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  1. mrlowry

    Backing Vocals on Thank You

    It's a gentle sounding voice that sounds similar to the voice on Jimmy Page's single "She Just Satisfies." I've heard Robert Plant say that John Bonham had a good singing voice but I don't know if I've ever heard it. I also don't think its John Paul Johns because it doesn't sound similar to his singing on the Thunder Thief album. So I'm voting Mr. Page.
  2. From what I've heard they were a shadow of their former selves on the 1980 European tour and from the sound of it the audience knew it. Page's guitar tone and playing aren't what they should have been, Plant is going through the motions with little real passion, Bonzo isn't Bonzo, and Jones is trying so hard just to hold everything together. Even if Bonham hadn't passed away I think that Zeppelin was close to the end and Robert was ready to walk away from the band. After the American tour he probably would have quit. Maybe they would have gotten back together a few years later but we'll never know.
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    Why did they not play at woodstock

    Maybe Peter Grant objected to them being filmed and recorded at Woodstock. It wouldn't surprise me considering how rarely they appeared in front of film or video cameras.
  4. It could certainly be next Christmas for a live release. We all saw how long the 02 live release took. It's not like any of them are hurting for money but that would be so disappointing.
  5. When they are coming up with a marketing strategy they probably don't think of hard core fans that much because they know we will buy it whenever it is released. The majority of sales aren't to hard core fans though it's about casual fans. They would be crazy to announce in November or December and release in January, just missing the Christmas buying frenzy. Now it is possible that they announce in January for a March release. I'm not a marketing expert but those are my thoughts.
  6. On a philosophical level I agree that the release date for the first album is the most natural date but why in the world would they intentionally miss the Christmas buying season? I can't see that happening. I expect a late October or early November announcement.
  7. mrlowry

    The O2 In Retrospect...

    Led Zeppelin, and it's members have given us all some truly awe inspiring music. In addition to their music they helped re-introduce many of us Americans to our own much neglected American Blues past. Because of them I am aware of and enjoy the music of Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy, etc. etc. They inspired a dorky white kid from a small town to dig deep into the blues of the past. Music which most likely wouldn't have been on my radar if it wasn't for them exposing me to it. In an all too brief 12 year history (10 years if we are only talking about studio recordings) they left a legacy that will endure for eternity. The only other band that has that kind of major impact that continues to this day in the same or shorter recording career is The Beatles. They owe us absolutely nothing at this point. Anything that we receive from them is a gift even if we have to pay money for it. If anything we owe them our continued respect and support for any artistic choices that they make. It's their choice if they want to record music that is Zeppelin-like, completely unrelated to Led Zeppelin, or nothing at all. They don't work for us. These guys are all in their 70's and have earned the right to enjoy the rest of their lives as they see fit without worrying about our expectation or desires.
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    Does 'Coda' Count?

    Yes, that is exactly the point I was making. Half of Physical Graffiti is mini-Coda in it's own way.
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    Does 'Coda' Count?

    True, but the point that I am making is that songs that were recorded with the intention of including them on a different album shouldn't be disqualified.
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    Does 'Coda' Count?

    It may not be a real album, but it is certainly a collection of songs. The songs on Coda, with the exception of I Can't Quit You Baby" can't be found anywhere else on the official releases so they should certainly be included. If not you'll have to throw out half or Physical Graffiti because those songs were unreleased until included on that album.
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    Most Bluesy Zeppelin Album?

    Led Zeppelin I by a country mile.
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    So if the 50th Anniversary doesn't truly begin until September does that mean it will continue into 2019? In theory the anniversary year would begin in September of 2018 and run until August of 2019. Maybe that's why announcements are so slow
  13. Will there be a Blu-Ray release with lossless audio?
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    Tape of the first rehearsal?

    Mick Wall is the only source that talks about Peter Grant using tapes of a live performance to get the deal done. All of the other authors that I've read say it was tapes of the first album. I would bet money that Jimmy recorded the first rehearsal, after all he recorded himself and Clapton jamming at his house. The big questions are: 1. Does the tape still exist? 2. What is the condition of the tape? 3. Is the recording quality high enough where a release is realistic? I would have thought that the bonus disc of Led Zeppelin I would have been the natural place for it to be released. Since it wasn't that might hint that it isn't available, the quality is extremely poor, it's crumbled to dust, or it never existed. I hope that I'm proven wrong because it would be one of the most historically important audio recordings in history.
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    Any recordings would certainly be under lock and key but they could slip out. Never give up hope, just look at what happened to the 02 final rehearsal.