST SOLOING ON OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

    Thanks for making me aware of Mobile 73. You’re right. A very lyrical and just shred solo. And that’s a soundboard show too huh. Will have to get that one. Did notice it sounds a little bass-heavy but perhaps there are other versions of the boot that are a little better in this respect. I do wish that Jimmy could have been bothered to keep his ax just a LITTLE more in tune on some nights. It’s especially noticeable during the closing arpeggio of the song here. I mean, it’s just wildly out of tune, not even close. ALB
  5. BEST SOLOING ON OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

    Good point- there is a sort of echo on the solo that may only help its case. I will check out 3/27/75 as that seems to have a lot of credible support too. ALB
  6. BEST SOLOING ON OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

    Yeah I hate to just keep agreeing with people who are right but 6/22/77 really does blow away anything else I’ve heard (which is far from everything). But due to the relatively poor audio fidelity of even the best-sounding bootlegs of that show, unless you’re able and willing to focus in on the notes Jimmy’s playing, you’d never realize it. ALB
  7. What's your favorite live Trampled Underfoot?

    Haha nice. Thanks! ALB
  8. Best Stairway

    +1. That's also the best Stairway solo I've ever heard. It's brilliantly musical, and pretty much flawless. So for me it's a tie btw. TSRTS and BBC Sessions. The latter is the best rendition in terms of audio fidelity where Plant nails the album vocal lines. Page's solo here is also great, as is Bonzo throughout. ALB
  9. What's your favorite live Trampled Underfoot?

    As much as love the Destroyer rendition, I have to go with the O2. AFAIK, John Bonham NEVER played the album kick-drum groove live. His son nails it, and is otherwise fantastic here. Nice, fitting Page solo, and Plant sings ALL the lyrics, and great. ALB
  10. Led Zeppelin's best live performance

    Listening to 3/5/71 Belfast. Great so far- actually I can hear all the instruments better than Copenhagen. I haven't checked out Montreux yet, but as you said, at the Forum you can hear Plant straining and it just doesn't sound as good to me. Copenhagen and Belfast (so far) have been a revelation :-) . ALB
  11. Led Zeppelin's best live performance

    Thanks for the tip ZepHead315! I will check all those out. And yeah thanks haha, just a whimsical username I thought up on the spot. ALB
  12. Led Zeppelin's best live performance

    CliffIO, Yes- 5/3/71 in Copenhagen. I'm new to the forum but fairly well-versed in live Zep, official and bootleg. I just discovered this show today, and I've never heard Plant sing this well!! Not only does he tear up the "IV" material (and all the older material), hitting all the album high notes, he actually sings HIGHER vocal lines in parts of some songs (e.g., "Rock And Roll" ). Are there any other recordings of shows including "IV" material where he sings so well? ALB
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