Best available '73 show/s? in Led Zep Live Posted February 17, 2012 Great picks by pretty much everyone in this thread. I'd say Mobile 5-13 is perhaps the most underrated (or, more accurately, overlooked) - the SBD is very good and the band are super-tight. [A certain fan's] remaster of this is definitive IMHO. Also, [a certain label] has a boot called A Soundboard Platter that contains all the soundboard fragments from March '73 Europe (plus one SBD fragment from Jan). If you just want the SBDs, this release is excellent - everything in one place, and the best or second-best sounding version of every show (some fan remasters of some of the shows arguably sound slightly better). Finally, I'd have to say 3-24 Offenburg is probably the very best of the AUD-only shows (and for some folks this is the best of all the '73 shows - though I sometimes wonder if there isn't a certain romance among some folks for the AUD shows, esp. since they tend not to reveal the "warts" that a SBD can). And I'd bet the house that some hoarder has the SBD of Offenburg. Yeah, you have to wonder about the SBD of Offenburg. Given that quite a few other shows seem to have been recorded on that tour, it seems likely it (as well as the others missing) exists. I'd love to see some actual full shows from that tour surface as boards. And I agree that it is definitely the best of the AUD-only shows, especially if you can get your hands on the low-gen to DAT version that's out there. The sound quality is great and the playing is unbelievable!! And as far as the "Soundboard Platter", I just recently got that and I agree that it is a great thing to have all of those partial boards in one place (plus you get the 3/19/73 snippet, which doesn't seem to be circulating quite as much as the others). And finally, you are spot-on about Mobile 5/13/73. I think it's easily one of the best shows from 1973, and thankfully most of it is preserved in a beautiful soundboard tape. It a tight performance, and Plant's voice is still pretty fresh and energized....but it's Bonham's drumming on this show that's the real clincher. Anybody ever notice he has this one drum fill that he keeps playing in different songs in different tempos, yet it's always the same fill? Absolutely brilliant!