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pujols05

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  1. Pretty much anything from 5-25-75....he was unstoppable that night. "If your brain hurts...see the man walking around selling hot brains." And of course at the end, "Charles Shaar-Murray, wherever you are (well-timed lick from Jimmy) keep taking the pills." And, this from 2-12-75 after NQ: "John Paul Jones, piano. Jimmy Page, electric guitar. Raymond Thomas, Jimmy Page’s road manager. Ian Knight, in charge of the smoke machine that didn’t work. Peter Grant, our manager. Everybody!”
  2. Could this mystery board be this one?
  3. As my list shows, I do dig the '75 versions. There are many great ones. My top 10 would probably be 9 from '75 and the original version from TSRTS.
  4. For 3-27-75, I love how it seems like the jam is coming to a climax (around the 21 minute mark on my recording) and then it keeps going in a very tight but loose groove.
  5. Yes, this is hard. I have 17 live versions in iTunes marked 5 stars. 5-24-75. For me, this one will never be topped. 3-27-75 2-12-75 Original TSRTS 3-3-75
  6. Definitely a positive development. I Cannes't wait to see it.
  7. Yes, I definitely ascribe it to how personal and painful it still is. I hope I didn't imply that they should have done something regardless. I was nearly 9 in September of 1980 and didn't know.
  8. It's wonderful. I'm glad I have a copy and I sure waited a long time (pre-order in February 2018, receive 8 months later). But...What I would have liked is more context, more stories, and that means words. The back of the book has 16 pages of "annotations" from Jimmy, Robert and John Paul sharing comments about photos in the book, comments recorded while the book was in the works. The book would have been much improved if these quotes were in the body of the book next to the photos. And to be clear, I don't mean a comment for every photo of course...no need for something like "That's us on stage again. My hair is still long." In this age when people take photos of their coffee, I don't know if a picture says a thousand words anymore, so the actual words are still very much needed.And while 16 pages of comments is somewhat substantial, the first five years of the band's career, up to the release of "Houses", gets half the coverage, so from 1973 to now (admittedly with little to share after 1980) doesn't get as much attention. The 1980 Tour Over Europe passes without comment and six pages of photos. The 1975 Earls Court gigs, admittedly more important in the band's career, gets 8 pages. The 1973 U.S. tour gets 32 pages! I think a little more balance would have been better.Another improvement would have been if the three survivors had told us more about, for example, recording the songs we all love, or why they chose symbols for the fourth album, or what they loved about performing live and their favorite gigs. Like, how George Harrison's comment about a lack of ballads in the group's catalog inspired"The Rain Song." Or did the band really see a black dog going around Headley Grange and decided it was a good enough name for a song? And, really surprising, there aren't any comments about Bonzo's passing. Maybe that's too personal, but it seems a strange omission.
  9. No band can indefinitely sustain greatness. Looking back, we can easily (and subjectively) say this tour was better than that tour...Jimmy was better Europe '73 than USA '77. Plant was awesome in '72 but lost his voice in '75. But without doubt, we all would have gladly plunked down our cash for any ticket we could find and loved every minute of it. I do prefer '75 and earlier, but I can still find enjoyment from many '77 shows and even '80 has a number of gems. I'll never turn down a chance to hear more live Zeppelin. Why? There is undeniable magic in Led Zeppelin. I have a handful of Page/Plant shows that I hardly ever listen to because it's just not the same. In contrast, the 02 reunion show, for me, DOES have that magic. I had the miraculous opportunity to see David Gilmour in 2015 at the first Royal Albert Hall show. I would have much rather seen him in 2006, with a better set list and stronger voice. But I won't regret a second of the show I did see. The '77 tour was over the top indeed. Cutting back the show to maybe 2.5 hours might have been wise, but...the boys wanted to deliver I guess. I agree that the '77 versions of No Quarter were too peppy/jazzy. And too long (30 minutes). It's a sinister song, and the moodiness of that was largely lost in '77, unfortunately. I don't think there's one bum version in '75. The 1973 versions were fine, too, but I like them a bit longer ('75). Dropping Moby Dick might have been wise, too. I disagree on SIBLY. For me, right up to Berlin, it's a great, authentic moment and I would even say the '77 versions are best. As for more tracks from Presence, not sure what to say. Aside from Achilles and Nobody's Fault, they must have felt they weren't suited for live performance.
  10. Thanks! If clarification is needed, I should have said mundane performances....sluggish. Uninspired. Was 6-23 one where they got lost in Kashmir? It can be hypnotic. But the same (sluggish) can't be said of Achilles. Always a highlight.
  11. Fair question. I know some find the '75 setlist somewhat boring, but I don't. I enjoy a '77 show as much as the next fan, but there are niggles: setlist is a bit bloated, the pace can be sluggish (some performances of Kashmir are downright pedestrian), and we all know about Jimmy's less than precise playing on that tour. Probably the deciding factor for me is that '75 soundboards uniformly sound better (at least to me) than '77 soundboards, and I have wondered about that. Different system in '77? I'll take whatever it is.
  12. 1975 (preferably) or 1977, bring it on! Always ready to add a tasty soundboard to the collection.
  13. That's what I suspected. Wondering if the book in the SD is hardcover or a "paperback" like BBC sessions...
  14. Misery loves company, eh? *Perhaps* once it's actually shipped it will update to arriving on release date...but not really planning on it. .
  15. I have just the Bluray audio coming for now...but at the moment Amazon says I won't get it until Wednesday, and yes I have Prime. If I were to order the super deluxe today, it would arrive Tuesday. Weird, right? In September, I got Gilmour's Live in Pompeii the day before it was released...
  16. Now that I have the set, finally...this box set is from the BBC...it's copyright 2016 BBC, plus Atlantic Recording Company. Maybe that has something to do with it.
  17. Finally added the Complete BBC Sessions to my collection today. The HD download goes to exactly (or nearly exactly) 1 GB and then acts as if it's done. Can't extract anything. Unzipper says "the archive is either in unknown format or damaged". Surely it needs to be a lot bigger than 1 GB. I've already notified Warner Music, but asking here if this is a known issue. Search revealed nothing, however.
  18. Let the guessing begin. Could it be Earl's Court? Certainly a strong candidate.
  19. The '75 tour is my favorite, and no doubt the high quality soundboard recordings are a big part of that. So, first of all, I'm thrilled to have this. But, to me, it's not the best of the tour. The performance is excellent, the recording is clear and strong, as usual for this tour, but I would still put the February NYC/Nassau shows ahead of this and also the March Ft. Worth/Dallas shows. This is easily better than the plodding March 17 show and the Vancouver shows. While everything is really good, there wasn't anything that really blew me away. But there are some "bonuses" along the way: The little hint of "White Summer" just before "Kashmir." Wonder if this is when he first had the idea of sliding into "Kashmir" from "WS/BMS". Just as Plant is announcing the addition of "Since I've Been Loving You", Jimmy plays a little "Lemon Song" riff. Love that you can hear him ask what the change in the program is. "I Shot the Sheriff" as part of "Dazed and Confused"? Blows my mind. The one and only time...right? Toward the end of "Whole Lotta Love", Jimmy employs some groovy licks worthy of Motown. The funk is in the house! On "Communication Breakdown," Page uses a tone I have never heard him use before. Is that pedal action? I'm not a guitar head...a tribute to Hendrix perhaps? It made me think of "Crosstown Traffic" for some reason. And...a stellar "No Quarter" and rare SIBLY are always welcome.
  20. Should be showing up any day now, right?
  21. '75 tour...so excited I left off two letters.
  22. It felt like we were due for a new SB to surface so I have been checking in regularly to catch the chatter. I'll pretty much take any soundboard, but I am partial to the '75 to and I'm stoked to get the 3-21-75 show. I have an audience of it, but except for the Millard shows don't really bother with any of them. My ears just can't handle most of them.
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