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  1. pluribus

    Pontiac Silverdome

    They are trolling us. And they probably do have something special, just like they always have. This box is expert level trolling. “To buy or not to buy” has been a phrase seen over and over and over on this forum, and all the other fan sites out there. EV puts something out and the first responses from silver collectors is usually “Hmmm....to buy or not to buy....”
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    New website/ live Zeppelin?

    Nobody knows. As for “bootleg ears”, yeah most boots require some effort to enjoy, but the phenomenon isn’t unique to bootlegs. Ever try watching a VHS tape or an old TV anytime in the past few years? Or put an old cassette into a tape deck? Or listen to AM radio stations? Or played an old Atari or Nintendo video game? Based on today’s expectations, those “old” formats are now considered HORRIBLE. Yet, there were decades worth of people who partied the night away listening/watching/playing on those formats.
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    Bron-Yr-Aur Live

    I like that one too. It sounds unique, because the real date of the Hampton show was recently changed to 8/10/70: http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/august-10-1970 So, that version is either the live debut or at least the first recorded version!
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    Pontiac Silverdome

    I listen to them all the time, which is probably why I have the opinion I do. I’m always hearing something new too. Blueberry Hill still gets lots of listens, after all these years. You’re proving my point too. People aren’t really listening to these shows that frequently. So why should EV or anyone else put out 20 of them at a time? They would sell even less, and everyone would probably agree which ones were the ones to buy/download, and which were the ones to avoid, which means that EV would lose money. Again, look back at the Fort Worth soundboard. Standard 75 show, not too many surprises. Quickly forgotten. Now it’s all about “Where’s Houston 75???” These bootlegs are like a TV show that you will always keep watching, no matter how good each individual episode is. Doesn’t matter if this one or that one wasn’t so good, there’s always the next one to look forward to. And with the casual fans, there would be plenty of people who would be disappointed if the show suddenly ended. Whenever I see these re-do boxsets or re-releases, I just assume that these are the episodes between the really good ones.
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    Pontiac Silverdome

    Honestly, I don’t think anybody knows but the people selling and the people buying. People throw out these enormous figures, but it’s not as if it’s eBay, right? I wouldn’t trust anything that gets posted online. There are way too many people out there pretending to have the inside scoop. Why on earth would anyone disclose it, you know? If anything, if these things DO really require EV to pay an exorbitant price for each board, then wouldn’t it make sense that they would try to recoup those costs by putting out inexpensive titles in between those high-cost ones?
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    Pontiac Silverdome

    Nah. Keepin’ it real yo. In return for my patronage, if EV wants to send me sample previews of the next soundboard, I will be happy to keep them to myself
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    Pontiac Silverdome

    I agree with the struggle to hear the new. But at that the same time, I wonder that EV’s business model doesn’t actually make sense? I mean, how often SHOULD they be releasing things? If they were to release complete soundboards every couple months, I bet you a million dollars that most people wouldn’t really be able to keep up the interest, or wouldn’t care, and definitely wouldn’t listen to them more then a few times. Even for those that would buy the silvers, even they wouldn’t be able to afford them all if they came out so quickly. Releasing boards every few months would start to lose money across the board, eat into the sales of competing titles in their catalog, and kill the exclusivity. Remember, we tend to want more than we actually really listen to on a repeat basis. There are several “gems” that have come out that were quickly forgotten. Fort Worth 75 was a completely unheard show, in soundboard, and got zero appreciation past the second week. Osaka 71 came out after decades of listening to the drum-overloaded one, and it was “Screw this, where’s the rest????”. Even now, a completely unheard non-bootleg/non-hoarded recording comes out, Glasgow 72, and the best that most people can do is “the recording is terrible”. And that recording is GREAT by bootleg standards. And the show is killer! The odds of EV releasing a new soundboard within the next 6 months is probably 90%. That alone is insane. I mean, how much better could we have it? If they wanna crank out rehashes and re-releases in between, power to them. Most of those tend to be great too. And just like the soundboards, most people get them for free. Australia 72 box? Awesome. Japan 72 box? Awesome. This is the golden age of Zep bootlegs.
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    Pontiac Silverdome

    But what does it really matter to anybody anyway? The EV people have given us so many soundboards, which 99.9% of the people paid zero for. And all the people dreaming of a new soundboard are usually the same people who wouldn’t spend a single cent to get it, even if it was a show that everyone really wanted (how many of you actually bought How The East Wasn’t Won?). Are EV expected to be a charity? 20 years ago I would’ve KILLED for the soundboards that we have today. There was a time, kiddos, back before the soundboard revolution. It was nothing but gen’d up tapes of unknown origin, with songs deliberately left off, rumors of stuff we never got to hear, people holding on to tapes and refusing to trade, and then paying out the nose for things that ended up being the same stuff you already had. When things did get around, it would only ever get around to people via these long and painful trees and mail jobs. And still those discs had errors, with the clicks and pops. Oh yeah, and things took FOREVER. No affiliation. It just amazes me that, given the sheer volume of treasures that have come from EV alone, that people would still complain.
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    Pontiac Silverdome

    Inside scoop?
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    Pontiac Silverdome

    The Houston set is labeled as “4 Eyed Freak Remastering”. Can’t make out the other wording on 4/30 or 7/17, but they both say “Remastering” on the back as well. So, looks like it might be a box full of fan remasters. Put that together with the title, and seems like a hefty F.U. from EV. Got to admit, for as much complaining as people do, this is pretty damn funny.
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    Pontiac Silverdome

    So, with the name “Sitting On A Gold Mine”, looks like Empress Valley is officially trolling this Forum! From page 18 of the below thread, from two years ago, in regards to the Houston and Pontiac videos possibly being out there and hoarded... ”The time to sell the tapes was a decade or so ago in the flush of excitement over the O2 reunion, or even earlier when the 2003 official DVD compilation was released. With each passing year, more and more potential buyers die off, shrinking the profit margin for whichever company pays for the tapes. So the hoarders are kidding themselves if they think they are sitting on a goldmine and that the longer they wait the bigger the payoff.”
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    Seattle 3-17-1975

    That pic is Seattle 3/21/75. Page had the white pants at Seattle 3/17/75.
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    NEWLY DISCOVERED BY EV / WHATS ALL THIS ?

    Maxell is the brand of cassette tape used to record the soundboard. The recording was made by the local crew in Cleveland as a favor to the crew in Seattle who would be filming the Kingdome show. So, the Cleveland board is one of the few Zeppelin soundboards with non-Showco lineage, which is why it sounds different compared to the other 1977 soundboards. See the notes from the soundboard version circulated by Weedwacker years ago.
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    Definitive Blueberry Hill

    Funny, I know. The “A Sweeter Blueberry” from years ago was done by a guy named Doinker. That turned out to be an inferior transfer of the same old Cobra stereo source. The Graf Zeppelin version of that tape is now the one to get. This new Golden Eggs bootleg has the same “A Sweeter Blueberry” title as that Doinker one, but is a completely different thing. It’s the newer/alt stereo source with patches, and sounds good.
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    Definitive Blueberry Hill

    The Golden Eggs release is actually the other stereo source. The “newer” one which didn’t come out in full until the 2000s. The same one used on Winston. Graf Zep used the old Cobra stereo source and patched it with the newer stereo source. Eggs has the opposite mix, with the newer stereo source as the base and the Cobra source to patch. Both sound really good to me.
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