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  1. I think Celebration Day blows it out of the water. Just my opinion. I think the audio of TSRTS is very good, but Moby Dick could have been left out, or shortened mightily. Same for Dazed, though less so.
  2. LOL! Thanks man. To each their own I guess!
  3. As far as concert films go, it's probably one of the worst.
  4. Nope. Did nothing for me. It was music that was just "wow...another incredible song"....
  5. You gotta love the stuff Page comes up with. The song is too soft. Uhmm...Going to California soft? Rain Song soft? That's the Way (great freakin song) soft? I think for Page it was more of a "I didn't have enough involvement cause I was too stoned" soft type thing. Didn't mean to veer too far off topic. My older brother at the time LOVED the song, he was a huge Zep fan. I was just getting into them, completely (and still slightly so to this day) gobsmacked by Black Dog. So for me, AML was, well, to quote Mr. Page, "too soft".
  6. I'm with the OP. This song has never done much for me. Page's playing on it is very good, Bonzo's drums feel a little too heavy for such a soft song. It does (in retrospect) feel a bit like a Principle of Moments song, though POM is one of my fave Plant solo works. To each their own.
  7. Wow, does she sound a lot like Alison Kraus. Good stuff, great to see Plant and the band back out there!
  8. Thanks for the clarification on matrix. For awhile I thought it might be a collection from different recordings at the same venue, sort of like Bob has an excellent recording of the first 3 songs, then he hit some weird muffle thing, so we picked up songs 4 and 5 from Jenn's recording, but she cut off song 6 to switch the tape, so we got 6 thru 10 from Paul's recording...etc. Sort of an amalgamation. Thanks again. Kind of off topic, but I like the Berlin show. I like most of the 80 tour, they play a little rougher, not so much showboating.
  9. I will show my stupidity with bootlegs: what's a matrix?
  10. I doubt that the 3 living members of LZ read this forum. I doubt that if anyone knew how to reach them, they would offer up such information. Just enjoy the music.
  11. I didn't see any mention of this on this site. If it's already been posted, please remove mine. In the link is a pic of RP and Tommy Iommi at Nashville Airport. https://ledzepnews.com/2020/06/06/robert-plant-is-reportedly-recording-a-new-album-with-alison-krauss/ I don't revisit Raising Sand much, so we'll see what the new stuff is like.
  12. I have to say Ship of Fools has some of the most beautiful guitar playing in Plan't solo canon. And some of his best singing.
  13. Sorry I pretty much repeated what you said.
  14. Plant has always been a bit churlish about some of his former band mates (JPJ, Robbie Blunt, Johnstone). It would be interesting if he does say anything publicly about someone who helped reboot his career which was stalled a bit at the time. I doubt if he will.
  15. Page constantly states that he didn't want to put anything out there that had already been bootlegged or whatever. What Mr. Page fails to understand is the VAST majority of Zep fans own zero bootlegs. I know, the VAST majority of fans on this site DO own bootlegs, but almost every Zep fan I know owns none. Why not take some of the bootlegged stuff, polish it up a bit, and officially release it? Neil Young has his own site, neilyoungarchives.com FULL of stuff. Each week a new streaming concert. The ability to listen to all sorts of half baked attempts at songs. And he's constantly adding more stuff (unreleased albums, three this year). With Zep we get "oh gee it's been five years since I remastered the albums, a lot of new technology has come around since then, I'll remaster them again". I do agree that other bands have put our many hours of unheard music, and some of it is "meh" and some of it is "wow". There is no way Stairway was done in one or two takes, you could do like Dylan did with "like a Rolling Stone" where he released I think 50 attempts on the song in his archives. Oh well, I will stop ranting.
  16. I recently saw 1977 Tour shirts at Wally World up here in the US. Kids were buying them right up! Had to have had Zep's blessing one would think.
  17. Accoustic guitar wonderkid Marcin performs his full version of Kashmir. Pretty amazing, especially the dives!
  18. It's def an interesting take. He starts out in Kashmir, but then does some EVH stuff and ends up in something I am not sure of! But he does have a super unique style with all that guitar slapping. At one point during the Kashmir notes it looks as though he has no fingers on the neck, so I am not sure how he got that Kashmir sound. Impressive!
  19. It seems like this has already been out a year if I read the article correctly. At a time when artists like Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young are doing some incredible work, Page issues a spoken word album. If there was any doubt at all that he is all done as a musician, you can put that doubt safely to rest.
  20. For me, the very early bootlegs that surfaced were the best. The feedback issues in the first songs only served to highlight how the band was going to just kept plowing along professionally until it got resolved. For me, the detuning of the songs and the lowering of Plant's vocal register was a bonus. But that's just me.
  21. An interesting thread. I remember seeing LZ sales, and seeing that the two worst sellers were Presence and ITTOD. Of course, it's all personal opinion, but to me, weaker albums would be LZ3 and HOTH. But again, just personal opinion. But it got me to wondering, what IS it about ITTOD and Presence that made them somewhat unpalatable to the greater masses? I went back for a listen to both. For me Presence opens with a song that feels like it's going too fast, it never flows smooth, always feels like it's sort of struggling to keep up. Maybe it's the drums, I can't explain it, but it just doesn't feel right. From there, the album begins a pattern that will cover every other song except Tea For One and Candy Store Rock: songs built around a start and stop motif. It begins to make the songs sort of indistinguishable or at least too similar. Further, many of the songs aren't very happy sounding, nothing you would bring to a dance with your girl. The album ends with Tea For One, which to me, is Page's finest blues guitar work probably anywhere. The song itself is a bit too languid, Plant at times sounds like he's at a funeral, but Page's playing is extraordinary and so bluesy on this song. ITTOD opens with what I consider to be one of LZs finest songs. Every time I listen to it, I come to the same conclusion. I am also struck at how modern and airy the album sounds, although at times a little too clean and antiseptic. I couldn't stand Hot Dog when I first heard it, I was totally anti-country music. Listening to it now I am struck by how much fun they all seem to be having, amazing lyrics, and Plant's phrasing is stunningly good. Carouselambra starts off almost cringeworthy with the synthesizer opening, but has some excellent guitar parts. In reality, I feel like Carouselambra should have been maybe half as long and the album could have included Wearing and Tearing, making a very strong album. I get the sentiment behind All My Love, but it has to be one of the least Zeppelinesque songs I can think of, I usually skip it when listening to the album. I'm Gonna Crawl is a great way to end the album, Plant really belts out the lyrics and Page turns in a fine solo. So I'm an odd duck here, I don't really care for either of the album's long pieces. But to me both albums are quite strong, stronger than LZ3. Perhaps Presence was dogged by having to follow Physical Graffiti as well as the live album release close by. ITTOD received the benefit of being the first new Zep material in a few years, so there was pent up demand to help sales. I tend to like happier albums, so for me, ITTOD wins the match.
  22. I follow Rick Beato on Youtube, and the day before Eddie Van Halen died, he put up this video. He pulled Page's solo out of STH, and then imagined how Eddie, Peter Frampton, or Eric Johnson would have done the solo.
  23. Stunned. Just a freakin huge loss. Major talent. RIP Eddie.
  24. Damned fine job gibsonfan159. I always thought Tour Over Europe got a bad rap. I personally felt it was some of their better work. How many 25 minute drum solos can a human take? Or 30 or 40 minutes of DAC? They sounded good in 80, they sounded stripped down and a bit punkish, if that was the goal. Stairway probably should have been dropped or reworked somehow, but you gotta give the crowd what they want I guess.
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