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  1. duckman

    Grande Ballroom Detroit '69

    Thanks for sharing. Stunning material. I see Jones is using a Marshall amp/Sound City cab and Jimmy is using his telecaster. I assumed from April on it was Les Paul all the way.
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    Definitive Blueberry Hill

    Hi Neil, it's on the European 'Golden Eggs label' (successor of Eat A Peach/Godfather). Paul describes the source mix on his website (LZ Database). The Cobla stereo tape is the main source, but compared to the Graf Zep version (the one you have), this sounds a little bit more 'polished'. Less audience chatter too. But somehow I keep returning to my Cobla version. At the time I felt it was a significant upgrade to the TMOQ/Blimp mono source.
  3. duckman

    Blueberry Hill Original Vinyl

    no kidding, indeed...Mike Millard wasn't involved with Blueberry Hill. It's like Pluribus stated, Ken and Dub recorded the Blimp/TMOQ mono audience recording with the clear intention to release it as a double album. It's no secret Mike Millard hated bootleg.
  4. duckman

    Nitpicking Page 1979

    Wonderful stuff, Gibsonfan...I think i'll give the official Knebworth segment on DVD another spin. About Jimmy's looks...I guess his appearance at the ARMS shows is even worse.
  5. duckman

    Glasgow 12/3/72 - New Recording

    They played Odense the day after Copenhagen. The pictures prove they were there. Whether a tape exists is another matter http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/may-4-1971
  6. If it's not too much of a burden, I would appreciate acces to the link of your labor of love...it's weekend and watching 🖖a real concert ZEP movie would be the icing on the cake

    1. LedElvis75


      Still time to get this??

  7. duckman

    Berkeley (Going to California)

    I have a copy on the Cheap Moonchild label. Presumably a clone of Godfather. Great version and blows away my old 'GTCA' ( No Label) double disc from the mid nineties
  8. duckman

    Southampton '73 Multitrack

    Right said, Gibsonfan... we should enjoy how it is (and get How Many More Times/Communication Breakdown, Mellotron Solo/Thank You as a bonus!). It somehow reminds me a bit of the 71 Paris Theatre show at the Beeb. Not spectacular, but an intimate experience nevertheless (oh, and by the way they performed at the ol' refectory during that Spring 71 'return to the clubs' tour)
  9. duckman

    The Lemon Song (studio)

    Well Jimi Hendrix did his (live) take on Killing Floor already. And with the accusations from Jeff Beck on 'copying' You Shook Me, they must have thought that their heavy rendition would benefit from another title. The contrast between the slow parts and the uptempo chorus is much more pronounced.
  10. John Paul Jones played a lot on his Fender V bass during the US 73 shows. Ever since 1968 he was always very loyal to his trusted Fender Jazz (and occasionally the fifties P-bass and his fretless Precision), so why on earth did he switch to -as he later referred to it- 'the ugly dog' ? The concept behind it was OK (allowing the bass player to reach higher notes without moving up and down on the fretboard), but the execution was terrible. A bastard Mustang/ P bass body and a 15 fret neck 😣 Any bassist around here know the reason why? On live tapes this axe produces a 'Kloing Kloing' sound whereas the J has a much more articulate foundation.
  11. me too. .....PLEEEEASE (double, with cherry on top)😜
  12. duckman

    Bootlegs with prominent vocals

    Montreux (aud) and Vancouver (SB/FM), March 1970 both feature Robert 'up front'. Both classic early shows.
  13. duckman

    Dragon Telecaster Re-created

    Better...his new album is called Led Zeppelin L (50) with Chris Farlow and Paul Rogers on vocals, Pino Palladino on Bass, Kenny Jones on drums and Rick Wakeman on keyboards. Release date January 2019😉
  14. I don't know if this is the right forum, and being an avid Zep head since 1972, I read quite some books, magazines and fanzines on them. One blind spot remains: Robert's parents. I've seen pics of Jimmy's dad and found his attendance at Knebworth pretty cool. But what about Robert's parents? ...he grew up in a middle class family and they put their high hopes for Robert Anthony to work as a chartered accountant (H.Mylett's first book). That's about it...no photo's, no info on siblings or other tidbits. Anyone? thanks in advance
  15. Thanks a lot, fellow Zep Heads. 🖖
  16. duckman

    Can you list your top 10 LZ songs, in no particular order?

    Good Times Bad Times How Many More Times Whole Lotta Love Heartbreaker Immigrant Song Hey Hey What Can I Do When the Levee Breaks Kashmir Wanton Song No Quarter (Live TSRTS 1976 version)
  17. duckman

    Luis Rey 50th Anniversary Book

    I've visited the Abbotsfordbooks website and tried to contact them via e mail, but to no avail. The e mail adress on that website is not working.
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    Definitive Blueberry Hill

    howde Neil! Brannon (BootLedz) has done a scholarly research on all available sources. I prefer to keep it simple: the old mono source referred to as Blimp/TMOQ. Until 1990 this was the most common and popular version thanks to the Neutral Zone volumes (and the European clones). The (real) stereo version is commonly referred to as the Cobla source (is in fact an amalgam of at least two different tapes) The 'fake' stereo is called Rubber Dubber (issued as a rubber stamped double LP in 1970 the remaining sources have been released after these three and are IMHO slightly inferior sources aimed at completists. Personally I prefer the stereo tape(s), but I know there are a lot of fans of the 'classic' mono version. Releases from the past five years are mostly culled together from more than two source tapes. So it becomes a bit of a gamble to pick the right one.
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    Definitive Blueberry Hill

    Just my two pence, but the Eat a peach was mainly the mono source, I've been told. Golden Eggs is clearly based on the two stereo sources
  20. Fresh on Bootledz, Eelgrass 929 HTEWWW has gaps between the tracks. Missed opportunity, if you ask me. Possibly a result of their incredibly fast reaction, two weeks ago?
  21. I do hope you're wrong. Selecting artwork isn't his prime concern. The designs for HTWWW, Mothership and Celebration Day IMHO were all less than overwhelming compared to the original LZ album art. A pity, but alas. The remaining multitracks have already being transferred to digital, cleaned up and mixed prior to the release of DVD/HTWWW ,.. Cherry picking from the Japan 71, Earl's Court or even Knebworth multi's is not a gargantuan task. So there's no excuse whatsoever to put out either a live compilation (HTEWW, Earl's Court,...) or a live anthology (RAH up to Knebworth) as an anniversary release. The Live LZ experience is something els. I think it will be more 'warts and all' streaming service aimed at fans an casual listeners But the band is still in need of a definitive Live album. Just my pennies worth
  22. duckman

    Guilty Pleasures

    Enlighten me, John...what or who is GWAR?
  23. Ah the new Zep book will reveal the Fender V mystery...At last. 😀 Amazon shipped my copy yesterday. Expected day of delivery, next Tuesday (together with Dave Lewis' Evenings with Led Zeppelin)
  24. These uncanny and violent illustrations for the Houses of The Holy campaign, where did they come from?