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SteveZ98

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  1. Here's an interesting article about the May 17, 1969 show in Athens, Ohio. Sounds like Zep crushed it when they opened for Jose Feliciano. It includes pictures from the show and backstage. http://projects.thepostathens.com/SpecialProjects/basketball-edition-2019/the-song-remains-the-same-led-zeppelin-jose-feliciano.html?fbclid=IwAR3QPCcpM07G1gDhhaNeJyfuu7heU6vcI4O52eoLGBRB49CVzJYOR_5YPAE
  2. I remastered the audio to the Seattle show and merged it with the video. Here's a sample. If anyone wants the full show, send me a message.
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    Glasgow 12/3/72 - New Recording

    The MONA section is my favorite part of this show. I love how Jimmy just went into it and the rest of the band picked up on it and turned it into a two minute song. i have to imagine it surprised them a bit, given it's not typically what Jimmy would play after his Heartbreaker solo, but they went with it like it was planned all along.
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    Glasgow 12/3/72 - New Recording

    I don't know if EV will clean it up, but I did. Here's a sample. If anyone wants the full show, send me a message:
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    Glasgow 12/3/72 - New Recording

    Thanks for the info. Is that the only time they played it? I looked online but couldn't find any other instances of them doing that song.
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    Glasgow 12/3/72 - New Recording

    Anyone know the name of the song they do when the rest of the band joins in after the end of Jimmy's solo in Heartbreaker?
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    Seattle 1977 Video with Remastered Sound

    No problem. I'm glad people are enjoying the remaster enough to leave comments about it.
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    Seattle 1977 Video with Remastered Sound

    For what it's worth, gibsonfan159 didn't do the remaster, I did. Glad you enjoyed it.
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    Best version of Copenhagan 5-3-71?

    Bootledz has a list of his favorite releases of each show. He's heard most of what's available on CD, so his site is a good resource for these kinds of questions: http://www.bootledz.com/mypicks.htm
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    in addition to snowboards, apparently there are sneakers coming out, too: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/led-zeppelin-vans-sneakers/
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    Seattle 1977 Video with Remastered Sound

    Agreed. I think there's some really good playing that was hidden before by the low quality of the audio. Hopefully improving the sound will improve the reputation of the show.
  12. The Bootledz site has a tons of info on the various DVD releases: http://www.bootledz.com/video/videography.htm
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    Seattle 1977 Video with Remastered Sound

    Thanks to everyone who posted. I'm glad to hear people are enjoying this. To anyone who asked for the link, check you messages.
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    Seattle 1977 Video with Remastered Sound

    Glad you enjoyed it. Check your messages for a link to the full version.
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    Seattle 1977 Video with Remastered Sound

    I thought about that, but it seemed strange that Robert would publicly announce that Jimmy's a junkie (assuming "sleeping" and "being on the nod" are the same things.)
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    Seattle 1977 Video with Remastered Sound

    I've spent a lot of time working on the '77 shows, and the thing I've consistently found is that the better the audio sounds, the better you realize the performance was. I know a lot of people just focus on how well Jimmy played, but there were three world class rock instrumentalists on the stage during those shows, not just one. The problem is that a lot of recordings don't do a good job of capturing what Bonzo and Jonsey were doing, particularly the interplay of the kick drum and bass, so you end up judging the show just on Jimmy and Robert because they're what was captured on the recording. And what happens with the soundboards in particular is that there's no reverb on them, so Jimmy's guitar comes across as very dry and uninteresting, when at the show it would have had reverb on it and also been enhanced by the natural echo within the auditorium. And regarding the Alembic, I think it's poor reputation comes from the fact that its low end is never captured on recordings. When you add the low end back in it sounds like a weapon of war, not the child's toy that it otherwise sounds like. The cool thing for me is that after the soundboards are remastered, it's much easier to hear just how good each player was individually and how well they worked as a team, which for me makes listening to those shows much more enjoyable.
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    Seattle 1977 Video with Remastered Sound

    There's another thread on the site about this show. In it, a person speculates As you pointed out, Jimmy is on point at the beginning of the show, so I'm not sure a slow start is what Robert was talking about.
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    Seattle 1977 Video with Remastered Sound

    Thanks. It definitely needed some help. I'd love to hear what the sound is like on a low gen version of the video tape. Hopefully we get to find out some day.
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    Why did they not play at woodstock

    I remember that his biggest complaint was the lack of food, although apparently the whole event was pretty chaotic. He also said the traffic getting there sucked, although apparently the ride home was much better because he was headed in the opposite direction from the crowd. He was also the first person who told me that Oakdale was a tent back when Zepp played there, not a regular building, and the stage was round and rotated during the show. Apparently there were a few other theaters like that back then. It must have been hard for the crew to set up the gear and get the sound right with the stage spinning like that. The Oakdale is still around, although the tent was taken down a long time ago and replaced with a large building. The area where the tent was located is now the lobby. I saw Gary Clark, Jr. there and it was cool walking through there thinking that Zepp played there way back when.
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    Why did they not play at woodstock

    In the early '80's, I was a teenager and worked at a hardware store. One of my co-workers was a guy in his mid to late 30s. He was the first person I ever met who had thousands of records in his collection, most of which were rock music. He also went to tons of concerts and would tell us about the times he saw Hendrix, the Stones, and a bunch of other people I would love to have seen. The best story of all was the weekend in August, 1969 when he went to the first day of Woodstock, which was a reasonable drive from our area. He left that same day when he realized it was a cluster and drove home. The next night he went to see Zep at the Oakdale Theater in CT. I saw his stubs and his record collection, so I'm sure it wasn't just some older guy trying to impress the kids. Imagine that, getting to see Zep and Woodstock in the same weekend.
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    Did Jimmy change his signature?

    This thread made it into an online article: http://www.alternativenation.net/led-zeppelin-fans-react-strange-jimmy-page-maybe-hes-given-up/
  22. My remaster of the soundtrack to the Seattle '77 video. I finally merged the sound with the video. Here's part 1. More to come.....
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    My version of the 1970 RAH show

    Nice job. Thanks for doing this.
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