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Chris Smith

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  1. I've always been intrigued by Zooma. Think I will have to get it now.
  2. But it's fucking true. He is perhaps the most important element of the band and so easy to take for granted. He not only plays bass but is a kickass keys player and can even play mandolin, guitar, etc. if needed. He is a true musician. I am a guitar player but if I were a bass player I would easily see him as a master over Flea, Les Claypool, etc. Everyone hails every other member of Led Zeppelin and it's almost "default" to sort of acknowledge John Paul Jones as an afterthought. I can see why he was upset with being left out of the Unledded sessions.
  3. Where do these soundboards get released? How do people find out about the announcements of such things?
  4. Nice. Thanks for clarifying. I've always wondered. I'm going to have to search for more 5/18 footage because that Kashmir I posted above is pretty epic.
  5. Any idea what nights the 2003 DVD section consist of? That version of In My Time of Dying is perhaps my all time favorite performance. I can't tell how many times I've watched that through the years, but it's definitely at least 1000 easily. When that DVD came out, Surround Sound was brand new, and my family had a big screen TV back then in the basement. I got initiated into the Zeppelin obsession from that DVD release. I would blast that shit at 89 or 90 volume sometimes. It changed my life and I started to really grock their albums from then on. The CD release you mentioned would definitely be worth the money. I would love to explore all the various nights. Regarding the salvaging, I heard or read that Page actually cooked the 2003 DVD footage in an oven? I love Page's Esoteric interests, and that is some STRAIGHT UP Alchemy if that's true.
  6. That would be great! I'm incredibly new. I'm a gigantic fan, but just haven't gone into the bootleg area thus far for whatever reason. Would appreciate it!
  7. Oh you're right it was 5/18...I was referencing this that i came across recently. was thinking it was 5/17 but was wrong. I am new to the Zep bootleg vibe it's sad to say, but i'm starting to gain an interest. Seems that they have some legendary bootleg culture that's up there if not the best compared to other bands with lots of bootlegs?
  8. What year is Bath? isn't that early on? Yeah, from what I have seen on Youtube it really depends on the night regarding Plant's voice for Earl's Court. There's some really good sounds during certain nights. 5/25 and one of the first two nights (thinking it's 5/17) seems really good from what I have heard.
  9. Or will there be none at all? I could see maybe a remastering of Earl's Court in a complete concert (even if it combined various nights), or a 1977 concert. Thoughts?
  10. I would say at least 1000 FOR SURE in the span of 11 years. 1500 may be a little too high. I like to study...and to see the changes of perception and perspective over the years of my life, after different life experiences, drug experiences, etc..and kind of reminisce how 11 years has changed a lot, but still this DVD is the same in its way that it effects me. Sort of like how after 11 years of Zep's career, a lot had changed, but a lot was the exact same. Don't watch it too often nowadays. Celebration Day is a good modern one to get really into. And I'm only just now starting to get into the bootleg stuff. Wow, that's a whole adventurous universe to dive into.
  11. Here's an idea...people should stop being dicks.
  12. Because I still have Bose 5.1 Surround Sound. The headphones on the internet is fucking great in its own right. But there's nothing more classic to me than the Surround Sound. When I first got the Zep DVD in 2003 and put it through the Bose, it was purely revolutionary in my life. 11 years and 1500+ watches later, plus Celebration Day, it's still fantastic to me. And then I read in Light and Shade that that is precisely what Page was aiming at with the release of that DVD (2003)...the Surround Sound. Granted that was 11 years ago...it's kinda throwback now but is my equivalent to my dad's Zep vinyl.
  13. is the 25th version worth the buy? I think a need a copy, but I want to order the right one. Whatever one is on amazon has highly mixed reviews.
  14. It depends for me. I find that In My Time of Dying performance...which is from the 24th...to be perhaps the best or at least my favorite performance ever by Led Zeppelin that I've seen. But on youtube I recently discovered the 25th version of Kashmir, and like someone mentioned above, it seems much more...on than the 24th version. The 24th version is very Imperial, and druggy, and Magickal...but a little off-beat...Page seems a little too fucked up for it. But all the 1975 Kashmirs seem very dark and trance-like and druggie and Magickal. Then you get to the Knebworth version and I would say it's much more...explosive and Godlike. It has a fresh sound to it. Then the 02 version is like a Cosmic Shambhala futuristic version of Kashmir.
  15. Goes to show how much of an alchemist Jimmy Page truley is. He was willing to put the original footage into an oven and bake it, and risk losing all of it. Instead he alchemicized the fuck out of it. You know that he actually took that seriously also. He probably (not even exaggerating) performed some sort of secret spell/ritual on that material in his most private of moments in order to preserve its majesty. Quite the risk he took but it really paid off. Now, I would agree, that it's time to do that with a full Earl's Court concert. I have been thinking the exact thing for a little while now. As I found out in Light and Shade, this was basically the last truley great moment for Led Zeppelin before things would never be quite the same ever again. Anyone know which dates exactly are we watching on the Led Zeppelin DVD as far as Earl's Court is concerned? I am curious because I have watched some youtube footage where Plant's voice is completely awful, which I've heard was due to the flu. On the DVD his voice is phenomenal, and there's no way that that's just Jimmy Page's intense mastering. It's obviously different shows. I'm wondering which dates were "on" and which were "off" regarding Earl's Court? I just watched this footage again tonight in the middle of the night, and am reminiscing how ten years ago, when I was 13, this dvd package, combined with a big screen TV and 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound, completely changed my life. Now, over 1000 (not exaggerating) watches later, It's still the holy grail of concert DVDs for me. It was really the first thing that fully entranced me into Led Zeppelin. I had owned the first album up until that point, but this two disc DVD is what really initiated me. And now Celebration Day has stepped into the picture. I haven't even tested that on the surround sound and big screen yet, as I have been living elsewhere from its location. But I plan on doing this very soon. I would also love to see (or hear) some 1971 footage. Either right before or right after the release of the fourth album. Their creativity soaring, their popularity really rising, yet they're not TSRTS status quite yet. Man, they must have been Fresh in their delivery.
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