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  1. Around 1977 we all know the tragedy that befell R, Plant and his son. As the story goes, Plant was considering becoming a teacher of some sort. He was truly intending to leave Zeppelin behind. Well there is many videos and article stating that it was Bonham encouraging Plant to comeback. Well they end up making 1 more album, and then doing a small tour of Europe; before heading off to America. Well the last time Zeppelin was preparing for the American tour, John Bonham kinda freaks out while drunk saying "He doesn't want to do this anymore, I want to sing, I am not that good of a drummer now." (I am paraphrasing of course.) So this is my problem with this situation: What changed in Bonzo?, Was the drinking taking a serious effect on his mental health? If he didn't want to be a drummer anymore, why ask Robert to comeback? Was there an underling issue with Bonzo from the beginning? I have read to many stories of his rage against anyone. Was John Bonham bipolar ? I know the only people that could answer these questions would be the band members and family, though I think it raises a good question. https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-last-days-of-led-zeppelin-days-of-thunder
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    1975 US Soundboards "Live Album"

    I for some reason have always thought the version of Kashmir done during the 1980 tour was hard to listen to because of those keyboards.
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    Audience recordings Vs, Sound boards

    I have come to a conclusion that Led Zeppelin multitude of bootlegs circulating around the web and other venues that some if not most led Zepp collectors might agree on. Led Zeppelin has some pretty outstanding Audience recording of their concerts that are being remastered to even greater listening enjoyment. For example I would have to say two songs from the concert I posted below sounds some much better than any soundboard recordings of the era. Kashmir and Achil les Last Stand have always lack the rich power of Zeppelin live. I believe that some newer boots are improving the sounds.
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    Led Zeppelin Live book with unseen photos

    Led Zeppelin is probably the best band that will ever form. I know some will say the Beatles my argument with that is not all of the Beatles albums are that good compared to Zeppelins.
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    Which shows do we know were multitracked?

    Dave Lewis says "All the 1977 concerts were filmed and recorded for the band. What happen to those shows who knows. Maybe when Kevin Sheerly looked through the vault said most shows were not good enough for release.
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    Performers With 9 Lives

    The Guitars is lucky to be alive. Busted in Texas with some pot. Got bad legal advice to plead insanity. He spent 5 years in a mental hospital.
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    Robert Plant Oakland 07/24/77

    In response to you inquiry of me trashing the 77'. Robert Plant and Jone's both said on video or articles that the 1977 tour was a sham. Plant stated they "were show boating most of the tour" Jones said he hated playing in huge stadiums because of the lost connection with the fans. Jimmy Page did state that "The demand was so huge we had no choice but to play stadiums" I have The Destroyer, Dallas 1975, Berlin 1980, San Fransisco 1969* killer show.
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    Robert Plant Oakland 07/24/77

    Led Zeppelin by 1977 became what Bonzo feared most. {people coming to a concert just to see the band, not so much being interested in the music. Led Zeppelin still was a huge draw, though other bands took the mantle of hard rock. How could you enjoy sitting 300 level in the King Dome and enjoy the show. Echo in the dome was horrible, and the band wasn't playing at their best in majority of their shows.
  9. Wont read anything that has anything to with Mic Wall. That guys book "When Giants walked the Earth" Was so full of opinionated crap it was a waste of money to buy. Led Zeppelin story has been told a million and 1 times, why do I need to hear how "stair way ...." was constructed when the singer himself trashes it every chance he gets.
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    Plant promises Zeppelin reunion!

    Well I went to see Plant recently and I do have to say his shows are not that entertaining. He has definitely left Rock & Roll behind.
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    New 1968 Live shows for the 50th anniversary

    Songs Remain the Same is a 1973 concert in NYC. BBC shows are 1970-71 live recordings played in a theater. How the West Was Won was a 1972 concert in California. How come there is no official 1975 -1977 tours. Dave Lewis of Tight but Loose magazine states that all of 1975 & 1977 were recorded for the band, I think what it comes down to is the performance on most of the 1977 tour were poor and not something Jimmy would want to be heard. I think the whole idea of Japan 1972 or 71 release would be a waste, same set list as the 1973 tour.
  12. I am sorry if this conversation has been written before. In saying that I shall begin. Not being the biggest fan of Live unofficial recordings (bootlegs) I had to try open my prospective on the issue. I know that the sound is not alway the best so I learned to listen to the performance, and in doing so I discovered that their is some hidden gems in these sometimes horrible recordings. One show that comes into mind is Kezar stadium show in 1973. Bonzo is a mad man on celebration day, and Page is the wizard I've only heard legends about. Than they explode into a mean version of Black Dog. Plant doing his best to hit those incredibly hard notes that would rip my lungs in two if I tried that scream at the end of B.D. The power Zeppelin had during their live shows has not been matched today by any band. I am very happy that Zeppelin collectors are sharing the magic of live LED ZEPPELIN. My Zepptology continues.
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    Potential Zep Reunion? Probably not.... but Maybe...

    I think we Led Zeppelin fans know that the band is done. 2007 was the last time we will see the remaining members on stage as a unit. Robert Plant has moved so far from Zeppelin it is almost a thought in a dream to him. Furthermore I don't think I would want to see a bunch of grandpa's singing songs of my youth. I think there is no joy in Zeppelin for Robert. Losing a child, then a good friend it is probably not worth the pain. Led Zeppelin in physical form is gone, though the legend will remain the same.
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    Empress Valley Warning

    Who cares, what a bootleg company says or post. there is over 318 bootlegs circulating and most of them are crap. Led Zeppelin is not making money off these bootlegs, so why care what empress valley says.
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    Someone invent a damn time machine, I have some Zeppelin concerts to go to!!
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    Future Page Releases?

    I think it might be something from the 1977 shows. We already have 1973, 72', (HTWWW), 71' (BBC). I listen to the Japan 1972 1971 shows. We already have those on Bootlegs.
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    Future Page Releases?

    Why? Because Jimmy holds the right to Led Zeppelin, and he is notorious on the quality when it comes to Zeppelin. Face it Zep Head, people who are fans of Zeppelin are tired of the cash grab.
  18. Zeppelin 3 was the first CD I bought when the new remastered's came out. I was Happy as one could be with the sound and the richness of the whole thing. I hope someday Page will consider putting Zeppelin 3 and Un Named Zeppelin (4) out in Blue Ray Audio. That would be great! By the way not to plug any speakers, but the Sonos Player 1 sounds great when listing to Gallows Poll, Friends, Tangerine, That's the way.
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    For the LADIES OR MEN: Earls Court = SEXY!

    As a Led Zeppelin fan and a male, I never looked at them as being "Sexy" I always thought they just had a cool stage presence. Maybe not so much in the 1977 with those glossy pants Plant wore during the Seattle Show. I just thought they had a way of not letting their appearance be the part of the show, they let the music do the talking. Now considering by 1977 the band was in terrible shape because of excessive drug use and alcohol consumption. So by then even Robert Plant admitted that the band was show boating a bit and it became less of the music and more of the scenery. I have talked to a lot of people who Saw Zeppelin in Seattle from their first tour to their last tour in America and a few of them said Zeppelin in 1977 Seattle was terrible, Jimmy was drunk, and the band just didn't have the same punch. So it wasn't so sexy. It was a slush.
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    How did you get into Led Zeppelin

    The first Led Zeppelin song I heard was Daze and Confused. I knew this to be the foundation of Heavy Metal. Then I heard Kashmir a couple of days later. I was only 15 years old. I've been hooked on Zeppelin ever since. Best band ever to walk the Earth. That is a fact.
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    Future Page Releases?

    I just can't understand why Jimmy Page put's this out when only 12 years ago tsrts was released.
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    New "Song Remains The Same" 2CD/4LP/3DVD Deluxe Set

    I can only wonder Why? I already have the 2007, the original. This is a sad joke by Page.
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    Jimmy We don't need a photograph book. I just don't see the point? It is a slap in the face to the people who bought the Super Deluxe editions. Why not just open the bootleg vaults and re master the best of the best concerts.
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    That is incredible. It just shows how timeless Led Zeppelin is.
  25. Do not read When Giants Walked the Earth. It was a horrible account on Led Zeppelin. I tossed it in the trash.