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Adam Ryan watson

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  1. Adam Ryan watson

    Nitpicking Page 2/6/75 Montreal (The 1975 World Tour Bootleg)

    Page plays quite well on the second Vancouver gig. Much more nimble and fluid then the first night . I think he plays better on the 20th then he did on the 21st on Seattle . Except for heartbreaker which is a stinker in Vancouver.
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    Nitpicking Page 2/6/75 Montreal (The 1975 World Tour Bootleg)

    Dazed from February 13th was one of the best of 1975 . Page was incredible on that version. Over the hills has a killer solo as well. One of my favorite 75 shows. I think it's the best from the first leg.
  3. Adam Ryan watson

    Nitpicking Page 2/6/75 Montreal (The 1975 World Tour Bootleg)

    I agree page played so much better on the 13th than he did for the other 2 shows. Although I found plant gave a much better vocal performance on the 14th then he did for the other 2 shows.
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    Nitpicking Page 2/6/75 Montreal (The 1975 World Tour Bootleg)

    Page had killer tone on that bootleg. Very thick and dark. Not the usual thin twang you here on the board tapes. I have always heard a change on pages 75 tone beginning with the February 12 new York show. I find his tone on the landover 75 board tape quite a bit fuller than on the other board tapes from 75.
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    Updated Soundboard Wish List

    I prefer Rotterdam and Munich to Zurich and frankfurt. Plants voice is so strong during the Munich show and page sounds much more fluid. He plays a great stairway solo. Rock and roll was the best plant sang that song after the 72 u s tour. Thst scream he lets go before the solo was insane. Rotterdam has one of my favorite performances of heart breaker. It's my favorite heartbreaker post 73. Achilles from that show is great as well. I really like cologne as well.
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    Updated Soundboard Wish List

    Fort worth 73 is one of my favorite zeppelin boots. Plant sounds great by 73 standards . Page is on fire and his guitar tone is killer. Bonham sounds savage at that show. The band had a very raw sound at that show and played with great energy . A textbook example of zeppelin in tight but loose mode. May 73 is one of my favorite favorite periods. I would love for the rest of the Houston board to show up as it is a scorcher as well. Even Dallas after the first 3 songs which were rough turns into a great performance . Since I've been loving you no quarter and dazed from Dallas are awesome versions.
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    Updated Soundboard Wish List

    Manchester on November 24th is a monster show but the sound quality is not great. It's one of plants best performances of 1971 and was the best his voice had been since the first l.a show. The November 11th show was another great performance with a powerful performance by plant. I found the band to be tighter overall on the 71 u.k tour then they were on the north America tour.
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    Soundboards from 68-71

    Do mine who worked on the DVD and how the west was one project leaked the multitrack mixdown of Southampton and royal albert hall so there could be more of those mixdown tapes in someone's hands. Although it's been quite awhile since thoose were leaked. I wonder about the 75 and 77 boards being from show co employees . It seems odd They would wait 25 years to start selling off those tapes. The first one of The revolution releases appeared in 2002. Around The time of dvd and hwww page started transferring tales to digital because they were deteriorating. So I wonder if the person tasked or persons tasked with doing the transfers made copies of many of the sb tapes during transfer. It's just a theory and could be way off base. Soundboard tapes were not worked on for those releases but page was informed at the start of that project hec would have to transfer any tapes he wanted to preserve before they deteriorated too much and would eventually be unsalvagable . So it's conceivable that he tasked Someone working on that project to transfer his tape archive to digital. Could be the same person who leaked the mixdown tapes. We will probably never know for sure. Who knows what is out there. The question is how many more releases will we actually get before evsd Decides it's no longer profitable. And will the source liberate any tapes once there is no profit to be made from selling them.
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    Am thinking Jimmy must be the sb source

    If it were page given his perfectionist streak we would be getting more boards from the early years that show both page and plant in a much better light . I can't see page being eager to get shows like Houston 77 or may 28 77 in handover. Many of the revolution releases have been average performances. Can't see page releasing all these 75 and 77 boards. They are not very flattering in terms of pages playing. Can't see him wanting people to hear him struggling like he did in 77.
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    Nitpicking Page on 3/21/75

    And pages very clean thin and dry tone on the 75 tapes does not help either. If his tone had thick and more driven like it was in 70 and 71 there a imperfections would not stand out as much. I think if you heard many of the best guitar players using a tone that left them that naked you would hear similiar imperfections. We all except that page was sloppy at times but you can find plenty of examples of that in 70 to 73 as well. It's annoying that poeple constantly still insist on pointing out pages imperfections. It drives me nuts when poeple say page is a sloppy player like they are informing you of something you don't realize. Sloppy or not page is the best phrasing issues and all.
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    Nitpicking Page on 3/21/75

    San Diego 1977 was a very tough night for bonzo h plays way behind the band all night and missed alot of cues and had alot of timing problems. It's not a bad performance but it's well below the Bonham standard. He had other nights where he was slightly off like June 25 77 but even thst is a very solid drum performance he is just behind the beat slightly . San Diego was probably the most off he ever played.
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    Nitpicking Page on 3/21/75

    A soundboard for any of those August and September 1970 shows would be a holy grail for me. That tour for me represents zep at their heaviest and most muscular. And plants voice is amazing every night on that tour. On the 71 us tour he just stint have the power range or consistency he had in 1970. Zeppelin for me just didn't sound that savage again post 1970. The 1971 tour is a very close second for me. I would love a soundboard for the 1971 tour opener in Vancouver. I would imagine plant sounded much like he did on August 21 in l a and probably even more powerful. Could be a vocal performance on the level of montreux 71.
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    Nitpicking Page on 3/21/75

    Southampton being a good performance is highly debtable. Plants voice is very bit as bad as it was in 75 and worse compared to alot 75 shows and page was pretty sticky at Southampton . Its a very uneven show all around. The stoke bootleg is a far better show Southampton is a decent show bit it's not great. Seattle 75 is better I think.
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    Nitpicking Page (The quest for the best performance of 1975)

    I thought plant sounded far better on the 14th then he did the night before. The 14 th was the best vocal performance by plant up to that point although it was still pretty mediocre.
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    Nitpicking Page (The quest for the best performance of 1975)

    Plant actually sounded pretty decent on rock roll in 1977 but it was played as an encore . I was always impressed how great plant sounded on the song remains the same in 1977. It's a very hard song to sing with all the high notes and he pulled it off and as a set opener. Perhaps he actually warmed up in 77. I have always liked 77 more then 75 simply because plant sounded so much better and had alot more range in 77. The l a 77 run has his best singing post mid 72.
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