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gbauer1

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  1. I am looking to acquire a copy of the black label Japanese import Listen to This Erik. It’s my own recording but I’m looking for a copy to present to Erik’s family. I know that they have been touched by the support of the LED Zeppelin community. Please let me know if someone will sell me one. Thank you.
  2. Thank you so much for dedicating this amazing film to my friend Erik. It was an incredibly generous gesture that I know really touched his family and especially his widow Mary. As well as me. Thank you!!  Erik is the second friend with us that night that we have lost to cancer. The film left me speechless (a rarity). It was such an incredible trip down memory lane. One advantage of having had my recording of the 6/21 show for all these years is that I have such vivid memories of that night even 43 years later.  Many more great memories were brought back by this film. It’s a great gift for anyone fortunate enough to have been there for those shows. Thank you for a great film and your thoughtfulness.! RIP EH! RIP SK! Cancer Sucks!

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    1. ledzepfilm

      ledzepfilm

      Gary — this is so incredibly kind. I’m very honored you enjoyed Badgeholder Blues and it was only the right thing to dedicate it to your friend Erik. 

  3. The film is awesome. I watched almost The whole movie today. I can’t even imagine the amount of work that went into this. I’d really like to say thank you to Ledzepfilms for dedicating the film to my friend Erik of Listen to This Erik reknown. Erik passed peacefully from cancer on June 18. It was a gesture that both I and his widow Mary and their family appreciated so much.
  4. I just wanted to pass along that my lifelong friend and fellow Led Zeppelin fanatic Erik has passed away from cancer. We were friends for 55 years years and although Erik doesn’t remember much about that night I do. He has always said that the only thing that he remembers is that he had a gooood time! He did! When Plant and Page toured in 1995 and I got tickets, the first thing that I did was invite Erik. We sat about 10 rows up side stage for the second night and Jimmy’s guitars were lined up on our side. Erik and I went to the rail and just stared. Erik was absolutely ecstatic. Great memories of a great friend. RIP My Friend! I miss you!
  5. I didn't really want to start a debate on whether bootlegs are worth paying for or not. I'm not advocating anyone buying this. I just posted this so people will know about the posting and get it for free. Please enjoy!
  6. That's why I'm posting it. I had to pay $125 to get two copies of my own recording. I'm putting it out there so you don't have to. I'm encouraging everyone to grab it while you can.
  7. I just recently purchased the Japanese version of my own recording known as Listen to This Erik. They have filled in the missing parts with Listen to This Eddie parts. I think it's pretty cool. I just posted a copy of it on my Youtube channel gbauer10. Feel free to download it right away. Who knows how long it will last. Enjoy.
  8. It is definitely not a Millard cut. It’s the original.
  9. I could have made how much?..... On second thought. No way! I truly hope that no one ever pays for this. A long time friend of mine, Kevin "Mel" Thoman of the Newport Wedge crew has a saying (which I'm probably butchering) of "Pass the stoke along". That's what I kept thinking throughout this process. I've had the stoke of listening to this for 40 years. Way past time to pass the stoke along!
  10. First off, I just want to say thank you to everyone that has downloaded or listened to the new Listen to This Erik 6/21/77 show and submitted their thoughts on the various websites. I am completely blown away and incredibly stoked that so many people are enjoying the show. I wanted to provide a little context into how this whole recording came to be released now. This recording has been very very special to me for many years. Luckily, after listening to the original for a few months, I transferred the recording to a second tape and never played the original again until it was played by JEMS to transfer. I also made a couple of copies for my brother Dave and a couple of other friends. I did transfer it to iTunes and made a few cd’s for friends but there were probably only a dozen or so ever made. Which leads to the inevitable next question.......WHY THE HELL DID YOU WAIT SO LONG TO GET THIS OUT? By this time I had a copy (e-bay purchase) of Listen To This Eddie and knew how highly regarded it was. I just didn’t realize the demand for multiple copies of the same show. I plead ignorance on count number one! I loved the music on LTTE and especially enjoyed listening to that parts that I didn’t catch on my recording but honestly when I wanted to relive MY concert experience, I listened to my own recording. LTTE just didn’t have the same feel for ME! Please Please don’t take this as a knock on LTTE but when I hear my recording to this day (and especially with the new version) I get absolute full body chills remembering that show. I’ve never gotten that from Eddie. My brother (and helper in the taping) is the same way. I was listening to this show 30 minutes after it ended and have since heard it at least a couple of thousand times. For me, it’s a very vivid memory of what is unquestionably the greatest concert that I was ever lucky enough to be at. It has been nothing short of amazing for me to hear the new restored and mastered version of the show. I have listened to virtually nothing else since I first got a copy on Halloween. Oh yeah, back to the subject... about 4 years ago I was trying to figure out a way to post the show but I unfortunately was technically challenged back then and wasn’t sure how to. I actually threw a comment on the Led Zeppelin forum in 2013 that was recently discovered where I mentioned that I had taped the show. I was curious if there would be any response and when there wasn’t I figured there wasn’t a big demand. Mistake number 2 for those keeping score! With the 40th anniversary of the show this past year, I decided to make a YouTube video with my recording as a soundtrack and just post it on my YouTube channel. I have about 240 concert videos on there and figured this would be kind of cool to direct my friends to if wanted to hear the show. The only digital copy that I had was from my iTunes playlist which included the wrong Moby Dick. I just pasted it together and threw it on without even listening to it. I was horrified when the wrong MD was pointed out. This is is getting really long, so long story short- it was spotted by Zephead and shared on the LZ Forum. I was urged to have it copied correctly. Luckily through an amazing friend (Thank You BW!) I was able to connect with the JEMS crew. They did an absolutely amazing job with 40 year old, 120 minute cassettes. Throw in batteries near death at end of the show, etc. They were great to work with and allowed me to be involved and give input along the way. I saw a comment that said they would trust JEMS with this type of mastering job more than they would the Smithsonian. I’ve never had the Smithsonian restore my tape But... JEMS IS THE BEST! Again sooooo stoked people are enjoying this! Peace, GB P.S. For anyone still wondering why Listen to This Erik is called that, it is in tribute to my lifelong friend Erik H. He had an amazing time at the show from what people have told him. Unfortunately, his own memory is completely blank. The moral of the story children is- don’t mix chemicals (lots) and really good Thai weed at 6 p.m. the day of a Led Zeppelin show or you’ll end up like Erik- who became a real rocket scientist! I’m NOT kidding! P.P.S.- I warned you in the title it was looooong story.
  11. Here is the Listen to This Erik song version. Here is one of 2 versions that I have posted on my youtube channel- gbauer10. This version is the restored, mastered version that I have cut up into songs. A second version is also available recorded just as it was on the tape. The only cuts are from tape flips and f'ups. I hope you enjoy this new version of an epic concert. While you're checking out the video also be sure to check out some of my other video's as well. There are a ton of concert video videos (mostly shot up close in the pit. They Include Springsteen, Pearl Jam, U2, Dead and Company at the Fillmore, Neil Young, etc. There's also an incredible version of Achilles Last Stand by Temple of the Dog. Please check it out and subscribe.
  12. Here is the Listen to This Erik tape version. Here is one of 2 versions that I have posted on my youtube channel- gbauer10. This version is the restored, mastered version that is presented just as it is on tape. The only cuts are from tape flips and f'ups. I hope you enjoy this new version of an epic concert. While you're checking out the video also be sure to check out some of my other video's as well. There are a ton of concert video videos (mostly shot up close in the pit. They Include Springsteen, Pearl Jam, U2, Dead and Company at the Fillmore, Neil Young, etc. There's also an incredible version of Achilles Last Stand by Temple of the Dog. Please check it out and subscribe.
  13. Here is the Listen to This Erik song version. Here is one of 2 version that I have posted on my youtube channel- gbauer10. This version is the restored, mastered version that I have cut up into songs. A second version is also available recorded just as it was on the tape. The only cuts are from tape flips and f'ups. I hope you enjoy this new version of an epic concert. While you're checking out the video also be sure to check out some of my other video's as well. There are a ton of concert video videos (mostly shot up close in the pit. They Include Springsteen, Pearl Jam, U2, Dead and Company at the Fillmore, Neil Young, etc. There's also an incredible version of Achilles Last Stand by Temple of the Dog. Please check it out and subscribe.
  14. Here is one of 2 versions that I have posted on my youtube channel- gbauer10. This version is the restored, mastered version that is just the same as it was on tape . The only cuts are from tape flips and f'ups. A second version is also available with the recording cut up into songs. I hope you enjoy this new version of an epic concert. While you're checking out the video also be sure to check out some of my other video's as well. There are a ton of concert video videos (mostly shot up close in the pit. They Include Springsteen, Pearl Jam, U2, Dead and Company at the Fillmore, Neil Young, etc. There's also an incredible version of Achilles Last Stand by Temple of the Dog. Please check it out and subscribe.
  15. Listen to This Erik Tape version is here. Here is one of 2 versions that I have posted on my youtube channel- gbauer10. This version is the restored, mastered version that is just as it is on the original tape. The only cuts are from tape flips and f'ups. I hope you enjoy this new version of an epic concert. While you're checking out the video also be sure to check out some of my other video's as well. There are a ton of concert video videos (mostly shot up close in the pit. They Include Springsteen, Pearl Jam, U2, Dead and Company at the Fillmore, Neil Young, etc. There's also an incredible version of Achilles Last Stand by Temple of the Dog. Please check it out and subscribe.
  16. The Listen to This Eric song version is here. Here is one of 2 version that I have posted on my youtube channel- gbauer10. This version is the restored, mastered version that I have cut up into songs. A second version is also available recorded just as it was on the tape. The only cuts are from tape flips and f'ups. I hope you enjoy this new version of an epic concert. While you're checking out the video also be sure to check out some of my other video's as well. There are a ton of concert video videos (mostly shot up close in the pit. They Include Springsteen, Pearl Jam, U2, Dead and Company at the Fillmore, Neil Young, etc. There's also an incredible version of Achilles Last Stand by Temple of the Dog. Please check it out and subscribe.
  17. Just wanted to let everyone know that the new remastered version of Listen to This Erik will be released on Saturday Nov. 4. I’ll be posting it on my YouTube channel in 2 different versions. I will include links here. The channel is gbauer10- please check out my mostly pit shot collection of concert video’s including an amazing cover of Achilles Last Stand by Temple of the Dog. One version will be with no cuts other than the original tape flips and places where I unfortunately f’ed up and cut songs up a bit. The other version has been cut up into songs. The show will also be released on Tradersden and dimeadozen (minus TSRTS) in a couple of different formats. Please look around on free download sites. I hope that people enjoy this recording of an amazing show. I would especially also like to thank the JEMS crew for not only taking my recording and making it sound infinitely better but for also involving me in the process and soliciting my feedback. Thank you E & M. E has been awesome through the whole process. Special thanks to M. I was able to listen to my recording of Stairway at the correct speed after hearing it sped up for 40 years! Very cool! He put a lot of work into correcting pitch and hopefully someday he’ll be able to listen to Stairway again😎!
  18. Listen to This Erik is almost done. Hopefully by this weekend. The batteries in my recorder were running low towards the end (from ALS onward) and this adjustment is the last thing needed before it’s mastered. The recording is basically the entire show up to about a minute or so into Jimmy’s Heartbreaker solo. The only breaks are in flipping the tape twice. From then on there are some missing parts. It picks back up around 40 seconds into ALS and it’s also missing about the last minute. Stairway also has a cut towards the end. That’s what happens when a pretty stoned 17 year old attempts to keep track of time and remains tape at 1 o’clock in the morning. In the dark too. The recording clocks in at about 2:55.
  19. I have been able to listen to a good portion of the new version of the show and it sounds great. Pitch is now being adjusted then it will be remastered and posted. I’m going to try to also post a version without breaks between songs so that it can be listened to as it was on the original tape.
  20. Here's a bit of an update. It's coming along. The new recording does include the ending to No Quarter and the correct Moby Dick. I believe that it should run about 2:54 or so when done.
  21. I just wanted to report back that the transfer of the Audio from the Listen to This Erik June 21 Forum show is going well. Azimuth-adjusted playback is on a NaguchiCR-7A cassette deck. Capture is 24/96. It will be available soon!
  22. Hey Strider, no Unfortuneatly I didn't keep the tape running to long after the end. As you yourself know it was LATE! I had to be at work at 8 a.m. So I think we pretty much headed out quickly. GB
  23. I've made arrangements to have the original 6/21/77 tapes redone by one of the best guys around. I did make a 2nd copy very early and never played the original after that. Not sure what the conditions of the tapes are but I have unbelievable confidence that the tapes will be done to their best possible sound. I'm more anxious than anyone to hear it. I'll get it out as soon as I get it. I'm planning on posting to as many free sites as possible. Just so stoked that people are enjoying it for what is- a very raw raucous f'ing unbelievably loud epic Zeppelin show. From June 22 (when then show actually ended:)) to now I can't help but get chills every time listening as Page hits that first note of TSRTS, also Page strolling out from the drum riser just as he starts the Stairway solo, and when Bonzo kicks off Rock and Roll (insane crowd reaction!). This was a night I'll never forget (even thought Erik did) and this tape has made it a very vivid memory for me even to this day. Peace, Gary
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